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Courses for Children Under 10

Caterham School - English + Soccer

English Plus Soccer - boys only

This is a special English Language + Soccer course for boys from age 8-17. The mornings are spent studying English with afternoons devoted to soccer training with professional coaches from Chelsea FC. Highlights of this course include a visit to the Chelsea ground at Stamford Bridge.There is also a full programme of social activities. The course is suitable for players of all levels. The course is based on the campus of Caterham School, located on the outskirts of London on a spacious campus with excellent facilities.

Organisation: Our World English
Location: Caterham
Ages: 8 to 17     Start dates: 9,23,30 July    Duration: 2,3,4,5 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - shared rooms
Fees: 2 weeks - £2550
3 weeks - £3750
4 weeks - £5000
5 weeks - £6250


Dragon School

SBC Oxford Summer School

The SBC Oxford Summer School is a wonderful introduction to boarding school life, based at the Dragon School in Oxford, one of the most prestigious prep schools in the UK. SBC Oxford is the perfect school for our youngest age group. The curriculum provides English tuition for all levels, meaning students of any level will develop during their time with us. For children with an upper intermediate or advanced level of English there is also a Summer Study option where children learn English through Literature, History and Science. Both courses include a range of afternoon and evening activities as well as two full day excursions each week. Optional activities inlcude Horse Riding, Adventure Activities, Art & Design, English Speaking and Drama. This course fills up quickly so book early to avoid disapointment. 

Organisation: Summer Boarding Courses
Location: Oxford
Ages: 8 to 12     Start dates: 16, 30 July    Duration: 2,4 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - shared rooms
Fees: 2 weeks - £2900
4 weeks - £5600



International Summer School

This prestigious international summer programme is run by one of the most well known independent schools in the UK.It has been operating for over 40 years and every year welcomes boys and girls from over 35 nationalities.  It is suitable for students learning English as an additional language and for those who are already fluent. As well as academic lessons there is a full programme of sport and creative activities and a six day "adventure programme" on the West coast of Scotland which includes climbing, abseiling and sailing the school's own yachts. There is a very high staffing ratio with one member of staff for every two students. 

Organisation: GISS
Location: Scotland
Ages: 8 to 16     Start dates: 7 July, 14 July    Duration: 24 days
Accommodation: School boarding house - shared rooms
Fees: £5300


Millfield - Glastonbury Campus

Millfield Junior English Language Holiday Course

The Glastonbury Campus is ideal for younger children who want to improve their English whilst making friends from all over the world and take part in a wide range of sports and other activities. The school is located in Glastonbury and excursions are arranged to local castles, museums and amusement parks. This is a residential course with 24 hour supervision. Special "academies" are offered in basketball, dance, football, golf, horseriding, badminton, swimming, tennis, cooking, young adventurers and music.

Organisation: Millfield Enterprises
Location: Somerset
Ages: 6 to 11     Start dates: 9,16,23,30 Jul, 6, 13 Aug    Duration: 2,3,4,6 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - shared rooms
Fees: 2 weeks - £2520
3 weeks - £3600
4 weeks - £4515
6 weeks - £6510


Moreton Hall - Parent & Child

Parent and Child Programme

This programme offers parents and children a unique chance to experience life in a UK boarding school, whilst improving their English and enjoying a range of fun activities. Parents receive 15 hours of English lessons plus a range of cultural, sporting and social activities. Children have 10 hours tuition per week plus an afternoon "Holiday Club" where they will join British children. There are lots of excursions for parents and children to take part in, both together and separately. 

Organisation: King's English
Location: Shropshire
Ages: 3 to 13     Start dates: Mondays from 3 July - 21 Aug    Duration: 1 - 7 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - en-suite rooms
Fees: 1 week - £1700 - 1800 (for 1 adult + 1 child)


SKOLA Gloucester Gate

6-9 Summer School

An award-winning English language summer school for children, combining lessons with activities and excursions to the most famous attractions in London. This is a non-residential programme which is specially designed for younger children aged 6-9 years old to embrace an additional language and encourages English learning through 18 hours per week of exciting activity based lessons in classes of maximum 15 students.  Students learn English through interactive and fun activities like storytelling or team games. Classes are graded by level with activities and play breaks appropriate to the age group.

Students are assessed on their first day. All students receive a certificate and a report at the end of the course.

The course includes a weekly excursion to a place of interest in London.

Organisation: SKOLA London
Location: Central London
Ages: 6 to 9     Start dates: Mondays from 4 Jun     Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
Accommodation: Day or Homestay
Fees: 1 week - £625 (without accommodation)


Taunton School - Junior Course

Junior Summer School

This Junior Summer School is a specialist academic preparation course for students aged 7-12. This course is based in Taunton's International Middle School using all their excellent facilities.  The teachers are qualified primary school teachers who have an understanding of the way that younger children learn and play. Students study a range of subjects and will take a Young Learners or International ESOL English exam at the end of their course.  There are trips and excursions as part of their lessons and a full programme of sports and cultural activities as well as integration with British day students.

Location: Somerset
Ages: 7 to 12     Start dates: 1, 22 July, 12 Aug 2017    Duration: 3,6 or 9 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - shared rooms
Fees: 3 weeks - £3600
6 weeks - £7200
9 weeks - £10,800


The Elms School

Pippa’s International Summer School

Pippa’s Guardians is delighted to introduce an International Summer School for overseas pupils aged 9 to 14 years. Students are offered a fully immersive two-week learning experience at The Elms School in the beautiful rolling countryside of Malvern, Worcestershire. All students will benefit from a personalised programme of learning to boost their English language skills, which will be taught by highly qualified and experienced teachers. They will also participate in an extensive range of sporting, creative and cultural activities, including tennis, cricket, art, drama and singing. Accommodation will be provided with a local British family (whose children will also be involved in the Summer School) and the students will visit some of the best historical and cultural locations in the UK, including Oxford University and Warwick Castle. This well-rounded experience will provide a perfect introduction to studying and living in England.

Organisation: Pippa's Guardians
Location: Malvern
Ages: 9 to 14     Start dates: 16 July 2017    Duration: 2 weeks
Accommodation: Host Family
Fees: £2874


Wycombe Abbey - English + Activity

English Plus Activity or Tennis

8This English Language + Activity course is suitable for boys and girls aged 8-17 who want to improve their English whilst taking part in a range of interesting classes and activities. there is also an English plus Tennis option. The course is based on the campus of Wycombe Abbey, one of the top girls' boarding schools in the UK. The school has excellent facilities and is within easy reach of London and Heathrow airport. 

Organisation: Our World English
Location: Buckinghamshire
Ages: 8 to 17     Start dates: 9, 23 July    Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
Accommodation: Single Study Bedrooms
Fees: 2 weeks - £2550
4 weeks - £5000


Wycombe Abbey - English + Theatre & Dance

English Plus Theatre and Dance

For four half days each week the course builds skills in acting, singing, dance and stagecraft. In addition, students have morning English classes in small groups of 12 to 15 and join our other students for two excursions per week as well as participating in the lively social programme every evening. One highlight of the course is a visit to a London Musical show in a West End Theatre. The English plus Theatre and Dance course is taught by subject specialist teachers and is open to all ability levels including beginners. The course is based on the campus of Wycombe Abbey School, located on the outskirts of London on a spacious campus with excellent facilities.

Organisation: Our World English
Location: High Wycombe
Ages: 8 to 14     Start dates: 9, 23 July    Duration: 2 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - shared rooms
Fees: 2 weeks - £2550


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