Academic Programme

Summer Boarding Courses offers communicative and engaging English lessons taught by professionally qualified teachers. Students receive 15 hours of tuition per week and have a choice between General English or Junior Summer Study at SBC Oxford International Summer School.

Our multinational classes help students to develop their language skills and confidence. This is through stimulating and interactive challenges, group tasks and exercises.

Our SBC summer school is ideal for enthusiastic children 8-12 years old. We have maximum class sizes of 15 students to help create a dynamic learning environment for our students, in which each child’s needs can be met.

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General English

For all levels from beginners to advanced students, our lessons focus on improving the core English language skills through fun and dynamic activities. Students are encouraged to express their ideas, developing their vocabulary, grammar and confidence in communication.

Find out more about our General English course here.

Junior Summer Study

For students with an upper intermediate or advanced level of English. Junior Summer Study focuses on interesting and engaging subjects, such as History, Science and English Literature, to build on our students’ language skills and promote fluency. Supplementary Fee: £145pw

Discover more about our course here.

Social Programme

Our SBC Oxford Summer School students enjoy a varied and fun multi-activity programme, with a range of summer school 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 summer school activity options.

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 programmes here.


Our students will experience a range of exciting activities; from football, swimming and knitting to photography and coding. The dynamic multi-activity programme gives our students the opportunity to spend time with friends, relax and try something new! 

English Plus+ Adventure Sports

This course is for bold and adventurous children! These exciting options include activities such as high ropes, raft building, wall climbing and some Oxford go karting! Adventure Sports takes place on two afternoons per week. Discover more here!

English Plus+ Horse Riding

Learn how to ride and care for horses with qualified instructors. The course is suitable for both beginners and those with a bit more horse riding experience. Horse Riding takes place on two afternoons per week.

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English Plus+ Drama

A fun and creative performance course combining dance, drama and singing. The children follow a 2 week drama programme working towards an end of course performance in the school’s Talent Show.

Discover more about Drama courses 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.

Discover more about Art & Design here

English Plus+ Intensive English Writing

This course is for students with an Intermediate to Advanced level of English who want to develop their written English. Students will study different writing styles including essays and short stories.

Find out more about our writing classes here

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.

Discover more about intensive speaking here


Our summer school for kids excursion programme, gives children the opportunity to experience some of the UK’s best-known attractions and cultural sites. It is a great opportunity to explore the UK, and put their English into practice!

Find out more about all of our excursions here.

Cotswold Wildlife Park
Legoland Windsor
Bristol & The Science Museum
Warwick Castle
Start Date End Date Duration Price
Monday 16 July, 2018 Monday 30 July, 2018 2 Weeks £2,900
Monday 16 July, 2018 Monday 13 August, 2018 4 Weeks £5,600
Monday 30 July, 2018 Monday 13 August, 2018 2 Weeks £2,700

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
  • SBC Oxford Summer School t-shirt
  • UK SIM card
  • Comprehensive Trvael Insurance

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