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Accommodation for your stay in Bournemouth

We make you feel at home.

Our welcoming and friendly homestay families are carefully selected and will help you gain a deeper understanding of the local culture and customs.

The school has several experienced Accommodation Officers who are always available to help students with any query or problem. When students are away from home, small problems may arise from time to time. These can usually be resolved quickly and easily. Students have the additional support of Welfare Officers who speak several languages (German, Russian, Spanish, Polish, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese) and offer a complete and confidential service.

Accommodation is either arranged in residence or with caring English families and many have hosted Cavendish students for a number of years. Hosts treat the student as full member of the household, eating together and sharing the common living areas. There is a 24 hour emergency phone number available for all Cavendish students and their parents.

All homestay will take place in the conurbation of Bournemouth, Poole, Ferndown and Christchurch.

Please note, during busy times, we cannot always send homestay details well in advance. We try to send detailed addresses of homestays one week before arrival but cannot guarantee that and, to be honest, don’t like doing so. There are several reasons for that, e.g. homestay hosts cancelling with us. Although, we always book a homestay once a booking has been confirmed, we know that homestays can and will cancel up until the day of arrival. If we were to tell you the planned homestay well in advance, we know that you will be disappointed on arrival to find out that your homestay has changed. Unfortunately, that is very common in Bournemouth. Therefore, we don’t like to give out homestay information prior to arrival and if we do, we cannot guarantee that the information will be valid until arrival day. Please be assured that you or your child will be accommodated with a homestay (if booked) in the conurbation of Bournemouth, Poole, Ferndown and Christchurch on the day of arrival. We just simply cannot say who exactly the homestay will be. As a parent you can see the exact address of your child by visiting our parents’ page on our website or use our app. You will be notified how to login either directly by us or by your agent. The Cavendish app, available for both Android and IOS, is also a great companion for students and can be download free from Google Playstore or Apple App Store.

Home Stay Accommodation

Hosts are carefully selected and closely monitored to ensure high standards are maintained.


Adults have the option of choosing between standard and executive hosts.

Executive hosts have the added benefits of a large en-suite room, WiFi access, TV and a glass of wine in the evening.

Students can choose between single or twin rooms. Breakfast and evening meals are provided Monday to Friday.

Breakfast, a light lunch and an evening meal are provided on Saturday and Sunday.

We will try to place our adult students within walking distance. If that’s not possible the school can be reached within a maximum of 30 minutes by public transport.


Students on the Junior programmes have 3 meals a day and will be accommodated with no more than 2 students per room (unless requested otherwise). There will be a maximum of 4 students in the homestay house.

Please note that meals on arrival day start with dinner and finish on departure day with breakfast.

Junior students on our standard programmes will be provided with tickets for public transport. Journey time will be no longer than 30 minutes to get from homestay to school (Please note that unusual heavy traffic is beyond our control and can make the time for traveling longer).

Junior students on our premium programmes will be picked up and dropped off by our coaches and buses up to 4 times daily. Our coaches will get as close as possible to the homestay for added security.

Typical coach/bus journeys for our premium students are:

  • Pickup in the morning from homestay, take students to school.
  • Take students back to homestay after lessons and/or day programme for dinner
  • Pick up students after dinner for evening activity
  • Drop off students at homestay after evening programme

Journey time greatly depends on daily changing local traffic/roadworks and will usually be between 15 and 45 minutes.

Residence accommodation


Residential accommodation is available all year nearby in walking distance. Please contact us for details.

Rooms are en-suite and have WiFi, TV, heating and telephone. Breakfast and dinner are included on request.


Residential accommodation is available throughout the summer and is in walking distance (approx. 15 minutes from school). Rooms are en-suite and have WiFi. Rooms are located within flats of 6-8 bedrooms and contain a common room. We use the residences of the local university called Home Park.

Food is included in the course price and is provided 3 times daily in our school canteen or a local restaurant.

Please note that meals on arrival day start with dinner and finish on departure day with breakfast.

All accommodation types:

Towels are included, except for beach towels in homestay accommodation. Cleaning of rooms is once per week. Change of bedding is once per week. A small bag of laundry (underwear, t-shirts. etc.) is included in homestay once per week. Residence accommodation offers the use of washing machines for a small amount of usually £2 per washing (amount depends on the residence and is approximate).

Can you host our overseas students?

We need homestay hosts located in Bournemouth and the surrounding areas all year round. You can earn up to £462 per week by hosting our foreign students or their group leaders.

Click here to find out more.

What Our Students Say

People at Cavendish School of English are very polite, friendly and opened to listen to your needs. Diversity of teachers helped me a lot to improve my listening and speaking.


First of all, I’d like to thank Cavendish School of English and our educational agency for the organisation of the trip. We were very satisfied with everything!

Maksym and Danylo