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Serious study…Serious fun!

For over 30 years Harrow School Short Courses has welcomed boys and girls from all over the world on our ‘Serious Study, Serious Fun!’ summer camp for children to learn English or improve their English skills whilst learning more about British life and culture. We offer high quality EFL (English as a Foreign Language) courses in July and August at two of the UK’s most prestigious independent boarding schools near London and also manage a year-round online school. Students on our courses take part in some of the best activities and excursions on offer in the UK. Our residential English language centres are accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English and we are members of Young Learners English UK and English UK.



Summer school is the perfect opportunity to forget about exams and to focus on communicating in English. We encourage students to put their knowledge into practice, meaning they enjoy their language lessons, improve rapidly and feel proud of their progress. We call this ‘Serious Study’. Our lessons are complimented by excursions to some of the best places for children and teens to visit in London and the UK. High-end activities are also provided at our schools, delivered by specialist suppliers who are professionally qualified in areas such as tennis, hockey, leadership, drama, or science. Alternatively a multi-activity course offers students something out of the ordinary every day, from animal handling and circus skills through to battle archery or obstacle course.


Lessons help students improve their speaking, listening and pronunciation skills, giving them confidence to communicate more fluently in English. We teach language along with the soft skills that students need for success in modern life, such as teamwork, negotiation, debate, problem solving, presentation and leadership. We aim to promote a love of language learning that will stay with students for many years to come.


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    Harrow School

    Harrow School is situated in over 300 acres of London countryside, close to major airports and with multiple tube stations providing easy access into central London. The school is considered amongst the most prestigious public schools in Britain, even the world. Boys and girls are fully immersed in the Harrow experience, from staying in one of the famous boarding houses, to exploring the historic buildings where films such as Harry Potter were filmed. Harrow School boasts an impressive heated indoor pool, sports hall, tennis courts, theatres and a school farm.

    Students are accommodated in single or twin rooms with shared bathrooms in a Harrow School boarding house. Each house has its own beautifully landscaped gardens and recreational facilities, for example a five-a-side football pitch or basketball court.

    At Harrow School our summer students can attend multi-activity, leadership, hockey, drama, science or tennis summer camps in July and August.

    Heathfield School

    Heathfield School was founded in 1899 and is one of England’s top all girls boarding schools. Notable alumni include model Amber Le Bon, the actress Sienna Miller and the co-founder of Jimmy Choo, Tamara Mellon. Situated near Ascot in Berkshire, Heathfield is Harrow School Short Courses’ girls-only campus, in fact it is the only British Council accredited summer school for female students only. Example excursions include a guided tour of London by bus and boat, shopping in the capital, and visits to places such as Stonehenge, Arundel Castle and St Albans.

    Heathfield’s facilities include an indoor swimming pool, a sports hall, tennis courts, a new performing arts centre, dance and drama studios and a cookery suite.

    Courses at Heathfield School include English and activity and the highly popular English with Style. Students must have a spoken level of English that is elementary or higher to study here.


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