Living arrangements

Students  will only achieve their potential if they have their own personal space in which they feel physically and emotionally ‘at home’

NMSC’s Hall of Residence is located in the heart of Coventry city – just a few steps from the Belgrade Theatre and within easy reach of shops, museums,  cinema and cafes. Unlike boarding at a traditional boarding school campus, NMSC students – can explore with managed supervision -the cultural amenities the vibrant city of Coventry has to offer and learn the responsibilities that go hand in hand with the onset of adult independence. This experience is a valuable stepping stone towards university life.

For the younger students, NMSC offers the option of homestay with very carefully selected families who are accredited and overseen by Aegis, the Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students. Our host families foster a ‘home from home’ environment in which our students will be safe, happy and successful, and with total immersion in English language and culture our students will enjoy an accelerated development in English language skills.


All meals are included 7 days a week.

Getting to college

Getting to and from the Teaching Block could not be easier: NMSC runs a dedicated minibus service between the Hall of Residence and the Teaching Block. Students staying with homestay families are catered for on a case by case basis.

Hall of Residence

Parents can be confident that their children will be living in secure and comfortable accommodation, managed by one of the country’s leading student accommodation providers.

Located in the heart of Coventry facing the Belgrade Theatre, with shops, restaurants, cinemas and the world famous Cathedral all within walking distance.

Boys and girls have separate floors and each have their own high quality, serviced, en-suite bedroom. 
Access to the building is via a pedestrian precinct and is controlled by card access. A CCTV system is manned at the reception desk. The electronic card is also used for access to the studio bedroom. In the event of card loss a 24 hour mobile number to reception will allow access and lost cards are immediately cancelled.
The hall of residence provides a gymnasium, TV lounge, common room facilities, dining hall and laundry.

Each studio bedroom is cleaned weekly and all bed linen and towels are changed on a weekly basis. Post is delivered to the individual studio door and parcels are received and held at reception. Students have access to a kitchenette where they can make their own snacks.

Home Stay

We are delighted to accommodate our junior overseas students with carefully selected families in the local area of Coventry under the guardianship of Andrew Sutherland Limited.

Andrew Sutherland is the founder and Principal of Sutherland Education.  The Sutherland family have been providing educational guardianship services for over 50 years. Andrew’s commitment to the safeguarding, wellbeing and academic success of all his students, spurred him to found the regulatory body for the Guardianship sector, AEGIS, the Association for the Education
Guardianship of International Students; – Sutherland Education quite literally ‘sets the standard’ for guardianship provision in the UK. 
Homestay hosts provide a secure and caring environment where the students is:
1. safe
2. happy 
3. successful
We operate very clear lines of reporting to ensure that we respond immediately in the event that a student is feeling anxious or unhappy for whatever the reason. We make sure that beds are comfortable, food is of good quality and well provided and most of all that the hosts genuinely care about the well being and welfare of our students. 
Weekend activities ensure that our students do not feel isolated from their friends. We offer a variety of fun activities including drama workshops run by the Belgrade Theatre and sporting events. You can find more information about our co-curricular activities in the co-curricular section.
Please do not hesitate to contact us (using the contact page) with any questions or concerns you might have: we will be delighted to explain in more detail how our home stay works.