Summer School Courses

Our UK summer school is for international students aged 8 to 17 years old. Now in their 26th year, the summer courses are intensive and academic, but as well as working hard, students have lots of fun with an extensive choice of sports, activities and excursions.

Sherborne International Summer Courses
Announcement of 2021 programme cancellation:

Much to our regret, we are having to cancel this summer’s Short Course programme. Although we have tried our very best to ensure that a top-quality programme would be available, circumstances beyond our control mean that we will not be able to achieve this.

Three issues in particular have adversely affected our plans:

  1. The current travel environment remains very uncertain and it is clear that quarantine arrangements, in the UK and elsewhere, are continuing to produce considerable and difficult delays for students. Children on our longer-term programmes have found these issues very challenging as they returned for the Summer Term and the impact would be even more pronounced for those on shorter courses;
  2. We have been unable to secure bookings from a sufficiently wide number of countries and linguistic groups. Even though a very pleasing number of students have reserved places, it has become apparent that we would not be able to get the necessary mix of linguistic groups in either the boarding houses or the classes. We know how important the mix of nationalities is for students, parents and agents and we cannot compromise on this without undermining the quality of the pupil experience, something that we are unwilling to do;
  3. Finally, we have similar challenges with the age distribution of those applying, with the viability of classes in some age groups remaining uncertain.

Our Short Course team are now focussing their efforts on developing the Sherborne International programme for academic year 2021/22 and beyond. The Team look forward to welcoming your children to Sherborne in the future, so that they can experience the unique blend of academic, linguistic, and enjoyable personal development for which Sherborne International is so well known.

Yours sincerely

Tim Waters

Book your place today by clicking here.

“I love it here – it’s really fun!”

Greta from Germany talks about why she is back at Sherborne International for her fourth year of summer school

UK summer school options

With very small class sizes (5 – 8 students per class) and an overall staff-student ratio of one member of staff to three students, parents can relax knowing their children are safe, happy, learning effectively and well looked after in a caring, family environment.

Located in the town of Sherborne, surrounded by beautiful English countryside, our summer school courses in the UK for international students are based on the same high-quality standards as our school term courses. Written academic and house reports are sent to parents every two weeks and all students receive a certificate of attendance.

The summer course in Sherborne was one of the best things that I have ever done in my life. I never thought that I would have so much fun while doing classes. Everybody is so nice here and the memories and friends I made here will stay in my heart forever.
Azucena, 14 – Paraguay

Summer school – 2021 dates

The short courses will take place from:

  • 30 June 2021 for 2,4,6 or 8 weeks
  • 14 July 2021 for 2,4 or 6 weeks
  • 28 July 2021 for 2 or 4 weeks
  • 11 August 2021 for 2 weeks
  • 25 August 2021 – Final departure day

The last weeks of our summer school program (11 – 25 August 2021) are ideal preparation for international students placed in British Boarding Schools from September, helping students feel more confident and prepared.

Summer school – 2021 fees

More information

It was one of the best experiences in my life.
Lledo, 15 – Spain

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