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Taunton Residential Accommodation

Sunday July 3rd - Saturday July 30th, 2016

Residential accommodation at The Devon School of English


Houses & Rooms

Queen's College has 4 houses for accommodation: School House and Channon House for boys, and Hutton and Cotlake House for girls. The maximum number of students we can accommodate is approximately 150.

All of the houses have well-appointed dormitories with between 2 and 6 beds. Single rooms are also available. Each student has wardrobe and drawer space and a lockable cupboard. Students are advised to leave expensive items in the school safe. Towels and bed linen are provided and are changed weekly.

There is free wi-fi access in each residential house. Every student is given a 24-hour emergency number which they or their parents can call. We advise students to telephone their parents once they have arrived at the college to assure them that they have arrived safely and well. 

The three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are taken in the large, light and airy dining hall. There is a choice of meals every day plus a vegetarian option and we also cater for other dietary requirements, for example no pork, gluten and lactose free. Food is freshly prepared in the school kitchen. Packed lunches are provided for excursions and transfers. Menus offer a varied, balanced, healthy and tasty diet, with produce supplied from local farmers and butchers.

The Dining Hall at Queen's College


There is also a Tuck Shop, offering the students a variety of snacks, sweets, soft drinks and water, which is open to students at break times and lunch times.


Safeguarding, Supervision & Security

Safeguarding, supervision and security are certainly the major concerns of parents sending their children to England, maybe for the first time, and we, at The Devon School, give these matters absolutely top priority.


We make sure that parents can feel confident about sending their child to study with us. All of our activities are closely supervised by our managers, teachers and activity leaders. 


All staff will have undergone Safeguarding training and will all have been checked using the DBS (Police checks) service for Enhanced Disclosure as they are working with under 18s. We follow a Safe Recruitment Policy meaning that, together with the above, 2 references are obtained for each member of staff and all "holes" in CVs are scrutinised during the interview process.The staff have a rigorous Code of Conduct which they must follow and the whole campus is smoking and alcohol free.


Students must take part in our full activity programme and are not permitted to go off on their own. House parents monitor and provide pastoral care for students when they are in their residential houses. Managers oversee the supervision of unaccompanied students (students who have not come with a group) during excursions and break times in school.


Staff are always on hand to deal with any individual problems or requests. Our Anti-Bullying Code (ABC) means that everyone can be sure that they will enjoy their time at Queen's free from intimidation.


On the first day of school, students are given a personal identity card with an emergency telephone number which can be contacted 24 hours a day - +447920 108602. Students also receive a brightly-coloured wristband to wear which also shows this emergency telephone number.

Team wristbands The Devon School of English


Before arrival, students will receive their personal Welcome Pack, explaining exactly what to expect during their stay. You can download a Welcome Pack here. 

Students at the Devon School of English