Bromsgrove Summer School 2018

Summer Courses for Young Learners & Teenagers (3rd July - 14th August)

Summer Courses for Young Learners & Teenagers

Bromsgrove School, founded in 1553 is a traditional English boarding school that values very highly the international dimension and the cosmopolitan atmosphere brought to the school by its overseas’ boarders and its summer school students. In term-time, the school teaches over 1600 pupils (20% from overseas) and in the summer there are up to 400 residential students at any one time from more than 10 different countries. The summer school runs for six weeks in July and August and is open to groups and individual students aged 8 to 17 for 2-4 week stays.



Bromsgrove (population: 30,000) is a medieval market town which is mentioned in the Doomsday Book and lies 18 km to the south of Birmingham, the UK’s second largest city. Birmingham International Airport (BHX) is 25 km away and London Heathrow (LHR) is 170 km. The School is just a short walk from the town centre and the shops, cafés and local amenities and students are allowed to visit the town with parental agreement.

Campus Facilities

The School is set in extensive, safe, attractive grounds with excellent residential, educational and sporting facilities. On campus there are large spacious playing fields, tennis courts, astroturf pitches, a brand new indoor sports arena, a fitness centre and a 25m indoor heated swimming pool. Students also have daytime and evening access to the student café (“Café 1553”) where hot and cold snacks and drinks are available and students are encouraged to socialize with each other.


Students are accommodated in 6 different boarding houses which are located on or close to the main campus (see campus map). Each house has between 60 – 100 beds in different-sized rooms of 1 – 6 beds per room. Kids are generally accommodated in 2 – 6 bedded rooms and Teens in 1 – 4 bedded rooms. Group Leaders have single rooms unless otherwise requested. The School provides bed linen and a twice-weekly laundry service for all items of clothing.

Girls and boys are accommodated either in different boarding houses or on separate floors of the same boarding house with their own communal bathrooms containing toilets, showers and washbasins. There is a common room or “House Hall” in each boarding house where students can relax, socialize with each other, watch TV or DVDs, play cards or board games…all under the watchful eye of Bromsgrove School pastoral staff.


The School has a large self-service dining room and provides the students with 3 wholesome meals each day. For breakfast, students can choose from a continental or cooked selection everyday. Lunch and dinner consist of a main dish, vegetables, cold buffet and salad bar, desserts, fresh fruit basket. In addition, drinks and snacks are provided in the boarding houses during the day and in the evening. Packed meals are provided for full-day excursions, late arrivals and early departures.

Vacation Courses

Vacation Courses at Bromsgrove School combine 15 hours per week of English language tuition, activities and events, local visits and excursions for international students aged 8–17 who are visiting the UK for a short period of 2–4 weeks. We welcome groups of students aged 8–17 accompanied by one or more Group Leaders and individual students aged 13–17.



For English classes and daytime activities, students are divided into 2 age-groups:

• Kids (8-12 yrs)

• Teens (13-17 yrs)

Kids have activities every morning from 08:45 – 12:30 and English classes in the afternoon from 14:00 – 17:45. Teens have morning English classes from 08:55 – 12:35 and afternoon activities from 14:00 – 17:45

English Classes (provided by International House Bristol)

All students are tested on their first full day and subsequently placed in classes of no more than 15 students at an appropriate level for their ability. The lessons are topic-based and are designed to help students develop communication skills, natural English and a range of vocabulary. Materials have been specifically developed for both the Kids’ and Teens’ courses and include authentic resources.

Daytime Activities

Kids’ and Teens’ activities are a combination of language practice, culture, arts and crafts, sports and lots of fun! They include organised and structured activities with local English schoolchildren. Students can choose 2 of the following activities per morning or afternoon session: art and design, cookery, basketball, football, dance, dodgeball, badminton, swimming, mad science, tennis, trampolining, volleyball.

Evening Activities

Every evening students can enjoy a variety of different activities. Some are for the whole summer school (disco, karaoke, talent show, sports tournaments) and some are for smaller groups (film night, quiz night, bingo). At least once per week, activities are organised within the boarding houses or between two boarding houses to give students an opportunity to get to know their housemates or neighbours and to practise their English while socialising and having fun.


Students will visit London, Oxford, Stratford-on-Avon & Warwick Castle, Drayton Manor Theme Park for a full-day (09:00 – 21:00). Additional destinations are available for students staying for 3 or 4 weeks. Optional half-day excursions to Birmingham, Worcester and Stratford-on-Avon are also available during the week for all students and these can be booked at the School.

Course Fees: £1996 per 2-week course

The 2-week course fees include:

  • *Student travel and medical insurance
  • Return airport transfer from LHR and BHX
  • Residential accommodation in 1-6 bedded rooms (many with ensuite facilities)
  • 3 meals per day with additional drinks and snacks during the day
  • 30 hours of English language tuition
  • Daytime and evening activity programme
  • 4 full-day excursions: London, Oxford, Stratford-on-Avon & Warwick Castle, Drayton Manor Theme Park
  • 24-hour supervision and welfare

*included in the course fees for individual students only

Academic Preparation Courses

The Academic Preparation Course at Bromsgrove School is designed for motivated international students aged 13-17 who intend to study at a UK independent boarding school, or who want to find out more about what it is like to live and study at this type of school. The course is a general introduction to life at a UK boarding school and is designed to help prepare students to make a success of the academic work undertaken there. Teaching is divided into morning and afternoon classes: Morning Classes for General English: 08:45 – 12:30 Afternoon Classes for Academic Preparation: 14:00 – 17:45 The classes will have an average of 8 participants (max. 10), so each student is sure to receive lots of personal attention from the qualified and experienced teachers at all times. Classwork will include discussions and analysis on a variety of relevant subject areas, problem solving, pair, group and individual work, topic vocabulary training, past exam questions, cultural awareness regarding academic expectations and reading with coursebook selections. There are two main elements to the academic preparation programme: Core and Elective subjects.

1. The Core Subject

The core subject is the main topic of study. Students study either Maths or Business Studies, according to the choice they have indicated on their application form and will have seven core subject classes of 100 minutes each during the 2 week course. Students taking the 4-week course will study both subjects for 2-weeks each.

  • Maths
  • Business Studies

2. The Elective Subjects

Elective subjects are studied for 70 minutes a day and for a total of seven days during the 2 week course. Each student will study a different elective each week, based on the preferences they have shown on their application form. This is to ensure that the student benefits from a broader academic awareness and more extensive academic preparation for life at a UK independent boarding school. Students taking the 4-week course will study all 4 subjects for 1-week each.

  • Literature and Art
  • Humanities
  • General Science
  • Economics

(NB 3-week students study one Core Subject for 2 weeks and the other for 1 week + 3 Elective Subjects)

Course Fees: £2520 per 2-week course

The 2-week course fees include:

  • Student travel and medical insurance
  • Return airport transfer from LHR and BHX
  • Residential accommodation in single, twin or triple study-bedrooms
  • 3 meals per day with an evening snack
  • 30 hours of English language tuition
  • 20 hours of academic preparation
  • Evening activity programme
  • 4 full-day excursions: London, Oxford, Stratford-on-Avon & Warwick Castle, Drayton Manor Theme Park
  • 24-hour supervision and welfare

Why choose Bromsgrove School?

  • Experience life at one of the UK’s top boarding schools
  • Make new friends with young people from all over the world
  • Improve linguistic, academic and cultural awareness
  • Prepare for full-time education in the UK
  • Benefit from expert English language tuition delivered by IH Bristol
  • Enjoy a wide range of daytime and evening activities
  • Discover the Heart of England: one of the UK’s most interesting regions
  • Relax and feel at home in the comfortable boarding house accommodation
  • Stay safe at all times with our friendly and caring staff

Bromsgrove School

Worcester Road, Worcester Rd, Bromsgrove B61 7HP