Discovery Summer

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Accredited by the British Council
Accredited by the British Council

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Jane Merrick
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33 Kensington High Street,
London W8 5EA,
United Kingdom
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Update April 2020: We are now offering online 1:1 or 2:1 classes for juniors and adults of all levels. Please visit the online learning page of our website for details.

Our short, intensive summer courses combine learning with a great "British" experience.

We offer a wide range of residential courses in top UK boarding schools for students aged 8-17, as well as non-residential courses in London for juniors (5-17 years) and adults (18+) - late June to mid-August.

In our 2018 British Council inspection we were awarded 14 strengths out of a possible 15 and are an EL Gazette Centre of Excellence.

Watch our videos to see our fantastic facilities, stimulating teaching and caring staff

Why choose us? (residential courses)

  • Our nationality mix - last summer we welcomed students of over 50 different nationalities; we limit the number of students speaking the same language
  • Make English friends and speak English naturally all day long. Up to 10% of our students are English Student Hosts, of your age, who will be living on campus with you
  • Our centre locations - in top independent boarding schools with outstanding facilities
  • Intensive English, maximum progress
  • Focus your studies by taking the Trinity Exam in Spoken English,  or join our IELTS, PET or FCE exam preparation courses
  • Action-packed activity/excursion programme including Warner Bros. Studio Tour, London, Theme Parks, West End musicals
  • Excellent student care - Staff/student ratio at least 1:4
  • Experience British culture
  • All-inclusive programmes with no hidden costs
  • Over 60% of our staff came back last summer
  • Nearly 30% of our students return each summer


English + Multi-Activity Courses - (8 - 17 years)

Our English + Multi-Activity centres: Radley (11-14, 14-17 year olds), Shrewsbury (11-16 year olds),  ACS Cobham (10-13 years) and Marymount (8-13 year olds) have been selected for their prime locations and extensive range of first-rate facilities. We offer 20-22.5 hours' English per week + a full afternoon and evening activity programme 7 days a week.

Global Young Leaders - ACS Cobham (12-16 years)

Close to London, Cobham offers an innovative programme to prepare you for your future education. This 2 or 4 week programme combines English, Young Entrepreneur, STEM and Presentation Skills.

Pre-University - Winchester College - (14 - 17 years)

A high level programme for students with upper intermediate to proficiency level English. A stimulating college environment where students will be challenged to explore new avenues of learning. Students choose different Major and Minor subjects each week: Business and Economics, Drama, Film Making, IELTS/Academic English, International Relations, Advanced STEM, Creative Writing, Cultural English, Applied Maths, Debate, Digital Photography, IELTS Speaking & Listening, Politics, Philosophy.

Sports & Tech Academy + English -  Shrewsbury School - (11 - 16 years)

An intensive programme for those who are passionate about sports or fascinated by technology - all taught in English. 15 hours' English classes per week + 12-15 hours'  intensive sports coaching, dance or tech classes. Coaching available in: Dance, Tennis, Golf, Horse-riding, Adventure Sports, Tech Academy: Coding with Raspberry Pi - enables you to explore coding in a fun and practical way.

London Collingham - juniors (5 -17 years) and adults (18+)

Our Family London courses offer English tuition in the mornings or afternoons. No accommodation is offered. The school is situated opposite a leafy square in Kensington 5 mins from Gloucester Rd and Earls Court Underground stations. Monday to Friday 09:00-12:30h OR 13:30 - 17:00h (15 hours' tuition per week).

London Collingham -  Full Day - Teens (13-17 years)

English classes in the morning + afternon activities and 3 explore London visits per week. Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00h (15 hours tuition per week). No accommodation is offered. 

London Queen's Gate  - Full Day - juniors (7-13 years)

20 hours per week English tuition + activities. No accommodation is offered. The school is just a few minutes walk from the Natural History Museum in Kensington and 5 mins from Gloucester Rd and South Kensington Underground stations. Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00h 

London Marymount - Full Day - juniors (8-13 years)

Monday to Friday. 20 hours' tuition per week with afternoon sports, arts & crafts. 1 half-day excursion per week.  Course held at Marymount International School, Kingston-upon-Thames. Ideal for families based in central London who are looking for a full and varied day course for their children. A private coach meets students at a drop-off/pick-up point near Gloucester Road Underground Station and takes them to Marymount International School which is just 12km away. The coach meets students at 08:30h and returns by 18:00h. 


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