CHRIST’S HOSPITAL SCHOOL
Residential accommodation | Course dates: 8th July – 19th August 2020
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- Traditional boarding school
- Set in huge private estate
- 55 minutes to London by direct train
- Multi-National Programme
- Extensive sports facilities & indoor heated swimming pool
Horsham and Christ’s Hospital School
Christ’s Hospital School is located near Horsham, close to Gatwick Airport just to the south-west of London. The village has its own railway station with frequent trains to London, south coast towns and a number of places of historical and cultural interest.
The local town of Horsham has some great shopping, and is the perfect size for our students to explore and have some free time.
Our course takes place in one of the most impressive private schools in the United Kingdom. Set in large beautiful grounds, Christ’s Hospital School has a lot to offer visiting students including tremendous facilities for learning, sports and activities.
The school’s facilities include a grand Victorian dining room that houses the largest painting in Europe; and a theatre built to resemble Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London. Christ’s Hospital also boasts superb modern facilities including modern classrooms with smartboards, a large indoor sports complex, Astroturf and tennis courts.
These wonderful facilities, the traditional and the modern, are all set within a huge 500-hectare estate.
Most of the accommodation is in comfortable study bedrooms in one of eight residential houses set on their own private avenue either side of the main school quadrangle. Each one has large common rooms and relaxation rooms on the ground floor for students relax and spend time when they are not in English classes or doing activities.
Each house has its own entrance with digital security code on the front door. Most of the rooms are twins or singles, but there are also some triples and quads. Bathroom facilities are shared.
One of the houses is made up solely of single rooms, each with their own wash basin. They are divided into “pods” – 5 or 6 bedrooms on a corridor sharing a small kitchen and bathroom facilities.
This house also has its own entrance with a digital security code on the front door as well as a large common room for students to relax in.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are taken in the school dining hall. The excellent menus include vegetarian meals as well as a selection of hot and cold dishes together with a salad bar. A full English breakfast is served twice weekly with continental breakfast on the other days.
- Course fees (per week): £795.00
- Accommodation: Residential
- Course dates: 8th July – 19th August 2020
- Student ages: 7-17 years
- Student nationalities: Italian, Spanish, French, Austrian, Greek, Russian, Japanese, Chinese
Airport transfer time:
London (x2 for 3 Week Students)
Horsham Half-day x2
Arundel Half-day (for 3 Week Students)
- English lessons: 15 hours per week
- Laundry facilities: Yes
- Wifi on campus: Yes
Elac Study Vacations
Christ’s Hospital School
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Key Academic Features
- 15 hours of English lessons each week
- Balance of appropriate language and skills development
- Links to activities and visits in the UK
- An opportunity to work individually and in multi-national groups
- Integrated skills syllabus linked to the ALTE framework
- An opportunity to take the Trinity Spoken English examination
- An opportunity to study with at least two Elac teachers
At Christ’s Hospital School our students receive 3 hours 20 minutes of English tuition divided over 3 lessons in the morning or afternoon, four or five days a week; a total of 15 hours per week. There is a balance between language and skills development in mixed nationality classes, with a maximum of 15 students to a class. Students use an Elac workbook which also acts as a record of the student’s stay.
There is an option for students to be prepared and entered for the Trinity Examination while on an Elac course at Christ’s Hospital School. Preparation for the exam takes place in three additional sessions organised in the afternoons or evenings immediately prior to the exam.
There is an additional charge for entering the exam. Please refer to the “Dates and Prices” page for more details.
Key Activity Features
- A wide variety of sports and activities
- Multi-national activities and the “activity carousel”
Our sports and activity programme during the day and in the evening gives students’ opportunities to enjoy a variety of sports and activities and practise their English in mixed nationality groups. Our activity leaders are experienced in encouraging students to get involved and have fun.
The “activity carousel” organises students into small multi-national groups who do some activities together during the course. The carousel helps students gain confidence and fluency with their English as well as encouraging them to interact with more students of different nationalities.
Sports and Physical Activities
Christ’s Hospital School has excellent sports facilities.
There are a large number of football and rugby picches, tennis courts, as well as astro-turf for football. The Bluecoat Sports centre provides us with ample indoor space for volleyball, indoor football, badminton and a variety of other sports. Swimming will also be offered as part of the activity programme.
We run inter-group competitions as well as individual competitions. Trophies and prizes are awarded at the end of the course for the winners.
We also offer aerobics and dance activities where possible.
Students can also participate in the following:
- Designing T-shirts and bags
- Making key rings, book marks, painting and colouring projects
- Music and drama workshops
These take place every evening. Activities include:
- Treasure and photo hunts
- Quiz nights and murder mystery events
- Talent shows and casino nights
- Discos and Karaoke
- Movie nights
Key Excursion Features
- Direct trains from Christ’s Hospital to London (55 minutes)
- Great sightseeing walk to take in main tourist attractions in London, Brighton and Cambridge
- Included entry to Brighton Pavilion and Cambridge University
On a two-week programme students go to London, Cambridge and Brighton.
On a three week programme students also go to Arundel and on another trip to London.
Our first excursion to London begins with a walking tour of the city – the best way to see all the world-famous landmarks. During the tour, students will see Buckingham Palace, The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square and much more. At the end of the sightseeing tour, students have some free time to visit some shops and buy souvenirs.
In Cambridge our students enjoy a walking tour of the city to learn about its history, including an entrance into one of the famous colleges. In the afternoon students can choose to spend time in further sightseeing, wandering main shopping streets or in trying their hands at punting on the river.
Brighton is a famous seaside resort city in East Sussex. It has lots of attractions, including an extensive beach and seafront, the pier, and excellent shopping around ‘the Lanes’. It is also home to the famous Brighton Pavilion, which our students have an opportunity to visit.
Horsham (Two half day visits)
Horsham, on the River Arun, is the nearest town to Christ's Hospital School so we always give our students the opportunity to visit, look around this lively market town and do some shopping.
The town itself is an interesting mix of traditional English architecture and modern facilities. Many building in Horsham date from the 18th century (and earlier) but there is also a modern covered shopping centre and all the main British retailers are represented.
London #2 (3 week programme)
In a city like London, there is always something interesting to do. On the second excursion students will have the chance to visit some of London’s wonderful museums, markets, art galleries or parks. There will also be chances to explore a new part of London, such as Covent Garden, the City, or Oxford Street, to fit in some shopping, or just soak up the atmosphere of the capital.
Arundel Half-day (3 week programme)
Arundel is a picturesque market town on the River Arun, only 20 minutes from Christ’s Hospital by train. It is most famous for its spectacular castle which overlooks the town. The town is surrounded by the South Downs National Park. Our students have the opportunity to walk around the outside of the castle, explore the cobbled streets and unique shops and spend some free time by the river on this half day excursion.