quarantine and settling-in programme Cambridge Melchior College

our quarantine and settling-in programme at Cambridge Melchior College

Cambridge Melchior College

Bright World and Cambridge Melchior College are joining forces to offer a safe and secure quarantine facility for our arriving boarding school students. The programme is available exclusively to Bright World Guardianships students. Our programme has been carefully thought out to offer students a pleasant experience in safe and secure surroundings.

The Cambridge Melchior College campus is located at Willingham House, set in beautifully landscaped gardens. The campus offers high-quality teaching and residential facilities, providing an ideal, spacious, and safe location for study and recreation.

The college is proud of its residential accommodation, which offers students well-appointed single rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. The spacious rooms at the campus are refurbished, homely, calm, and welcoming with windows overlooking the garden, offering a great place to rejuvenate after a long journey and to settle in before the academic school year begins.

For those students who need assistance and support in a specific subject or subjects, then they can opt for English support at time of booking and benefit from tuition from tutors qualified in English language.

our quarantine and settling-in programme at Caterham School

Travel Corridors and new quarantine rules

Travel Locator Form

All students should complete a Travel Locator Form prior to departure indicating where they will be quarantining and confirming the booking of their tests. Here is a link to the Travel Locator Form.

Pre-Departure Testing

You need to take a test no more than 72 hours before you travel to the UK. Here is the guidance on this.

Travel Corridors are currently suspended, meaning that ALL arrivals must quarantine for 10 days or use the Test to Release Scheme.

Travel Test Package (ALL students)

As of 15 February 2021, ALL UK arrivals are required to pay for a travel test package at the cost of £210; this includes two COVID-19 tests to be taken on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 of their quarantine. The Travel Test package will be sent by post to the address of where your child is staying for their quarantine period. The Bright World team can assist with the taking of these tests. Click here to book your Travel Test Package and then click the "proceed to Covid test kits" link.

Test to Release Scheme

Bright World can also assist with Test To Release - allowing our students to leave quarantine early. Find out more about the scheme and how we can help.

Red List Countries

Also as of 15 February, travellers who have been in or through any country on the travel ban red list in the previous 10 days, will be refused entry to the UK. Pupils with the right to reside in the UK who are returning to the UK from a 'red list' country can avoid quarantine in a Government hotel and are eligible for quarantine at their UK Boarding School. During travel, students must carry with them; a copy of the letter from the Department for Education to the school confirming that boarding school students are covered by an exception. They must also carry a letter from their school addressed to them which confirms that the school is able to meet requirements set out in the above DfE letter.

Bright World cannot offer quarantine for any students coming from red list countries.

See the travel ban red list of countries from where entry to the UK is currently banned.

social distancing and safety measures in place

young girl with mask on

The staff at Cambridge Melchior College are committed to ensuring that the quarantine that we offer is safe and hygienic. We will put the following measures in place to ensure this:

  • Ensuring that staff and students wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds regularly and especially before meal times and at regular intervals throughout the day. Hand sanitiser and tissues will be available throughout the college.
  • Large, spacious classrooms are available for students and 2m markers will be in place to ensure appropriate spacing measures are in place.
  • Staff will conduct daily temperature checks of all students.
  • Socially distanced activities will be organised and students will have access to the large gardens and outside spaces at the college.
  • Students will be encouraged to wear masks when not in their rooms.
  • Arrangement of on-site health and medical assistance if required.
  • CMC will be operating thorough cleaning protocols in regards to kitchens, dining areas, classroom and dormitory surfaces, door handles, and toilets.
  • Students will be accommodated in single ensuite rooms unless arriving with siblings from the same household and on the same flight at both locations.

fees in Cambridge and what is included


£85 per night (minimum 7 nights)

  • Single ensuite bedrooms

  • Full board - three meals

  • 24/7 supervision

  • Wi-Fi available throughout the college

  • Assistance with Covid-19 early release test


  • return transfers to and from the centre

  • English language tuition available on request £250 per week for 9 taught hours on 3 days plus 2 days supervised homework

  • Covid-19 test if students want to benefit from the 'early release test'