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 work with only the most prestigious English boarding schools. Though they were founded hundreds of years ago, they’re as up-to-date as any in the country.
We have operated high quality 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.
In our 2014 British Council inspection we were awarded 11 strengths out of a possible 15.
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 centres 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 take great pride in our students' success rate in examinations. Having led the way in preparing students for the Trinity College exam, we now offer preparation courses for the Cambridge FCE and for IELTS. All three courses run parallel to the Trinity course so that you'll have the opportunity to join in the afternoon and evening recreation programmes.
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 level 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 School, Leatherhead is a splendid mixture of old and new with the feel of a traditional Oxbridge college.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 has a splendid history.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.
In each class at Epsom, Leatherhead and Rugby, you'll have the chance to make friends with English boys and girls of a similar age to yourself.
They'll be with you throughout the day: working with you in lessons, joining you for lunch, taking part in your afternoon activities and encouraging you to speak as much English as possible.