Located on the South coast of England, Bournemouth is home to twelve kilometres of award-winning golden beaches, and is one of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan places in Britain. Internationally renowned for being clean and green, the town’s busy shopping centre and beautiful public gardens buzz with activity all year round.
In contrast, Southbourne School of English is situated in a quiet and safe residential suburb, just a ten- minute walk from the beach. This enables us to place all students with host families that are within walking- distance of the school.
The local high street, only a five-minute walk away, is home to many amenities including banks, a post office, several grocery shops, bakeries, cafes, etc. The school is also located on a main bus route, enabling students to reach the town centre in just fifteen minutes with their group leaders.
Attractions on our doorstep
As a popular family holiday destination, Bournemouth is an ideal place for young students to study. As well as sun, sand, and sea, the town offers a host of exciting activities for students of all ages including a local water park, bowling, Laser Quest, paintballing, a surf school at Bournemouth’s state-of-the-art surf reef, horse riding classes, golf, and much, much more. The town also has excellent shopping facilities as well as plenty of places to eat.
Junior summer courses include excursions every week to London, Oxford, or Bath, all of which are a comfortable two-hour coach journey away. Many other places of world-renown are also within easy reach including Salisbury Cathedral, Stonehenge, Winchester, and the New Forest National Park. There are regular optional trips to these places.