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The Swanage Centre

High quality, full board accommodation for a variety of educational and recreational purposes.


The Swanage Centre Statement

The Swanage Centre is closely monitoring the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We are following the latest updates and advice from the UK Government Agencies and the World Health Organisation and updating our action plan accordingly. As the situation continues to change rapidly, our top priority is always the health, safety and well-being of our students and staff, on and off site. At present, the Centre is taking appropriate measures to protect the health of the school community and we will continue to keep everyone informed of any changes or additional measures. We understand this is a challenging time for everyone at the moment but want to assure our students, their parents and our partners that health and safety is of utmost importance.

The Swanage Centre

The Swanage Centre offers high quality full-board accommodation for a variety of educational and recreational purposes from September to June and occupies an elevated position at the heart of Swanage.

The Centre enjoys splendid views of the surrounding Purbeck Hills, the sea and the Isle of Wight and is just a short walk to the beach and town centre. The site is enclosed in 7 acres of private land and is protected by a comprehensive network of CCTV cameras.

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The Safe Friendly Location

Swanage is a gateway to the UNESCO Jurassic Coast and displays 185 million years of geological history. Swanage is one of the top seaside resorts in the UK, rated for cleanliness, safety and outstanding beauty.

We have over 25 years’ experience of welcoming residential educational groups and offer high quality full-board accommodation at a competitive price.

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Facilities and Accommodation for Education

Bedrooms are spacious dormitories sleeping 2 to 6 per room. A secure keypad system controls entry into the various different residential buildings and separates male and female dormitory areas. Single and twin en-suite rooms are also available at additional cost, subject to availability.

The Swanage Centre can tailor your booking to ensure it includes everything you need. You can pick and choose which of our on-site facilities you wish to use, subject to availability, or you can run a self-led course using our residential facilities.  As well as our wide range of on-site facilities, we can offer many optional educational modules and recreational activities through our local partners.

All our package stays include self service breakfast, lunch (packed lunch if off site) and dinner. Additionally, snacks and drinks can be purchased from our LookOut Lounge and shop.

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Accommodation and Bespoke Options*
These bespoke options can be requested with your full board accommodation. *

Academic Facilities

All academic and study needs are provided with over 30 purpose built classrooms each with interactive whiteboards. There are two high quality ICT suites, Wi-Fi connectivity in the main buildings, lecture hall, presentation rooms with projectors and two large meeting rooms.

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Student Welfare

Our permanent residential staff, who are clearly identified by their uniform and name badges, are available for 24 hour support. We also have a Matron and welfare team to ensure your stay is as safe and comfortable as possible.

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