Junior Accommodation and Welfare

Host Family Accommodation

Severnvale has a dedicated Accommodation and Welfare Officer who personally recruits and regularly visits our host families. We take the welfare of the students that visit us very seriously and have rigorous recruitment processes in place. All our hosts are native-level English speakers.

The families provide all meals for the students, and are required to be present in the house when the students leave and return each day during the programme. They will also meet the coach on arrival in Shrewsbury for the transfer from the coach to their family home. The majority of the families have many years of experience hosting with Severnvale. Our Accommodation and Welfare Officer liaises closely with the hosts throughout the course.

Homestay Accommodation £205 per week

Dietary options (gluten free, dairy/ lactose free) £40 per week


Accommodation – University Residence, Shrewsbury (ages 16-17 only) **New for 2021**

Learn to Live Independently:

  • Students learn the daily routine of independent living within self-catering accommodation.
  • 24/7 on-site residence welfare support team members to assist students.
  • Daily meals – weekly menu and ingredients provided. Students learn to be self-sufficient, preparing their own breakfast, lunch and dinner with support from the residence welfare support team.
  • Evening activities: including cooking lessons, town tour, film and quiz nights.

Single rooms include:

  • En-suite shower room,
  • Kitchen and dining area, shared with other international course attendees; Fridge, freezer, microwave, kettle and toaster
  • Wardrobe, bedside cabinet, study desk and bookcase

Fantastic Location: Central Shrewsbury – under 5 minute walk to Severnvale Summer Academy @ University

Centre Shrewsbury.

     University Residence: £250 per week

    Key Welfare Aspects

    Severnvale adheres to a strict policy of staff to student ratios at all times during lessons and on excursions.

    Severnvale will provide a private shuttle bus that will pick up the students at the beginning of the day and drop the students back near to their host families at the end of the day ensuring that no student needs to use public transport or walk long distances.

    In the event that any student or school leader requires help or assistance at any time, there is a 24/7 emergency helpline that is monitored by the Academy senior management team throughout the duration of the course.

    A qualified first aider is always present and on hand during lessons and excursions.

    Airport transfers

    Prices are one way from/to the airport, but they can be shared by students who book their courses together.
    Please note that for students under 16, £38 must be added to the transfer price to cover the driver waiting costs – by law the driver must stay at the airport until the plane has taken off.

    Birmingham / Manchester / Liverpool airports: £95
    Coventry / Nottingham East Midlands airport: £110
    London Heathrow/Luton airports: £195
    London Gatwick/Stansted/City/Central London: £225

    All of our students stay in homestay accommodation with host families

    • We work with trustworthy and reliable host-families
    • Many of whom have been hosting with Severnvale Academy for a number of years
    • Accommodation is guaranteed to be appropriate for the students’ needs, clean and of a high standard
    • Access to a desk/study area
    • Allergy.dietary requirements/specific requests are met where possible
    • Students receive information about the home and family before arrival
    • Daily meals included: Breakfast, packed lunch (Monday-Saturday), Sunday lunch and evening meals
    What benefits are there to staying with a host family?

    • Being welcomed and included as part of the family throughout their stay
    • Being looked after and cared for in a safe and friendly environment
    • Experiencing English family life, cuisine and culture
    • Joining in activities and social events with the family on Sundays and during other “free-time”
    • Practising English language outside of the classroom in “real-life” situations
    • Having a single or shared room (with student of a different nationality)
    • Laundry included
    • Private shuttle bus to and from the Academy included
    Welfare and Safety

    We take great care to ensure the welfare and safety of our students at all times

    • All our staff are qualified, trained and have official clearance to work with juniors or vulnerable adults
    • All Severnvale staff receive activity and excursion training
    • Specialist external supervision where necessary (e.g. canoeing and climbing)
    • Self-contained Campus ensures that all students are known personally to all staff
    • Trained staff are available to help at any time
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    25 Claremont Hill
    SY1 1RD
    United Kingdom