Independent Co-Educational Day & Boarding School for Ages 2 - 18. The Best of British Boarding by the Sea.


At Saint Felix we have a long tradition of welcoming pupils from overseas. Pupils come to us from a number of different countries including China, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Russia, the Ukraine, the Netherlands, Nigeria and Tanzania.

We are proud of the cultural diversity that this brings to the school. Integration of our international pupils into the life of the school, both academically and socially, is actively encouraged and achieved with help from the EAL department which provides support for pupils for whom English is not their first language.

Specialist language teaching focuses on developing EAL pupils’ skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing with the aim of building their confidence and enabling them to achieve greater success within their mainstream subjects. The level of EAL support varies according to the needs of individual pupils, who are assessed on entry to the school. Close liaison takes place between EAL teachers and other subject teachers, to give pupils the support they need across their subjects. Where possible, links are made between British culture and the culture of the pupil in order to make them feel at home and to demonstrate that exchanging cultural ideas is as important to us as it is to them.

Some of our EAL pupils' activities:+

EAL students pass Cambridge Preliminary English test
International Students visit Southwold/
Project International pupils' orientation
EAL pupils do pancakes!
EAL Pupils Visit Southwold Museum and Lighthouse