Travel Information

Students arriving between 9am and 6pm and departing after 11am from Heathrow or Gatwick have their transfer to CLAC included in the fees.

Any arrivals or departures outside these times will be treated as a private transfer and charged at the following rates: Gatwick: £130 Heathrow: £160 These prices are one-way and include a personal chaperone, parking and waiting time.

Preparing for your journey to attend CLAC:

  • A valid Passport or ID Card
  • A travel Visa (if you require one)
  • Your Certificate of Enrolment. You MUST carry this with you when you travel
  • A letter signed by your parents giving you permission to travel
  • Flights that arrive between 9am and 6pm and depart after 11am
  • Return airport transfers from Gatwick, Heathrow or Southampton
  • To inform CLAC of your flight details via the online form or email
  • To have paid course fees in full
  • To have checked the Student Handbook for a list of what you will need to bring
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Our course at Great Ballard is a language immersion experience with 100 hours of English each week, ultimate All Inclusive core programme, outstanding welfare and British students for natural language exchange.

Facilities include:

  • Heated outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Tennis courts, netball and badminton
  • Playing fields for football, rounders, and team games
  • 2,118 faculty members
  • Indoor hall for sports and activities
  • Art and Cookery Rooms
  • Themed events and international evenings
  • Drama and music workshops
  • Aerobic and dance classes
  • BBQs, discos, quizzes and competitions
  • Nature walks and treasure trails
Welfare and Safety

CLAC takes very seriously its responsbility to take care of all the children in its care…

Learning English

Summer language courses for 8 – 12 Year Olds at Great Ballard School


Topic based classes designed specifically for CLAC students and led by a professional instructor

A typical day at Great Ballard School

The CLAC day starts with a meeting so students know what is happening throughout the day. There are then interactive English classes all morning until lunchtime. In the afternoon students choose from the many activities, sports, games and local trips on offer. Evenings are for big events, famous CLAC games, parties, campfires and amazing activities that involve the whole course.

Dates and Prices 2020

Period Length Price Availability
5th July to 19th July [ 2 Weeks ] £2,780.00 Available
19th July to 2nd August [ 2 Weeks ] £2,500.00 Available
5th July to 26th July [ 3 Weeks ] £3,960.00 Available
5th July to 2nd August [ 4 Weeks ] £4,500.00 Available

Accommodation is full board with breakfast, lunch, dinner, break-time refreshments and evening hot chocolate. The food on CLAC courses is cooked on-site and is homely and plentiful. There are two hot choices at both lunch and dinner, a vegetarian option and a salad bar with bread and fresh fruit.

We are also able to cater to individual dietary requirements such as allergies and intolerances if notified in advance.

Bedrooms and bathrooms are separate for boys and girls. Students are placed with similar age groups and mixed nationalities in bedrooms from 2 to 6 students, in order to encourage new friendships and maximise English speaking.

All rooms are comfortable and clean with plenty of storage and hanging space for each student. Bathroom and showering facilities are well situated for easy access throughout the accommodation areas.

There are always enough facilities for everyone. Included in the fees is a personal laundry service and also bed linen, which is changed once a week.

The Activity Programme provides an opportunity for students to relax, meet up with their friends and practise their English through fun activities. Every afternoon after classes there are sports, excursions and events that make the most of what CLAC and the surrounding area have to offer.  The programme is designed to appeal to different personalities and to not only interest, but also include everyone.

Each evening the Social Team arranges group challenges and tournaments, as well as CLAC quiz nights, discos and parties to entertain and involve all of the Great Ballard students. There is always something happening for all of our students to be take part in. We also understand that some free time is desired and this is included in the programme.

CLAC, Great Ballard School, Eartham, Chichester PO18 0LR, situated in the heart of West Sussex in the small village of Eartham.

  • 5 miles from the historic town of Arundel
  • 8 miles east of Chichester
  • 10 miles west of Worthing.
  • Approximately 50 mins travel time from London Gatwick
  • Approximately 90 mins travel time from London Heathrow

Our nearest train station is Chichester with direct links to London Victoria.

Included in the Fees

  • 20 Hours of English Tuition per week: 15 Hours of English Classes, 5 Hours of English Plus
  • English Plus options: Film & Photography, Dance & Drama, Football Academy, Yoga & Wellbeing, Forest School
  • 100 hours of English immersion in total each week through classes, academies and activities
  • Full Board Residential Accommodation in shared bedrooms and all meals and snacks
  • Insurance covering cancellation
  • Return airport transfers from Gatwick, Heathrow or Southampton
  • Ultimate all-inclusive core social programme including local day trips
  • Full day excursions to London, Brighton or Portsmouth
  • Small classes taught by qualified and engaging English teachers
  • 1:4 Staff to Student ratio for exceptional levels of care
  • Maximum 15% of any single nationality (so that English is the common language)
  • Free WiFi, Course T-shirt, Certificate, Report and Photo Memories
  • 92% ‘Excellent’ rating by students in 2019
Great Ballard School Course Enquiry
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