Kings Bournemouth

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Bournemouth is the perfect destination for older teenagers.

It offers miles of beautiful sandy beaches, lovely parks and gardens, and plenty of amazing excursion destinations within easy reach.

It is within walking distance of the town centre and beach. There are excellent facilities at the school, plus easy access to nearby accommodation.

Marker Kings Bournemouth
58 Braidley Rd

Nearest airports
London Heathrow (LHR)
London Gatwick (LGW)
Bournemouth (BOH), 5 miles/ 8 km
Southampton (SOU), 33 miles/ 53 km

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On campus


  • Spacious, well-equipped classrooms
  • Multi-purpose sports court
  • Facilities for basketball, volleyball, badminton, table-tennis and indoor games
  • Outdoor sports at local Meyrick Park
  • Restaurant offering a wide choice of hot lunches available every day
  • Outside dining patios
  • WiFi access

Meal plan

Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided every day.

Lunch and dinner are usually hot; on excursion days students are given a packed lunch. Some dinners will be off-site, depending on the programme.

Special dietary requirements

Vegetarian always available. Others available on request.


Choose from student residence with single en suite rooms (from age 14+) or carefully selected homestay accommodation.

See below for details.

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Lulworth Summer Residence

Single en suite rooms in student residence, just 15 minutes' walk from Kings Bournemouth.

  • Available 26 June – 7 August 2022
  • Single rooms with en suite shower room, arranged in apartments of 6 – 8 bedrooms with shared kitchen/ lounge area
  • 24/7 security and live-in wardens
  • On-site restaurant
  • On-site laundry facility
  • WiFi
  • Minimum age: 14

Charminster student residence

Single and twin en suite rooms in student residence, just 20 minutes' walk from Kings Bournemouth.

  • Available 26 June – 21 August 2022
  • Single and twin rooms with en suite shower room
  • Communal student lounge with DVD player, TV and Wii
  • 24/7 security and live-in wardens
  • On-site cafeteria
  • On-site laundry facility
  • WiFi
  • Minimum age: 14


Host family accommodation in twin room (singles available on request). All hosts are carefully selected and inspected, and most are just a short bus ride from Kings Bournemouth.

  • Standard twin rooms (single rooms available on request)
  • Maximum 3-week stay for under 16s
  • Students make their own way to school
  • Under 16s are not given a house key

English programmes in Bournemouth

Experience Bournemouth

15 hours of English lessons per week plus a program of sports, activities and excursions.

  • Start dates: 19*, 26 June; 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 July; 7*, 14* August 2022 (*1-week bookings available)
  • Duration: 2 – 4 weeks (3 weeks maximum for homestay students)
  • Minimum entry level: Beginner
  • Age range: 14 – 17
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GCSE Summer Camp

15 hours of academic subjects + 12 hours of outdoor activities per week, including evenings and excursions.

  • Start dates: 18, 25 July; 1, 7 August 2022. Ends Sunday 14 August.
  • Duration: Minimum 1 week
  • Minimum entry level: IELTS 4.5 / Intermediate (pre-test required)
  • Age range: 14 – 16
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Year-round Study Tours

Create a study experience tailor-made for your group. Combine English with an exciting programme of activities and excursions. Choose a sample programme or build your own.

  • Start dates: Year-round, 1 September – 31 May
  • Duration: Flexible
  • Maximum class size: 15
  • Minimum group number: 10
  • Minimum entry level: Beginner
  • Age range: 14 – 17
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Academic programmes in Bournemouth

GCSEs / A-Levels

We offer a standard two-year GCSE programme or one-year accelerated programme.

  • Start dates: 17 July to 4 September
  • Minimum language level: IELTS 4.0
  • Academic requirement: Completed 8 years of schooling with good results
  • Age range:
    GCSEs: 12 – 15
    A-Levels: 16 - 17
GCSEs / A-Levels with Kings Colleges

International High School Programme

A unique way for high school students to develop their English and experience British culture, while studying GCSE (age 14 – 17), A‑level or Foundation courses (age 16 – 17).

  • Start dates: September, January
  • Minimum language level: IELTS 4.0
  • Academic requirement: Completed Year 8 of high school (for entry aged 14)
  • Age range: 14 – 17
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Typical activities

Activities include:

Badminton, barbecue, discos, film night, football tournaments, international parties, karaoke, mini-Olympics, swimming, talent shows, team games, theme parties, volleyball.

Evening curfew

There are curfews in place for all students.

  • Students aged under 16 must return to their host family or residence by 21:30 every evening.
  • Students aged 16 – 17 must return to their host family or residence by 22:30 every evening.

Typical excursions

Full-day excursions

  • Bath
  • Oxford
  • Brighton
  • Portsmouth
  • London
  • Windsor

Half-day excursions

  • Salisbury and Stonehenge
  • New Forest
  • Poole Quay and old town
  • Corfe Castle and Swanage
  • Weymouth
  • Winchester
  • Christchurch

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The Kings Admissions Team