Bede's Dicker Summer School 12-17 years

study English, play sports and see the UK

group of students on grass

English language


Learn English at a traditional British Boarding School.

Boys on a Race Track


Sports and activitites

Play sports and take part in activities with new friends from all over the world.

Student sightseeing in London


See the UK

Go sightseeing and visit famous cities across the UK.

Bede's summer school at Dicker

Students Talking With Their Teacher

Bede's Dicker

This lovely school is situated in the rural village of Upper Dicker in the heart of the Sussex countryside, close to the coastal resort of Eastbourne. The school is based on a former country estate with grounds extending over 80 acres /32 hectares, whose buildings form the core of teaching, activities and accommodation for students. The school campus has a unique, domestic feel, which forms a home from home for our students and creates a real sense of community and freedom. There are excellent sports facilities at Dicker. The centre welcomes up to 250 students per week from many different countries.  


2023 saw Dicker open a brand new boarding house for 90 students with ensuite bathrooms and fantastic common areas. This compliments the 4 other modern comfortable houses on campus.

Sports Facilities

Sports facilities include tennis courts, sports hall, swimming pool, gym, squash courts, basketball court, astro-turf, playing fields, drama theatre, dance studios and cricket nets.


Computer suite for access to internet (filtered) and email. Wi-fi is available. The Village Shop for drinks and snacks. Laundry is done for students at least twice each week. 


Bede’s staff live in the same houses as the students and care for them 24 hours a day. Each boarding house has a dedicated house parent who is responsible for those students. There is access to medical careif students are sick. 

English Plus

Bede's english plus

This semi-intensive programme, with 20 hours of lessons per week, is a perfect option for younger and older teenagers. English lessons consist of English Skills, Enrichment and Research Projects, which combine to improve both students’ receptive and productive skills. Intensive exam courses are available for students wishing to gain the The Cambridge B1 Preliminary qualification.

Ages: 12-17 years

Dates: 30th June - 10th August 2024

Fees: £1,545 per week

Specialist courses

Girl performing modern dance

Bede's offer bespoke courses to provide a specialist experience in Football, Dance or Coding and Robotics. These specialist courses have been designed to offer a more in-depth experience with expert teachers in each field.

Contact our Admissions team using the link below for more information about these courses.

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