Host Students

What is homestay?

Every year, many of our students stay with carefully selected local Homestay hosts. The experience for both can be enriching and memorable.

Students benefit from living with native people in a supportive home environment, practising English and learning about everyday life in their chosen country. You and your household, meanwhile, gain friends from all over the world, find out about other customs, cultures and cuisines, and receive a modest monetary reimbursement for your services.

There is no requirement for you to be a 'family' in the conventional sense: single people, lone parents, flat-sharers, and other configurations are equally welcome to apply!

Students are matched to households with great care, taking into account factors such as young children, pets and lifestyles. They will be expected to abide by your own customs and reasonable rules in all areas from cleanliness to curfew times.

We have students to host all the year round, with the largest numbers arriving for the summer months and during holiday periods. Whether you are interested in hosting for a few months a year, or full-time, one student or more, for short stays or long (many of our students stay for a year or more) - do get in touch.

If you are interested in becoming a Homestay host for Castle School, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Our requirements:

  • You are prepared to welcome a student into your home
  • You have a spare bedroom or bedrooms, suitable for both studying and sleeping
  • English is the primary or only language spoken in the home
  • You live within 40 minutes maximum by public transport from our school - preference is given to families who live closer.

Become a Homestay Host

Please use this form to contact us. The Accommodation Officer will be in touch shortly with information about current reimbursement rates, and more details about our terms and conditions.




Student Services

Student Services

Here at Castle School, staff can offer students help on: Welfare & Counselling, Passports & Visas, Insurance & Personal Security, Health & Safety, University Placement Advice and Airport Transfer.

Our Location

Our Location

We are situated a stone's throw from the main Brighton Shopping Centre of Churchill Square and a mere 10 minutes walk from the train station.

Accommodation in Brighton

Accommodation in Brighton

With both Home Stay and Self Catering accommodation on offer, you can find the right accommodation suitable for you. The average commuting time from nearby accommodation to school is just 15-30 mintues.

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