St. Lawrence College, Ramsgate, Kent
A great opportunity to learn English with the whole family in Ramsgate.
Residential ages 10–17
Homestay ages 12-17
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’ Broadstairs. It is a safe and secure campus, with 19 hectares of beautiful grounds and sports fields.
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.
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.
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.
Birchington is a village by the sea about 10km from Ramsgate, Kent. All families are within easy reach of some of the area's fabulous beaches and bays. Lessons and activities are at St Lawrence College and students travel to and from the College on our special coach free of charge. Students all have lunch at the College Monday to Friday and dinner on the two evenings that they have activities. Other evenings are spent with the family. Altogether this is an enriching experience and an ideal way to experience the English way of life.
St Lawrence offers a great opportunity to learn English with the whole family in Ramsgate. Whilst the children are studying and having fun at St Lawrence College, the parents can stay with a host family, studying in the main school. Kids and parents can spend the weekend together.
Group Leaders will reecive two free English lessons and a social evening with staff each week.
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