Harrow School Short Courses (formerly BABSSCo) has been running courses at Harrow School for over 30 years. The courses are organised by Harrow School Enterprises Ltd, Harrow School’s commercial trading arm.

We have welcomed over 14,000 students from more than 60 countries on to our English as a foreign language courses for girls and boys aged 9 to 17 years.

Our English + Multi Activity courses in July 2024 offer a full programme of English as a foreign language tuition, as well as fun activities, sports and cultural excursions, so that students can practise their English throughout their time here. Students will get a taste of life in the UK at a top British boarding school, as well as the chance to improve their speaking and understanding of everyday English.

Students will stay in one of Harrow School’s 12 famous boarding houses in a secure environment.  Harrow School Short Courses has a high ratio of staff to students making sure everyone is safe and happy while learning English, having a great holiday and making friends from all over the world.

Harrow School Short Courses helps students improve their speaking, listening and pronunciation skills through lessons packed full of activities and projects that are proven to boost English language learning.


Harrow School Short Courses is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English. We are regularly inspected by the British Council to guarantee the quality of our teaching, resources, environment, accommodation, welfare and the care we provide for under 18s.

Harrow School Short Courses is also a member of English UK, the leading association for accredited providers of quality English language courses in Britain, and Young Learners English UK, a special interest group of English UK committed to providing a safe and rewarding language learning experience for students aged from 8 to 17 years.

As well as summer courses, we also offer online English as a foreign language tuition year-round.  More details can be found here.

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