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International House Newbattle Junior Centre, Newbattle, Scotland

International House Newbattle Junior Centre

The school is situated in 125 acres of beautiful gardens making it a safe and secure place to stay while still being only 6 miles from Edinburgh city centre.


The school address is: Newbattle Abbey College, Newbattle Road, EH22 3LL - Newbattle, Scotland (see on map)
Legal name / parent company: International House Trust Ltd| Tax registration ID: GB106180156

Covid-19 Status: School re-opening on 01 September 2020

Covid-19 related security measures that are taken by International House Newbattle Junior Centre

There will be a number of safety measures in place at the school, so students can learn safely together, while maintaining social distancing:
- Class sizes will be 8 maximum for large rooms and 6 maximum for medium rooms to enable social distancing.
- Break times will be staggered so students are not moving around the corridors or in communal areas at the same time. Teachers will advise of break times on arrival.
- The locations of classes will be staged across different floors to ensure separation is maintained between different classes
- One-to-One lessons will be held in classrooms big enough to socially distance
- Classrooms will be sanitized after each session
- Hand sanitizer will be available on each floor
- Hand sanitizer will be available in each classroom
- One-way system for using the two stairwells (this will be signposted and explained)
- Maximum of 2 people at a time in the lift
- The school building will be cleaned and sanitized every day with sweeps every hour
- Hallway doors will be open to aid ventilation and so students and staff don’t need to touch the doors
- Classrooms doors will be left open for ventilation and to minimise contact with surfaces
- Online and digital resources will be used instead of physical hard copies of materials
- Students will have their own personal course book
- Reception will have a screen between students and staff, with reception staff wearing masks
- Teachers will wear masks, if this is current government guidance in September, and will maintain social distancing in classrooms
- Students will be encouraged to wear masks, if this is current government guidance in September, and any student who would prefer to wear a mask, even if guidance has changed, will be welcome to.
- CELTA classes will be in the conference room to accommodate 15 trainee teachers, teaching practice students, and course tutors. A video link will be offered for the teaching practice observations.
- We have changed the times of some of our lessons, so you can travel when it is quieter. See answer to question below for more details.
- We are keeping up-to-date and will follow all NHS and government advice as it issued.
All our usual accommodation options will be available for your course from September : both student residences and homestay.

What procedures are in place to make the accommodation safe?

Residences
- Restricted access to communal areas
- 24 hour staffing for any assistance needed
- Students will have their own kitchenware for shared kitchens. A self-managed rota system will be in place for kitchen use.
- Shared kitchens will be deep cleaned once a week
- No visitors to be allowed in residences
- As before, over 18s only in residences
If you need to quarantine at any point during your stay, IHL will provide support and help with food and other items that you need.

Homestay
- Host families will follow all government guidelines on social distancing
- One student per household
- Hosts will ensure communal areas are maintained to a high degree of cleanliness
If you need to quarantine at any point during your stay, hosts will provide support and help with food and other items that you need.

How will I get to and from the school safely?
- We have changed the times of some of our lessons, so you can travel when it is quieter.

General English 15: 10.00 – 13.00
General English 20: 10:00 – 13:00 and 13:30 – 14:25
IELTS 15: 13: 15 – 16:15
IELTS 20: 12:00 – 12:55 and 13.15 – 16.15
General English 25 is not available at this time, to ensure our students are not travelling at the busiest travelling times. The safety of our students is our priority.

You can walk to the school from our student residences: Chapter Kings Cross is a 30-minute walk, Chapter Islington is a 55-minute walk and Chapter Highbury is a 60-minute walk. We will provide walking maps and you can see the sights of London along the way.
You can also cycle using a rented bike from a ‘Boris bike docking station’, but please be very careful and wear a cycle helmet. IH London can provide a cycling map.

The Mayor of London has announced that large areas of London will be closed to cars and vans to allow people to walk and cycle more safely.

Public transport is running, if you would prefer to take a bus or the tube, using safety measures such as wearing a mask and washing your hands thoroughly.

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Restaurant

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Minimum age of students

  • 8 years for specific Junior courses

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 02 Jan. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020, 08 May 2020, 25 May 2020, 05 Aug. 2020, 30 Nov. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020, 26 Dec. 2020, 28 Dec. 2020.

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

English Courses

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Price in £ 995 946 1990 1891 2985 2836 3980 3781 4975 4727 5970 5672 6965 6617 -- -- -- --
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Starting dates
2020: 28 Jun. 2020, 05 Jul. 2020, 12 Jul. 2020, 19 Jul. 2020, 26 Jul. 2020, 02 Aug. 2020, 09 Aug. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in £ 1050 998 2100 1995 3150 2993 4200 3990 5250 4988 6300 5985 7350 6983 -- -- -- --
Price in € 1109 2218 3327 4436 5545 6654 7763 -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 28 Jun. 2020, 05 Jul. 2020, 12 Jul. 2020, 19 Jul. 2020, 26 Jul. 2020, 02 Aug. 2020, 09 Aug. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Lesson duration: 55 minutes
Comments about courses:Airport transfer:
Shared: GBP 45 each way. It operates for flights arriving and/or departing from Edinburgh airport between 10:00 and 19:00 on Sundays.
Private: GBP 150 each way. Available for students arriving on other times.
From Glasgow airport:GBP 205 each way.
Unaccompanied minor service: GBP 50 each way.

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    FAQ about International House Newbattle Junior Centre, Newbattle

  • English courses at International House Newbattle Junior Centre start at 946 £ for Explore English course with 15 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at International House Newbattle Junior Centre varies from 15 students (Explore English) to 15 students (Explore English)
  • % of teachers at International House Newbattle Junior Centre hold a university degree.
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • International House Newbattle Junior Centre offers courses from 8 years (Explore English Junior, 15 lessons per week) to 17. Average age is 0 during the summer and 0 for the rest of the year.
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