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Summer Courses at Bromsgrove School

We welcome groups of students accompanied by one or more Group Leaders and individual students aged 8 – 17. The courses combine English language tuition, general or specialist classes, events, local visits and excursions to places of interest.



For English classes and daytime activities, students are divided into 2 age-groups (Kids: 8-12 yrs – Teens: 13-17 yrs). Kids have activities every morning and English classes in the afternoon (15 hours per week). Teens have morning English classes (15 hours per week) and activities or classes in the afternoon.

English Classes (provided by International House Bristol)

All students are tested on their first full day and placed in classes of no more than 16 students at an appropriate level for their ability. The lessons are topic-based and designed to help students to develop communication skills, natural English and a range of vocabulary. Materials have been specifically chosen for both the Kids’ and Teens’ courses.

Daytime Activities

Kids’ and Teens’ activities are a combination of language practice, culture, arts and crafts, sports and lots of fun! They include organised and structured activities with local English schoolchildren. Students can choose 2 of the following activities per morning or afternoon session:
art and design, cookery, basketball, football, dance, dodgeball, badminton, swimming, mad science, tennis, trampolining, volleyball.

Evening Activities

Every evening all students can enjoy a variety of different activities. Some are for the whole College (disco, karaoke, talent show, sports tournaments) and some are for smaller groups (quiz night, film night, bingo).


Students will visit London, Oxford, Stratford-on-Avon & Warwick Castle, Drayton Manor Theme Park for a full-day (09:00 – 21:00). Additional destinations are available for students staying for 3 or 4 weeks.

Optional half-day excursions to Birmingham, Worcester and Stratford-on-Avon are also available during the week for all students and these can be booked at the School for approx. £10 per person.

Pastoral Care

Great emphasis is placed on looking after the students at all times and in all aspects of their stay. Bromsgrove School staff are accommodated in every boarding house to assist Group Leaders in looking after their students.  Individual students are all accommodated in the same boarding houses under the careful supervision of our pastoral staff.

What is included?

  • Student travel and medical insurance *
  • Complimentary return airport transfer from London Heathrow and Birmingham airports on Tuesdays
  • Residential accommodation
  • 3 meals per day with an evening snack
  • English language tuition
  • Daytime and evening activity programme
  • Excursions
  • 24-hour supervision and welfare
  • included in the course fees for individual students only

Optional Extras:
  • Airport transfers from airports other than London Heathrow or Birmingham
  • Unaccompanied Minor Service
  • Courier fee if original documents are required to support a UK Visa application
  • All of these options can be specified when completing the registration form.

Vacation Course

Vacation Courses at Bromsgrove School combine 15 hours per week of English language tuition, activities and events, local visits and excursions for international students aged 8–17 who are visiting the UK for a short period of 2–4 weeks. We welcome * groups of students accompanied by one or more Group Leaders and individual students aged 8–17.


Vacation Course
Price £ 998 per week
Established 2012
Capacity 300
Age range 8 – 17
General English 15 hrs per week
Daytime activities 15 hrs per week
Course dates 3rd July – 14th August
Course duration 2, 3 or 4 weeks
Special features Campus activities with English children

Academic Preparation Course

Academic Preparation Courses (2, 3 or 4 weeks) are for motivated international students aged 8-12 and 13-17  with a level of B1 or higher who intend to study at a UK independent boarding school, or who want to find out more about what it is like to live and study at this type of school. The course is a general introduction to life at a UK boarding school and is designed to help prepare students to make a success of the academic work undertaken there. Teaching is divided into morning and afternoon classes:

Morning Classes for Young Learners (8-12 yrs): 08:45 – 12:30

Afternoon Classes for Teenagers (13-17 yrs): 14:00 – 17:45

The classes will have an average of 8 participants (maximum 10), so each student is sure to receive lots of personal attention from the qualified and experienced teachers at all times. Classwork will include discussions and analysis on a variety of relevant subject areas, problem solving, pair, group and individual work, topic vocabulary training, past exam questions, cultural awareness regarding academic expectations and reading with coursebook selections.

There are two main elements to the academic preparation programme: Core and Elective subjects.

1. The Core Subject

  • Maths
  • Business Studies

The core subject is the main topic of study. Students study either Maths or Business Studies, according to the choice they have indicated on their application form and will have seven core subject classes of 100 minutes each during the 2 week course. Students taking the 3-week course will study one subject for 2 weeks and the other for 1 week. Students taking the 4-week course will study both subjects for 2 weeks each.

2. The Elective Subjects

  • Literature and Art
  • Humanities
  • General Science
  • Economics

Elective subjects are studied for 70 minutes a day and for a total of seven days during the 2 week course. Each student will study a different elective each week, based on the preferences they have shown on their application form. This is to ensure that the student benefits from a broader academic awareness and more extensive academic preparation for life at a UK independent boarding school. Students taking the 3-week course will study 3 subjects and those taking the 4-week course will study all 4 subjects for 1 week each.


Academic Preparation
Price £ 1260 per week
Established 2014
Capacity 50
Age range 8 – 17
General English 15 hrs per week
Academic subjects 10 hrs per week
Course dates 17th July – 14th August
Course duration 2, 3 or 4 weeks

Full-time Education at Bromsgrove School

Bromsgrove School is a large independent co-educational boarding school offering both the GCSE/A-level and IB routes to the UK’s top universities.

The Good Schools Guide proclaims that Bromsgrove “inhabits the academic stratosphere”, enjoys “outstanding leadership” and “outstanding sport”, while official inspectors OFSTED rate both Senior and Prep School as “outstanding.” If you believe in league tables, then Bromsgrove is in the top ten (sometimes top five) of all British coeducational boarding/day schools. The School’s facilities are exceptional.

The ultimate measure, though, is not league tables or the buildings: it’s whether young people want to be here and then, whether they become adults who make a difference for the better. They do. As well as the twelve hundred British pupils, three hundred others from thirty five nations now attend Bromsgrove, while Bromsgrove Thailand, opened in 2005, thrives in Bangkok. Internationally, nationally and locally, Bromsgrove School burns bright.


Boarding School
Price £ 11950 per term
Established 1553
Capacity 600 (Prep School) / 900 (Senior School)
Age range 8-13 (Prep School) / 13-18 (Senior School)
Term dates September – June
Course duration 3 Terms



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Note: timetables vary depending on group / individual student or Kids / Teens