CHRIST’S HOSPITAL SCHOOL
Residential accommodation | Course dates: 3rd July – 14th August 2024
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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.
Educational Excursion Programme
Key Excursion Features
- Direct trains from Christ’s Hospital to London (55 minutes)
- Great sightseeing walk to take in main tourist attractions in London and Portsmouth
- Included entry to HMS Victory in Portsmouth
On a two-week programme students go to London twice and Portsmouth, as well as two half day visits to Horsham.
On a three week programme students also go to Brighton and two half day visits to Arundel and Horsham.
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.
Portsmouth is a compact city on the south coast, west of Brighton. It is a historic naval city with a huge range of attractions and shopping possibilities. Most famously, it is home to HMS Victory, the famous warship commanded by Admiral Nelson in the Battle of Trafalgar. Visits to Portsmouth include a walking tour and entrance to HMS Victory.
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.
Horsham (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.
Brighton (3 week programme)
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.
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.
In a two week programme there is one Optional Visit day (in a 3 week programme there are two Optional Visit days). There are a range of visits that can be booked once a group is in the UK. Please contact the head office for more information.
- Course fees (per week): £950.00
- Accommodation: Residential
- Course dates: 3rd July – 14th August 2024
Student ages: Trailblazers (14-17)
- Student nationalities: Italian, Spanish, French, Austrian, Greek, Russian, Japanese, Chinese
Airport transfer time:
- Educational Excursions:
Horsham Half-day x2
Brighton Full-day (for 3 Week Students)
Arundel Half-day (for 3 Week Students)
- English lessons: 15 hours per week
- Laundry facilities: Yes
- Wifi on campus: Yes
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