Summer Course

in the UK and USA


About the programme

Our Summer Course is a fully-inclusive programme designed specifically for students aged 8-17. It will improve students' English, whilst offering a wide range of sports, activities and excursions for them to enjoy. They will also have the chance to make friends from all over the world and experience new cultures, and do all of this in a safe, secure campus environment.

Key facts

Available at: Malibu and New York in the USA and Bath (Downside), London (Farringtons), Central London (South Bank) and Cheltenham in the UK. 

Maximum class size: 15

Minimum entry level: Beginner

Duration: 1–4 weeks

Teaching days:

Bath (Downside)

Brighton College

Central London (South Bank)

Thursday – Sunday, Tuesday
London (Farringtons) Monday – Friday

New York
Two possible shifts:

– Thursday, Saturday, Monday

– Thursday, Friday, Sunday

What's included:

  • 15 hours of English lessons per week
  • Day time sports and activities programme, with a choice of at least 2-3 activities per session
  • Full programme of evening activities
  • 2-3 excursions per week
  • Full-board residential accommodation
  • Placement test and regular progress tests
  • Welcome party and orientation
  • 24-hour supervision
  • End-of-course certificate
  • Internet access
  • School bank service

Please note: Start dates and age ranges vary by location. Please refer to the individual location pages for details.

English lessons

At all locations, there are 15 hours of English lessons per week in international classes. Your child will be tested on arrival and placed in the right class for their age and English ability. We offer 6 levels, from Beginner to Advanced.

The focus of the summer course is on learning through engaging and fun activities including projects, games, and group work, which encourage confidence, collaboration and, of course, communication. Topics vary according to level and are chosen to be relevant and interesting to the age group.

As well as learning and practising language, students will learn about British or American Culture, and develop important skills for life, such as how to be a better learner and how to think about the world around them. There is a weekly review session, which gives each student a chance to see how much progress they have made.

Students' progress is monitored throughout the course, and at the end they will receive an end-of-course report, and a certificate to mark their learning achievement; they will also take home their 'student journal' as a record of their time at Kings Summer.

Activities and excursions

Sports and activities

Full programme of organised sports and activities (daytime and evenings), mostly on campus. Choice of at least 2–3 activities per session.


These vary depending on location so please see specific location page for details on excursions.



On-campus residential accommodation. Single, twin and dormitory rooms for 3-8 (varies by location). Shared or en suite bathrooms (varies by location) and separate housing for boys and girls.

Meal plan

Full-board with breakfast, hot lunch and dinner daily, eaten on campus. 

Supervision and welfare

  • Staff: student ratio of 1:10
  • 24-hour supervision from fully trained staff