Academic Programme

Headington Oxford Summer School offers students 15 hours of English tuition per week. SBC Oxford students can choose between our General English and Summer Study courses.

All classes at Headington School are multinational with a maximum of 15 students per class. Summer Boarding Courses focuses on the key English skills needed in the 21st century. This includes communication, collaboration, research and presentation skills.

At the end of the Oxford summer camp course, all students will give a short presentation in English.

To see what a typical day looks like at Headington School Oxford, please view our sample timetable here. You can also get extra special top tips about studying at Headington Oxford from our teacher Emma!

General English

For all levels of English from beginners to advanced level students, our Oxford summer courses focus on improving English language skills through fun and collaborative activities.

In General English, students develop their grammar and vocabulary, as well as their confidence in using English.

This is through a series of engaging weekly tasks and projects. 



Summer Study

For students with an upper intermediate or advanced level of English, Summer Study develops English language skills through the study of interesting and engaging subjects. This includes English Literature, History, Science and Creative Writing.

Our Summer Study at Oxford Headington is the perfect course for students wishing to further develop their English language skills. This will help them progress to further study. Supplementary Cost: £145 per week.



Social Programme

At Headington Summer School, students enjoy a varied and fun multi-activity programme, with a range of activities in the afternoon and evenings. The social programme is a brilliant opportunity for students to spend time with their new friends and try lots of new and exciting activities.

Students can also choose English Plus+ options, to replace the multi-activity programme, on two afternoons per week. This is at an additional cost. Our English Plus students will join the multi-activity programme for the rest of the week.

Find out more about our social programme here.


Students will experience a range of exciting activities including sports, arts & crafts, cookery and discos.

The fun and immersive programme in our summer school courses gives our students the opportunity to spend time with friends, relax and enjoy their summer school experience!

Discover more about our activities here.

English Plus+ Adventure Sports

This is for our more adventurous students during the Oxford summer course! These exciting options include activities such as high ropes, raft building, and go karting.

Adventure Sports take place on two afternoons per week in Headington, Oxford. 

Discover the Adventure here!

English Plus+ Intensive English Writing

Our Summer School creative writing course is suitable for students with an Intermediate to Advanced level of English!

This SBC Summer School English writing course takes place on two afternoons per week.

Find out more about Writing here.

English Plus+ Intensive English Speaking

This course is available to students of all English Language levels at Headington School, Oxford.

Our small classes help students further develop their speaking and listening skills, focusing on pronunciation and fluency.

Find out more about Speaking here.

English Plus+ Art & Design

A two-week course for creative students looking to develop their artistic skills.

Students will build a portfolio across a variety of areas, including photography, painting, drawing and sculpture at Headington School. 

Discover more about Art and Design!

English Plus+ Dance

A two-week course for students who love to dance!  The course is suitable for students of all levels, and will give students the opportunity to explore a number of dance styles including modern and street.

At the end of the course our dance students will do a short performance.

Discover more about Dance here. 

Excursions at Headington Oxford Summer School

Our excursions include day trips to London, Brighton, Thorpe Park and many other exciting and cultural destinations.

Find out more about our excursions here.

Royal Windsor
Thorpe Park
Start Date End Date Duration Price
Monday 16 July, 2018 Monday 30 July, 2018 2 Weeks £2,900
Monday 16 July, 2018 Monday 6 August, 2018 3 Weeks £4,350
Monday 16 July, 2018 Monday 13 August, 2018 4 Weeks £5,800
Monday 16 July, 2018 Monday 20 August, 2018 5 Weeks £7,250
Monday 30 July, 2018 Monday 13 August, 2018 2 Weeks £2,900
Monday 30 July, 2018 Monday 20 August, 2018 3 Weeks £4,350
Monday 6 August, 2018 Monday 20 August, 2018 2 Weeks £2,900

What's included in the course fees?

  • Comfortable accommodation and 3 meals per day
  • 15 hours of English tuition each week plus Progress Report and End-of-Course Certificate
  • 2 full day trips a week* with all transport and entrances included
  • Afternoon Activity Programme plus Full Evening Activity Programme
  • Laundry Service
  • Headington Oxford Summer School t-shirt
  • UK SIM card
  • Comprehensive Trvael Insurance

*Except for departure week when there is one full day trip