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Could meet a lot of different students who have different cultures. That was a good experience for me.

Seda Ozturk, Turkey

English Language School in Eastbourne

Our Learning Centre - peaceful, safe and relaxed

  • Safe and relaxing atmosphere ideal for focused study
  • Smaller centre with high levels of individual attention
  • All accommodation within walking distance of the school
  • Excellent value for money

St Giles Eastbourne is only 5-10 minutes’ walk from the town centre and beach. Our school building is surrounded by award winning gardens and patios for relaxing outside.

A friendly town, with a population of just 90,000, Eastbourne is small, safe and easy to explore. The town's reputation for being Britain’s sunniest attracts over 4 million visitors a year. Our centre is ideal for students looking for a more personal learning experience, or for younger students going abroad for the first time.

Courses Available in Eastbourne:


  • Library 
  • Student Café  
  • Garden Terrace 
  • Student Bookshop
  • Self-Access Centre 
  • Interactive Whiteboards in all classrooms
Capacity 300
Classrooms 18
Min. Age 14 years + (see 'Under-18s' section below)
Class Size Maximum 12
Free Wi-Fi
Travel Times London - 90 minutes
Brighton - 30 minutes
Gatwick - 60 minutes
Heathrow- 120 minutes
Accommodation - all within walking distance

Further information

Under 18s at St Giles Eastbourne

Our Eastbourne school welcomes students aged 14+ all year around. Independent, mature juniors can stay with a carefully selected host family and choose from the wide range of courses available in Eastbourne.

However, the school is primarily designed for those aged 18 and above, and we do not provide 24-hour supervision for those under 18. We therefore ask that parents and guardians of all students under 18 read and understand our Under 18s guidelines before enrolling your child at our school.

NB: From 27th June 2016, students under the age of 18 will be taught in separate classes. However, if a student aged 16-17 would like to take a Cambridge exam course, he/she will be able to join lessons with students aged 18+. 

Please visit our Under 18 pages for these guidelines and more details.

Student Guides

Download our Student Guide for Under-18s

Download our Student Guide for Over-18s

EAQUALS Accreditation

EAQUALS is an international association of providers of language courses and services which aims to promote high quality within the language education field. In order to become an Accredited Member of EAQUALS, each school must undergo a rigorous external inspection to ensure that the school is able to meet the strict criteria laid down in the EAQUALS Charters. The inspection is repeated every four years. For further information about EAQUALS, visit

St Giles Eastbourne was inspected by EAQUALS in April 2013 and met the high standards required for EAQUALS accreditation. The teaching, the course programmes, as well as the course organisation, the learning resources, testing and evaluation were all judged to be of high quality. It was found that the institution takes great care to protect the welfare of its clients and staff, and all publicity materials produced by the institution are accurate and truthful.

The Inspectors identified the following as areas of excellence:

  • Academic resources
  • Other services to course participants
  • Qualifications, experience and training
  • Communications
  • Management and administration 
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Contact us

Call +44 1323 729 167


13 Silverdale Road
East Sussex
BN20 7AJ

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