Students usually stay with a carefully-chosen host family, but for those who are over 18, we offer a modern halls of residence.

Host Family Accommodation 

Staying with a host family is a wonderful way to experience British culture, as well as a great way to practice your English speaking skills.  All of our host families are carefully chosen by our Accommodation Officer to make sure you are cared for and looked after in a safe and friendly environment. 

Host families will provide breakfast and dinner on weekdays, and breakfast, lunch and dinner at the weekend. If you prefer, you can also choose to self-cater. Please note that individuals, couples, and families with children are all considered to be host ‘families’, if you have a preference please let our Accommodation Officer prior to your arrival. 

Staying with a host family costs between £145 and £185 per week, this price will be less if self-catering.

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Student Residences (18+ years)

GC offers Halls of Residence about twenty minutes walk from the college. You will have a furnished single room with an en-suite shower and toilet. The kitchen is shared between five students, and common areas designed for you to relax with friends. Rooms are usually let for at least one year and students must sign an agreement to live here. 

*Please note that there are very limited spaces in the Halls and that they are owned by an external company. 

How to Apply

Please note – there is a £25 charge to register.

To apply or ask a question about the accommodation, please email:

or give us a call: 01242 532007

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Accommodation Costs

Homestay - All Students

Accomodation Type

Cost - £ GBP

Standard Homestay (single room, half board, weekly laundry) 150 per week
Standard Homestay with private bathroom 170 per week
Retainer for unoccupied room during Christmas and Easter period 30 per week
Self-catering Homestay - Limited families 100+ per week
Charge for accomodation services. 50 per annum

Halls of Residence - 18 Years+ only

Accomodation Type

Cost - £ GBP

Self-catering single room with private bathroom 125 per week*

*For the academic year the price of a room is £125 per week during term time, with a £250 deposit.