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SBC Canford Summer School is located at the prestigious Canford School, within easy reach of the coastal town of Bournemouth on the south coast of England. It is one of the most popular UK destinations for English language learning outside of London.

SBC Canford Summer School offers students from all around the world a multi-national experience where they will be able to develop their English, study fascinating academic subjects, enjoy a comprehensive activity programme, go on exciting excursions and form lasting friendships with like-minded people from around the world.

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Academic Programme

SBC Canford Summer School offers a variety of English and enrichment courses taught by professional certified teachers. Students receive 15 hours of tuition per week and have six study options to choose from. All SBC Canford Summer School Courses are multi-national, with a maximum of 15 students per class.

Our lessons focus on developing keys skills needed in the 21st century. This includes 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 at SBC Canford Summer School, please click 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. At Summer Boarding Courses, 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 at SBC Canford develops English language skills through the study of interesting and engaging subjects. Summer Study lessons include English Literature, History, Science and Creative Writing. This course has an additional fee of £145 per week.

Introduction to STEM

Perfect for students of an intermediate to advanced level of English who are interested in scientific and technological development. Students will develop their English language & study skills through learning about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. This course has an additional fee of £145 per week.

Introduction to Business

Through this immersive course, students with an intermediate to advanced level of English, will gain a real insight into the world of business. They will study areas such as finance, marketing, branding and business strategy, whilst developing their practical English language skills. This course has an additional fee of £145 per week.

Introduction to International Relations

Perfect for students with an intermediate to advanced level of English who are interested in learning about the concepts of world politics and global issues through a series of topical debates, presentations and critical thinking tasks. This course has an additional fee of £145 per week.

Social Programme

Our SBC Canford 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.

Find out more about our social programme here.

Multi–Activity

Students at Summer Boarding Courses will experience a range of exciting activities including sports, arts & crafts, cookery and discos! The fun and immersive multi-activity programme gives our students the opportunity to spend time with their friends, relax after their lessons and enjoy their English summer school experience!

English Plus+ Street Dance

A course for students who love to dance! English Plus+ Street Dance is an energetic course suitable for students of all levels, and will give students the opportunity learn and develop street dance moves and routines, as well as improve their fitness. Dance is an additional £120 per week.

English Plus+ Art & Design

A two-week course for students looking to develop their creative thinking and artistic skills. Students studying Art & Design will follow a theme to create a portfolio of work using a variety of art forms including print making, collage, drawing & acrylic painting. Art & Design is an additional £120 per week.

English Plus+ Adventure Sports

The Adventure Sports course include high ropes, paintballing, bushcraft, and orienteering for the more adventurous students out there! Adventure Sports is an additional £220 per week.

English Plus+ Watersports

Learn how to sail, surf, paddle board and kayak with qualified instructors. Our watersports course is suitable for beginners, or for those with some experience of watersports. Watersports is an additional £220 per week.

English Plus+ Horse Riding

Learn how to ride and care for horses with qualified instructors. Our horse riding course is suitable for beginners, or for those with some horse riding experience. Horse Riding is an additional £220 per week.

English Plus+ General English Extra

The General English Extra course is suitable for students with an A1 or A2 level of English who need to focus on developing in all areas of English; from pronunciation to writing. General English Extra is an additional £120 per week.

English Plus+ Intensive English Writing

The Intensive English Writing 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 is an additional £120 per week.

English Plus+ Intensive English Speaking

The Intensive English Speaking course is available to students of all English Language levels who need to further develop their pronunciation and fluency. Intensive English Speaking is an additional £120 per week.

Example Excursions

Thorpe Park

Oxford

London

Bournemouth

Bath

Windsor

Start DateEnd DateDurationPrice
Monday 8 July, 2019Monday 22 July, 20192 Weeks£3,000
Monday 8 July, 2019Monday 29 July, 20193 Weeks£4,200
Monday 8 July, 2019Monday 5 August, 2019 4 Weeks£5,400
Monday 8 July, 2019Monday 12 August, 20195 Weeks£5,750
Monday 22 July, 2019Monday 5 August, 2019 2 Weeks£3,000
Monday 22 July, 2019Monday 12 August, 20193 Weeks£3,750
Monday 29 July, 2019Monday 12 August, 20192 Weeks£2,700
  • 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* (Transport and Entrance Fees Included)
  • Afternoon Activity Programme Plus Full Evening Activity Programme
  • Laundry Service
  • SBC Canford Summer School T-shirt
  • UK SIM Card
  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance

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

Click here to view our SBC Canford Summer School Course Fees Overview.

Also available at a supplementary cost are; additional academic options, the English Plus activity programme and Airport Transfers.