Staying with a homestay is our recommended type of accommodation as it gives you the opportunity to listen to, speak and use English outside the classroom. Homestay is also the ideal type of accommodation if you want contact with local people. Offering excellent value for money and a friendly experience, a stay with a homestay host provider is a great way to understand the local culture while developing your speaking and listening skills. All of our hosts live no more than one bus journey from the school.

Our Welfare and Accommodation Officer organises homestay accommodation. Your homestay experience may be with a family, a single person or a couple depending on your preference. You will be placed with a suitable host depending on your personal requirements (such as diet) and package chosen.

All of our hosts speak English and will engage and encourage you to practise the language. You may also find that our hosts may speak a number of other languages such as French or Spanish. Your host will ensure that your stay is comfortable and memorable experience.

You really will feel as if you are at home away from home.

Advantages of living with a homestay host provider

  • Extra English practice 
  • A great insight into British culture 
  • The chance to make life-long friends


  • All-year round

Homestay host provider information

Minimum age   16 (14 for school groups) 
Shared bathroom or en-suite Most hosts provide shared bathroom facilities
Laundry service Free of charge
Internet access Yes

Homestay Board

Homestay Board City centre (price per week) Outside city centre (price per week)
Full-board (Breakfast, lunch & dinner) £145 £126
Half-board (Breakfast & dinner)  £135 £119
Bed and Breakfast (Breakfast) £125 £105 
Self-catering (No food included) £115 £95 

Important information:

Under British Council guidelines, a homestay provider hosts up to four students at any one given time.

Please note that at certain times of the year we work with local accommodation agencies to provide hosted accommodation.

We also offer accommodation in private homes (appropriate for adult students) accommodating more than four students if you prefer more independence. For more information please contact us.

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Phone +44 1792-459615