Terms and Conditions (Residential Courses)
Terminology: 'DS' means Discovery Summer Ltd.
a) Your booking will not be confirmed until payment of the non-returnable deposit (£300) has been received. A booking is not valid until it has been confirmed in writing by DS.
b) Full balance of feees must be received at least 6 weeks before the start of the course.
It is your responsibility to ensure the student has valid travel documents and/or visas. See www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa
If a visa is necessary, DS provides a certificate of enrolment for the visa application.
If the visa is refused, the following refund policy applies:
The following cover is included in the course fees. Cover applies from the time the student leaves home before the course to the time he/she returns home immediately after the end of the course.
|Cancellation or Curtailment Charges||£3,000|
|Emergency Medical & Other Expenses|
|Emergency Dental Treatment||£500|
|Single Article Limit||£200|
|Valuables Total Limit||£300|
|Personal Money, Passports & Documents|
|Other Money & Documents Limit
|Personal Accident (Subject to Age)||£30,000|
|Overseas Legal Expenses & Assistance||£10,000|
*Cover applies from date of booking confirmation.
Claims: the first £50 of each claim is not insured. A claim form must be completed and a medical certificate may be required. Pre-existing conditions are not covered.
Any problem or complaint should be brought to the attention of the Course Director/DS Head Office Team immediately so that a satisfactory resolution can be found.
DS accepts students on the assumption that they are in good health.
DS nurses/appointed First Aiders will administer common, non-prescribed medicine such as paracetamol and throat lozenges as necessary, unless advised by you not to do so.
Each residential centre has access to a local medical practice. Any student may be charged for a consultation with a doctor or nurse.
In case of medical emergency, students are taken to the nearest Accident and Emergency department.
In case of illness or injury DS will follow the advice of the attending medical consultant/surgeon unless advised otherwise in advance by you.
Medical expenses may be claimed under the insurance policy (see 4 above). Pre-existing conditions are not covered.
a) Students are responsible for any damage they may cause and will have to pay the full cost of replacement or repair.
b) Promotional material – we take photographs and videos during our courses for promotional purposes. Please see www.discoverysummer.co.uk/privacy-policy for full details. Please advicse us at time of booking if you do not wish the student to appear in any promotional material by emailing [email protected]
c) If you have booked via a DS ETO/Representative, their Terms of Contract may apply to you, but we reserve the right to apply our own Terms.
d) All sports/activities/excursions are undertaken at students' own risk. DS does not accept liability for accidents or injuries except where its staff have been found to be negligent. If you do not wish your child to participate in any particular activity or excursion, please advise at time of booking.
e) Any student found in possession of unsuitable items will have them confiscated.
f) DS reserves the right to change or cancel course programmes without prior notice in the event of low numbers.
g) DS shall not be liable to you or the student in the event that any service becomes impossible to supply due to circumstances beyond our control. These circumstances include, but are not limited to, war, disease outbreak, natural disaster or terrorist attack.
h) We reserve the right to move a student to a different DS course or centre should we consider it to be in the best interest of the student.
i) In exceptional circumstances, in order to place students at their correct level, maximum class size may be exceeded. DS may also accept students who are marginally older or younger than our stated age ranges.
j) We reserve the right to take any fair and reasonable action we think appropriate should a situation arise not covered by these Terms.
k) On arrival the student will be asked to hand in their airline forms, passport, medication and all cash. A £50 damage deposit will be kept by the course administrator and returned in full at the end of the course providing no damage caused/keys lost.
l) Pocket money can be taken out at stated times (usually before excursions). We recommend £60 per week + £50 damage deposit. If extra pocket money has to be transferred during the course a £25 handling fee will be charged.
m) We strongly recommend students do not bring unnecessary valuables. Any valuables must be locked away or handed to the Course Office. We do not accept liability against theft or loss of property in our safekeeping or in any other locations (see Medical and Travel Insurance cover).
n) We reserve the right to search a student's room and belongings in the event of suspected theft or any other reasonable circumstances.
These Terms are to be read in conjunction with our Privacy Notice for Students and their Parents.
The safety and well-being of our students is our primary concern. Students who break British law, do not obey the course rules, who repeatedly misbehave, do not follow the instructions of the course staff or otherwise disrupt or adversely affect the smooth running of the course will be asked to leave the course immediately at their own expense and without refund of fees.