Melton College

FAQs: All

What is a mini-stay course?

Mini-stay courses are short group courses for closed groups. For more information head to our group courses page or search our FAQs

Do you have a Coronavirus (COVID-19) policy?

Yes, we do. We are constantly updating and making sure our policy is in accordance with the UK government guidelines. For more information, please follow the link to the government website at

How do I sign up?

Follow the link to our become a host page or contact our Accommodation Manager, Denise by calling 01904 622250 or emailing

What happens when I sign up?

Once for have filled in the applications forms, Denise will arrange to visit the room/s you are offering. If everything is suitable you will sign a formal agreement and officially become a host

What does a homestay host provide?

Requirements for providing homestay accommodation.

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When does the College require Homestay accommodation?

All year round except for 2 weeks over Christmas when the College is closed. Please note if the room is not available in July, August or September we will be unlikely to use that room.

Do you organise accommodation?

Yes, we provide Homestay with families in York or you can stay at our hotel, Bishop’s.

What is Homestay Extra?

All Young Learners and students under 18, are automatically enrolled on Homestay Extra. Homestay Extra includes homestay accommodation in local families, full board (breakfast and dinner with your family, and lunch at the College), a local bus pass if the family lives more that 20 minutes (1500m) from the College and airport transfers. For students…

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What is the Homestay accommodation like?

As a guest in Homestay accommodation you will eat with the family and be able to join in with family life.

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What can you expect from your Homestay?

Staying in Homestay accomodation means that you will live as a part of a local household. Please ‘Read more’ to see what to expect.

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Can I study on the Adult English Exam course if my level is below B1?

Melton College reserves the right to refuse admission to an examination course if a student’s placement test results do not meet the level required to begin the requested examination course. In this case Melton College would place the student into a General Adult English class at their appropriate level. Although our General Adult English courses…

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What is Bishop’s?

Bishop’s is our residence, next door to the College. Formerly York’s top Bed and Breakfast Hotel (winner the Visit York Tourism awards “Best B&B”), Bishop’s is now exclusively for the use of our adult students and families! Bishop’s has 14 en-suite rooms, including singles, doubles or twins, and family rooms (doubles with an adjoining single).

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What can you expect at Bishop’s Hotel?

Bishop’s is our residence next door to the College. Formerly York’s top Bed and Breakfast Hotel (winner the Visit York Tourism awards “Best B&B”), Bishop’s is now exclusively for the use of our adult students and families! See “Read More” for what is included…

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Who can stay at Bishop’s?

Bishop’s is available for adult students and families, where a child is accompanied by a parent. As well as single rooms, the hotel has a number of twins and double rooms so couples or friends can also stay – and take advantage of the second person discount!

How does the College look after the welfare of its students?

All Students Melton College places great emphasis on the welfare of all of our students, not just those under 18. If you need to see a doctor or a dentist during your stay, we can arrange this. If you have any problems, or are unhappy, about anything during your staff students are welcome to speak…

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What are the minimum and maximum ages for courses at the College?

General English A: 18+. General English B: 16+. Gold: 40+. Young Learners Summer 11-17. Young Learners Winter, Easter & October: 10-17. IELTS Prep: 16+

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What time is curfew?

When at Melton College, if you are under 18, the College will, in certain circumstances, make decisions on behalf of your parents. The College has decided that all students under the age of 18 should return home by certain curfew times. See ‘Read More’ for details.

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How far is York from London?

York is two hours from London by train.

How long will it take to get from Bishop’s to the college?

Bishop’s is directly next door to the College! Bishop’s garden leads directly to the College garden.

Will I have to share a room?

Student’s under 18 may be required to share a room with a student from a different language group.

How long will it take to get from my Homestay to the College?

All our Homestay Accomodation is within 3km of the College, and many are within walking distance.

How much will it cost to get from my Homestay accommodation to the College?

Bus passes are included for students on homestay extra. For other students, the prices for First buses in York are as follows: FirstDay £4.50, FirstWeek £17.50 and FirstMonth £55.00 (Prices for other companies in York may vary).

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My child is on a course at Melton College, what do I do if I am worried about anything?

We appriciate it can be stressful when your child is away from home, especially if it is the first time.

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What extra care and support is given to students under 18?

Although the welfare of all students is important to us, Melton College has a number of extra welfare regulations set in place for students under 18. Please ‘Read More’ for details.

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What does the College do?

Our aim is to help our students communicate. We do this by providing a caring environment where we know our students needs. We do this celebrating our history, our size and our location; making the most of what we can offer. Download our mission statement to see our aims for each of our courses!

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Does Melton College offer airport transfers?

The College can arrange airport transfers for students for a fee. The transfer service is included in the fees for students on Homestay Extra (only sundays, from given airports at given times) please ‘read more’ for details.

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What are the booking conditions?

The College has a number of booking conditions which you have to agree to on booking. Please ‘read more’ for full summary.

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What is the College’s data protection policy?

Melton College, York is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We take privacy seriously and take great care to protect your personal information.

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What are the rules of the road in the UK?

In the UK, cars drive on the left. When you cross the road, you should look right, look left and then look right again before crossing. Cars have right of way on the road and pedestrians should only cross at marked pedestrian crossings.

Where can I find places of worship in York?

In the College, students are invited to use the Prayer Room for private prayers. We would ask you to respect the privacy of students using the room for this purpose. Please ‘read more’ to see list of places of worship in or near York.

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