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


  • 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.


Charminster Residence


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

  • Available 16 June – 18 August 2024
  • 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
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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
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Charminster gallery

English programmes in Bournemouth

Experience Bournemouth

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

  • Start dates: 16, 23, 30 June, 7, 14, 21, 28 July; 4, 11 August 2024
  • Duration: 1 – 4 weeks (3 weeks maximum for homestay students)
  • Minimum entry level: Elementary
  • Age range: 14 – 17
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Summer Academy: GCSE Prep

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

  • Start dates: 7, 14, 21, 28 July 2024
  • 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, 10 September – 16 June
  • Duration: Flexible, minimum 6 nights
  • Maximum class size: 15
  • Minimum group number: 10
  • Minimum entry level: Beginner
  • Minimum age: 14
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Academic programmes in Bournemouth

GCSEs / A-Levels

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

  • 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
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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).

  • 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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