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Westbourne Academy , Bournemouth, England UK

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Excellent rating of teaching quality
  • Top rated school facilities

Westbourne Academy (WA)

  • 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 language school Westbourne Academy was founded in Bournemouth, England UK in 1996.
  • Address: 31 Alumhurst Road, BH4 8EN - Bournemouth, England UK (see on map)
  • Legal name / parent company: New City College Corporation
  • Tax registration ID: URN130418
  • Abbreviated name of school: WA Bournemouth
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Covid-19 related security measures that are taken by Westbourne Academy

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

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School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Drink vending machine

  • Library

  • Movie room

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Table tennis

  • Table soccer / football

  • 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:

14

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):

6
2
1
1
26
8
4
6
22
13
11
1

Optional airport transfer

London Heathrow Airport:
160 £ pick up
320 £ return (both ways)
Bournemouth Airport:
65 £ pick up
130 £ return (both ways)
London Gatwick Airport:
170 £ pick up
340 £ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2021 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2021, 02 Apr. 2021, 05 Apr. 2021, 03 May 2021, 31 May 2021, 30 Aug. 2021, 17 Dec. 2021 - 31 Dec. 2021.

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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General English plus the opportunity to take additional modules in Conversational English or General English.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
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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This option covers the four main language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
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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An intensive course of 40 English lessons per week to get you up to speed in no time.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Junior
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This option includes tuition + 5 sport/social activities per week.
Optional Extras include:
Lunch: GBP 36 per week
Course details:
- 1-3 weeks: Age 14 to 17.
- 4+ weeks: Age 16+ only.
Starting dates
2021: 22 Jun. 2021, 29 Jun. 2021, 06 Jul. 2021, 13 Jul. 2021, 20 Jul. 2021, 27 Jul. 2021, 03 Aug. 2021, 10 Aug. 2021, 17 Aug. 2021, 24 Aug. 2021.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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This programme includes English tuition only.
Optional Extras include:
Lunch: GBP 36 per week
Course details:
- 1-3 weeks: Age 14 to 17.
- 4+ weeks: Age 16+ only.
Starting dates
2021: 22 Jun. 2021, 29 Jun. 2021, 06 Jul. 2021, 13 Jul. 2021, 20 Jul. 2021, 27 Jul. 2021, 03 Aug. 2021, 10 Aug. 2021, 17 Aug. 2021, 24 Aug. 2021.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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This programme includes English tuition, daily sports and social activities, one full-day excursion, a bus pass and lunches.
Course details:
- 1-3 weeks: Age 14 to 17.
- 4+ weeks: Age 16+ only.
Starting dates
2021: 22 Jun. 2021, 29 Jun. 2021, 06 Jul. 2021, 13 Jul. 2021, 20 Jul. 2021, 27 Jul. 2021, 03 Aug. 2021, 10 Aug. 2021, 17 Aug. 2021, 24 Aug. 2021.
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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Exam Preparation
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This option offers 28 lessons per week aimed at preparing the student to sit the Cambridge First Exam.
Start dates:
- 10-week course: 01 Jan.
- 15-week course: 01 Mar, 31 Aug.
Students can start up to four weeks after the course start date.
Starting dates
2021: 04 Jan. 2021, 01 Mar. 2021, 31 Aug. 2021.
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
185 £
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This option offers 28 lessons per week aimed at preparing the student to sit the Cambridge Advanced Exam.
Start dates:
- 10-week course: 04 Jan.
- 15-week course: 01 Mar, 31. Aug.
Students can start up to four weeks after the course start date.
Starting dates
2021: 04 Jan. 2021, 01 Mar. 2021, 31 Aug. 2021.
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 dates
13 Mar. 2021, 09 Jun. 2021, 11 Dec. 2021
Exam fee
190 £
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This option offers 28 lessons per week aimed at preparing the student to sit the IELTS Exam.
Starting dates
2021: 02 Mar. 2021, 05 Jul. 2021, 25 Oct. 2021.
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
210 £
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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

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Price in £ 136 272 408 544 680 816 952 1088 1360 1632 136
Price in US$ 187 374 561 747 934 1121 1307 1494 1867 2241 187
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:
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 19 Jun. 2021 - 28 Aug. 2021, 18 Dec. 2021 - 01 Jan. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 30 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in £ 146 292 438 584 730 876 1022 1168 1460 1752 146
Price in US$ 201 401 602 802 1003 1203 1403 1604 2005 2406 201
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:
Not available/Fully booked: 01 Jan. 2021 - 19 Jun. 2021, 28 Aug. 2021 - 31 Dec. 2021
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. Special diets can be arranged with advance notice. This is offered at an extra cost: Lactose or gluten free: GBP 15 per week. Vegan: GBP 30 per week.

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

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 3.0/5.0

3.0
Organisation

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Facilities

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Social activities

Rating: 3.0/5.0

3.0
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Value for money

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.0/5.0

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

  • English courses at Westbourne Academy start at 133 £ for IELTS Exam Preaparation course with 20 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 following courses can be attended as an absolute beginner: English Plus, General Main Course
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from London Heathrow Airport (160 £), Bournemouth Airport (65 £), London Gatwick Airport (170 £)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Westbourne Academy varies from 16 students (English Plus) to 16 students (English Plus)
  • 95% of teachers at Westbourne Academy hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Westbourne Academy comes from Saudi Arabia with a 26% representation, followed by students from Switzerland (22%) and Spain (13%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Westbourne Academy offers courses from 14 years (Junior Course - Tuition + Activities, 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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