HOMESTAY ACCOMMODATION

Your home away from home

Our most popular type of accommodation.

Living with a homestay allows you to become a part of a British family; eating together, chatting together and sharing experiences together. It is also the best way to learn about British culture and practice your English outside of the classroom.

Homestay Overview

Your Room

All bedrooms are private rooms and not shared with another person or student, unless requested by you. Ensuite rooms have a private bathroom either attached or separate to the bedroom.

Availability

Homestay accommodation is booked on a weekly basis (Sunday – Sunday).
Arrival is from 12:00 (midday).
Departure is before 10:00. 

Meals

Homestay accommodation is full-board at the weekend (Saturday & Sunday) and half-board during the week (Monday to Friday).

Please note: 
Full-board = Breakfast, Packed Lunch and Dinner.
Half-Board = Breakfast and Dinner.

Laundry

Your homestay will wash your clothes (do your laundry) a minimum of once a week.

Your homestay will change your towels and bed linen (sheets, pillowcase and duvet cover) every week. 

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Bed and bedding
  • Towels
  • Desk or table to study
  • Drawers or wardrobe for your clothes

Location

  • All homestays are within a 30-minute walk or short bus ride from the main school.
  • Most homestays are about 15-20 minutes’ walk from the main school.
  • We recommend getting a bus pass.

Homestay Room Options

Prices quoted are per week for 2021.

Please note: All prices includes all bills (electricity, gas and water), WiFi and meals (full-board at the weekend and half-board during the week), and laundry.

Homestay Single Room

Homestay Single Room

  • SINGLE ROOM: 1 room for 1 student
  • SUMMER SEASON: £155
  • REST OF YEAR: £135
  • ACCOMMODATION ARRANGEMENT FEE: £60

Homestay Single Room with Ensuite

Homestay Single Room with Ensuite

  • SINGLE WITH ENSUITE: 1 room with bathroom
  • SUMMER SEASON: £195
  • REST OF YEAR: £190
  • ACCOMMODATION ARRANGEMENT FEE: £60

Homestay Twin Room

Homestay Twin Room

  • TWIN ROOM: 2 students in 1 room
  • SUMMER SEASON: £130
  • REST OF YEAR: £115
  • ACCOMMODATION ARRANGEMENT FEE: £60

Additional Information

Capital School of English only provides accommodation while you are studying on a course at Capital School of English.

You should request/book homestay accommodation as early as possible. It is subject to availability and can be busy in the summer.

You must inform Capital School of English on your enrolment form or when requesting/booking homestay accommodation information about your preferred type of homestay, any special dietary requirements and allergies, to allow Capital School of English to organise the most suitable homestay for you.

You must follow the Homestay: Terms and Conditions & Code of Conduct (Rules) for living with a Homestay. 

Homestay T&Cs

Homestay FAQs

Who will I live with?

Who will I live with?

You will live in a British family. A British family can be:

  • A mother and father with children
  • A single person with no children
  • A single person with children
  • A couple (male and female, male and male, female and female)
  • Young people
  • Older people

Many homestays have pets. In the UK, they are part of the family.

You may also live with other students from Capital School of English or another school. Some homestays have one bedroom available while others have more. Please note:

  • 4 is maximum number of students/paying guests in the house at the same time as you.
  • You will not be in the same house as another student of the same nationality as you, unless requested by you.
  • Please remember: All bedrooms are private rooms and not shared with another person or student, unless requested by you.

Who organises and checks my homestay?

Who organises and checks my homestay?

Capital School of English organises the most suitable homestay for you.

Capital School of English regularly visits and inspects all homestay homes and hosts. We check to make sure that you have a comfortable living environment, with a good level of cleanliness, heating and lighting.

All homestays with gas have a valid Gas Safety Certificate, which is checked every year, and a Carbon Monoxide detector.

All homestays have smoke alarms and a fire risk assessment.

Suitability checks for working with children (Under 18s) are done on all homestays hosting a student Under18. This includes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks with the police, and safeguard training.

What if I need a special diet?

What if I need a special diet?

Capital School of English homestay’s can provide vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free (if you are lactose intolerant), nut free, celiac, pescatarian and diabetes appropriate diets.

An additional charge of £20 per week applies for these special dietary requirements.

Capital School of English homestay’s do not provide halal food. They will provide you a pork free diet.

You must inform Capital School of English on your enrolment form or when requesting/booking homestay accommodation about any special dietary requirements to allow Capital School of English to organise the most suitable homestay for you.

What if I have an allergy?

What if I have an allergy?

You must inform Capital School of English on your enrolment form or when requesting/booking homestay accommodation about any allergies, to allow Capital School of English to organise the most suitable homestay for you.

Capital School of English can only guarantee a home without pets, if you provide a medical certificate.

Do I need to clean my room/the bathroom?

Do I need to clean my room/the bathroom?

You do not have to clean your bedroom. But you must keep your bedroom tidy and make your bed every day.

You do not have to clean the bathroom. But you must leave the bathroom clean and tidy. You must use your own shampoo, soap, toothpaste, etc.

Can I change my homestay accommodation?

Can I change my homestay accommodation?

If you want to change homestay, Capital School of English can organise a different homestay.

I really like staying with my homestay family because I can practice my English with spontaneous conversations. It really helps me to improve my English.

TANJA

As a family we have hosted for many years students from all around the world. We love the fact that we are meeting people from different countries and cultures. Thanks to Capital School of English for sending us such wonderful students.

MARGARET (Homestay host since 2011)

In Our Student's Words

I like living with my Homestay family because you can practice your English

SAUD