Senior Programme

Your child may already be fully conversant in English or perhaps this is the perfect time for them to experience a taste of British boarding school life. Whatever stage they are at, our Summer School will have something to offer a growing and learning teenager. Our Senior Programme provides the perfect balance of stimulating lessons, fun activities and cultural experiences.

Each student can shape their own timetable based on their level of English and personal interests to make their summer experience the best it can possibly be.

Studying abroad can be daunting for some but we know students quickly make solid friendships with other children from different corners of the world, enhancing their global understanding. Students embrace the experience and leave as engaged global citizens. Their timetable is busy but it is broken down into different sections each day for variety and enjoyment.

Sample Timetable

Academic Pathways

There are two Academic Pathways to choose from, the first is English and the second is Global Studies.

English Designed for students who are keen to develop their level of English language skills and confidence quickly. Each child will be allocated to the appropriate level class following an assessment on the first day.

Global StudiesTaught by researchers, lecturers and industry professionals with extensive experience in the field, plus MA and PhD candidates who are passionate and enthused about their specific subject areas.

Find out more about our Global Studies Pathway 


In addition to choosing an academic pathway, students may also choose one of our many academy options to enhance their learning over a two week period.



Academy Options


Children may also choose a co-curricular option such as music, cookery, drama or photography, though it could also include a sports option such as badminton or basketball.

A Felsted girl producing work in an art class


For students taking the English pathway, homework is led by teachers who supervise and guide this one hour session in the boarding house. For Global Studies students, this is a teacher-led study session, during which time they are expected to reflect on what they have learned throughout the day.


Evening Social Programme

A vast and varied social programme to encourage as much interaction between the students as possible. This ranges from competitions and talent shows, to themed discos and whole school debates!


Students will be taken on three exciting trips per week. These differ each week to expose them to different elements of English culture at the same time as being a fun and actively enjoyable experience.

What an amazing experience! My role was as a local student working alongside international pupils and I was amazed how much everyone's English improved in such a short space of time. We all loved the fun activities such as paintballing, trampolining and our visits to London and Cambridge. I will remember my time fondly, especially helping my Colombian and Nigerian friends to understand the rules and play the game of cricket!

George, England