Putting your child's happiness & safety first

Student safety and well-being is always our priority. We want to make sure all of our young learners have a safe, happy and enjoyable stay.

Our team stay on-site so that there is always someone to help students if they have any problems. We also have a nurse or qualified first-aider available at all times and staff-to-student ratio is at least 1:15 for activities, trips and excursions.

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COVID-19 and booking with BSC

We've introduced prevention and control measures across all of our Young Learner Centres.

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Trained Team Members

  • Centre managers are trained to minimum Safeguarding Level 2
  • 24-hour emergency contact phone numbers

Emergency Protocols

  • Major Incident Safe Spaces in all central locations
  • All sites have lockdown procedures

Preventative Measures

  • Temperature taking (daily from arrival)
  • Hand sanitizing stations
  • Social distancing
Young learners staying safe with BSC

Close Supervision

In accordance with British Council guidelines and our own welfare policies, all residential students are supervised at all times and students are not permitted to leave the centre without a member of our staff or group leader, and without prior permission.

Those in homestay accommodation will travel by public transport and our team or the group leader will assist and accompany students where possible. After evening activities, students will travel in small groups in pre-ordered taxis back home.

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Supervised Buddy System

At our residential centres, each team member is directly responsible for the welfare and happiness of their buddy group. They check that group-led students and especially individual students are eating properly, looking after personal hygiene, keeping their rooms tidy, and accounting for them at roll call and during fire alarms.

Students do not have a key to their rooms. However, all valuables (passports, tickets, money etc.) are given to the Centre Manager who will lock them in a safe. We also suggest students bring a small padlock.

Young Learner Accommodation

All our Young Learner locations are specially selected for their facilities and suitability.

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Safeguarding standards

At BSC, we go to great lengths to ensure that all of our staff are suitable for working with children. Our recruitment processes follow the government and NSPCC approved 'Safer Recruitment' guidelines.

We also conduct an enhanced criminal record check on all staff and ensure that they have all received formal training in child protection and safeguarding policy and practices.

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A tasty and varied menu

Summer camp catering provides delicious, healthy food every day. Our team meets with the catering manager every day to discuss menu changes, feedback and dietary restrictions for individual students. Here is an idea of our summer school menu:

Breakfast: Alternates between English and continental breakfast. There is always cereal, fruit, yogurts, bread/toast, juice, milk, tea and coffee.

Lunch and Dinner: Starters are a starter of soup or salad. Main course includes a choice of 2 hot dishes and a vegetarian option, with a salad bar and bread. Fruit, ice cream, puddings and yogurts are available for dessert.

Can we help you?

If you have any questions about your child's stay with British Study Centres then just get in touch.