Accommodation & Welfare

We want you to feel like you are at a ‘home away from home.’

We want your stay at Southbourne School of English to be as comfortable and memorable as possible. After school there will be opportunities to spend time with your hosts or in your private accommodation.

Homestay is our most popular choice. It makes a huge difference to how well you learn if you feel happy and at home in your choice of accommodation.

Some of our mature long term students prefer private accommodation. There is a range of options, all within walking distance of the school.


The Accommodation and Welfare Officer’s job is to make sure that our students are happy. So no matter how big or small the problem is, they’re there to help.

If you have any questions please use our Contact Us form

When seeking medical advice, most students see their host’s doctor or dentist, but we can help to arrange appointments. Before travelling to Britain, we recommend you take out insurance. Students from the EU can apply for an EHIC card.

We also have a 24-hour emergency helpline for hosts and students. A member of staff will assist you in any out-of-hours emergency.

Senior students under the age of 18 years, and who are travelling independently, will meet with our Welfare Officer once a week. They talk about any issues or difficulties they have with settling into life in England with him.

*Details available from School Reception