Padworth Summer School offers young students aged 9-17 from all over the world an ideal opportunity to enjoy an active holiday in the UK while learning the English language in a warm and friendly environment.

  • Full board residential accommodation on the campus
  • Peaceful and secure location
  • 21 hours of tuition per week
  • Varied daily programme of sports and leisure activities to suit all interests
  • Full day excursions on Wednesdays and Saturdays including trip to London each week
  • Escorted transfer from Heathrow or Gatwick
  • Friendly and supportive staff
  • Small classes of 12-15 students
  • Easily accessible by road, air and rail, the Padworth campus is set in beautiful English countryside just 40 minutes drive from Heathrow.


Summer School Language and Activities Course

The Summer School Language and Activities course offers students aged 9-16 the opportunity to immerse themselves in the English language under the supervision of qualified and experienced teachers and social organisers, who together provide a full programme of teaching and leisure activities, seven days a week.

On arrival at Padworth, students are assessed by ability and then placed in an appropriate class of approximately 12-15 students. The teaching programme provides 21 hours of English lessons and makes use of a variety of teaching techniques to ensure that the learning process is an enjoyable one and to develop confidence in the use of the language, written as well as oral. At the end of the course, each student receives a certificate to mark the progress they have made.

The Summer School course is available for a minimum of two and a maximum of seven weeks

Summer Study Course

For students aged 14+ who wish to undertake a higher level course or who need to improve their English language skills in preparation for starting academic study in the UK in September, we offer the Summer Study course.

Summer Study aims primarily to develop the English language skills which are essential for successful academic study and therefore the weekly programme provides 18 hours of intensive English tuition. In a class of no more than 12, students concentrate on the four basic language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. The principal aim is to help a student to develop confident understanding of spoken and written English and accurate use of the written language during the course.

In addition, students are introduced to the specialist language associated with academic study in  a range of academic subjects, for example, Mathematics, Information Technology, Art, International Business and Environmental Science. The aim of these classes is to teach the basic vocabulary and skills which are specific to each of these subjects.  Students also develop their study skills and  learn about British culture and traditions to enable them to feel comfortable in their new environment.

The Summer Study course is available for a minimum of four and a maximum of seven weeks.

Download the weekly timetable here