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Welcome to Ovingdean Hall Our Mission

A very warm welcome to Ovingdean Hall International Language College. We offer a very unique experience for the broad cross section of international students who study and stay with us. Only minutes away from the vibrancy of Brighton City Centre, with the blend of endless and exciting leisure possibilities there, twinned with the distinctive campus life of the college, makes for an exhilarating experience to be remembered for the rest of your life. Set in beautiful grounds, surrounded by rolling countryside and sea views, our family of motivated and experienced staff work to ensure your stay with us at Ovingdean Hall is a rewarding one. Whatever course you follow with us, we have the latest language learning technology to assist you in achieving your maximum potential. I very much look forward to welcoming you personally to Ovingdean Hall. Sue Evans College Director

Brighton Brighton is a thriving, regenerated city, on the South Coast of England. The Brighton Pavilion, Dome and Pier, remind us of its Georgian Royal patronage and fashionability. Today, all major high street shops and brands can be found in the city centre, or in the seemingly unending winding alleys that form The Lanes. There are many excellent places to eat to suit all pockets, bars to suit all tastes and coffee and tea shops. The famous beaches come alive in the summer and Brighton hosts many events such as the London to Brighton Bike Ride. Recent and popular annual events, such as the Pride Parade and Brighton Marathon, add further colour to the streets.

Courses General English Intensive English Business English Cambridge Exam English TOEFL/TOEIC Exam One to One Mini Group

Classrooms Ovingdean Hall International Language College has something for everyone including General English, Exam Preparation, Business English, One to One and Mini Groups. We offer high quality classes taught by experienced and dynamic teachers. Our courses have small class sizes in large, bright classrooms boasting the latest in language learning technology. Whether you’re looking for a vacation with a difference or to pass an exam with top grades, Ovingdean Hall College has the course for you! The College utilises blended learning, which is regarded as the future of successfully acquiring a new language. We use full IT facilities and additional interactive, dynamic conversational techniques to enhance the academic experience.

We have a newly equipped state of the art study centre with full internet and wi-fi access, interactive SMART boards and both communal and individual table layouts.

Campus Ovingdean Hall nestles among the rolling downs of the East Sussex coastline, in the village of Ovingdean. The expansive campus has grown over the years and occupies 21 acres. It includes a collection of buildings that form and join the main Hall, as well as separate blocks of residential accommodation. The campus is accessed by its own private sweeping tree-lined driveway past the original gatekeeper’s lodge and up a gentle incline to the splendid Hall itself. The entrance enjoys a spectacular south-facing vista of the surrounding countryside and English Channel. Oh is the only campus based language college in Brighton.

The is the vibrant social centre of Ovingdean Hall. It occupies its own building and houses an internet cafe, a lounge and leisure facilities for everyone studying there. As a multicultural environment, it is an ideal place to socialise, have a drink and snack. There are flat screen TVs, pool tables, games consuls, magazine sand sofas to lounge around on, all in a visually stimulating environment. It is the place where students from all over the world meet and ‘chill’.


A fully heated indoor swimming pool has been newly refurbished for students to use.


Ovingdean Hall has a full facility theatre with collapsible seating, stage, lighting and sound consul.


Sport Central to the total campus experience at Ovingdean Hall College are the sports facilities for both residential and Home Stay students.

Students’ every need is catered for at Ovingdean Hall. As a newly refurbished facility, it has clean and spacious accommodation for over 300 students on campus, in addition to which it also offers a Home Stay option.

Dining Hall

Football, Basketball & Table Tennis

The on-site Dining Hall serves breakfast, brunch and dinner. In addition, there is also a cafe on site. The fare is international in scope and flavour, we have taken great care to present balanced international healthy options for the students.

Welfare Ovingdean Hall College is a secure campus with two full time guardians on duty at all times.

A full-size, all weather 5-a-side football/basketball pitch, is used for local leagues and residents of the college. Collapsible table tennis tables, bats and balls are available for use in the GYM.

Near & Far


Access & Transportation

Ovingdean Hall is accessed by the seafront road, at the Ovingdean Roundabout, on the A259 from either Rottingdean from the east and Brighton City Centre from the west. The College is well served by local bus routes and taxi services, in addition to which, Oh offers a dedicated shuttle service to the major local travel hubs, typically Gatwick Airport and Brighton main line Railway Station, as well as access to the Brighton City Centre itself.

Orientation London and all that the capital has to offer can be effortlessly accessed from Brighton and is only 50 minutes away by train. It arrives at Victoria Station, from where all interesting areas can be reached either by taxi, bus or tube.

Did you know Ovingdean Hall is a listed building that was originally built by Nathaniel Kemp and called Ovingdean House in 1792? Its distinctive period doorway has been incorporated in to the new visual identity of Ovingdean Hall International Language College, creating a highly recognisable icon. Over the years the Hall has been a private residence, a school for Young Gentlemen, has housed both Crimean and Napoleonic prisoners of war, has played host to Commonwealth forces and has latterly been a school for the hard of hearing. Established in 2011, Ovingdean Hall International Language College has been set up specifically to provide a first-class learning environment for visiting international students. Continuing with the educational heritage of the site, we encourage academic excellence but also want our students to enjoy a culturally and socially enhancing experience.

Total Experience

Ovingdean Hall International Language College Greenways Ovingdean Brighton East Sussex BN2 7BA United Kingdom T: +44 1273 305877 W:

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