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 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.

SBC Oxford Summer School is ideal for enthusiastic children aged 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 and  develop their vocabulary, grammar and confidence in communication.

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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. This course has an additional fee of £145 per week.

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Social Programme

Our SBC Oxford Summer School students enjoy a varied and fun multi-activity programme, with a range of activities in the afternoons 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.

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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 after their lessons and try something new! 

English Plus+ Adventure Sports

This course includes a range of exciting activities to build a child’s self-confidence and teamwork skills, such as high ropes, raft building, kayaking, trampolining and bushcraft. Adventure Sports takes place on two afternoons per week. Adventure Sports is an additional £220 per week.

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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 horse riding experience. Horse Riding takes place on two afternoons per week.
Horse Riding is an additional £220 per week.

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English Plus+ Drama

A fun and creative course combining drama and storytelling. The children follow a 2 week programme using drama to explore famous English stories and take part in a workshop at The Oxford Story Museum. Drama is an additional £120 per week.

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English Plus+ Art & Design

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

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English Plus+ General English Extra

This course is for students looking to quickly build confidence and further their English language level. Students will focus on enhancing their grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, speaking, listening and reading skills. English Plus + General English is an additional £120 per week.

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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, poems and short stories. Intensive English Writing is an additional £120 per week.

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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. Intensive English Speaking is an additional £120 per week.

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Our summer school excursion programme, gives our students 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.

Drayton Manor Theme Park
Cotswold Wildlife Park
Bristol & The Science Museum
Warwick Castle
A blue map of the UK showing the location of Oxford
Start Date End Date Duration Price
Monday 15 July, 2019 Monday 29 July, 2019 2 Weeks £3,000
Monday 15 July, 2019 Monday 12 August, 2019 4 Weeks £5,400
Monday 29 July, 2019 Monday 12 August, 2019 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* (Transport and Entrance Fees Included)
  • Afternoon Activity Programme Plus Full Evening Activity Programme
  • Laundry Service
  • SBC Oxford 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 Oxford Summer School Course Fees Overview.

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