For over 40 years, our courses have been among the most consistently popular in the country, with more than 60,000 students choosing to spend their summers with us.
We have operated high quality residential summer school courses for overseas students for more than 40 years. Our British Council accredited courses run at beautiful and prestigious independent boarding schools and are the first choice for hundreds of students each summer as they join us to experience UK culture and gain valuable life experience while improving their English.
When you enrol on one of our popular summer school courses, you’re signing up to a unique programme which will not only improve your English skills, but also provide a summer of fun and friendship whilst speaking English with your international course mates. You’ll get to explore top tourist destinations, and learn about English life and culture during your time in Britain.
All our courses prepare students for the examination. The examination is entirely based on conversational ability and, from the word go, students will be carefully coached towards achieving the required level.
We’re as selective about our teachers as we are about our schools. We insist on them being friendly, fun to work with and easy to relate to. They’re all native English speakers and are expected to hold internationally recognised teaching qualifications – as required by the British Council. Usually, they’re in their twenties or early thirties and will already have had teaching experience in language schools abroad.
Built on the slopes of the beautiful Epsom Downs, the college is within easy reach of London, and walking distance from Epsom town centre.Read More
St John's is a splendid mixture of old and new with the feel of a traditional Oxbridge college. Its cloisters date from 1851 and sit alongside buildings that are distinctly contemporary.Read More
This fine school is set within beautiful landscaped gardens, an Elizabethan deer park and rolling Kent countryside.Read More
Rugby is one of the oldest and most famous schools in England. It was founded during the reign of Elizabeth I and its splendid history is reflected in its stately buildings, classrooms and courtyards.Read More
of pupils achieve a passing grade or higher. 83% achieve a merit or distinction.
students have chosen Thames Valley for their English Language Summer School.
adult-student ratio means student welfare is always prioritised.
Our summer schools have a lot to offer. Explore the images below to learn more.