English Summer School for Young Learners

Our Summer School is ideal for those who would like to improve their English, combine lessons with exciting social activities, taste life in the UK, make new friends from all over the world and have a wonderful summer time experience. You are welcome to book for as many weeks as you would like during the summer months.

We welcome bookings for individuals and for groups. If you are a school or an agent and you want to bring a group please contact us to discuss your requirements.

All of our tutors are carefully selected for their suitability to work with young learners. Our class sizes vary but have an average of 12 students (maximum 20) and our students' progress is monitored throughout the course.

Groups will be divided according to age and English level. There are 15 hours of English tuition (usually afternoons) and 15 hours of varied social and sporting activities and excursions (usually mornings and some whole days) per week.

The English level of our young learners is assessed before the start of the summer school through an adaptive online Placement Test (the Oxford Placement Test for Young Learners) which is sent to all our applicants during the booking stage. It is very important that all students complete the test before the course starts in order to be placed at the right level.

During the course, students will develop all four language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) alongside grammar, vocabulary, functions and pronunciation. Each week of the summer school programme focuses on a different topic and there is a fun topical mingling activity (group event or project) every Friday afternoon.

Please note that you will also need to purchase a textbook for use during the course, which costs £20.

This course is available during June, July and August and you can book for as many weeks as you would like.

Level Age Range Dates English language tuition Social activities Cost
All levels from Beginner (A1) to Advanced (C1) 11 - 17 Monday 17th June 2019 - Friday 9th August 2019 15 hours per week 15 hours per week £335 per week (including insurance)
£475 per week (including full board accommodation)


A £200 deposit is payable at the time of booking and full payment is required 8 weeks before the commencement of the course.

Please don't book any flights before booking your place on the course as we might not be able to accommodate the exact dates you require - to avoid disappointment, contact us first.


There is a residential and non-residential option. We can arrange accommodation with our carefully selected hosts, or our learners can stay with their friends or family. Whichever option they choose, our young learners’ safety and well-being is our number one priority. Our team of staff and Homestay hosts will provide a safe and caring environment with different levels of supervision according to the age range of our students.

Students aged 11 – 13

Students will be supervised throughout the school day from 9.30 am until 5.30 pm and, unless supervised by an adult, cannot leave the Academy at any time. Students staying in Homestay accommodation are not allowed to travel to and from the Academy by bus. Private transport must be booked at the time of the course booking. The additional fee is £100 per week. Homestay students must be home by 6.30 pm and will not be allowed out unsupervised in the evenings or at the weekends without the permission of the parent/guardian.

Students who are staying with parents or family need to be dropped off and collected by an adult. Alternatively, if staying nearby, we can offer a collection service for an additional fee of £100 a week.

Students aged 14 – 17

Students will be supervised throughout the school day from 9.30 am until 5.30 pm.

Students staying in Homestay accommodation are allowed to travel to and from the Academy by bus. The host will show the student the route beforehand. Students must arrive at their Homestay by 6.30 pm each evening for their meal. Travel passes will be arranged on the first day. Students are allowed out unsupervised in the evenings but must keep to the recommended curfew time of 9.30 pm. Students may go out unsupervised in the Nottingham area at the weekends (Saturday and Sunday) but should tell their Homestay hosts where they are going and agree a time to return. Students who wish to travel outside the Nottingham area must get written permission from their parent/guardian with the exact details of their planned journey. Overnight stays without appropriate adult supervision are not allowed.

Students aged 14 – 15

Unless supervised by an adult, these students cannot leave the Academy between 9:30 am and 5:30 pm.

Students aged 16 – 17

These students may leave the school at lunchtime if they have got signed permission from their parents/guardian.


Please take a look at some great moments from our prior season in the photo album below!


Accommodation can be arranged with one of our carefully chosen Homestay hosts. See our accommodation page for more details.

Airport Pick-Up

We are happy to provide an airport transfer service from Nottingham East Midlands, Birmingham, Luton and Manchester. Please inform us if you would like to take advantage of this service. More details are available on our airport transfer page.


All Summer School students are covered by travel insurance, which is included in the course fees. The insurance policy includes:

  • Medical and repatriation expenses
  • Course cancellation
  • Personal accident, baggage, clothes and personal effects
  • Loss of money
  • Travel delay

A summary of cover will be sent to all our students along with the course details at the time of booking.


For an example of the content which may be offered, please view the Provisional Timetable.