Relax & Revise - October half term UK 2020

our Relax & Revise programme - socially distanced and safe


October half term safe accommodation

Spend your October half term in Cambridge at our residential alternative to host family stay.


Study and revision

Revise where and when you want to.


Activities and excursions

The opportunity to be taken to interesting places, go shopping and have some relaxation time. (guidance permitting)

a Covid-19 safe half term at Cambridge Melchior College

Bright World has run our half term programme at Cambridge Melchior College for several years now. October half term 2020 is going ahead but is going to be slightly different this year as we all adapt to the new normal.

Many boarding schools are telling us that they are still closing for the October half term and so this means that our international students, who are not able or do not wish to go home for half term need to stay under our care in the UK. Whilst host family stays are still on offer and are still the traditional choice for student holiday times, many students prefer a residential option where they can be more independent and have more time and space to relax and revise in their own space and in their own time.

Our residential Relax & Revise holiday programmes have their own Coronavirus Contingency Policy and plan which includes the provision of isolation facilities should a student fall ill during their stay. They will also offer medical assistance and will follow UK Government guidance, should students present with symptoms.

in their own space and in their own time

bedroom at Cambridge Melchior College

For the October half term, to ensure students remain safe and to avoid risk of infection, we are continuing to operate in a similar way we operated our Quarantine and Settling-In Programme, in terms of bedrooms and bathrooms. This means that there are very limited spaces on the programme to help ensure that students are sharing large rooms that are usually meant for 3 students plus, with their own ensuite bathroom.

a socially distanced, safe half term

Cambridge Melchior College is also putting special measures in place to keep the centre clean and disinfected throughout the stay. Students will be encouraged to wear masks if they would like to, there will be hand sanitising stations throughout and there is ample space within the college for students to remain socially distanced throughout their stay.

excursions if we can

students hiking in the forest

The Relax & Revise programme is supported by a wide variety of cultural and recreational activities in the afternoons and evenings. Many of these activities make use of the beautiful landscaped gardens on campus.

When not relaxing or revising, students have the opportunity of joining the group for exciting afternoon excursions. We will take students out as much as we can and will be following government guidance on the use of public transport and privately rented coaches. We will operate within the restrictions, whilst aiming to get students out and about as much as possible.

sample weekly programme

Sample relax and revise programme

feedback from a parent

meet some of the Cambridge staff team

Lottie Gale

Meet Lottie Gale, the House and Student Activity Supervisor at CMC. Lottie really takes good care of our students and thoroughly enjoys making sure their half term is a safe, enjoyable and restful time.

fees and what is included


£85 per night

  • twin or triple ensuite bedrooms (triples for social bubbles)

  • Full board - three meals

  • 24/7 supervision

  • An afternoon outing offered on most days

  • One weekly full day excursion

  • Wi-Fi available throughout the college

extra costs

not included in the programme fees

  • return transfers to and from the centre

  • entrance fees

  • small supplement payable for takeaways or meals out

  • £60 per week for takeaway meals and excursions (optional)

  • Single room supplement £16 per night on request and subject to availability.

dates 2020/21


Autumn Half Term 2020

  • 16th October – 1st November

programme brochure

relax & revise brochure

Relax & Revise programme

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Cambridge Melchior College

Gallery of photos

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Relax & Revise video

  • hear what some of our students have to say