Dicker, home of Bede’s Senior School, is based in a small village in the middle of the South Downs, surrounded by beautiful countryside. Designed to reflect the feeling of life in a rural community, the spacious campus offers accommodation for up to 250 students and has five boarding houses that inspire a sense of community and belonging – ideal for both more reserved and confident students.
Lessons consist of English Skills, Enrichment and Research Projects. These combine to provide students with a balanced programme of language and academic content, and the opportunity to sharpen their communication and interpersonal skills. For those looking to obtain a qualification, the Trinity GESE and Cambridge B1 Preliminary exams are also available.
In addition, students can create a more intensive study programme by choosing up to two Academic Academies per week in subjects such as Creative Writing, English Literature, Maths and Presenting. This fully-inclusive programme also features sports and activities every afternoon. Professional academies are available for a variety of sports and other activities.
The evening entertainment programme provides an opportunity for recreation and fun and is designed to immerse students in the English language and culture in a stimulating and innovative way. Excursions enable students to enjoy visiting places of interest. These can include a memorable cultural visit to a castle, museum or palace, a visit to a popular tourist attraction such as Big Ben, the London Eye, Madame Tussauds or something more recreational such as a trip to an aquarium, theme park or zoo.
This is an exciting opportunity for golfers with some experience who want to improve their skills and enjoy playing golf with other students of the same age. Coaching is provided by qualified PGA coaches who offer a combination of 1:1 and small group tuition. Students will be able to improve their swing, putting, approach shots, hazard play, driving and iron shots during technical clinics. This also includes the use of video analysis technology.
As well as the technical aspects of golf, the course includes lessons in golf etiquette and the rules of play. The coaches will also help students read local conditions such as weather and topography. This is an ideal course for golf lovers who want to combine their hobby with learning English.
The course will be based locally and all clubs and equipment are provided. Students have access to a driving range, practice nets and putting green and the course also includes rounds of golf at local golf courses and the opportunity for competition.
This course is designed for tennis players who want to improve their game and have the opportunity to play competitive tennis whilst learning English. Lessons are taught by LTA qualified coaches on our outstanding school courts. Students will have the opportunity to play singles and doubles games, play on different surfaces and play competitively in the Summer School Tournament.
Students will receive group and 1:1 clinics to improve their ground strokes, service game, net play, volley and overhead shots. Coaching includes video analysis.
As well as the technical aspects of tennis, the course also covers health and fitness, choosing equipment and clothing, game strategy and the rules of tennis. Tennis rackets are provided.
Eton College is one of the most famous schools in the world, founded in 1440, and the school attended by 20 British Prime Ministers as well as numeroud scientists, explorers and Olympians. This is a fantastic academic programme consisting of 20 hours tuition each week and students can choose four subjects to study - General English, Business, Mathematics and STEM. There is an exciting scial progamme and classes in leadership, public speaking and critical thinking. Excursions to Oxford and London are also included.
This course offers a packed programme of English classes and fun activities alongside an extensive evening entertainment programme. This is a great opportunity to experience a traditional UK boarding school, develop English and make friends from around the world. As a well-established boarding school founded in 1525, Sedbergh provides a programme developed to an exceptional standard ensuring children are safe and have fun whilst they challenge themselves and try new activities every day.
The Senior Course is for children aged 13 to 17 and based at Sedbergh's enclosed Prep School campus - pupils receive up to 22 hours of English per week followed by activities, excursions and evening entertainment. The English lessons are not all classroom-based – the pupils work on group projects, do presentations together, make movies and interact with the local community by interviewing local residents and shop owners. Activities in throughout the course include: sailing, golf, horse riding, arts and crafts, football, swimming, tennis, basketball and many more. Students also participate in two full day excursions per week – city excursions have included: Manchester, Liverpool, York, Durham, Glasgow, London, Newcastle upon Tyne, Blackpool and Edinburgh.
This course is a fully-inclusive programme designed for children aged 13-17. 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 or Tennis is run at the beautiful Downside School, near the historic city of Bath. For horse rigin students will receive tuition at a locally approved stables in walking, trotting, cantering, jumping, hacking and horse management (according to level).
This is a 2-week course combining 15 hours of English lessons per week with either 6 hours of Harry Potter-related activities or 9 hours of improvisation and acting. The Harry Potter course includes a visit to the Warner Brothers Studio in London and a trip to Oxford to see dedicated attractions. Children are taught in maximum class sizes of 15 and the courses are suitable for all levels of English, including beginners.
Caterham School is a famous day and boarding school located in a safe location just outside Lonson with fantastic facilities including an indoor swimming pool, a modern sports hall and a performing arts centre.
Each course includes a full social programme and excursions to places such as London, Hever Castle and Canterbury.
At Haileybury International Summer School, we believe that young people learn best when they are fully immersed in the target language and engaged in activities that naturally promote communication, confidence and discovery – inside and outside the classroom. This is why we create a language-rich environment.
During the course you will:
20.5 hours of CLIL and project lessons per week
8 hours per week of Focus Activities (choose from Hockey, Tennis, Krav Maga, Football, Drama, Singing, Street Dance, Baking and Arts and Crafts)
Four excursions per two-week course
Bede's Summer School Lancing is based in West Sussex, east of Worthing and west of Brighton. It is just five minutes from Shoreham airport and has stunning views from the campus of the coast and South Downs.
Architecturally similar in style to Oxford and Cambridge universities, Lancing’s magnificent Gothic buildings include a spectacular grand dining room and an impressive chapel, which is listed as a Building of National Importance. The site’s hilltop location on the South Downs has views of the seaside town of Brighton and is just five minutes from Shoreham Airport, where students can learn to fly.
Our English lessons consist of English Skills, Enrichment and Research Projects. These combine to provide students with a balanced programme of language and academic content. In addition, Students can create a more intensive study programme by choosing up to two Academic Academies per week in subjects such as Critical Thinking, Essay Writing, International Relations, Management or Presenting.
This fully-inclusive programme also features sports and activities every afternoon. Professional academies are available in a variety of sports and other activities. The evening entertainment programme provides an opportunity for recreation and fun and is designed to immerse students in the English language and culture in a stimulating and innovative way. Excursions enable students to visit places of interest. These can include a cultural visit to a castle, museum or palace, a visit to a popular tourist attraction such as Big Ben, the London Eye, Madame Tussauds or something more recreational such as a trip to an aquarium, theme park or zoo.
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 French, Computer Applications, Film Studies 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.
Located in beautiful grounds, just 30 minutes from Central London, Mill Hill's short courses in both spring and summer provide the perfect setting for learning and enjoyment. Our courses are aimed both at students who will be joining British Boarding Schools and at those who wish to sample British education.
We offer courses to international boys and girls aged 12-17. Our courses combine English learning with Mathematics and Science or Sport. These core elements are complemented by a varied programme of creative activity classes including Music, Dance, Drama and Art.
Although the focus of our courses is on academic progress, the varied social programme and the exciting range of activities and excursions ensure that students find their time at Mill Hill both stimulating and rewarding.
Set within the campus of internationally renowned Mill Hill School, we are able to offer first rate facilities, including an indoor heated swimming pool, recently refurbished classrooms, comfortable and homely boarding houses, and extensive sports facilities.
The safety and wellbeing of our students is of paramount importance and our suitably trained staff ensure welfare of students from the moment we meet them at the airport to the final farewell on departure.
The Headington Oxford Summer School is perfect for older teenagers who wish to improve their English, whilst experiencing life at one of the most prestigious schools in the UK. Only a 15-minute walk from the historic city centre, Headington is a fantastic school and provides a great stepping stone into college programmes or further study. Headington Oxford Summer School offers students 15 hours of English tuition per week. Options include General English, Academic Discovery, Global Young Leaders and Future Doctors courses. All classes are multinational with a maximum of 15 students per class and focus on key skills needed in the 21st century, including communication, collaboration, research and presentation skills. At the end of the course, all students will give a short presentation in English. A highlight of the course is a London Excursion day to see the city's main sites and attractions.
This is an all-inclusive package that mixes learning and fun. This is the place to be if students are looking for a summer vacation to remember and yet satisfy parents in their search for educational value in safe surroundings. The course offers a complete package of lessons, leisure, excursions and an excellent English host family.
Perfected since 1979, Bucksmore Summer combines varied English language lessons in small classes of no more than 11 students with a well-rounded social programme. It is ideal for students on their first trip away from home and those looking for more attention than a typical summer camp. Designed to help students communicate confidently in English, the dynamic syllabus is created by Bucksmore's Academic team specifically for juniors in a summer school environment and is suitable for all levels from beginner to proficient.
The 'English Plus' option includes specialist workshops in Coding, Veterinary Experience and 'Bucky Adventure' (Please note there is an additional fee of £175 per week for the English Plus courses)
Away from the classroom, a strong emphasis is put on providing students with a truly memorable experience, with an action-packed activity and excursion programme including trips twice a week to top UK destinations such as London, Windsor and even a theme park!
Plumpton College is an amazing location at the foot of the South Downs and only 20 minutes away from the seaside town of Brighton. The College is an agricultural college during the academic year and as such it has a working farm; an Animal Care Centre; stables including one of the best horse-riding schools in the country; and beautiful grounds which can be used for outside activities.
Bede's Summer School Windlesham is set in beautiful grounds which extend over many acres of the Sussex Downs countryside of West Sussex, between the villages of Washington and Findon, north of the town of Worthing.
The spacious campus, which welcomes up to 130 students per week, creates a real sense of freedom and connection to nature. Combined with the secure and safe location, this makes Windlesham the perfect site for young children who want to be part of a small, lively community. Young people’s innate curiosity about the natural world can be harnessed to engage them about their relationship with nature and present and future global ecological challenges.
In this programme, our students develop their English communication skills through their experience of learning about, and learning in nature. This fully-inclusive programme includes sports and activities every afternoon. Professional academies are available in a variety of sports and other activities. The evening entertainment programme provides an opportunity for recreation and fun and is designed to immerse students in the English language and culture in a stimulating and innovative way. Excursions enable students to visit places of interest. These can include a cultural visit to a castle, museum or palace, a visit to a popular tourist attraction such as Big Ben, the London Eye, Madame Tussauds or something more recreational such as a trip to an aquarium, theme park or zoo.
Bath Academy's well-established Junior Summer School is the perfect choice for teenagers who want to study English in a beautiful city that is not only considered one of the safest in the UK, but is also full of culture and history and a designated UNESCO heritage site. The school is located in the heart of Bath, a busy and vibrant university town with plenty of sporting and cultural activities. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, students are offered a variety of excursions around the beautiful south-west of England. Bath Academy offers fantastic residential accommodation; there are boarding houses for groups and individuals (limited numbers) as well as homestay options. Residential accommodation is also available at the University of Bath, the YMCA, and Serviced Apartments. All locations are located at a short distance to the Academy. The school welcomes students from all over the world, including both individuals and groups. Aimed at 12-16 year olds , classes have a maximum of 13 students per class, and all teachers are fully qualified English Language teaching professionals, vetted according to British Council and UK standards.
This is a well-established summer school which offers young people the chance to study English through an exciting academic programme for 15 hours per week. Options include Academic Discovery, STEM Explorers, Future Business Leaders, an Introduction to International Relations or General English. The idyllic grounds and impressive facilities of Canford School give students a traditional British boarding school experience. Outside of the classroom, an exciting programme of activities and events are planned every day. These include football, arts and crafts, music and swimming as well as whole school events such as discos, sports tournament and film making.
This English Language + Activity course is suitable for boys and girls aged 12-17 who want to improve their English whilst taking part in a range of interesting classes and activities. The course is based on the campus of Dulwich College, a famous boys' school located in the affluent village of Dulwich on the outskirts of London. This historic school boasts excellent facilities.
TASIS England Summer Program is widely recognized not only for the quality and strength of our academic, sports, and travel programs, but also as a caring and structured community, where young people from over forty countries learn to live together and transcend national and cultural boundaries. Each year, we welcome students from every corner of the globe as they arrive on our 46-acre campus near London to experience an unforgettable summer in England.
Our programs attract bright and adventurous students, ages 11-17, who seek challenges and wish to develop new perspectives. A summer at TASIS is an unforgettable one, and we look forward to welcoming you in joining us for this unique educational experience.
Students choose one main course and one elective course for each three-week session they spend at TASIS and classes take place Monday to Friday. Electives include Graphic Design, Creative Art, Dance, Film Production, Music Production, Robotics and Blogs and Vlogs.
Weekends are a time to choose your adventure. Whether you experience the ancient mysteries of Stonehenge, ride a roller coaster, go paintballing, or discover London, the choice will be yours.
This course is run by Oxford Royale, who have run top quality summer schools for over 15 years and welcomed over 25000 students to the UK. The Junior English Programme gives children the chance to improve their English language skills while living in a prestigious boarding school environment. Students are immersed in fascinating aspects of British culture and increase their English proficiency through innovative practical workshops and fun cultural excursions. At the core of the Junior English programme is rigorous and extensive tuition by ORA’s highly qualified English teachers. The course includes exciting excursions to famous sites and places in the UK.
There is a maximum of 15 students per class and 16+ hours of teaching and guest talks per week.
Uppingham School is one of the UK’s most prestigious boarding schools and has outstanding facilities for learning, sport and relaxation. Children live in comfortable boarding houses where they can make friends with children from all over the world.
Junior Adventurers is an academic, fun packed course for young learners. This is a non-residential programme which students attend from 08.15 - 17.15 from Monday to Friday.
The timetable includes a full range of academic subjects including maths, English, science, social studies 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.
The Summer School has been running since 1970 at Hurtwood House, a family run boarding school with an international reputation for academic excellence and fantastic facilities. The Summer School offers structured and lively English language teaching combined with a fun and interesting range of trips and activities. The school is in an idyllic, safe location in the Surrey countryside within easy reach of London.
Quite simply the best, most fun-filled and exciting English language holiday course in the world!!
St Edmund's College was founded in 1568 and offers a magnificent and safe setting for young people to learn and make friends from all over the world. The educational experience provided by St Edmund’s College Summer School is intended to compliment your child's teaching and learning at home. The Summer School was founded in 1996 and takes place on the historic campus of this Catholic boarding school. The course offers new learning opportunities through exciting projects, theatre, educational visits, option courses and activities all designed to challenge and extend personal development and language competence. The course provides 22 hours of class based teaching per week, either Global Skills in English or Global Skills International. There are two excursions per week and a range of social, sporting and cultural activities. There is a range of specialist afternoon activity courses including Horse Riding, Scuba Diving, sports and examination preparation*. Native English speakers and bilingual students are welcome.
The courses are ideal for highly motivated children wanting an interesting challenge or those preparing to enter a UK boarding school.
* there is an extra charge for some activities