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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 2018    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: 6 July -30 Jul, 13 July - 6th August 2018    Duration: 24 days
Accommodation: School boarding house - shared rooms
Fees: £5300


ICS Summer Courses

ICS English School Experience Programme

Topic based, each week there is a different topic. It means children will not repeat the same lesson or excursion no matter when they arrive and how long they stay with us. Children age 5+ will have an excursion once a week within school hours, connected to the topic they discuss during that particular week.

Sample timetables here:

For ages 3-4 years:

For ages 5-7 years:

For ages 8-9 years:

For ages 10-17 years:

Students age 11-17 have option to be residential or day student:

Students age 3-9 years would be located at the ICS Primary School located at 7b Wyndham Place, W1H 1PN, a 5 minute walk from Baker Street Tube Station.

Students 10-17 years would be located at the ICS Secondary School located at 21 Star Street, London W2 1QB, a short walk from Edgware Road and Paddington stations.

Accomodation for ages 11-17 is located 8 minutes’ walk away from Star Street campus, at University of London (UL) Residence. The residence is composed of 28 single rooms and 32 twin rooms. It has a large play room (table football, ping pong table… etc) and is also close to the Seymour leisure centre and other fun sports facilities for late afternoon and evening activities.  


Organisation: ICS
Location: London
Ages: 3 to 17     Start dates: 25 June -23 August    Duration: 1-9 weeks
Accommodation: Single or twin bedrooms
Fees: Non-residential £595 per week
Residential ages 11-17 £1195 per week


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 2 July - 24 Aug    Duration: 1 - 7 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - en-suite rooms
Fees: 1 week - £1800 (for 1 adult + 1 child)


Sedbergh School

International Summer School

Sedbergh School is an established co-educational boarding school founded in 1525.

This exclusive course is designed for boys and girls aged 8-12 (Juniors) and 13-16 (Seniors). For English lessons, students are divided into Junior and Senior classes, which ensures that they receive the correct level of English tuition for their age and ability. In keeping with the ‘boarding school taster’ experience and our wish to develop independence, teamwork and leadership skills in our students, all meals, lessons and activities are taken together. Sports, excursions and evening entertainment are also combined, allowing students to spend time with new friends.

 The course is small and friendly, and the village location offers a stunning and very safe location for an exciting summer. Each day is structured to give a true taste of boarding school life. With 22 hours of English lessons each week and student numbers restricted to 20% of any one language, opportunities are maximised to improve English language skills very quickly. Class sizes are small and a variety of teaching styles is used, including group language activities to ensure that students are engaged and learning effectively.

All students experience history first-hand during excursions to some of Europe’s oldest cultural centres and enjoy thrilling outdoor activities in beautiful British countryside. Through practical projects, educational trips and an exciting range of extra-curricular activities, students gain valuable skills, make lifelong friends and take away unforgettable memories.


Organisation: Sedbergh School
Location: Cumbria
Ages: 8 to 17     Start dates: 11 July to 7 August 2018    Duration: 4 weeks (two weeks minimum)
Accommodation: Single sex boarding houses
Fees: 2 weeks: £2300
3 weeks: £3450
4 weeks: £4600


Sedbergh School - Introduction to British Boarding Education

Introduction to British Boarding Education

Sedbergh School is an established co-educational boarding school founded in 1525.

Programme provides up to 55 hours of English lessons over two weeks. Students will be grouped by age, with Juniors (8-13 year olds) attending Language Skills sessions in the mornings and activities in the afternoons. Seniors (14-17 year olds) will benefit from a more rigorous academic schedule, with Language Skills in the morning and Study Skills in the afternoons. Classes will also be grouped by English language ability, to ensure that our native teachers can provide the best possible tuition for the maximum development of each student.

Language Skills sessions cover the four main areas of speaking, reading, writing and listening in an interactive way, using the latest teaching techniques for intensive English learning. Key aspects of daily life in Britain, such as British culture and social skills, will also be taught during the course.

For seniors, Study Skills sessions will develop students’ independent study skills, including revision, different reading skills and research techniques. Students will also participate in a number of Physics lessons and experiments, which will develop their scientific vocabulary as well as their analytical and technical skills and give them an insight into scientific education in Britain. These lessons will be extremely valuable for any students interested in taking sciences at a higher education level, and will support those working towards a Physics iGCSE certificate.

Sedbergh International Summer School is well regarded for its superior level of pastoral care. Students live together in comfortable boarding houses; boys and girls in separate houses. Each House is looked after by an experienced Houseparent and Matron, which creates a happy and supportive “family style” environment.Students live in mixed nationality rooms, normally of 2-4 beds. Houses are well-equipped with social areas providing games room, wifi and Sky TV.

Organisation: Sedbergh School
Location: Cumbria
Ages: 8 to 17     Start dates: 7 August 2018    Duration: 2 weeks
Accommodation: Single sex boarding houses
Fees: £2300


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 17     Start dates: Mondays from 4 Jun     Duration: 1 - 12 weeks
Accommodation: Day or Homestay
Fees: 1 week - £625 (without accommodation)


Taunton School - Junior Course

Academic Summer School - Junior

The Junior Academic course offers young students a fun and hands on learning experience. Specially designed to engage young learners, this course offers a range of stimulating learning experiences in English.

Class sizes are small (maximum 10 students per class) and students are taught by specialist teachers, offering a range of subjects from Art, DT and Performing Arts to Science, Mathematics, ICT and Humanities. Students will receive 15 hours of English plus 10 hours of other academic subjects per week.

Aimed at encouraging experiential and thematic learning, students will spend at least one afternoon a week outside the classroom on project work in the local environment. Fun, active and stimulating, this course will build confidence in communicative English as well as preparing students academically.

This course is ideal as a stand-alone course for students who wish to boost their English level and confidence or for those wishing to enter into the British independent school system.

Students also enjoy a busy activities schedule with sports, games, activities and trips leaving them with a British experience they will never forget!

Organisation: Taunton School
Location: Somerset
Ages: 7 to 12     Start dates: 30 June, 21 July    Duration: 3 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - shared rooms
Fees: £3900


Taunton School - Junior Multi-Sports

Junior Mutli-Sports

For all those active young learners, the Junior Multi-Sports programme is a must!

This two-week course features two hours of a different sport every day, from the more traditional sports of football, tennis, basketball, athletics, badminton and swimming to the less widely known sports of rugby, field hockey, cricket, rounders, fencing and netball.

Running alongside the sport, students have three-hours of general English classes where their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills are developed by our highly experienced and dedicated teachers daily.

Vocabulary learning is an integral part of the programme, with many new words associated with the numerous sports on offer being woven into English lessons.

There will be ample opportunity for students to take part in sports competitions during the two-week programme and to use the wonderful sports facilities that are available on our 56-acre campus, including two indoor swimming pools, fitness suite, tennis courts, sports pitches, squash courts, athletics track and all-weather hockey pitch and climbing wall.

Organisation: Taunton School
Location: Somerset
Ages: 7 to 12     Start dates: 30 June, 14, 28 July    Duration: 2 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - shared rooms
Fees: £2000


Wycombe Abbey - English + Activity

English Plus Activity or Tennis

This 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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