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Bede's Summer School - Dicker Centre

Bede's Summer School - Dicker Centre

Dicker, home of Bede’s Senior School, is based in a small village in the middle of the South Downs, surrounded by beautiful countryside. Designed to reflect the feeling of life in a rural community, the spacious campus offers accommodation for up to 275 students and has five boarding houses that inspire a sense of community and belonging – ideal for both more reserved and confident students.

Lessons consist of English Skills, Enrichment and Research Projects. These combine to provide students with a balanced programme of language and academic content, and the opportunity to sharpen their communication and interpersonal skills. For those looking to obtain a qualification, Cambridge B1 Preliminary exam is also available as an extra option.

In addition, students can create a more intensive study programme by choosing one Academic Academy per week in subjects such as Public Speaking and Essay Writing. This fully-inclusive programme also features sports and activities every afternoon. Professional academies are available for a variety of sports and other activities, such as:
- Adventure and Water Sports
- Clay Pigeon Shooting
- Contemporary Dance
- Drawing & Painting
- Golf
- Horse Riding
- Performing Arts
- Pottery & Ceramics
- Rugby Skills
- Tennis.

The evening entertainment programme provides an opportunity for recreation and fun and is designed to immerse students in the English language and culture in a stimulating and innovative way. Excursions enable students to enjoy visiting places of interest as many as three times a week. These can include a memorable cultural visit to a castle, museum or palace, a visit to a popular tourist attraction such as Big Ben, the London Eye, Madame Tussauds or something more recreational such as a trip to an aquarium, theme park or zoo.

Exclusively at Dicker, Bede's Summer School will run as many as four specialist courses catering for different interests of students, namely prestigious LALIGA Camps UK, Pro Dance, Zoology & Animal Management and Coding & Robotics. These courses offer tuition in combination with mastering your skills in football, dance, zoology and coding.

Dicker offers accommodation on campus for boys and girls. Most bedrooms have 1–4 beds with en-suite or shared bathrooms. Every boarding house has its own communal space for students to relax.

Facilities at Dicker include a large modern sports hall, swimming pool, gym, squash and tennis courts, Astroturf, football and cricket pitches, dance studios, drama theatre, IT suites and art studios as well as stables and Bede’s own Zoo!

Ages: 12-17 years
Dates: 30 June - 10 August 2024
Capacity: 275
Lessons: 20 hours per week
English levels: A0–C2 (All levels)
Max. class size: 14
Staff:Student ratio: 1:5

Courses at School

  • English for Specific Purposes
    • Sport/activities
  • Examination Courses
    • Cambridge
  • General English
    • General English
  • Young Learner Courses
    • Examination Courses - Cambridge B1 Preliminary
    • Residential
    • Summer vacation
Giuseppe, Italy

"I like Bede's because you can make new friends, meet new people. There are a lot of activities to do and excursions to London and other cities. Our subject lessons are very interesting, I love Science. The lessons are wonderful."

Katherine, Germany

"I like it at Bede's because the atmosphere is great, there are many people from different nationalities. I would recommend Bede's to my friends because I think it's a good way to spend your holidays, to make new friends and also learn something, and you also have to speak English so it's a way to improve your language."

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