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Westbourne Academy , Bournemouth, England UK

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Rating: 4.5/5.0

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Westbourne Academy

The language school Westbourne Academy was founded in Bournemouth, England UK in 1996. The school is in a beautiful location within walking distance of the sandy beaches of Bournemouth, and only a few steps away from the picturesque shopping centre of Westbourne. In this safe and friendly part of Bournemouth, you will find banks, traditional pubs, international restaurants and great shopping.


The school address is: 31 Alumhurst Road, BH4 8EN - Bournemouth, England UK (see on map)

School re-opening on 03 August 2020
Covid-19 school related information
We will follow all government guidelines to make sure that students and staff are studying or working in a safe environment. A detailed risk assessment will be in place and accessible to everyone via our website. Social distancing will be essential in all areas of the school which will mean a reduced number of students at any one time. Students will need to sign a disclaimer before they arrive at the school confirming they will follow the school guidelines to keep safe.
We will welcome any students from countries that do not need to quarantine when they arrive in the UK. This information has not been confirmed yet.

Accreditations and Quality seals

British councilEnglish UKPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal

School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Drink vending machine

  • Library

  • Movie room

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Student support desk

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

Classroom equipment

  • TV in all classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in most classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

15

Number of public PC workstations:

6

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Wheelchair access to reception

  • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

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 but has to be returned to the school at end of course.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses throughout the year: 140
  • Junior courses in summer: 40

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 7
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 7

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 14 years for specific Junior courses

English teacher qualifications

  • 95% hold a university degree
  • 100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

Optional airport transfer

London Heathrow Airport:
155 £ pick up
305 £ return (both ways)
Bournemouth Airport:
55 £ pick up
105 £ return (both ways)
London Gatwick Airport:
165 £ pick up
325 £ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 28 Feb. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 24 Apr. 2020, 08 May 2020, 25 May 2020, 19 Jun. 2020, 28 Aug. 2020, 31 Aug. 2020, 23 Oct. 2020, 18 Dec. 2020 - 31 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

General Language
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 36
Price in £ 154 147 308 293 462 439 616 586 770 732 924 878 1078 1025 1168 1110 1460 1387 1644 1562 4392 4173
Price in US$ 185 370 555 739 924 1109 1293 1401 1751 1972 5267
General English plus the opportunity to take additional modules in Conversational English or General English.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5-6 daily lessons of 40 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 16:30
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 36
Price in £ 129 123 258 246 387 368 516 491 645 613 774 736 903 858 936 890 1170 1112 1356 1289 3780 3591
Price in US$ 155 310 465 619 774 929 1083 1123 1404 1627 4533
General English (this includes the four main language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing).
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 40 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 16:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Junior
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ 343 326 686 652 1029 978 1356 1289 1695 1611 2034 1933 -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 412 823 1234 1627 2033 2440 -- -- -- -- --
Course details:
- 1-3 weeks: Age 14 to 17.
- 4+ weeks: Age 16+ only.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 40 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Work & Study
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 15
Price in £ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 700 665
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 840
Entry requirements:
- Age 16 to 18 at start of the course for European passport holders.
- English level of CEFR 4.5 IELTS in all skills or equivalent and a Maths level equivalent to a GCSE.
- Video call interview with an academic member of staff.
- Good school report or reference.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 40 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 16:30
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 15
Price in £ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1370 1302 1644 1562 2055 1953
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1643 1972 2465
Start dates:
- 10-week course: 06 Jan.
- 15-week course: 02 Mar, 01 Sep.
Students can start up to four weeks after the course start date.
Starting dates
2020: 06 Jan. 2020, 02 Mar. 2020, 01 Sep. 2020.
General course schedule
5-6 daily lessons of 40 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 16:30
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
Exam fee
172 £
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 15
Price in £ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1370 1302 1644 1562 2055 1953
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1643 1972 2465
Start dates:
- 10-week course: 06.Jan.
- 15-week course: 02.Mar, 01 Sep.
Students can start up to four weeks after the course start date.
Starting dates
2020: 06 Jan. 2020, 02 Mar. 2020, 01 Sep. 2020.
General course schedule
5-6 daily lessons of 40 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 16:30
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
Exam fee
175 £
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ 117 112 234 223 351 334 468 445 585 556 702 667 819 779 936 890 -- -- --
Price in US$ 141 281 421 562 702 842 983 1123 -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 02 Mar. 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 22 Oct. 2020.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 40 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Exam fee
190 £
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Specialty Courses
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in £ 129 123 258 246 387 368 516 491 645 613 -- -- -- -- -- 129 123
Price in US$ 155 310 465 619 774 -- -- -- -- -- 155
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in £ 160 152 320 304 480 456 640 608 -- -- -- -- -- -- 160 152
Price in US$ 192 384 576 768 -- -- -- -- -- -- 192
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in £ 280 266 560 532 840 798 1120 1064 1400 1330 1680 1596 -- -- -- -- 280 266
Price in US$ 336 672 1008 1344 1679 2015 -- -- -- -- 336
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Note: All courses offered by Westbourne Academy , Bournemouth can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.
Lesson duration: 40 minutes
School's administrative fee: 80.00 £
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 75 £. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in £ 131 262 393 524 655 786 917 1048 1310 1572 131
Price in US$ 166 331 497 662 827 993 1158 1323 1654 1985 166
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
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Special diets can be arranged at an extra cost:
- Lactose and gluten free: GBP 15 per week.
- Vegan: GBP 30 per week.
Price extra night:
20 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 20 Jun. 2020 - 29 Aug. 2020, 19 Dec. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 30 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in £ 141 282 423 564 705 846 987 1128 1410 1692 141
Price in US$ 178 356 534 712 890 1068 1246 1424 1780 2136 178
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Special diets can be arranged at an extra cost:
- Lactose and gluten free: GBP 15 per week.
- Vegan: GBP 30 per week.
Price extra night:
20 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 20 Jun. 2020 - 29 Aug. 2020, 19 Dec. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 20 £
Accommodation is an important part of the experience and involves living as a member of the home. Students are treated as a full member of the household, eating together and sharing the common living areas.
Students aged 16 and 17 years old must return home by 22:30 Sunday to Thursday and 23:30 on Friday and Saturday.
Students aged 14 and 15 years old must return home by 21:30 every day.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Cricket5 km
Football (soccer)5 km
Golf3 km
Rugby5 km
Sailing5 km
Squash5 km
Swimming5 km
Table Tennis5 km
Tennis5 km
Volleyball5 km
Windsurfing5 km
Yoga5 km

Reviews

4.5/5.0

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 3.0/5.0

3.0/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 3.0/5.0

3.0/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
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    FAQ about Westbourne Academy , Bournemouth

  • English courses at Westbourne Academy start at 45 £ for High School Programme course with 30 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of Westbourne Academy
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from London Heathrow Airport (155 £), Bournemouth Airport (55 £), London Gatwick Airport (165 £)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Westbourne Academy varies from 1 students (Online Course (Private 4)) to 16 students (English Plus)
  • 95% of teachers at Westbourne Academy hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Westbourne Academy offers courses from 14 years (Junior Full Programme, 20 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 17 during the summer and 28 for the rest of the year.
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