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Academic Programme

Headington Oxford Summer School offers students 15 hours of English tuition per week.  Students can choose between our General English and Summer Study courses.  All classes are multi-national with a maximum of 15 students per class. All classes are multinational with a maximum of 15 students per class and focus on key skills needed in 21st century, including communication, collaboration, research and presentation skills. At the end of the course all students will give a short presentation in English.

To see what a typical day looks like, please view our Sample Timetable here.

General English

For all levels of English from beginners to advanced level students, our lessons focus on improving English language skills through fun and collaborative activities.  Students develop their grammar and vocabulary, as well as their confidence in using English, 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, including English Literature, History Science and creative writing.  A perfect course for students wishing to further develop their English language skills for further study. Supplementary Cost: £145 per week



Social Programme

Our Headington Oxford 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 for an additional cost.  Our English Plus students will join the multi-activity programme for the rest of the week.


Students will experience a range of exciting activities including; sports, arts & crafts, cookery and discos.  The fun and immersive programme gives our students the opportunity to spend time with friends, relax and enjoy their summer school experience!

English Plus+ Adventure Sports

For our more adventurous students! These exciting options include activities such as high ropes, raft building, and go-karting.  Adventure Sports takes place on two afternoons per week. 

English Plus+ Intensive English Writing

This course is suitable for students with an Intermediate to Advanced level of English who need to focus on developing their written English.  Intensive English: Writing, takes place on two afternoons per week

English Plus+ Intensive English Speaking

This course is available to students of all English Language levels.  Our small classes help students further develop their speaking and listening skills, focusing on pronunciation and fluency.

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. 

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.


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