Locations and facilities

ECS is a complete, great and fun experience

— Mother of Guillermo, age 13, from Spain


Our Port Regis courses for 7 - 17 year olds take place at Port Regis School set in large, private grounds near the market town of Shaftesbury in the South of England, about two hours west of London.

At Port Regis there are separate courses for different age groups: 7 - 11, 11 - 14 and 14 - 17. Each group has its own accommodation, lessons, language quota, activity programme and excursions. This allows older and younger children to attend together while ensuring that supervision and course content are suitable for each age group.

Pupils eat, sleep and receive lessons in the school. Excellent facilities include a new academic building, three computer suites, tennis and squash courts, an all-weather sports pitch, two performance halls, a large sports hall and a 25-metre indoor heated swimming pool. The school has its own on-campus ten-hole (18 tee) golf course.

The pupils come from over 25 different countries with a maximum of 5 boys and 5 girls on each course who share the same mother tongue. This ensures that each course is fully international and that English is the main medium of communication.

Most pupils travel to the school via London Heathrow Airport. There are also good road and rail connections. Please see our travel page for further information.