Summer Learning

The Golden Circle is delighted to recommend the following Summer Camps for 2022. With the demand for both residential and non-residential summer schools in the UK back to pre-pandemic levels, summer schools have returned and with more choice than ever before. The Golden Circle team have highlighted a selection of the best options, with a range of approaches to suit each student’s different needs.

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1. Summer Boarding Courses at Eton College

Best for Academics and University Preparation

Summer Boarding Courses offers students the opportunity to study at one of the world’s most famous schools. The prestigious school offers an inspiring learning environment for those looking to improve their English, or pursue an academic discipline such as STEM, Mathematics, or Business. Academics are complemented by a varied social calendar, which includes sports, arts, excursions and workshops on Leadership, Public Speaking, and Critical Thinking.

  • Ages: 12 – 16
  • Length of study: 2 – 4 weeks
  • Dates: 9 July – 7 August 2022
  • Location: Eton College, Windsor
  • Residential/ day: Residential
  • Price: £2000/ week

2. Bell English Summer School

Best for Learning English

The Bell Wellington Summer School gives international students the opportunity to perfect their academic English language skills and learn study techniques to succeed in international exams. Set in the grounds of a beautiful UK boarding school, Wellington College, students enjoy an academic environment which teaches them new English skills, develops their confidence, and improves their overall fluency.

  • Ages: 12 – 17
  • Length of study: 2 or 4 weeks
  • Dates: 6 July – 3 August 2022
  • Location: Wellington College, Berkshire
  • Residential/ day: Residential
  • Price: £3000 (2 weeks) or £5450 (4 weeks)

3. Oxford Summer Courses for Juniors

Best for Academic Exploration and Discovery

Located at one of Britain’s most prestigious boarding schools, the Oxford summer courses are academic and enjoyable. They offer courses, taught by experienced teachers, which enable children to explore Maths, Science, Creative Writing, History, Law, Technology or Enterprise in a new, immersive way. Hard work is balanced with exciting excursions and outdoor afternoon activities.

  • Ages: 9 -12
  • Length of study: 1 – 3 weeks
  • Dates: 10 July – 6 August 2022
  • Location: A choice of the UK’s most prestigious British boarding schools
  • Residential/ day: Residential
  • Price: From £1595/ week

4. Summer Boarding Courses at Canford School

Best for an Authentic British Boarding School Experience

Summer Boarding Courses take place at the highly regarded Canford School. This school was named Tatler’s Public School of the Year in 2019. The idyllic grounds and impressive facilities give students a traditional British boarding school experience.

Students join an engaging academic programme of their choice. Juniors choose from the Academic Discovery or General English programme, while seniors can pursue a course in Academic Discovery, Future Business Leaders, STEM explorers, or International Relations. Outside of the classroom, an exciting programme of activities and events are planned every day.

  • Ages: 8 – 15
  • Length of study: 2 weeks
  • Dates: 11 July – 15 August 2022
  • Location: Canford School, Bournemouth
  • Residential/ day: Residential
  • Price: From £3000

5. Sevenoaks School Summer Programme

Best for Academic Enrichment

Sevenoaks School Summer Programme is a two-week academic enrichment course for ambitious secondary students. The academic side of the course is taught by Sevenoaks School teachers and involves four modules: Critical Thinking, Social Leadership, Creativity and Digital Skills. Students have access to the school’s state-of-the-art facilities and participate in an afternoon programme of sports, arts, and drama lessons.

  • Ages: 13 -17
  • Length of study: 2 weeks
  • Dates: 6 – 20 July 2022
  • Location: Sevenoaks School, Kent
  • Residential/ day: Residential
  • Price: £4,295 for two weeks

6. Bucksmore Young Professionals

Best for University Preparation and Career Guidance

The Young Professionals courses aim to prepare students for their future career. The summer programmes give them valuable insight into their chosen profession and hands-on experience through off-site ‘Study-in-action’ days. When you’re facing a competitive university admissions process, this is one way to set your child apart. Young Professionals courses are offered in Medicine, Engineering, Forensic Science and Criminology, Architecture, and Business and Enterprise.

  • Ages: 13 – 18
  • Length of study: 2- 6 weeks
  • Dates: 5 July – 16 August 2022
  • Location: d’Overbroek’s, Oxford, or Tonbridge School, Kent
  • Residential/ day: Residential
  • Price: £1900/ week

7. The Guildford School of Acting Summer Conservatoire

Best for Creative Arts

The Guildford School of Acting (GSA) has successfully run summer schools for over 20 years and has built an international reputation for delivering world-class training. The Summer Conservatoire is specifically for students passionate about pursuing a career in the arts and give you a taste of life in musical theatre. All courses are taught by GSA conservatoire tutors and cover a wide range of skills including acting, singing, voice and dance.

  • Ages: 14 – 18
  • Length of study: 1-2 weeks
  • Dates: 25 July – 5 August 2022
  • Location: University of Surrey, Guildford
  • Residential/ day: Day
  • Price: £400 per week

8. Taunton School Summer Schools

Best for Sports and Cultural Immersion

Taunton School occupies an impressive 56-acre estate in Somerset and is renowned for its excellent sports facilities. Children join the Summer Course for English lessons, extracurricular activities, and excursions. They enjoy a wide-ranging extracurricular programme of sports, activities and workshops which cater to all interests and ages. From archery, fencing, and zorbing, to canoeing, high ropes, and horse riding. Additional high-level tuition in sports such as tennis and sailing are on offer.

  • Ages: 8 – 17
  • Length of study: 2 – 3 weeks
  • Dates: 6 July – 13 August 2022
  • Location: Taunton School, Somerset
  • Residential/ day: Residential
  • Price: From £2750/ course

9. The Young Film Academy Summer Programme

Best for Aspiring Acts and Film Makers

The Young Film Academy’s summer camp is held at Culford School, one of the UK’s leading boarding schools.For young people who love films, whether it’s creating them or acting in them, The Young Film Academy’s Residential Filmmaking and Screen Acting Summer Camp is a dream come true: a chance to eat, sleep and breathe movies! When students aren’t on set, they enjoy swimming, football, tennis, film screenings, movie quizzes, and talent shows.

  • Ages: 12 – 17
  • Length of study: 1-2 weeks
  • Dates: 31 July – 14 August
  • Location: Culford School, Suffolk
  • Residential/ day: Residential
  • Price: From £1395/ week

10. Harrow School Short Courses

Best for Academic English and Multi-Activities

Harrow School has a reputation for academic excellence and is one of the UK’s top boarding schools. Their flagship summer course is themed around British Culture & History, Our Natural Environment, Music & Drama and Technology & Innovation in 2022. They offer a full programme of English tuition and teamwork and leadership training as well as social activities, sports, and cultural excursions.

  • Ages: 9 – 17
  • Length of study: 1-4 weeks
  • Dates: July/ August 2022
  • Location: Harrow School, Harrow
  • Residential/ day: Residential
  • Price: From £2,750/ week