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


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, £45 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: £105
Coventry / Nottingham East Midlands airport: £115
London Heathrow/Luton airports: £205
London Gatwick/Stansted/City/Central London: £235

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
United Kingdom