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Summer School Education – York- Ages 11 -17

This summer programme helps prepare students for the challenges of the modern world. Students focus on fine-tuning their communicative use of the English language while developing life and career skills such as learner autonomy, cultural awareness and building confidence. Students take part in creative and collaborative projects such as presentations, entrepreneurship, journalism, advertising, drama, art/literature and creative writing.

Set in beautiful rural countryside, in the north of England, the school is ideally situated for access to the historic city of York. This beautiful city has so much to offer with the famous York Minster cathedral, museums and excellent shops to browse around.

1 week course

From 30 June to 10 August 2019

Package includes:

  • 23 hours per week lessons in multinational classes
  • Learning materials: file, use of academic course book and additional materials
  • First day placement test
  • End of course certificate
  • Free internet access supervised by staff
  • Full Board Residential Accommodation in shared rooms
  • Weekly Excursions
  •  Afternoon and evening activities
  • Insurance
  • Return airport transfers on arrival and departure (subject to the arrival and departure times of the flights)


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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Set in beautiful rural countryside, in the north of England, the school is ideally situated for access to the historic city of York. This beautiful city has so much to offer with the famous York Minster cathedral, museums and excellent shops to browse around.

Founded in 71AD, York has a rich historical past. The ancient city walls still exist and contain the network of tiny cobbled streets which now play host to a number of cafes and quirky independent shops. In 2014 students were able to see the Tour de France pass through the beautiful Yorkshire countryside a short distance from the school.


  • 11- 13
  • 13- 17



The course takes place at the Queen Ethelburga’s school, which  accommodates students in the modern school residences. These are small dormitories for between 4 and 6 students and offer en-suite bathroom facilities. Meals are provided in the school dining hall where special dietary requirements can be considered and a vegetarian option is always available. The accommodation is split between male and female blocks and staff members are always on hand to help out at any time of day or night.



Juniors (11 - 13)

  • 30th June for 1,2,3 or 4 weeks
  • 7th July for 1,2, or 3 weeks
  • 14th July for 1 or 2 weeks
  • 21st July for 1 week

Seniors (13 - 17)

  • 30th June for 1,2,3, 4, 5 or 6 weeks
  • 7th July for 1,2, 3,4 or 5 weeks
  • 14th July for 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks
  • 21st July for 1, 2 or 3 weeks
  • 28th July for 1 or 2 weeks



Creative projects

Students have the opportunity to develop their ability to think creatively, work creatively and collaboratively with others to share their innovative ideas through different presentation styles such as pecha kucha, video reportage or a blog.

Life and career skills

Students learn life and career skills such as critical thinking, global competency, social literacy etc. to flourish in their future lives.

Cultural awareness & mid-week excursion

Students through an inquiry approach develop skills for understanding aspects of culture. Students research a place they will visit on a mid week excursion, then after their visit they will present their findings and finally contrast these findings with their own culture.

English Language in use

Students look at content in English from a reading text or video, analysis its language features and practise using this language in engaging, meaningful speaking or writing tasks.

Measuring progress

Each student keeps a Learner Portfolio to encourage learning skills, self-assessment and reflection. Individual coaching sessions allow students to monitor and improve their performance.

Social and week-end activities

The school provides a complete programme of carefully organised social and week-end activities to ensure that students get the most from their stay. Saturday excursions might include day trips to Manchester, Liverpool or Whitby. On-site afternoon and evening activities will include sports, arts & crafts, discos, talent shows and team games.



Every week, leisure activities complete the course program. During their language stay in York, students have the opportunity to spend a day in Leeds, Manchester or Liverpool. During the week, relaxation evenings are organised. All the students then get together, for example, for a disco evening, a film evening, or a workshop in the presence of birds of prey.



Young Learners are greeted by dedicated and experienced members of the school's courier team at London airports or the Eurostar terminal within standard hours as part of their course package to ensure their safe and comfortable transfer. Students are then accompanied to the Welcome Lounge, a facility with food and refreshments as well as activities to keep students occupied until they are taken onward to the school.



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