FAQ

I am a Student with a question.

Does homestay include meals?

With all our homestay providers you will receive breakfast, a packed lunch and an evening meal, unless other arrangements are made with them. This is included in the cost of accommodation. Please be open-minded to the kind of food you may experience with your home here and also be aware that in England we may eat at different times of the day and different meal sizes to what you may be used to at home.

Will I have to walk or catch a bus to get to and from school?

Whilst we always try our best to place students within a 30 minute walk of school, during our busy periods some students may have to catch a bus. The school will make sure you have a bus pass provided for your journey.

Do all of the homestay families have internet access?

Most of our homestay providers have WiFi at their homes for you to use with your own laptops or mobile phones. If there is no access at home, the school has WiFi for you to use.

Am I allowed out on my own after school and in the evenings?

For all of our junior students (aged under 18 years) we have strict curfews:-

12 or 13 years old you must be home before 2000hr
14 and 15 years old you must be home before 2100hr
16 and 17 years old you must be home before 2200hr

This is under the condition that we have signed permission from your parent/guardian and the agreement of the host family. For students aged 18 and over we ask that you discuss and agree a time to come home in the evenings that is suitable for you and your host family. Please be aware that if you break a set curfew, the school may remove your permission to go out.

I am a Homestay Provider with a question.

How is a homestay booking made?

Accommodation bookings are made in advance by telephone and/or email, depending on your preferred method of contact.

We send your details to the student(s) you will be hosting (i.e. your name, address, age of children at home, pets, etc). Some students contact the families before their arrival.

Shortly before your student(s) is due to arrive we will telephone you with details of the time, meeting place and any additional information about your student(s) i.e. any medical conditions, allergies, dietary requirements. We endeavor to give you as much information about the student(s) as possible.

Where do I collect my student(s)?

Meetings and departures are usually at Brittany Ferries car park outside the main Terminal building entrance, or at the Train Station.  A representative from the school will be at the meeting point and will introduce you to your student(s).

As a homestay provider, you are expected to meet your student(s) upon arrival. In an emergency, the school can arrange for a taxi to collect and deliver your student to your home. Please note that you will be responsible for covering the cost of the taxi.

At the end of the stay, homestay providers are also expected to take their student(s) to the departure point.

The school encourages families to meet and work together to assist with arrival and departure difficulties. We may be able to suggest families in your area that you can work with.

What if my student needs medical treatment during their stay?

Should your student become ill or involved in an accident, please refer them to your own doctor or take them to the hospital. Please also inform the group leader and the school if this happens. Contact telephone numbers will appear on your programme.