SBC Oxford Summer School for ages 8-12

SBC Oxford Summer School
SBC Oxford Summer School for ages 8-12

SBC Oxford welcomes students aged 8-12 for a truly international summer school experience. Here, students will have fun with new friends from around the world, improve their English, and take away amazing memories of their stay. SBC Oxford Summer School is held at the Dragon School – one of the most famous preparatory schools in England.

The Dragon School was established in 1877 and has produced some of England’s best-known writers, actors and politicians. The school is just a 15-minute walk from the historic centre of Oxford, and offers first-class facilities and spacious sports fields. The school creates a stimulating learning environment, and suits energetic younger students who seek fun and adventure in one of the UK’s most famous cities. The exciting programme of activities, excursions and academic options offered at SBC Oxford enables our students to thrive in the heart of this fascinating and inspiring city.

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SBC Oxford Summer School for ages 8-12

All SBC Oxford Summer School students receive 15 hours of lessons delivered across 5 mornings each week. All classes are multinational and delivered by professionally qualified, friendly teachers. The maximum number of students in a class is 15.

All students will take an online placement test before arriving at the school.  We will use this test to  place the children into their language classes based on ability, age and nationality. We monitor the students’ progress in their classes throughout their stay. On departure all students receive an SBC Oxford Summer School Certificate, plus a school Progress Report.

Lessons at SBC Oxford are stimulating and engaging, and we aim to increase the confidence of all our students so that they feel comfortable using their English language skills in a multinational environment. With project lessons and specific day trip preparation lessons, children also have the opportunity to use their English language skills in real life contexts too.

When booking, students can choose either our General English course, available for students of all abilities from Beginners to Advanced, or our more advanced Summer Study course, which is available to students with an Upper Intermediate to Advanced level of English.

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  • Subject
    Details
  • General English
    For students of all abilities, this course has been specifically designed to further the development of our students' communicative abilities.…

    For students of all abilities, this course has been specifically designed to further the development of our students’ communicative abilities. Through its topical content, students are encouraged to express their ideas and practise the relevant vocabulary and grammar, helping to increase their confidence in expressing themselves in English. Lessons are taught in a student-centred environment and formal presentations are included in the syllabus, requiring students to have an active role in their own learning – a valuable life skill in preparation for the start of college or university.

  • Summer Study
    For students of an Upper Intermediate or Advanced level of English, we offer an alternative to the five…

    For students of an Upper Intermediate or Advanced level of English, we offer an alternative to the five mornings of general English language lessons with our Summer Study course, which combines English language with a range of subjects including History, Geography, Science, Creative Writing and English Literature. Summer Study takes place during 3 hours of morning lessons, replacing the general English language classes. Children can take the Summer Study course for a maximum of 4 weeks. 

    Price: supplementary £145

SBC Oxford Summer School for ages 8-12

Our Multi-Activity Programme at SBC Oxford takes place over 5 afternoons per week, offering students a range of team games and sporting activities, as well as artistic, creative and craft activities. The fun and varied programme immerses students in a British cultural setting, as well as encouraging confident communication in real-life scenarios with new friends and staff.

Due to the school’s perfect location, with the wonderful city of Oxford only a short walk away, all students will enjoy a visit to the historic centre of Oxford and see its famous university buildings.

In addition to visits to Oxford, all our students enjoy two day-trips each week, visiting famous cultural sites, as well as fun-filled attractions.

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  • Subject
    Details
  • Oxford City Visits
    For Summer Schools based in Oxford, children are given the opportunity to eview this beautiful city, rich in history and…

    For Summer Schools based in Oxford, children are given the opportunity to eview this beautiful city, rich in history and culture. There will be the opportunity to go on a walking tour, go punting, visit the University Colleges or the famous Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museums. Of course, there will also be time for buying souvenirs and enjoying an ice cream!

  • Warwick Castle & Stratford Upon Avon
    Students will be surrounded by magic, myth, history and adventure on this day out to one of the UK’s finest…

    Students will be surrounded by magic, myth, history and adventure on this day out to one of the UK’s finest castles. Afterwards, students can enjoy exploring the picturesque streets of Stratford upon Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare.

     

  • Chessington World of Adventures
    Enjoy a day at one of the UK's most popular theme parks, where students can travel through 10 different lands, each…

    Enjoy a day at one of the UK’s most popular theme parks, where students can travel through 10 different lands, each offering its own theme, unique ride experiences and attractions.

  • Bristol & The Science Museum
    There is so much to see and do in Bristol with its vibrant waterside, fascinating history and fabulous…

    There is so much to see and do in Bristol with its vibrant waterside, fascinating history and fabulous shopping centre. Students will enjoy the best of Bristol plus a visit to the state-of-the-art interactive science centre. 

  • Cadbury World & The Sea Life Centre
    A day exploring the famous Cadbury World chocolate factory, where students will learn how they make delicious chocolate with plenty of…

    A day exploring the famous Cadbury World chocolate factory, where students will learn how they make delicious chocolate with plenty of tasters! The afternoon will be spent at the fascinating Sea Life Centre.

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SBC Oxford Summer School for ages 8-12

English Plus+ is an optional extra which replaces the Multi-Activity Programme on two afternoons per week. At SBC Oxford, students can either choose from academic English Plus+ options such as Intensive English Speaking or Writing, or from a range of activities such as Horse Riding, Adventure Sports and Art & Design. All the courses are led by qualified professionals, and are available for a small additional charge extra to the normal course cost.

English Plus+ courses are optional and each student can select one English Plus+ course per week. Where selected, English Plus+ replaces the Multi-Activity Programme. Please note, the English Plus+ Showtime and Art & Design options must be chosen for 2 or 4 weeks.

  • Subject
    Details
  • Intensive English: Writing
    For students with an Intermediate to Advanced level of English, this course is tailored to develop students' written English.…

    For students with an Intermediate to Advanced level of English, this course is tailored to develop students’ written English. These valuable skills are transferable to writing components within the internationally-recognised English examinations such as FCE/CAE.

    Price: supplementary £110 per week

  • Intensive English: Speaking
    Open to all levels, these additional language classes are designed to develop our students' English speaking and listening…

    Open to all levels, these additional language classes are designed to develop our students’ English speaking and listening skills with small classes focusing on pronunciation and fluency.

    Price: supplementary £110 per week

  • Showtime
    This fun and creative performance course combines dance, drama and singing. Led by our very own performing arts…

    This fun and creative performance course combines dance, drama and singing. Led by our very own performing arts staff, our students will create performance pieces for a Talent Schow. As the English Plus+ Showtime course works towards an end-of-course performance, this option can only be selected for 2 or 4 weeks.

    Price: supplementary £110 per week

  • Art & Design
    This two-week course is for students with a creative flair looking to develop their artistic skills. Students will…

    This two-week course is for students with a creative flair looking to develop their artistic skills. Students will focus on painting, photography, sculpture and drawing, creating their own portfolio over the two-week period and displaying their work in the school’s Art Gallery at the end of the course.

    Price: supplementary £110 per week

  • Adventure Sports
    This course is for our more adventurous students and includes varied and exciting activities can include kayaking, laser…

    This course is for our more adventurous students and includes varied and exciting activities can include kayaking, laser quest, high ropes, paintballing, climbing and woodland survival skills. The Adventure Sports course is led by qualified professionals, and accompanied by our own staff. Available activities differ at our different campuses. Enquire now to find out which specific activities are available at the campus you are interested in.

    Price: supplementary £210 per week

  • Horse Riding
    Children will learn how to ride and look after horses with qualified instructors in the beautiful English countryside.…

    Children will learn how to ride and look after horses with qualified instructors in the beautiful English countryside. Our Horse Riding course is suitable for beginners, who may never have ridden before, and also for those children with more experience who ride regularly.

    Price: supplementary £210 per week

SBC Oxford Summer School for ages 8-12

Please note: if you select the Subject Study course, or any English Plus+ activities, there will be a small surcharge. See the Academic Courses and English Plus+ tabs for full details.

  • Start Date
    End Date
    Duration
    Fee
  • July 17th, 2017
    July 31st, 2017
    2 Weeks
    £2,700
  • July 17th, 2017
    August 14th, 2017
    4 Weeks
    £5,400
  • July 31st, 2017
    August 14th, 2017
    2 Weeks
    £2,700

Additional Information

The SBC Oxford Summer School programme is designed especially to engage young international learners aged 8-12.  With students from over 50 different countries studying together over the summer, SBC Oxford is a truly international experience where children will make new friends from all over the world, develop their confidence using English skills in real life contexts and enjoy an experience they will never forget.

Accommodation

The facilities at SBC Oxford Summer School are very impressive, including an indoor swimming pool, theatre, tennis courts, a dance studio and more, allowing students to make the most of their stay. The boys and girls sleep in separate boarding areas in bright and spacious dormitories sleeping between 4 and 9 students.

Meals

For breakfast there is a hot English breakfast two mornings each week, as well as a continental breakfast option every day.

For lunch and dinner there is always a choice of two hot meals, including one vegetarian option. There is a varied salad bar selection as well as fresh bread, fruit and desserts. In addition, drinks and biscuits are served before bed.

 

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Staff and Welfare

All of the SBC Oxford staff are dedicated, enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about working with children from different countries around the world. We have a dedicated team of Managers, Teachers, House Parents and Activity Leaders. SBC Oxford has a ratio of 1 member of staff for every 6 children, allowing our staff to give our students a high level of care and attention. The welfare of the children is our main priority at all times, both on-site at the school and off-site during excursions and trips. The SBC Oxford staff are responsible for our students 24 hours a day, so whether it’s an activity session, meal time, break time or in the houses, there are always staff members with the children. Here at SBC Oxford we understand that staying away from home can be both an exciting and a daunting experience (both for the children and the parents) and we pride ourselves on the level of care we offer.

Summer Boarding Courses is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We have a comprehensive Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and procedures in place which all employees, volunteers and contractors are expected to adhere to.

For more detailed information about our Managers, Teachers, House Parents and Activity Leaders, please click below:

Our Summer Staff

SBC Oxford Summer School for ages 8-12

Travel and Transfers

For full details regarding travel and transfer to our summer schools and colleges, visit our Travel and Transfers page.

SBC Oxford transfer costs are as follows:

Option 1 – Coach Transfer Service.

The Coach Transfer Service runs between Heathrow Airport and SBC Oxford on arrival and departure days.

Arrivals: available between 09:00 and 17:00.

Departures: available from 10:30 onwards. We recommend booking flights departing between 10:30 and 18:00.

Coach Transfer Service Price per journey
Arrival OR Departure
Heathrow Airport £90 per journey

Option 2 – Taxi Transfer Service

Flights arriving at Heathrow before 09:00 or after 17:00 will need a Taxi Transfer. All students arriving into other UK airports will also need to make use of our Taxi Transfer Service.

For departures, students whose flights are scheduled to depart Heathrow before 10:30 can use our Taxi Transfer Service. The Taxi Transfer Service is also available for students departing from all other UK airports.

Taxi Transfer Service Price per journey
Arrival OR Departure
Heathrow £205 per journey
Gatwick £250 per journey
Stansted £270 per journey
Luton £220 per journey

For other airports or train stations, prices are available on application.


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