What is the student to monitor/teacher ratio?
We work on a 1:10 ratio
Where are the boarding students accommodated? How many students share a room?
We have 2 boarding houses at the school called Drake and Blake house. These have a selection of single, twin and triple bed rooms, with a mixture of ensuite, ‘Jack and Jill’ bathrooms or shower blocks.
Room distribution is usually based on gender, age and, ensuring a good mix of nationalities and maintaining the international feel of the camp. If a family expresses a wish for campers to be roomed together, that can be accommodated.
Is there a laundry service included in a Boarding House?
Yes, all our residential campers have a weekly laundry service, and a laundry bag will be provided on arrival to store their dirty clothes.
Are there any other additional costs we need to consider?
Our camp is fully inclusive, so there is no need to spend anything extra. There is an option for additional private lessons in Languages, Maths and Swimming which would happen in the free time after activities and before dinner.
Which airport should my child fly to?
Transfers are available on arrival and departure from London Heathrow or Gatwick airport.
How many children are in each language class?
Language classes are 1:10
Activity sessions ratio will vary based on the activity in sports groups, but it will always be low.
Which language will the students speak during the program?
The official language of the camp is English. However we do offer French as one of our morning options.
How much pocket money should be given, and is there somewhere safe to store it?
We propose between £25-£50 per week depending on age and if they might want to buy small gifts for their return. Children will have the opportunity to spend money on excursions and town visits.
Can my child pick their roommates?
Our team oversees the allocation of rooms based on gender and age while also considering the campers' well-being. We listen and make every effort to accommodate everyone.
Can my child bring their own snacks?
Due to possible allergies, we ask that campers do not bring their own snacks, unless it is for specific dietary requirements, in which case please let the staff know before arrival.
Can campers call home? Can parents call campers?
Yes our campers can call parents in their free time after activities, and we have boarding department phones they can use to make or receive calls from parents if they don't have their own.
What should my child bring to day camp?
Each day camper should bring the following items in a backpack: filled water bottle, sunscreen, swimsuit, and towel, good sports shoes and a waterproof jacket.
Can my child bring electronic devices?
We ask all campers to leave their mobile devices in their rooms during lessons and activity sessions. They can use them during free time and after dinner, but we will request that they are put away over night and looked after by the boarding team. Seniors, over 16 years, can keep their mobile device over night if they are responsible enough and parents allow.
It is suggested that students do not bring any valuables to camp such as iPods, consoles, video games, or other electronic devices. If they do the boarding team will collect them on the day of arrival to encourage the child's socialisation with the rest of their classmates and prevent using these devices and isolating themelves from the group.
How will the language level be established? Is it necessary to take a test?
A simple questionnaire will be sent to all students before arrival. Groups will then be formed according to level and age (beginners, intermediate and advanced), reviewed within the first day to make any necessary changes. Each student will receive a Student Report at the end of their stay with us.
Is it possible for my child to participate if he or she is not a student at Reddam house?
Yes, students from all over the world are welcome to our Summer School. We encourage the international sharing of experiences.