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
+44-20-7937 1199
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Our short, intensive summer courses combine learning with a great "British" experience.

We offer residential courses from early July to mid-August for students aged 8-17.

We also run non-residential courses in London for juniors (5-17 years) and adults (18+) from late June to mid-August.

In our 2018 British Council inspection we were awarded 14 strengths out of a possible 15. Discovery Summer is currently ranked by the EL Gazette as the top multi-centre summer school in the UK.

Watch our video 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 60 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 preparation classes
  • 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),  Woldingham (8-13 year olds) 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/Practical Science, Presentation Skills/Debate.

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 Economics and Business Studies, Drama, Film Making, IELTS/Academic English, International Relations, Practical Science, Creative Writing, Cultural English, Debate, Digital Photography, IELTS/FCE Listening & Speaking, Leadership Skills, Model UN, 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 + 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 - Teens (13-17 years)

English classes in the morning + afternon activities and excursions. Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00h (15 hours tuition per week). No accommodation is offered. The school is situated opposite a leafy square in Kensington 5 mins from Gloucester Rd and Earls Court Underground stations.

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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