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Courses for Children Under 10

Sedbergh School

International Summer School

Sedbergh Summer School

Sedbergh School is an established co-educational boarding school founded in 1525 which owns and operates its very own International Summer School.

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 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 up to 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 the 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: 7 to 17     Start dates: 30 Jun - 10 August (weekly)    Duration: 2-7 (two weeks minimum)
Accommodation: Single sex boarding houses
Fees: 2 weeks - £2300
3 weeks - £3450
4 weeks - £4600
5 weeks - £5750
6 weeks - £6900
7 weeks - £8050

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Milton Abbey

Junior Summer School

Bath Academy Milton Abbey summer school

Bath Academy is expanding its well-established Junior Summer School to a fully residential campus in the countryside. Nestled in a wooded Dorset Valley an hour and a half from Bath, Milton Abbey is an historical boarding school which provides the perfect self-contained environment for young  students to study English and experience another side of English life away from the city. The nearby bustling towns of Blandford and Dorchester are beautiful places to visit, while the coastal towns of Poole, Weymouth and Bournemouth offer even more activities for excursions. We welcome students from all over the world, including both individuals and groups. Aimed at 9-16 year olds, classes have a maximum of 13 students per class, and all our teachers are fully qualified English language teaching professionals, vetted according to British Council and UK standards.

Organisation: Bath Academy
Location: Dorset
Ages: 9 to 16     Start dates: 7, 14 July    Duration: 1 or 2 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - single and shared rooms
Fees: £845 per week

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Sidcot School - Academic Juniors

Academic Juniors

Sidcot Academic Juniors summer school

Academic Juniors is ideal for children who want an academic programme where they can learn a range of different subjects. It is suitable for learners of English as well as those who are already fluent or native speakers. Lessons are very cross-curricular. This means that students in a history lesson may also be developing their skills in drama, design technology and geography. What is really great about this approach is that it allows students to put their learning into practice and to use their strengths in one area to support themselves- and others- in an area they are less confident in.

One of the special things about our junior programme at Sidcot School is the integration with local children. Sidcot run a holiday club called Shipmates for local UK families. Academic Juniors share many joint activities with Shipmates including lessons, sports and leisure activities. The gives Academic Juniors a unique experience to communicate and social with native speakers of English.

Each student has a personal tutor to support, encourage and celebrate. Tutors encourage students to set targets to achieve their personal best. Through praise and encouragement they help their tutor groups to see how far they have come and how much they can do if they continue to work hard. 

Organisation: Academic Summer
Location: Bristol
Ages: 7 to 12     Start dates: 6,13,20,27 July, 3,10 August 2019    Duration: From 1 week
Accommodation: School boarding house - shared rooms
Fees: £1150 per week

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Highfield School

Highfield Summer School

HIghfield Summer School

Founded in 1907, Highfield School enjoys an outstanding reputation and feeds the top senior schools in England; Winchester, Eton, Downe House and Marlborough, to name but a few. We take great pride in our academic success and our excellent scholarship success rate. The School is set in glorious 175 acre grounds in the countryside, only an hour from London and Heathrow Airport. The facilities are excellent, and there are extensive sports pitches, tennis courts, and a heated indoor swimming pool. Owned and run by Highfield School, the Summer School offers overseas students aged 8 – 15 years, a three-week taster of life in this real English Country Boarding School; it’s a year at Highfield in miniature! The Summer School provides English language tuition with experienced and qualified EFL teachers, academic lessons such as Science and History, professional coaching in a range of English school sports and a variety of activities and excursions.  Class sizes are small, usually 8-10 students and children receive 26 hours of lessons each week. All in all, three weeks of inspirational learning, adventure and of course great fun! The staff/student ratio is very high and the standard of pastoral care is outstanding. There is a limit to the number of speakers of any one language so it is advisable to book early to secure a place.

Location: Hampshire
Ages: 8 to 15     Start dates: 13 July    Duration: 2 or 3 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - shared rooms
Fees: £3750 - 3 weeks

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International Community School

The English School Experience

ICS London Summer School

ICS is a famous IB school located in central London and offering year round academic courses. They have been running summer schools since 1979. The English School Experience is a topic based course with a different topic each week throughout the summer which means that children will not repeat the same lesson or excursion no matter when they arrive and how long they stay. Children age 5+ will have an excursion once a week within school hours, connected to the topic they discuss during that particular week. The youngest children are taught at the ICS Primary School, close to Baker Street Tube Station. For nursery aged children, age 3-4, the focus is on creative and play-based learning and the development of communication and social skills. As well as using song, dance, art and construction, children also use drama and music sessions to improve language skills. Learners from 5-6 years old are encouraged to work collaboratively through project-led activities. New information is researched by using books, computers and iPads to improve language and communication skills. Older children, age 8-9, take part in exciting discovery-led activities, with a focus on communication skills such as reading and writing. Lessons and activities are linked to a weekly project. Students age 10-17 are based at the ICS Secondary School near Paddington Station. Learners build confidence and competence through projects and focused lessons, which include worksheets, questionnaires and research tasks.

Organisation: ICS
Location: London
Ages: 3 to 17     Start dates: 24 Jun, 1,8,15,22,29 Jul,5,12,19 Aug    Duration: 1-9 weeks
Accommodation: Single or twin bedrooms
Fees: Non-residential £595 per week
Residential ages 11-17 £1195 per week

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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: 8 to 12     Start dates: 29 June, 13, 27 July 2019    Duration: 2 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - shared rooms
Fees: £2250

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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: 8 to 12     Start dates: 29 June, 13, 27 July 2019    Duration: 2 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - shared rooms
Fees: £2650

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Millfield - Glastonbury Campus

Millfield Junior English Language Holiday Course

Millfield Glastonbury Summer School

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, horse riding, badminton, swimming, tennis, cooking, young adventurers and 'create'. The course is held on the campus of Millfield Prep Schoo which has fantastic facilities including a riding arena and climbing wall.  

Organisation: Millfield Enterprises
Location: Somerset
Ages: 6 to 11     Start dates: 7, 21, 28 July, 4 August 2019    Duration: 2,3,4,6 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - shared rooms
Fees: 2 weeks - £2725
3 weeks - £3895
4 weeks - £4885
6 weeks - £7050

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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: 8,22,29 July, 5 August 2019    Duration: 1-5 weeks
Accommodation: Shared rooms, all ensuite
Fees: 1 week - £1400
2 weeks - £3000
3 weeks - £4350
4 weeks - £5700
5 weeks - £7000

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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: 8,22 July 2019    Duration: 2 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - shared rooms
Fees: 2 weeks - £3000

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Caterham School - English + Soccer (boys only)

English Plus Soccer -

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: 8,15,22,29 July, 5 August 2019    Duration: 1-5 weeks
Accommodation: 2, 3 or 4 per room, with ensuite option
Fees: 1 week - £1350
2 weeks - £2650
3 weeks - £3900
4 weeks - £5200
5 weeks - £6500

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Abbey Cambridge - Academic Juniors

Academic Juniors

Academic Juniors is an academic, fun packed course for young learners. Abbey College Cambridge is located on an outstanding new campus in the centre of Cambridge. The College has modern classrooms, science laboratories, art studio, dining hall, coffee bar, basketball court, sports hall and boarding accommodation all on one campus. All bedrooms are single and ensuite.

Your child will learn in English and will enjoy lessons, sports and a Personal Best tutorial during the school day. The timetable includes a full range of academic subjects including Maths, English, Science, Humanities and Arts. Lessons are cross-curricular and differentiated for all abilities. The trips and activities fit into our weekly themes bringing the lessons to life. Your child will be taught by experienced primary school teachers who know how this age group learn best.

The course is suitable for native speakers as well as learners of English.

Organisation: Academic Summer
Location: Cambridge
Ages: 7 to 12     Start dates: 29 June, 6, 13, 20, 27 July 2019    Duration: 1-4 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - single study bedrooms
Fees: £1450 per week

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Dragon School

SBC Oxford Summer School

Dragon School Summer School Oxford

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 include Horse Riding, Adventure Activities, Art & Design, English Speaking and Drama. This course fills up quickly so book early to avoid disappointment. 

Organisation: Summer Boarding Courses
Location: Oxford
Ages: 8 to 12     Start dates: 15, 29 July 2019    Duration: 2,4 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - shared rooms
Fees: 2 weeks - £3000
4 weeks - £5400

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DLD College London - Academic Juniors

Academic Juniors

London Bus Academic Summer School DLD

Academic Juniors is an academic, fun packed course for young learners. This is a non-residential programme which students attend from 08.40 - 18.30 from Monday to Friday.

The timetable includes a full range of academic subjects including Maths, English, Science, Humanities and Arts. Lessons are cross-curricular and differentiated for all abilities. The trips and activities fit into  weekly themes bringing the lessons to life. Children are taught by experienced primary school teachers who know how this age group learn best.

The course is ideal for children wishing to get a taster at a UK preparatory school and get a head start over his/her classmates. It is an opportunity to meet and communicate with other children from a wide range of countries and cultures including native English speakers. 

After a morning of learning and fun your child can enjoy enriching afternoons experiencing London. What better way for your child to consolidate their study of the history of London than a trip to the Museum of London or the Tower of London? Or enhancing their science lessons with trips to the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum? Let London inspire your child while you work, study or enjoy your own time in London.

 

Organisation: Academic Summer
Location: London
Ages: 5 to 12     Start dates: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 July, 5, 12, 19 August    Duration: From 1 week
Accommodation: This is a non-residential programme
Fees: £900 per week

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St Mary's Ascot

Academic Discovery

The Academic Discovery and Academic Discovery Plus Programmes are Oxford Royale Academy’s most popular junior courses, offering younger students the chance to investigate a key question through a combination of fascinating classes and exciting practical workshops. Students will explore links between science and the arts, as well as improve key life skills, including teamwork and public speaking.

The investigation of a key question throughout the course ensures the programme is structured and that students can enhance their researching and planning skills. Practical sessions will maximise engagement levels and encourage students to formulate their own opinions, an important and transferable skill.  For the younger age group, the topics for 2019 will be 'Rise of the Robots', '185 days in Space' and 'Extreme Earth'. and for 11-12 year olds they are 'Designing a Better World', 'Stranded!', 'From Scene to Screen' and 'Self-driving cars and bullet trains'.

These programmes offer students aged 8-12 the opportunity to live and study in St Mary’s Ascot, a top UK boarding school.  The school boasts a swimming pool, theatre, tennis courts, state of the art canteen and more, alongside comfortable accommodation and many advanced teaching spaces.

Organisation: Oxford Royale Academy
Location: Ascot
Ages: 8 to 12     Start dates: 14,21,28 July, 4, 11 August    Duration: 1 - 3 weeks (up to 5 for 11-12 year olds)
Accommodation: School boarding house - shared rooms
Fees: 1 week - £1295
2 weeks - £2495
3 weeks - £3695
4 weeks - £4895
5 weeks - £6095

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Rossall School Juniors

Rossall Summer School Junior Programme

Rossall Summer School

Rossall' stunning coastal campus is situated on the Fylde Coast in North West of England. Just one-hour’s drive from Manchester and Liverpool airports. Rossall Summer School is designed to appeal to boys and girls from all over the world; situated on our traditional school campus where the students have plenty of space to learn and explore.

The juniors will benefit from a bespoke programme, where they will enjoy a variety of exciting activities alongside their English tuition. 

Accommodation is in a purpose built boarding house where girls and boys will feel comfortable and safe, with their live in house parents.

 

 

Location: Lancashire
Ages: 8 to 11     Start dates: 6,13,20,27 July, 3,10,17 August 2019    Duration: 2-8 weeks
Accommodation: Shared rooms in school boarding house
Fees: 2495 - 2 weeks
1245 per week for additional weeks

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Gordonstoun

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. There are academic courses in Spanish, Computer Applications or Literature with Creative Writing. The summer school encompasses the Gordonstoun philosophy of internationalism and learning through challenge. 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: 5 July - 29 Jul, 12 July - 5 August 2019    Duration: 24 days
Accommodation: School boarding house - shared rooms
Fees: £5500

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Downside School

English Plus Horse Riding

This course is a fully-inclusive programme designed  for children aged 8-17. It will improve your child's English, whilst offering them the chance to spend time practising the sport that they love, alongside taking part in other group activities and  excursions. They will have the chance to make friends from all over the world and experience new cultures in a safe, secure campus environment.  The Summer Course plus Horse Riding is run at the beautiful Downside School, near the historic city of Bath. Students will receive tuition at a locally approved stables in walking, trotting, cantering, jumping, hacking and horse management (according to level).

*Please note: all dates are Wednesday to Wednesday

Organisation: Kings Summer
Location: Bath
Ages: 8 to 17     Start dates: 3,10,17,24,31 July, 7, 14 August 2019    Duration: 1-7 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house, single or shared room
Fees: £1140 per week

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