Students at Weymouth English Centre

1. Enrolment

To book a course you can complete our online booking or print out the booking form and send it to us. We will then reserve a place and send you details of how to pay the deposit of £150. You should then pay the deposit within seven days in order to secure your place.

The rest of the course fees should be paid three weeks before your course starts.
Students by telephone box

2. Cancellation by the student

You have a legal right under the Consumer Contract (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 to cancel the Contract within 14 days (the "Cancellation Period") without giving any reason. The Cancellation Period will expire 14 days from the date of our booking confirmation. To cancel you must inform us by a clear statement. You may use the cancellation form at: https://www.weymouthenglishcentre.com/cancellation or send it by email or post. The cancellation is only valid when it has been acknowledged by the School.

We will not start providing services to you during the Cancellation Period unless you expressly request us to do so. You may cancel the course at any time before the course starts. The date of the cancellation is the date the cancellation is received by the School. You are advised to send any cancellation in writing. If you cancel the booking or do not take part in the course, the School is entitled to compensation for the work already done and expenses incurred. In calculating such compensation, expenses and work saved is taken into account. Cancellation fees are as follows:

  • more than 30 days before your course is due to start: £75
  • between 30 and 15 days before your course is due to start: 30% of the total fees
  • between 14 and 7 days before your course is due to start: 45% of the total fees
  • less than 7 days before your course is due to start: 75% of the total fees
If your visa is refused, we will refund the money you have paid us minus an administrative fee of £50 provided we receive the original letter of refusal from the British Embassy at least one week before your course is due to start.
WEC students

3. Medical information

Any medical, physical or mental conditions which might affect the student's stay in Weymouth must be disclosed in full at the time of booking. If any relevant information is not fully disclosed, the School has the right to send the student home at the student's expense.
WEC students

4. Replacement person

Up to the date of the start of the course the student may find a replacement student to take over his or her rights and responsibilities. The School has the right to reject such a replacement person if he or she does not comply with the requirements of the course or his or her participation would be in contravention of any appropriate laws or regulations.
If a replacement student takes the place of the original student, both the replacement student and the original student are jointly responsible for ensuring that the course fees are paid together with any additional costs incurred through the replacement of the original student.
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5. The course offer

The course is provided according to the description on our website for the relevant course town and course type. Any lessons or activities which are included in the package but not used by the student cannot be refunded unless the School incurs lower costs as a result of the non-participation of the student.
Our Director of Studies, also monitors each student's progress and will arrange for your child to move to a different class if your child and the teacher think this advisable.
Students playing minigolf

6. Notification of claims

If any part of the course is not provided as described in the brochure, the student should notify a course leader or our office in order that the matter can be rectified immediately. If the student fails to notify the school of any such complaint he or she is not entitled to any subsequent compensation.
Students at the disco

7. Responsibility of the student

Our course centre has rules which are designed to ensure the safety of the students at all times. The student must follow the rules of the school. If he/she fails to do so a warning will be given. If the student continues to fail to obey the rules of the school then the school has the right to send the student home at the student's expense. In this case the school will make reasonable efforts to contact the student's parents or legal guardians to inform them accordingly. It is the responsibility of the student's parents to supply full contact details in advance of the course.
Student Behaviour - If a student behaves in a disruptive manner, the school reserves the right to send the student home by air at the student's or the parents' expense. If a student engages in any criminal activity, he/she will immediately be sent home by air at the student's or the parents' expense, even if criminal proceedings have not been instigated by the police.
Timekeeping - All students are expected to abide by the rules laid down by the School and by the families. All students should be home by 22.00.
Alcohol - There are specific laws relating to drinking alcohol and visiting pubs in Britain. No-one under 18 years may buy alcoholic drinks. Young people aged 15-17 can only go into pubs if accompanied by a responsible adult. The School rules regarding pubs reflect these legal requirements.
Drugs and Illegal Substances - Any student found in possession of drugs or any illegal substances will be sent home by air immediately at the expense of the parents or the student.
Students on Weymouth seafront

8. Liability of the School

Weymouth English Centre, its staff, representatives and host families will not be liable for any loss, damage, illness or injury to persons or property however caused except where such liability is imposed under UK law. It is the student's responsibility to take out insurance to cover all such risks. We also advise students to take out insurance to cover any costs of cancellation or curtailment of the course.

Weymouth English Centre will not be held liable in any way if any service contracted to be supplied by them becomes impossible to supply as a result of any industrial or other dispute which is outside the School's control.

Students at WEC disco

9. Insurance

Students must arrange or already have medical insurance before the start of the course and must bring the insurance certificate with them.
WEC students on the Jurassic Skyline

10. Force Majeure

We will not be liable or pay you compensation if our contractual obligations to you are affected by "Force Majeure". Force Majeure means any event beyond our or our suppliers' control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all reasonable measures had been taken. Examples include warfare and acts of terrorism (and threat thereof), civil strife, epidemic, pandemic (including the ongoing effects of Covid-19) or any significant risks to human health such as the outbreak of serious disease at the course destination or natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes or weather conditions which make it impossible to travel safely to or remain at the course destination, the act of any government or other national or local authority, industrial dispute, labour strikes, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, chemical or biological disaster, unavoidable technical problems with transport and all similar events outside our or our suppliers' control.
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Weymouth English Centre
307 Alder Road
Poole BH12 5BH