Intensive English Summer School Course - Sherborne International

Intensive English Summer School Course, plus subjects

Our Intensive English Summer School Course, plus subjects, has been running in for over 25 years. It was the first course of its kind aimed at international students.

It is aimed at students aged 8-17 who:

  • Wish to improve the fluency and accuracy of their spoken and written English
  • Are considering joining a British independent school and wish to improve their English in this context, including exposure to some more academic language through the subject lessons
  • Are already at a UK school but want to enhance their English language skills
  • Want to sample independent school life and culture in England while socialising with students from different nationalities
  • Want to acclimatise themselves or receive a boost by enrolling on an English summer school course prior to starting at a UK school in September

With English plus the addition of several lessons in different subjects – such as sciences, maths, history, geography, cultural studies, art, drama and computing – this intensive English summer school course gives a taste of our academic year programme.

The variety of content and language is much appreciated by the students. They enjoy the interactive and dynamic lessons whilst developing their English throughout.

Intensive English Summer School – Key Points

  • Very small class sizes (5 – 8 students)
  • 30 lessons a week
  • Optional additional individual tuition available
  • Full programme of sports, afternoon and evening activities
  • Two excursions a week (including study trips on alternate Wednesdays for those staying more than two weeks)
  • All Common European Framework language levels offered from beginner (A1) to advanced (C2)

What can I tell you about this place?
If you want to send your children to improve their English, send them here.
Fedor, 14 – Russia


There is now very limited availability on our 2018 Intensive English Summer School Course and some weeks are completely full:

  • 4 July (for 2 weeks) – completely full
  • 18 July (for 2 weeks) – completely full
  • 1 August (for 2, 3 or 4 weeks) – completely full
  • 15 August (for 2 weeks) – places available

The last two weeks (15-29 August) are ideal preparation for students placed in British Boarding Schools from September, helping students feel more confident and prepared.


More information

The summer course was really interesting and helpful to improve my English.
Nour, 13 – Switzerland

View photos of students on our 2018 summer school courses ...