Read on for further advice for parents whose children are attending the Summer School:
The College is a safe, friendly community where children are well behaved and well mannered. Please go through our Code of Conduct and our rules with your child and check that you agree with them.
|Be friendly, kind, helpful and polite to everyone|
|Do not use bad language (in any language)|
|Speak English in all classes and activities|
|Integrate and make friends and speak English|
|Work well with your house parent, teachers and roommate|
|Stay in the College, do not leave the grounds|
|Do not smoke, chew gum or drink alcohol|
|Keep the College looking nice, no graffiti or litter|
|Keep your bedroom and belongings tidy|
|Be on time for lessons and excursions and bed|
|Keep your file of work tidy and take it home with you|
|Leave you MP3/iPod on the bus during excursions|
|Be very careful with your money and valuables|
|Rudeness, racism, bullying and fighting are not tolerated|
|No boys are allowed in girls' residential areas|
|No girls are allowed in boys' residential areas|
|Drinking alcohol or drunkenness is not tolerated|
|Smoking is not tolerated|
|No intimate behaviour between children is allowed|
Residential House Parents are the people who live with and care for the children. Each corridor has its own set of House Parents who get to know the children on their corridor.
The Summer School also has a Welfare Manager, whose job it is to deal with all aspects of the children's welfare and well-being. Whatever problems a child may have - be it a lost phone or feeling a bit homesick, the Welfare Manager is there to help.
We have a team of Infirmary Nurses who are available 24/7 for children if they are unwell.
Mr Lee Hawkes can help with any serious or difficult problems. There are many things you can do to help yourself as well:
- Enjoy yourself and be happy.
- Smiling helps you make friends.
- Talk to your teachers and your house parents
- Try as many different activities as you can.
- Look after each other and be kind to each other.
- Lock any valuables in your suitcase or give them to the school office.
- Do things at the right time - don't be late.
- If you see anything or anybody strange - tell someone immediately.
- Wash, clean your teeth and change your clothes every day.
- Eat Healthily, Responsibly and Politely, three times a day.
- Don't call your parents too much.
- If you feel unwell - tell someone and go to the infirmary.
- If you have a personal problem - tell the nurse in the infirmary.
- If you need to talk to someone we are ALL here to help you.
At the start of your course, we will meet the children at the airport and escort them back to the College. This is a service for everyone on the Monday which is the arrival day.
There are three airports which are convenient for the College. London Heathrow International Airport, which is approximately 70 minutes by car from the College; London Luton airport, which is approximately 45 minutes away; and London Stansted International Airport, which is approximately 25 minutes by car from the College.
We will be waiting in the airport on Monday between the hours of 09:00 and 17:00. The airport transfer service above is included in the school fee. If you must come at a different time or to a different airport, please tell us - there will be a charge for a special arrangement.
We recommend that children under the age of 12 years should fly as Unaccompanied Minors.
All students should carry with them a copy of the confirmation letter issued by the College.
At the end of the course, on Sunday, we also transport everyone back to the airport, help them to check in, and show them the departure gate.
Opportunities for Worship
We are happy to arrange for children to attend a place of worship each week, and we try to cater for all faiths and denominations. Please contact our office if you would like further information.