Discovery Summer

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Accredited by the British Council
Accredited by the British Council

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Jane Merrick
Managing Director
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 2014 British Council inspection we were awarded 13 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.

NEW for 2018 - Global Young Leaders at ACS Cobham + Learn Raspberry Pi at the Shrewsbury Tech Academy.

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
  • Innovative teaching, small classes
  • 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 1:5
  • All-inclusive programmes with no hidden costs
  • Over 60% of our staff came back last summer
  • Almost all our students come by recommendation or referral. See testimonials on our website.


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.

NEW - Global Young Leaders - ACS Cobham (12-16 years)

Close to London, Cobham offers an innovative programme to prepare you for your future education. This new 2 or 4 week programme combines English and interactive Strand classes in three key areas: Young Entrepreneur, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), Creative Arts

Pre-University - Winchester College - (14 - 17 years)

A high level programme for students with upper intermediate to proficienty 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 e.g. Interactive Exam Skills, Business Studies/Economics, Drama, Film Making, IELTS Exam Preparation, International Relations/Model UN, Creative Writing/Journalism, Debating, Digital Photography, Leadership Skills, Philosophy, Speaking Exam Preparation (IELTS, FCE)

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. NEW 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 Explore London 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)

English tuition in the mornings + afternoon 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 (15 hours tuition + activities).

London Marymount - Full Day - juniors (8-13 years)

Monday to Friday. 20 hours' tuition per week with afternoon sports, arts & crafts, drama. 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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