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Our programmes are designed to equip students with a blend of knowledge, skills and values in order to be successful agents of change in the world.

This Global Skills International Summer School is a programme for students that are native English speakers or already have a high level of English language ability with particular focus on Global Skills but without the English language lesson content.

Whilst the morning academic sessions are separate to our Global Skills in English Summer School students, all other summer school content is shared with students attending both Global Skills in English and Global Skills International options living together, eating together and fully mixed together for all Afternoon Activity Sessions, Sports and Social Programmes as well as off-site Excursions.

Life outside the classroom

We believe that learning happens as much outside the class as inside.  We pride ourselves on the variety of co-curricular activities on offer, ensuring that there really is something to excite and stimulate everyone.  These experiences are not just fun and a change from the classroom, but also a great opportunity to try new things, learn new skills and develop independence of thought and action.

This splits into three main areas:

  • Afternoon Activity Sessions – these include a range of academic, art, sport and vocation-related activities that take place at St Edmunds College. On Mondays and Fridays, students that have opted for an additional extra such as horse riding or photography, will take part in these specialist activities.
  • Evening Entertainment - These will be a mix of on and off site events from Bowling to Discos, Talent Shows to Cinema trips!
  • Excursions – these off-site trips happen three times a week and all students attend.  Some are educational, and include trips to museums, zoos, stately homes or historic castles.  Others are for sight-seeing, and typically include trips to local tourist attractions, theme parks and shopping centres.

Academic excursions are linked to these academic sessions and are an integral part of the summer school programmes.  For example, if a class is going to visit London and see Buckingham Palace, their learning objectives might involve researching the history of the palace or debating the pros and cons of monarchies.

Summer School dates and fees

Duration Arrival Date Departure Date Cost
3 weeks 09 July 2023 29 July 2023 £3,700 GBP
3 weeks 30 July 2023 19 August 2023 £3,700 GBP
6 weeks 09 July 2023 19 August 2023 £7,400 GBP

Summer School age range

Whilst all summer school students are mixed together for the duration of their course, students are occasionally split into smaller age groups for certain activities, academic classes, specific excursions and when allocating their accommodation in boarding corridors. 

Students must be a minimum of 9 years old when they start the course and a maximum of 17 years old on their departure.

A typical week