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Royal Russell School – Croydon – Ages 10-17

Royal Russell is a traditional English boarding school set in acres of woodland in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Her Majesty the Queen is the patron of the school and she has visited the school on a number of occasions. It is situated in an ‘oasis’ of green and yet is only minutes from central Croydon with very easy access to central London and its world famous attractions.  With spacious playing fields and a university style campus atmosphere the school provides a wonderful environment for a summer vacation English language course.

The best centre for students who want to study in a traditional English private school with outstanding sports facilities and yet want to have easy access to the centre of London.

30 minutes to London.

2 weeks course – Classic Course

From 07 July to 18 August 2019 (Sundays)

Package includes:

  • 15 hours per week lessons in multinational classes
  • Full Board Residential Accommodation
  • Activity Programme with 5 daytime activities, 7 evening activities
  • 1 half day trip per week
  • 1 full day trip per week
  • Insurance.

Plus FREE 

Multi Sport Activity Programme including Kwik Cricket, Tag Rugby, Modern Dance, Basketball, Swimming, Football and Volleyball

London Experience Programme also available, price change, please contact us  for more information

Extra nights are possible by arrangements. Please contact us 

If you are booking a residential course after 31st March, please contact us to check availability of places before booking online.

If you need a VISA, please contact us before booking online.

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  • punting on the river
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  • Close-up of Clock Tower
  • Computer Room
  • Dining Hall
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  • Evening Events
  • Keable House Residence
  • Main Quad
  • Main School Building (2)
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  • Outdoor Play Area
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  • School Entrance
  • School Gardens
  • School Tennis Courts
  • Swimming Pool (1)
  • Teaching Block and Clock Tower
  • Teaching Block on Main Quad
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Trips include


  • Brighton
  • London
  • Oxford
  • Canterbury
  • Cambridge

From: £1,735

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To ensure host families / residential staff (and students) are not unduly inconvenienced the latest scheduled arrival time at an airport should be no later than 21:00 and the earliest scheduled departure from an airport should be no earlier than 10:30.

All students are met at the flight arrival gate on arrival. Children and juniors are supervised at all times.



These transfers are by shared coaches, which on arrival days leave the airport between 09:00 and 17:00 so choose your flight time to match. On departure days your return flight must leave between 10.00 and 18.00

Juniors (aged 15 and under) must use the school transfer service or be accompanied by a responsible adult aged 18 or over.   Adult (18+) and Young Adult (16 & 17) students who have chosen to travel independently will be sent precise train and coach information when booking a course.   Individual taxis are available on any arrival day at any time from any arrival point: airport, railway station, ferry port etc.



07 July - 21 July - 28 July -04 August* - 11 August**

* Course at discounted price

 ** One week only course at discounted rate



The optional London Experience programme offers students the perfect opportunity to experience all that London has to offer; museums, sights, galleries and culture. The programme includes three afternoon visits and one evening into central London per week during which our staff take them sightseeing or to visit important attractions



Royal Russell School is in Croydon in South London.  Croydon has a range of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities and provides very easy access to central London by tram, rail or bus, as well as the two major London airports – Gatwick (30 minutes) and Heathrow (60 minutes).



Students are divided by age groups:

  • 10 to 14
  • 15 - 17



 Royal Russell has 4 accommodation blocks separated into girls and boys houses. Some rooms have shared en-suite facilities although most use shared bathroom facilities. All the rooms are modern and furnished as study bedrooms. We encourage students to mix with other nationalities in shared rooms and for younger students coming alone the multi-bedded rooms are the best way to make friends and have fun. Children are supervised in the accommodation blocks and there is a ‘houseperson’ on duty at all times to look after the students’ welfare.



 All meals are provided by the college in the spacious and characteristic dining hall. There is a wide variety on offer on the menu from traditional ‘fish & chips’ to pasta. The food is fresh and tasty and there is a wonderful salad bar too. We can cater for all dietary needs including vegetarian and halal.



Good standard of residential accommodation, single, twin and some multi-bedded rooms, swimming pool complex, large sports hall and fitness gym, basketball courts, tennis courts, football pitches, student email and internet facilities, student common rooms, WiFi.



Students receive 3 hours actual teaching per day, total 15 hours per week. Residential Courses have morning lessons and afternoon sports and activities.  All members of a group must have the same course of lessons.



The safety of our junior students is our prime concern. We ensure that they are always under the supervision of the school's trained staff whether in class or participating in activities. Home-stay junior students are placed in experienced families.  Each centre has a junior liaison officer responsible for overall supervision.

Social Club excursion tickets are sold to junior students aged 15 and under on the condition that they agree to stay with the staff escort, group leader or another responsible adult at all times.  For those kids residing with families, after full day coach trips we arrange for students to leave the coach close to their families and after evening activities. Activity Leaders will ensure that their students get home safely.

NOTE: Please note that children aged 10 and 11 must have a Residential Course.



Students taking a Residential Course need only bring their personal spending money - everything else is included. Student's pocket money may be deposited with the centre either before or on arrival. Notice of 2 days must be given when large amounts of pocket money are required.



All Residential courses and Residential Home-stay courses include a comprehensive Activity Programme of excursions, sports and activities. The programmes are run by our resident Activity Leaders and their teams.

The school reserves the right to amend the activity programme according to prevailing circumstances and to substitute one activity for another.

The replacement will be of equal or greater value. The school also reserves the right to change the order of activities . Tickets are non-transferable. Booking for an activity programme or additional trips must normally be for the complete group. We cannot guarantee a choice of Social Club activities for reservations made after April 15th.

Activities at Royal Russell School are:

  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Football
  • Arts and crafts
  • Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Shopping
  • Volleyball
  • Fashion show
  • Orienteering
  • Craft


Get involved with our multisport activity programme playing Kwik Cricket, tag rugby, volleyball, basketball, football or trying modern dance. For Dance Have fun and learn a variety of dance moves with your new friends with members of our staff.



Half Day excursions may include:

  • Canterbury Cathedral
  • Hever Castle
  • Greenwich

Full Day Excursions may include:

  • Cambridge
  • Oxford
  • Brighton
  • London

Possible Optional excursions:

  • Madame Tussaud’s
  • Open Top Bus tours of London
  • Salisbury and Stonehenge

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