Embassy Academy

A Traditional British Boarding School Experience

A unique summer experience combining English language tuition with a wide choice of sporting, creative and academic courses provided by professionally qualified and competent teachers.

Embassy Academy is the perfect international environment to practise English, make new friends and explore British culture. For summer 2019, our Embassy Academy programmes are running at Roedean school, one of the most prestigious boarding schools in the UK, located on the beautiful coast of East Sussex.

Why choose Embassy Academy?



An extensive all-inclusive package of language tuition, accommodation, excursions and on-site activities.



English language tuition from qualified and friendly English teachers.

Small Class Sizes

Small Class Sizes

15 hours of English tuition per week, with small class sizes to ensure personal attention for focused learning.

Safe Environment

Safe Environment

A safe and secure environment with an on-site staff to student ratio of 1:5.

Specialised Courses

Specialised Courses

10 specialised courses to choose from including golf, dance, sailing, horse-riding and more.



Students have the choice to stay from 1 to 4 weeks, with the flexibility to change course each week.

Roedean Academy

Dates: 30 June - 11 August 2019
Ages: 9 - 16
Location: Brighton, East Sussex

This stunning and prestigious boarding school was originally founded in 1886 and is one of the most well-known independent boarding schools in the UK. The school is surrounded by 40 acres of playing fields and has got brilliant sports facilities such as tennis courts, a large indoor sports hall, dance studio and an indoor swimming pool with a spectacular sea view. 

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Welcome to Roedean Academy


The recently renovated boutique-style boarding houses consist of mostly single rooms, with limited multi-bed rooms available upon request. All meals are provided in a modern dining room where healthy and balanced options are served.

The bedrooms are equipped with a bed, desk, wardrobe and chest of drawers for each student. There are shared bathrooms and showers in each house with a ratio of approximately 1:5.

Boys and girls are accommodated in separate houses or floors and are well supervised by House Parents. Each house has a common area, which will be open at specific times under supervision. The common rooms have flatscreen TVs, comfy sofas and games.

  • Academic Programme

    Our qualified and competent teachers are the key to ensuring a successful summer at Embassy Academy. They create a productive learning environment through engaging, inspiring lessons and the small class sizes mean that students will benefit from individual attention, providing a great opportunity to develop and progress.

    Excellence in English Learning:

    Qualified and competent English teachers. 

    The curriculum includes a minimum of 15 hours of English language tuition per week for all students.*

    Maximum class size of 12 (General English), 6 (Intensive English), 8 (Summer Academic Study).

    Interactive whiteboards supplement traditional classroom materials. 

    Stimulating classes that are designed to improve and encourage communication and fluency.

    End of course certificates and reports to take home

    * Except Summer Academic Study which consists of 23 hours of subject-based lessons. 

  • Sports & Activities

    Each week, students receive 8 hours of professionally taught specialist activities. These activities are:

    - Multi Activities
    - Sailing
    - Art & Design
    - Dance
    - Golf
    - Horse-Riding
    - Outdoor Adventures
    - Tennis
    - Intensive English
    - Summer Academic Studies

    Specialist activities are run with small group sizes to maximise the students' personal development.

    At weekends, students are taken on local trips and excursions to iconic destinations. Roedean students are within easy reach of cosmopolitan London as well as trendy Brighton.

  • Student Care & Welfare

    The accommodation is made up of various boarding houses and mostly single standard rooms that are homely and comfortable and give students a space to make new friends whilst having some privacy.

    Each boarding house has a House Parent who builds a relationship with all students in that house, waking them up each day, making sure they eat well and are happy and participating. Our students can talk to their House Parent about any problems they may have.

    A UK registered nurse do regular visits to address small medical needs students might have. For other medical issues, we will transport the student to the nearest doctor or hospital.

    24 Hour Support
    Anyone who has questions or needs any kind of support can speak to our staff at the centre, or contact our dedicated Embassy Academy 24-hour emergency telephone number.

  • Meals

    A range of healthy local food and international cuisine is available, with three meals served per day. Additional snacks and drinks are also available twice per day during break time. On full-day excursions, packed lunches will be provided.

  • Arrival & Departure

    Embassy Academy provides a dedicated meet-and-greet and transfer service for all students to ensure their comfort and safety.

    We provide a departure transfer for all students and our team will also assist students' checking in at the airport.

  • Insurance

    All students travelling abroad must have adequate insurance in case of a medical or other emergencies. Embassy Academy offers a comprehensive insurance policy wit trusted insurance provider called guard.me, which is specifically designed to meet the needs of international students. Read more about guard.me here.

Each week, students receive 8 hours of professionally taught specialist activities from experienced coaches. Specialist activities are run with small group sizes to maximise personal attention and development. Students can choose from the options below.

  • Art & Design

    Students will be trained in a variety of techniques and skills, and will be able to showcase the results to the rest of the school at the end of each week at the Academy Art Exhibition. The course will take place in an art studio at the school, with occasional field trips or visits to a local art museum or exhibition. All instructors are specialist art teachers with a lot of experience.

  • Dance

    Dance offers a varied programme according to each student's abilities, skills and interests. They will get to showcase what they've learned at the weekly Academy Showcase for the other students. Our teachers are all professionally qualified to teach at a variety of levels. Programme focus may be chosen from: contemporary, modern jazz, street or choreography.

  • Golf

    Instruction takes place at a local golf club. The facilities are excellent with a full-length practice range, practice bunker, chipping and putting greens. Advanced students may play the course itself. The PGA coaches can cater for all abilities including high-level players. The programme focus will be chosen from: putting green, chipping green, fairway bunker, driving range and team games.

  • Horse Riding

    All students will receive an ability test on their first day at the riding centre. Our professional instructors will create a programme adapted to the students' abilities and select a horse or pony accordingly for the week. Instruction options include show jumping (depending on students abilities), dressage, riding in the countryside and stable management will also be a part of the programme.

  • Intensive English

    Students will learn English using our engaging curriculum and cutting-edge technology. We maximise the use of technology and interactive whiteboards in the classrooms to ensure an engaging and dynamic class so that all students use English as much as possible. The focus will be on language skills and project work. Our classrooms are multi-lingual, so students must use English to be understood. The course is overseen by a qualified Director of Studies. Students who choose Intensive English will have 23 hours of English lessons every week. 

  • Multi Activities

    With swimming pools available as well as fantastic sports facilities and spacious grounds, our activities team organise a different combination of sports and activities every day to ensure a varied week. Students will spend 2 hours per day over 4 days participating in a selection of activities that may include tennis, football, swimming, as well as treasure hunts and team games.

  • Sailing

    This programme gives students the opportunity to take advantage of fully qualified and experienced instructors – accredited by the Royal Yachting Association. Students will take to the water at the Hove Lagoon as well as the English Channel. They will learn basic nautical skills as well as getting to sail in a variety of boats. Buoyancy aids are provided. Students will be awarded RYA level 1 dinghy certificate, or higher depending on their level and boats used.

  • Summer Academic Study

    This programme teaches a variety of subjects, including maths, science, art and humanities. It's ideal for students who are currently at intermediate level English or above and who want to experience what it would be like to study in an English school or to prepare for further studies in an English speaking school, college or university. Students who book onto this programme will be asked to take a short online level test in advance to verify they are intermediate level. If their level is seen to be less than intermediate, we will recommend an alternative, such as Intensive English.

  • Tennis

    Each student will be evaluated on the first tennis session as to their level of play. Our professional coaches are all Lawn Tennis Association qualified. Level, 2, 3, 4 and 5 coaches are provided for the more advanced students. Our coaches will ensure that students learn and practise a variety of skills and techniques, including serving, volleys, shots and etiquette on the court.

  • Outdoor Adventures

    During this course students’ will enjoy four exciting activities that take place out in the stunning woodland with support and help from friendly and qualified instructors.

    Archery: holding, loading, controlling and shooting a bow over a 10-metre distance

    Bushcraft: fire-making, wood carving and cooking on an open fire, plus other activities to build a greater appreciation of survival in the wild

    Canoeing: learning different strokes to control movement and speed on a lake

    Climbing: becoming familiar with the equipment, safety rules and techniques


Book your Embassy Academy course today!

Contact us with any questions you may have or if you want to book. Our Student Enrolment Advisers speak a variety of languages and we will do our best to contact you in your preferred language. 

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