Pocket Money


The UK is moving towards a cashless society and many shops and visitor attractions won’t accept actual money.

The best and safest way to provide pocket money is with a prepaid cash card (most commonly Visa or Mastercard). You can set-up the card before travel and pre-load their pocket money by bank transfer. These cards are available for young children and you will be able to set spending limits as well as top up the card and monitor their spending from home. They will be able to use the card to pay in shops or take money from ATMs, just like a debit or credit card. If you wish, we can hold your child’s card safely for them while they are in School and issue to them for excursions and shopping trips. There are many different providers of prepaid cash cards across the world and you will be able to find the most suitable one for you.


Machine washable casual clothes and plenty of sportswear are best for everyday activities. Weather conditions are variable in British Summers, so it is good to bring rainwear and a warm sweater.

  • Jeans
  • T-shirts
  • Casual shorts and tops
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Trainers
  • Outdoor sports shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Set of smart clothes
  • Clothes for discos and garden parties  

It is recommended to bring sufficient changes of clothing as laundry is offered weekly (daily option available in case of emergencies).

Bedding and toiletries

Students need to bring two towels and toiletries (soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, hairbrush). All bedding is provided and changed once a week

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