Summer Vacation Courses

Since 1969, Abbey College has been running high-quality, all inclusive Summer English Language holiday courses.

Key Facts

Age 8-11, 12-15, 16-18

Start Dates Every Sunday (within course dates)

Course Length 2-10 weeks

Hours per week 16+ in class

Maximum class size 16. Average 12

Course Content General English lessons plus a strong focus on sports, activities and excursions

Appropriate for students looking for a holiday-style course in the summer who want to have fun outside the classroom as well as in it

 

These programmes provide an excellent opportunity to combine learning English with the benefits of various activities on offer at the college - including regular cultural excursions and sports tuition - in a fun, residential environment.

Our 70 acre (28 hectare) campus in central England is ideal for holiday courses as it has everything a student needs in one of the safest locations in the country.

Separate holiday courses are designed for Teens (12-15, 16-18) and Children (8-11).

Students can begin and end their courses on any Sunday within the course dates.

All students receive over 16 hours per week of general English tuition from qualified EFL course teachers. Leisure and social activities are prepared and supervised by our dedicated social and sports staff, with a wide variety available on-campus.

The exciting and varied vacation course programme ensures students have something to do from when they wake up until they go to bed.

It is our intention to provide every student attending our holiday courses with everything essential to their stay on-campus in one package price. We take care of students from the moment of arrival to the moment of departure. Some additional options are available which do cost extra, such as room upgrades, private lessons and alternative excursions.


Our fees include the following for every student:

Group tuition

Standard accommodation on campus

All on-campus meals (lunch is not provided on full day trips)

Two organised excursions per week

Excellent pastoral care 

Weekly laundry

All course materials

Internet, library and self-access facilities

All mainstream on-site activities and social events

An Identification Card;

End-of-course certificate and teacher's report


Excursions

Two full day excursions each week are included in the price for these courses, on Wednesdays and on Saturdays. These are prepared and supervised by our staff with under 16's always being accompanied. Students receive a briefing from teachers during the week about the cities they will visit.

Optional excursions are offered on Sundays for an additional charge. Activities are available for students on Sundays if they are not taking the optional excursion.

Summer School Excursion Calendar 2017

Week

Week Beginning

Wednesday
Excursion

Saturday
Excursion

OPTIONAL

Sunday Excursion

1

Monday 19 June

Stratford-Upon-Avon

& Worcester

Bristol

& Bristol Zoo

Birmingham
& Cadburys’ World

2

Monday 26 June

London

Cardiff
& Cardiff Castle

Salisbury

& Stonehenge

3

Monday 3 July

Oxford

Tewkesbury Medieval Festival

& Gloucester Cathedral

Stratford-Upon-Avon

& Warwick Castle

4

Monday 10 July

London

Birmingham
& Cadburys’ World

Oxford

& Blenheim Palace

5

Monday 17 July

Stratford-Upon-Avon

& Worcester

Bristol

& Bristol Zoo

Birmingham
& Cadburys’ World

6

Monday 24 July

London

Cardiff
& Cardiff Castle

West Midlands Safari Park

7

Monday 31 July

Oxford

Birmingham
& Cadburys’ World

Stratford-Upon-Avon

& Warwick Castle

8

Monday 7 Aug

London

Salisbury

& Stonehenge/Avebury

Oxford

& Blenheim Palace

9

Monday 14 Aug

Stratford-Upon-Avon

& Worcester

Bristol

& Bristol Zoo

Birmingham
& Cadburys’ World

10

Monday 21 Aug

London

Cardiff
& Cardiff Castle

 

Other Possible Optional Excursions include:

  • Alton Towers
  • Bath
  • Paintballing
  • Bourton-on-the-Water, ModelVillage & Birdland 
  • Morgan Car Factory
  • Cinema Trip
  

 


Summer School Student Nationalities

During the summer we have a wide range of different nationalities to ensure the Abbey College provides an excellent international atmosphere. Please click HERE to see our Student Nationality Mix for all courses.

 
Vacation Course Transport

Airport transfers for students on vacation courses can be arranged from most airports. Please see our fees list for details and prices.
  

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