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The Summer School was established in 1996 and is currently the top British Council accredited summer school in the UK.

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Welcome to the Summer School at St Edmund's College

The Summer School was established in 1996 and is currently the top British Council accredited summer school in the UK.

In our British Council inspection in August 2013 we were awarded 14 out of a possible 15 areas of excellence. To view our Accreditation Report, please click here. You may also like to read the article from the January 2014 issue of the EL Gazette, identifying us as 'Top of Exceptional Summer Schools'. Please click here to read the article.

St Edmund's College is England's oldest Catholic school and has a long established reputation for welcoming and educating international students. The summer school is an integral part of the College and promotes high standards of personal achievement, conduct and community spirit. These summer courses are an ideal preparation for transition to the main school or to another British school.

The educational experience provided on the summer school facilitates enrichment of the whole child. The course offers new learning opportunities through exciting projects, theatre visits, educational visits, option courses and activities all designed to challenge and extend personal development and language competence. Native speakers and bilingual students are welcome.

Celebrating 20 years Welcome to St Edmund’s College Summer 2016

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our twentieth summer school. If you would like to join us this summer, you can check availability or make an enrolment using the new online booking system on our the website. We hope you like the new website and the new facilities. We will be featuring student work, videos, articles and photos so that parents and friends can enjoy the experience with us. So please add us to your favourites on your computer!

To celebrate our 20th Anniversary we are giving every child free entry to a Trinity ISE examination. Exam preparation will be incorporated into class teaching in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening at levels B1 to C1. This popular new examination is well-known in Europe and will be a great achievement for any student. 

New courses for 2016 are: Mad Science, a one week ETOS course for pupils who love science or who need motivating in science, Scuba Diving UltimateCrew, a two week ETOS course which completes the skills and theory for PADI 1 and Open Water a weekend course which completes the PADI 1 qualification. We continue to offer the successful IELTS preparation and examination course and the Horse Riding and Stable Care course which were very successful in 2015.

This year we have adjusted our dates to start on Monday and finish onSunday, this is to take advantage of the quieter airport conditions on Mondays and the better availability of flights. We hope that this will help everyone.

In 2015 we welcomed students from 34 different countries, had a sensational summer with amazing trips and shows. You can see us on our Memories page. The students worked hard and were a pleasure to have in the College. We look forward to another brilliant summer.

For enquiries please contact: summer@stedmundscollege.org

Best wishes and kind regards,

Caroline M. Hugo Director
St Edmund’s College
‘The UK’s top ranking summer school’

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