General

Information

The Concord College campus is a very safe and secure location and we want all our students to get the most from a Summer Course at Concord College. To help us achieve this we have a number of Rules and it would be much appreciated if you could look at these with your child before they arrive on the course.  Parents should also be aware of our various procedures in the Policy section.

Students often expect to be on holiday but this may conflict with parents’ expectations of 21 hours tuition per week. We think that our academic programme can be enjoyable as well as educational but for many students it is the first time they have been away from home without parents and we are determined that they will feel safe and secure in a caring environment. In our experience students soon make long lasting friendships and are sad to leave at the end of the course. All the buildings on campus are Wi-Fi enabled so the internet is available to students on a number of hand held devices and College computers so that they can contact home. We have a number of filters on our IT system to prevent students accessing inappropriate material.

All students are given a Student Handbook and Diary on arrival which details everything they need to know about the day to day routine at the Summer School.  There are also lots of other activities that students can get involved in from weekly films to white water rafting and camping to cinema trips.  Some of these activities will cost extra and any additional costs involved are displayed on the notice boards in the Main House foyer.  Costs vary from £6 for Laser Quest to £15 for Paintballing.

Younger students (under 12s) have an organised, supervised timetable of events after lessons – they cannot opt out of this and must participate in the programme.  This is known as the “Cubs Club” and students are divided into Lion, Tiger, Wolf and Bear Cub groups with a variety of activities organised especially for them with a Cubs disco to round off some days.

The afternoon and evening activities are not compulsory for older students (12+).  Those who choose not to take part in the on and off-campus organised activities may be unsupervised at times.  All students are registered at supper time (1800 – 1830) and again at bedtime (2230).

More detailed information that may not be covered fully on our website is available to download in our Information for Parents .