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St Lawrence College – Ramsgate – Ages 10-17

St Lawrence was founded in 1879, known as South eastern College. The school rapidly outgrew the single house, leading to the main Victorian building of the present day college by 1884. The chapel was completed in 1927.  St. Lawrence College is situated in Ramsgate, close to several golden sand Blue Flag beaches and within walking distance of Charles Dickens’ home in Broadstairs.

The best centre for students who want to study at a college with excellent new sporting facilities and want to be very close to the sea with miles of golden sandy beaches.

80 minutes to London by fast train.

2 weeks course – Classic Course

From 01 July  to 19 August 2018

Package includes:

  • 15 hours per week lessons in multinational classes
  • Full Board Residential Accommodation*
  • Activity Programme with 5 daytime activities, 7 evening activities
  • 1 half day trip per week
  • 1 full day trip per week
  • Insurance.

Plus FREE

Activities: Drumming, Dance and Beach Activities including Volleyball and Sand Art

If you are booking a residential course after 15th April, please contact us  to check availability of places before booking online

If you need a VISA, please contact us  before booking online

 

CHURCHILL HOUSE ST. LAWRENCE 7
  • Accommodation Block
  • football
  • kids
  • Ramsgate by night
  • refectory
  • school back
  • school front
  • DCF 1.0
  • CHURCHILL HOUSE ST. LAWRENCE 6
  • oxford college
  • canteen
  • dorm
  • seaside
  • St Lawrence
  • students at the stadium
  • Common Area in Kirby Residence
  • dorm
  • Excursion to Broadstairs
  • Herne Bay (Homesay Location)
  • Herne Bay Homestay Seafront
  • Indoor Climbing Wall
  • Indoor Sports Centre
  • Junior School Building
  • Junior School Gardens
  • Main School Building (2)
  • Main School Building (4)
  • Main School Building (5)
  • Outdoor AstroTurf Pitch
  • Outdoor Sports
  • Residence Building
  • Residential House
  • School Badge
  • Theatre Stage
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Trips include

 

  • Cambridge
  • Dover Castle
  • Brighton
  • Oxford

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ARRIVAL TIMES 

To ensure host families / residential staff (and students) are not unduly inconvenienced the latest scheduled arrival time at an airport should be no later than 21:00 and the earliest scheduled departure from an airport should be no earlier than 10:30.

All students are met at the flight arrival gate on arrival. Children and juniors are supervised at all times.

 

THE SHARED TRANSFER SERVICE BY COACH

These transfers are by shared coaches, which on arrival days leave the airport between 09:00 and 17:00 so choose your flight time to match. On departure days your return flight must leave between 10.00 and 18.00

Juniors (aged 15 and under) must use the school transfer service or be accompanied by a responsible adult aged 18 or over.   Adult (18+) and Young Adult (16 & 17) students who have chosen to travel independently will be sent precise train and coach information when booking a course.   Individual taxis are available on any arrival day at any time from any arrival point: airport, railway station, ferry port etc.

 

 

START DATES:

01 July- 15 July - 22 July - 29 July - 05 August - 12 August*

* 1 Week course only

 

THE LOCATION

St. Lawrence College is located in Ramsgate, a beautiful and historic seaside town with approximately 50,000 inhabitants. This area is known as the Isle of Thanet, in the county of Kent (known as ‘The Garden of England’). Ramsgate boasts some fine architecture dating from the Regency period, when it prospered first as an army town. Its Royal Harbour is one of the finest on the South Coast. Since Victorian times,

it has been a resort town, visited by many tourists every summer. Ramsgate has been the home of many famous artists, writers and thinkers: Van Gogh, Turner, Augustus Pugin, Charles Dickens and Samuel Taylor Coleridge – to name only a few! Close to historic towns of Canterbury and Sandwich and only 80 minutes away from London by fast train and its major airports.

 

AGE GROUPS

Students are divided by age groups:

  • 10 to 14
  • 15 - 17

 

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMMODATION

St Lawrence College offers accommodation in single, twin and multi-bedded rooms. We encourage students to mix with other nationalities in shared rooms and for younger students coming alone the multi-bedded rooms are the best way to make friends and have fun. Children are supervised at all times.

 

FOOD

All meals are provided in the dining hall in the beautiful and traditional English College dining room. Students may choose from at least three main entrees including a vegetarian dish, jacket potatoes, pasta and salads as well as puddings and fruits. Drinks and snacks are available during break times.

 

FACILITIES

Well equipped classrooms, cricket pitch, football pitch, billiard and table tennis, large auditorium, swimming pool, tennis court, sports  hall, hockey pitch, good standard of residential accommodation.

 

LOCAL AMENITIES

Surfing, cinema, bowling, horse riding

 

LESSON TIMES

Students receive 3 hours actual teaching per day, total 15 hours per week. Residential Courses have morning lessons and afternoon sports and activities.  All members of a group must have the same course of lessons.

 

SUPERVISION OF HOME-STAY JUNIORS

The safety of junior students is our prime concern. We ensure that they are always under the supervision of the school's trained staff whether in class or participating in activities. Home-stay junior students are placed in experienced families.  Each centre has a junior liaison officer responsible for overall supervision.

Social Club excursion tickets are sold to junior students aged 15 and under on the condition that they agree to stay with the staff escort, group leader or another responsible adult at all times.  For those kids residing with families, after full day coach trips we arrange for students to leave the coach close to their families and after evening activities. Activity Leaders will ensure that their students get home safely.

NOTE: Please note that children aged 10 and 11 must have a Residential Course.

 

POCKET MONEY

Students taking a Residential Course need only bring their personal spending money - everything else is included. Student's pocket money may be deposited with the centre either before or on arrival. Notice of 2 days must be given when large amounts of pocket money are required.

 

ACTIVITY PROGRAMMES

All Residential courses and Residential Home-stay courses include a comprehensive Activity Programme of excursions, sports and activities. The programmes are run by our resident Activity Leaders and their teams.

The school reserves the right to amend the activity programme according to prevailing circumstances and to substitute one activity for another.

The replacement will be of equal or greater value. The school also reserves the right to change the order of activities . Tickets are non-transferable. Booking for an activity programme or additional trips must normally be for the complete group. We cannot guarantee a choice of Social Club activities for reservations made after April 15th.

Activities at St Lawrence College are:

  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Art
  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Coastal Walks
  • Badminton
  • Shopping
  • Craft
  • Volleyball
  • Fashion show
  • Orienteering
  • Beach activities

 

DRUMMING

At St Lawrence students have the opportunity to try drumming with African Djembe drums and other percussion
instruments to make amazing music together in a group!

 

EXCURSIONS

Half Day excursions may include:

  • Dover Castle
  • Canterbury Cathedral
  • Margate beach and the Turner Gallery

Full Day Excursions may include:

  • London
  • Cambridge
  • Brighton

Possible Optional excursions:

  • Dreamland (World’s first heritage theme park!)
  • Leeds Castle
  • London

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