English school in
Hastings England Embassy English England

Our English school in Hastings is a great choice if you love to be by the sea. When the sun is shining why not swim in the sea or barbeque on the beach with friends?

Why you’ll love Embassy Hastings

With our central location, exploring is easy - walk to the beach or the historic Old Town from our mansion school in beautiful gardens.

With inspirational support from helpful teachers, plus lively social learning activities, your English will quickly improve.

Enjoy a family-style atmosphere, great value for money plus easy access to London and Brighton.

When in Hastings…
Enjoy a traditional English Sunday roast in Hastings Old Town

Facilities and highlights

  • Extensive programme of activities
  • Weekend excursions to other cities in the UK and Europe
  • WiFi-enabled
  • IT suite
  • Student lounge
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Games room
  • University application counselling
  • Attractive grounds
  • Cafeteria
Dining room of a host family home in an Embassy Hastings England
Living room in an Embassy Hastings host family home - England
*Although you may not stay in the accommodation pictured, you will stay in accommodation of a very similar quality.

Homestay (live with a host family)

Live with an English-speaking host and practise your English every day!

Distance from school

Maximum 35 minute walk or walk+short bus journey. Average journey time: 20 minute walk

Meals provided

14 per week (breakfast and evening meal)


Single and shared

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Local facilities

Nearest bus stop: 5 minutes' walk
Nearest shopping centre: 3 minutes by train
Nearest park: 1 minutes' walk
Nearest bank: 5 minutes' walk
Nearest post office: 4 minutes' walk
Nearest mosque: 10 minutes' walk
Nearest church: 2 minutes' walk
Nearest newsagent: 3 minutes' walk
Nearest café/restaurant: 5 minutes' walk
Nearest supermarket: 5 minutes' walk

Travelling around the town

On foot
Hastings town centre and the seafront are both within walking distance of our school.

By bus
Stagecoach runs a bus service in the local area.

By train
St Leonards Warrior Square train station is just a few minutes on foot from the school. Trains run regularly to/from Gatwick Airport, London Charing Cross and London Victoria.

Time out on the beach at Hastings Play crazy golf on the beach Hastings Cliffs, and Fishermans Huts Try Sea food on the beach

Cost of Living

We currently advise that students should budget approximately GB £100.00 per week. This will cover all basic transport, food and entertainment costs.

Sample prices (all in GB £):

Item Price in GB £
A cup of coffee (in a chain like Starbucks) 2.50 - 2.70
Can of Coca Cola 0.70
Big Mac hamburger
Hot meal in the school cafeteria with side salad, main course and dessert 4.00
Three course meal in a mid range restaurant From 16.00. Add 10% tip
Cinema ticket 6.00 - 7.00
Nightclub entrance 7.00 - 10.00
Bus 0.90 for a single trip; 1.60 for a day return
Taxi 2.50 minimum and 1.00 for each additional mile (approx)
Train Round trip fare to London is from 21.80 (off-peak)

Popular trips from Hastings:

  • Battle. Location of famous 1066 battle and the Abbey built by William the Conqueror
  • London. The country’s capital is a must see!
  • Cambridge. A beautiful university city
  • Rye. A lovely picturesque village with medieval, Tudor and Georgian buildings
  • Bexhill. Visit the outstanding art deco exhibition hall, the De La Warr Pavilion
  • Brighton. Beautiful Georgian architecture, lively social scene and home of the Brighton Pavilion
  • Bodiam Castle .Stunning medieval castle surround by a moat

No two weeks are ever the same, but here's an idea of what to expect:

  • Film night
  • Karaoke evening
  • Nationality night
  • Disco
  • Pub tour
  • Bowling
  • Castle + caves
  • Swimming
  • Tennis, Theatre, Football, Volleyball
  • Nightclubs
Battle Abbey near Hastings England Bodiam Castle, near Hastings, West Sussex, England Bexhill's De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, West Sussex England Enjoy trips to London - the capital Note: There are a number of activities available. Where there is a cost, this will usually be between £5 and £10 for local activities.
Weekend trips and other excursions are available as well, rates vary depending on destination, please enquire in centre for more details.

Finding our school

  • Approximately a 5 minute walk from St Leonards Warrior Square train station.
  • Exit by the main entrance into the car-park and take the walkway going uphill on your right.
  • Follow this path until London Road. Turn left down this road and walk for a minute or two until you see a large church on the other side of the road.
  • Cross the road, and walk up the hill on Pevensey Road, with the church now on your right.
  • After a few minutes, Pevensey Road forks: take the right-hand fork into Charles Road.  Almost immediately, this road forks again: you will see Embassy Hastings on the corner between Charles Road and Dane Road (look for the Embassy sign).
  • The main entrance is at the back of the building on Charles Road.

Centre Director

Reg Veale


Embassy Hastings Study Centre
Gensing Manor
Dane Road
St Leonards-on-Sea
East Sussex
TN38 0QW

Tel: +44 1424 464 820

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Some areas are accessible to those in wheelchairs; visual and hearing impaired students can generally be accommodated. In all cases, please notify us in advance so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

For enquiries and bookings, call:

+1 857 362-8976

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