• English
    • English (English)
    • Arabic (العربية)
    • French (Français)
    • German (Deutsche)
    • Italian (Italiano)
    • Japanese (日本語)
    • Korean (한국어)
    • Portuguese (Português)
    • Russian (Pусский)
    • Simplified Chinese (简体中文)
    • Traditional Chinese (繁體中文)
    • Spanish (Español)
    • Türkçe (Türkçe)


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  • Safe and relaxing atmosphere ideal for focused study
  • Smaller centre with high levels of individual attention
  • All accommodation within a 40-minute journey from our school
  • Excellent value for money

St Giles Eastbourne is a small, friendly English school based in a beautiful building, only 5-10 minutes’ walk from the town centre and just moments from the beach. Our school building is surrounded by award winning gardens and patios for relaxing outside.

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

If you want to learn English in Eastbourne or if you need some more information on any of the courses available, contact St Giles Eastbourne.


St Giles Eastbourne is a very friendly school. The teachers are friendly and very good at teaching. The classes are always interesting and there is always a good atmosphere.

Henrieta, Slovakia
Testimonial Student Guy


Min Age (see 'Under-18s' section below)
Average Age
Average 10
Class Size* (Maximum 12, 8 for Beginner Courses)


  • Student Café  
  • Garden Terrace 
  • Student Bookshop
  • Self-Access Study Centre and Library
  • Student Computers and Free Wi-Fi
  • Interactive Whiteboards in all Classrooms
London: Approx. 90 mins by train
Brighton: Approx. 30 mins by train
Gatwick: Approx. 60 mins by train
Heathrow: Approx. 120 mins by taxi
Hotels/Guest Houses: Approx. 5-20 mins walk
Homestay: Approx. 15 – 40 mins journey


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Top 10 countries (plus rest of the world)

Switzerland 33%
Italy 12%
Saudi Arabia 6%
Turkey 6%
Brazil 5%
Germany 5%
Russia 5%
France 4%
Spain 3%
Czechia 3%
38 Countries 18%

Figures are based on student population in 2018 and will vary at different times of the year and on different courses.

Things to do in Eastbourne

Under 18s at St Giles Eastbourne

Our Eastbourne school welcomes students aged 14+ all year round. Please look at our Course Dates and Prices for more details. Independent, mature juniors can stay with a carefully selected host and choose from the wide range of courses available in Eastbourne.

In addition, the school can offer closed-group classes to students under 14 which are custom-made. Further information is available on request. 

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 their 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.

Contact Us

13 Silverdale Road
Eastbourne BN20 7AJ

+44 (0) 1323 729 167
Student Services Officer: Johanna King
Principal: Katie Wash