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Summer Courses at Clifton College

We welcome groups of students aged 8 – 17 accompanied by one or more Group Leaders and individual students aged 13 – 17. The courses combine English language tuition, general or specialist activities and classes, events, local visits and excursions to places of interest.


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Timetable

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 (12 hours per week). Teens have morning English classes (15 hours per week) and activities or classes in the afternoon.

English Classes (provided by Bristol Language Centre)

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.

Kids’ Morning Activities

Kids’ activities are a combination of language practice, culture, arts and crafts, sports and lots of fun! They include walking tours of Clifton and Bristol as well as organised team games with local English schoolchildren.

Teens’ Afternoon Courses

A wide range of options are on offer and students should choose their preferred course at the time of booking: Vacation Courses, Academic Courses, Individual Sports Coaching, Work Experience. All courses are open to both group and individual students provided they meet the entry requirements (see Booking Form for details).

Evening Activities

Every evening all students can enjoy a variety of different activities. Some are for the whole College (disco, film night, talent show, sports tournaments, hide & seek, ghost walk) and some are for smaller groups (quiz night, dance classes, cooking classes).

Excursions

Students will visit Bath and Cardiff on their half-day excursions (13:45 – 19:30) and London and Oxford for a full-day (09:30 – 21:30). All students will have a “Discover Bristol” day which includes an open-top bus sightseeing tour. *Additional destinations are offered to students staying for 3 or 4 weeks. Optional visits and excursions can be arranged for groups and these can be booked in advance or on arrival at the College (see the website for details).

Pastoral Care

Great emphasis is placed on looking after the students at all times and in all aspects of their stay. Clifton College 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 house under the careful supervision of the Edventure Plus pastoral team and Clifton College House Leaders.

What is included?

  • Student travel and medical insurance *
  • Complimentary return airport transfer from Heathrow and Bristol airports on Tuesdays
  • Residential accommodation
  • 3 meals per day with an evening snack
  • English language tuition
  • Daytime and evening activity programme
  • 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 Bristol
  • 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 (13-17 yrs; 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks) combine on-campus sports coaching (football, tennis, basketball), multi-activity sessions (swimming, rounders, dodgeball, touch rugby, cricket), artistic activities (dance, drama, film-making, arts & crafts) with educational “Discover Bristol” walks and visits. Students are supervised at all times by Clifton College Summer School staff.

Vacation Course
Price £ 998 per week
Established 1999
Capacity 400
Age range 8 – 17
English tuition* 15hrs per week
Daytime activities 10hrs per week
Course dates 10th July – 21st August
Course duration 2, 3 or 4 weeks
Excursions* London, Oxford, Bath, Cardiff

Academic Courses (13-17 yrs; 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks) are for motivated international students with an interest in improving their General English skills and/or continuing their secondary or higher education in an English-speaking environment.

Academic English

Academic English Course is designed for students who are interested in studying in an English-speaking environment e.g. at a UK, US or International High-School or at a university where English is the common language. The course is 10 hours per week and is for students with a level of B2 or higher. It offers an introduction to the differences between General and Academic English as well as helping students to develop the communication skills that are necessary for studying academic subjects in an English-speaking context.

Academic English
Price £ 1155 per week
Established 2017
Capacity 50
Age range 13 – 17
English tuition 15 hrs per week
PM session 10 hrs per week
Course dates 10th July – 21st August
Course duration 2, 3 or 4 weeks
Excursions* London, Oxford, Bath, Cardiff

Intensive English

Intensive English Course is an extra 10 hours per week of General English for those students with a level of B1 or higher who wish to make additional progress with their communication skills in English (speaking, listening, reading, writing). The extra lessons will complement the morning classes and lead to a more rapid overall improvement.

Intensive English
Price £ 1100 per week
Established 2017
Capacity 50
Age range 13 – 17
English tuition 15 hrs per week
PM session 10 hrs per week
Course dates 10th July – 21st August
Course duration 2, 3 or 4 weeks
Excursions* London, Oxford, Bath, Cardiff

Individual Sports Coaching (13-17 yrs; 1 or 2 weeks) is for athletic students wishing to experience high-quality professional coaching in their chosen sport. Students will receive 9 hours per week of tailor-made one-to-one coaching in English.

Tennis Coaching

Tennis coaching takes place at the College’s Tennis Centre on outdoor and indoor courts and is delivered by a team of LTA-qualified coaches from Absolute Tennis Bristol who also coach the Clifton College tennis teams throughout the year. Transport and equipment is provided.

Tennis Coaching
Price £ 1365 per week
Established 2010
Capacity 6
Age range 13 – 17
English tuition 15 hrs per week
Coaching 9 hrs per week
Course dates 10th July – 21st August
Course duration 1 or 2 weeks
Excursions* London, Oxford, Bath, Cardiff

Golf Coaching

Golf coaching is provided by the Paul Mitchell Golf Academy at the nearby Bristol & Clifton Golf Club which has one of the best 18-hole championship courses in the area. All the coaches are PGA-qualified and the practice facilities at the Club are excellent. Transport and equipment is provided.

Golf Coaching
Price £ 1680 per week
Established 2010
Capacity 2
Age range 13 – 17
English tuition 15 hrs per week
Coaching 9 hrs per week
Course dates 10th July – 21st August
Course duration 1 or 2 weeks
Excursions* London, Oxford, Bath, Cardiff

Work Experience

This is a 33 hour programme (3 hours per afternoon) of unpaid work in local charity shops selling second-hand clothes, shoes, books, toys etc. It is a specialist programme organised by Edventure Plus for older students with a minimum English level of B1 who are interested in adding work experience in an English-speaking environment to their CV. Places are limited to a maximum of 6 per course and students will be selected according to their spoken English, letter of motivation and CV. All placements are within walking distance of the College.

Work Experience
Price £ 1260 per week
Established 2016
Capacity 10
Age range 16 – 17
English tuition 15 hrs per week
Work experience 11 hrs per week
Course dates 10th July – 21st August
Course duration 3 weeks
Excursions* London, Oxford, Bath, Cardiff

Full-time Education at Clifton College

Clifton College is a traditional English boarding school that values very highly the international dimension and the cosmopolitan atmosphere brought to the school by its overseas’ boarders, who represent about 20% of the school’s total number of 1200 pupils.

The school welcomes girls and boys from over 30 different countries with a wide range of religious and cultural diversity who are fully integrated into the life of the school. Clifton College is a school in which all of the pupils are valued in all that they do and in every aspect of their intellectual, sporting and spiritual lives.

International pupils can join the school at 11, 13, 14 and 16 years of age and should ideally stay for a minimum of 2 years to prepare for GCSE and/or AS and A2-level examinations. (Prices vary according to circumstances).

Boarding School
Price £ 12750 per term
Established 1862
Capacity 500 (Prep School) / 700 (Upper School)
Age range 3-13 (Prep School) / 13-18 (Upper School)
Term dates September – July
Course duration 3 Terms

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