A: I’m originally from Brazil but I am also half Italian. I heard about BCS from a friend of mine from Italy called Tommy who was currently at the school. I wanted to go somewhere where I already knew someone and I loved the fact that the beach was so close.
A: He talked a lot about BCS and how nice the environment was. He told me everyone was really welcoming and had made some really great friends. That stood out for me a lot and when I arrived, I realised it was true.
A: I would say it was hard for maybe 30 minutes when my parents left and then I had a boarding meeting where I started to make friends that I’m still really good friends with today. I was welcomed and easily fitted in. The school day was easy to join in with, especially since I knew Tommy, and I quickly became friends with the people he spent time with.
A: It literally feels like home, its so comfortable and fun being in boarding - it's like having a second family, especially with the boarding parents too. Miss Cunningham, who's also my Textiles teacher, treats me like a daughter!
"I will never forget my amazing experience boarding at BCS. I’ve made so many friends, met so many people from different places and made lots of unforgettable memories."
A: I don’t know how I will cope going from living and seeing my friends everyday to being more independent at University. I will miss it so much!
A: I hope to go to London College of Fashion to study fashion or design management. I’m excited as I have lots of friends in London from home, boarding and school. I have already received offers from the University of Southampton and the University of Nottingham for next year but I still have time to make a decision.
A: They like how much support I receive; they always say I have an amazing opportunity to get 1:1 lessons everyday which give me so much help. My teachers always update my parents on how I am doing. They are so happy with the relationships I have made with my teachers and boarding and are pleased with how I’m doing in my subjects.
A: I take Photography, Business and Textiles. There’s a lot of support from teachers, Miss Cunningham and Ms Harris are always there to help me, even on weekends so I can use the photography classroom and art supplies I need whenever I want. In business we get clinics for extra support and its really helpful. All my teachers are really supportive in every way.
A: I can't say that they are all my favourite! It would be impossible to choose as I have an amazing relationship with all of my teachers.
If I had to choose...in Photography it’s just Oci and I; the relationship we have with Mr Coulter and Miss Harris is fantastic, I never thought I’d have a relationship like that with my teachers. And Miss Cunningham of course, whatever happens with us we know that we can count on her, she always there looking out for and taking care of us. They are the best.
Mrs Coulter, who is the Headteacher, makes so much time for our Business class even though she has the whole school to take care of. She has helped me learn and understand the subject so much and always has time for extra clinics if we need help. Mrs Wintrip, I love her lessons, they’re so funny. I must mention Ms Wilson as well. She is always there for our form group, and I will miss her a lot.
A: Its definitely colder than Brazil, especially in the winter, so bring a coat! But it’s worth it to be close to the beach and in such a nice area. Even in the winter, being so close to the beach adds so much, you can go sit on the cliff or go for a walk and look at the waves, it's amazing. Everyone is so nice, you will make so many friends.
A: Welcoming, comfortable, and homely. Just amazing!
A: Making friends so easily and being able to go out to the beach after school. It was my first time boarding and so it was a big change. I didn't think it would be this easy but I made friends so easily with Oci, Maddie and everyone, we became so close in weeks. I have so many great memories its too hard to choose.