Welcome to Westbourne Academy!
Bespoke group bookings
Westbourne Academy are delighted to welcome bespoke groups. If you have a group of students interested in joining English Language classes, together with pre-planned activities and excursions. Please do not hesitate to contact us!
Why choose Westbourne Academy?
- There are weekly meetings for all under 18 students to check they are happy and enjoying their stay because we have their welfare and safety as a priority.
- High standards of supervision and student welfare.
- Social activities and excursions arranged by Westbourne Academy staff.
- Classes with other students in their age group and language level making it easy for them to make friends and practise their English or a closed class group.
- 24 Hour Emergency phone number with a friendly Designated Safeguarding staff member that students can contact if they have a problem.
- Carefully selected police checked Homestays (for students under 18 years old) with experience of hosting students.
- Exciting social programme available with a wide variety of activities to suit all interests.
We are old friends of Westbourne Academy and we have been visiting them for many years now, but this time everything was a little bit different and even more special since it was the first time to go again after the pandemic. Being in contact with Mr. Mark Halls was a pleasure because he helped us to plan and materialise the project. We were working together for several months to set everything ready and make the experience possible for the students. Even at the last minute, we had a problem with a student who couldn't fly there and they made the process very easy to restructure the group. We were a large group, the largest ever, and everyone was really happy to have the opportunity to live such a great experience. When we arrived at Westbourne Academy, everything was arranged, the host families were coming to pick up the students, and they were going to meet for the first time. The students were exhausted from visiting London for three days and nervous to discover their host families. But as the hours and days were passing, they were becoming more relaxed and confident. Starting classes on Monday morning was a difficult time for them, but as soon as they met all the team working there, they felt comfortable. The teachers were helpful and they learnt useful things at their classes. Having classes all morning was fantastic, since they were well organized and very didactic. Lunch time was also fun, they enjoyed the meals and the time together. During the afternoons we visited Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole, Corfe and Salisbury. Then the students enjoyed dinner with the families and practised their English. In the evenings and with the helpful work of the team at the Academy, they had fun bowling and going to Laser Quest together. The nine days we were in England ran extremely fast and we wished we could have stayed there for another week, but it was time to go back home to Spain. We want to thank all the members at Westbourne Academy, the organization of the time we spent and the activities we did there and their warm welcome. We are already looking forward to visiting you again next year!
Back in Switzerland, our students in year 9 and 10 at Ecole du Valentin, Lausanne, have recently completed their language learning course in your school, and they say that it was a very interesting experience for them. The course was intensive and focused on helping them to improve their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in the language. The course was structured around a comprehensive curriculum. The students were well impressed by a range of learning materials, such as textbooks, audio recordings, and practical resources. The classes were taught by experienced and qualified teachers who were passionate about helping students to succeed. What our students appreciated most about the course was the emphasis on real-life communication. The teachers created an immersive environment where they were encouraged to use the language in practical and meaningful ways. This not only helped them to improve their language skills but also boosted their confidence and self-esteem. Overall, they would highly recommend this language learning course to anyone looking to improve their language skills. It provided them with a supportive and engaging learning environment, practical language skills, and a new appreciation for British culture. They are absolutely convinced that Westbourne Academy Bournemouth is a great opportunity for language learners who are looking for a high-quality language school in a beautiful and lively location.
Facilities & Teaching
Where We Are Based
31 Alumhurst Road, Westbourne, Dorset, BH4 8EN, UK.