Location factfile: Kings

In this factfile: ƒƒ Explore Brighton ƒƒ Explore Kings Brighton ƒƒ School facilities ƒƒ Local map ƒƒ Courses available ƒƒ Accommodation options ƒƒ School life and community ƒƒ Activities and excursions ƒƒ Clubs and societies ƒƒ Enrichment opportunities

Kings Brighton

Choose Kings Brighton 1 One of the UK’s most vibrant seaside cities 2 Hip and relaxed, with two universities 3 New “state of the art” city centre school Location factfile: Kings Brighton Explore Brighton

Also known as ‘ on Sea’ thanks to its cosmopolitan feel, Brighton is a creative and diverse city with plenty to cater for its large student population. It enjoys a great location on the south coast of , with easy access to London, and a beautiful national park — the South Downs — right on its doorstep

Key facts: Location: , coastal Population: 288,000 Nearest airports: , Nearest cities: London, Brighton Journey time to London: 1 hour

Brighton highlights

The beach and Palace Pier The i360 No visit to Brighton would be complete without a trip to the beach and Get an amazing view of Brighton and the surrounding countryside a walk along the famous Palace Pier. from 450 feet above the city on the .

The The North Laine and South Lanes The Sealife Centre This spectacular building was originally built The oldest parts of the city, Brighton’s Dating back to 1872, the Sealife Centre on as a Royal Palace. It features an exotic maze-like ‘Lanes’ are full of independent Brighton’s seafront is the world’s oldest design and eclectic contents from all over shops, cafes, and markets to explore. aquarium, home to over 100 species! the world. Location factfile: Kings Brighton

Food and drink Sports and leisure

There are hundreds of restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs in Try yoga or meditation — unwind after class one of the city’s Brighton — in fact, it is said that there is a different pub for every day popular studios of the year in the city! Learn to kayak, paddle-board, or try beach volleyball at Brighton There are a huge range of international cuisines on offer, from beach. French, Spanish and Italian to Chinese, Thai, Japanese and Mexican. Brighton is home to the club, Brighton is well known for its array of vegetarian and vegan Albion FC — attend a match at the impressive Amex stadium. restaurants, and many places are committed to sourcing For information about sports and leisure options near to Kings sustainable and local produce. Brighton, have a look at these websites: For information about eating and drinking in Brighton, have a look at these websites: ƒƒ YellowWave (volleyball) ƒƒ Hove Lagoon (other watersports) ƒƒ restaurantsbrighton.co.uk ƒƒ Brighton & Hove Albion (Local Premier League football club) ƒƒ visitbrighton.com/food-and-drink ƒƒ VisitBrighton (local sports and activities) ƒƒ cntraveller.com/gallery/best-restaurants-brighton

Entertainment, arts and culture Day trips and excursions

Brighton has a fantastic arts scene, which includes performances London — trains into central London run all day until late at night from globally renowned musicians, comedians and actors. from Brighton station, providing you with unlimited access to the UK’s buzzing capital city. Watch a movie at the independent Duke of ’s cinema — see the latest releases, as well as foreign language films and re-runs of Seven Sisters Country Park — situated in the South Downs National classics Park, the Seven Sisters Country Park is a popular place for many outdoor activities and is easily accessible from Brighton by bus. Go to a live music concert at one of Brighton’s many venues, such as Concorde 2, The Old Market, the , or The — the Isle of Wight is situated just off England’s South . coast, and is accessible via ferry from or Portsmouth. It is home to stunning scenery and beaches, and many artisan See some stand-up comedy at the , one of Brighton’s shops. most popular comedy clubs.

Attend one of Brighton’s renowned culture and arts festivals, held annually across the city. Choose from the Brighton Fringe, Brighton Festival, Great Escape Festival, or the Pride event. Location factfile: Kings Brighton Explore Kings Brighton

Kings Brighton is a state-of- the-art school with an on-site student residence and student cafeteria. It has modern, stylish décor throughout, with quirky design features and artwork to reflect

the creative city in which it is Kings Brighton’s striking reception area located. full of art and design, and communal seating

School facilities Bright, spacious classrooms Interactive white boards in all classrooms Computer Learning Centre resources On-site cafeteria Technology classroom On-site residence with en suite rooms On-site laundry facilities Free wireless internet access Reception and student services Outside dining area Science labs

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School address and contact number Courses offered Kings Brighton Compact Course 27 – 33 Ditchling Road Intensive Course Brighton IELTS Preparation BN1 4SB English B2 First T +44 (0)1273 443403 Cambridge English C1 Advanced School location English Plus Digital Marketing Kings Brighton is located in the vibrant Diploma of Intensive English London Road area just a few minutes’ walk Virtual tour and video from the main train station and the central Key dates Visit kingshub.online/kings-english/ North Laine shopping area. Kings Brighton is open all year except for Brighton An area that has long been popular the following public holiday dates: or follow this QR code amongst Brighton’s student population, Public Holidays 2020 London Road is known for its independent Friday 10 April (Good Friday) shops, entertainment venues and markets, Monday 13 April (Easter Monday) including the Open Market — the city’s Monday 4 May (May Bank Holiday) only covered market. Monday 25 May (Spring Bank Holiday) Kings Brighton on social media Also nearby is the newly regenerated Monday 31 August (Summer Bank Holiday) Level, an extensive park with eating areas, Kings Brighton on Facebook Christmas holiday dates 2020 – 21 cafes and a range of other recreational 21 December 2020 to 3 January 2021 Kings Brighton on Twitter facilities. inclusive Kings Brighton on Instagram Who you’ll meet Accommodation options Location factfile: Kings Brighton

Stephen Pilton Director of Studies

“I’ve worked for Kings since 2011, both at Kings Oxford and also for Student Houses On-campus Residence Kings in Malibu, USA. It’s fantastic to Our student houses are located within easy Our on-campus student residence at be part of a new, exciting project like walking distance of the school and offer Kings Brighton spans the top two floors of Kings Brighton and I really enjoy single rooms with en suite bathrooms. the school building, and is available meeting all of the students from This option is offered for students aged 18+ year-round for students aged 16+ around the world.” on a self-catering basis, with a fully- It has bright, modern single en suite equipped shared kitchen and communal bedrooms with shared student lounges. areas for relaxing. Meals are provided at the on-site school The rooms are single, with private cafeteria. bathrooms. John Murphy Enrichment and Local ƒƒ York Grove Student House Communications ƒƒ Springfield Road Student House Coordinator

“Moving to a new school can be daunting, but at Kings Brighton we Britannia Student Residence try to make your transition run as smoothly as possible to make you The Britannia Student Residence is located a 15 – 20 minute walk from the school, close feel at home here. We have a really to the beach and main shopping mall. hard-working team that strive to put It offers single, en-suite bedrooms, on a a smile on your face while you make self-catering basis, with access to Homestay Brighton your second home.” communal kitchen-lounge areas Homestay is a great way to experience It is for students aged 18+, and is shared day-to-day home life in the UK and with other students from schools and practice your English universities across the city Every homestay is carefully inspected by our accommodation team and checked on Sofia Huang College Liaison a regular basis Officer Homestay accommodation offers single rooms with shared bathrooms Half-board meals (breakfast and dinner 7 days per week) are included in the price

“I enjoy being the person at the front Download all Brighton accommodation desk to welcome everyone who factsheets and photo galleries here Phoenix Halls Summer Residence comes to the school. I can feel the Visit kings-english.com/brighton or vibrant atmosphere from our follow this QR code The Phoenix Halls Summer Residence is available in July and August for students students and also Brighton. I have a aged 18+ and is located a short 3 minute lot of opportunities to talk to our walk from the school. students and meet people from It offers single rooms with en suite different countries.” bathrooms, and a variety of meal plan options are available. Location factfile: Kings Brighton School life and community Take advantage of the wealth of extra-curricular opportunities available at Kings Brighton. These enrichment options are fantastic for both personal and professional development allow you to put your new language skills into practice outside class.

Social programme Clubs and societies Popular activities include: Our exciting and varied social programmes There is a wide range of clubs and Table tennis offer the opportunity to get involved in just societies available for all students to join. Chess about any activity you wish! This is a great opportunity to make friends Football From sports to cultural activities, visits to who have shared interests and develop Pub night , art galleries, concerts, or even your language skills within specific trips to another city or country, your free contexts or fields. Film night Popular examples in Brighton include: time will always be full of fun, friendship, Streetfood Cafe trips and adventure. English Through Arts and Crafts Weekend full-day trips to other parts of Yoga the UK Career guidance opportunities Student Council

All students also have Business and Current Affairs Club Fundraising, community engagement the option to get involved in a range of Model UN Club and volunteering career guidance opportunities. Life Drawing Kings is proud to support our official charity This additional support is designed partner United World Schools. specifically for students who are preparing Running Club Our students get involved in all kinds of for their next steps in life, whether that be exciting fundraising activities and events university progression, preparing to start a Additional weekly lectures throughout the year. new job, or even entering the world of We have a range of additional weekly There are also opportunities to get work for the first time. afternoon lectures and workshops that are involved in volunteering outside of Kings in Example options include — workshops or open to all students. the local community, which can teach you lectures; one-to-one university These lectures will be on a wide range of a wide range of skills, as well as being counselling; Special Interest Group (SIG) topics, from pronunciation and grammar, hugely rewarding options to exam preparation and local culture and customs.

Sample activities calendar Nationality statistics Kings Brighton Activities & Enrichment Calendar / September 2019 (Click the image below to view current activities calendar)

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Cambridge and other Fitness Class Football Beach Volleyball Devil’s Dyke Seven Sisters Zumba with Mon tours available over the 16:30 | Courtyard Cafe 16:00 | Reception 15:15 | Reception 15:05 | Reception 12:35 | Reception 11:05 | New Fit Studio weekend. Cost: Free Cost: Free Cost: Free Cost: Free Cost: Free Cost: Free

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London and other tours Welcome Tour Bowling Cinema Night Karaoke & Games Night Social Night in Ed’s Brighton v available over the 16:30 | Reception 15:30 | Reception 19:30 | Side Entrance 19:30 | Courtyard Cafe 19:30 | Side Entrance 13:00 | Side Entrance weekend. Cost: Free Cost: Free Cost: £8 Cost: Free Cost: Free Cost: £18 - £35

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Oxford and other tours Art Club Basketball Running Club KB News Team Football Historical Lewes available over the 16:45 | Art Room 16:35 | Reception 16:45 | Reception 16:45 | Reception 16:45 | Reception 12:00 | Side Entrance weekend. Cost: Free Cost: Free Cost: Free Cost: Free Cost: Free Cost: £7.20

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Stonehenge and other Yoga Life Drawing Business StartUp Swimming Club Film Workshop Seven Sisters tours available over the 16:45 | Room 104 16:45 | Art Room 16:45 | Room 104 16:45 | Reception 16:45 | Reception 12:00 | Side Entrance weekend. Cost: Free Cost: Free Cost: Free Cost: Free Cost: Free Cost: Free

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