The BRITISH CULTURE Summer School (ages 10-16)

Are you between 10 and 16 years old and looking for an amazing summer school adventure? Learning English is a breath of fresh air!

Come and immerse yourself in British Culture and join our exciting and extensive programme of English lessons, activities and sports in the beautiful Lake District countryside.

You will enjoy spectacular scenery, learn to sail on one of Britain’s most iconic lakes and shop till you drop on our fabulous city excursions! Our outdoor education programme will exhilarate and challenge you whilst improving self-confidence, teamwork and leadership skills.

Course Options
English + BRITISH CULTURE ActivitiesSailing + BRITISH CULTURE Activities
31.5 Hours of English Lessons per course
Sailing Lessons each morning from qualified instructors
Wide Range of English Topics: Home, Food, Agriculture, Environment
Work towards an RYA (Royal Yachting Association) qualification
Strong Emphasis on Spoken English SkillsSuitable for beginner and intermediate sailors
Full-day Excursion each weekFull-day Excursion each week
Evening Activities
Evening Activities
BRITISH CULTURE Activities take place in the afternoons, offering a mix of British-themed activities along with Sports. In addition to the activities below, we also offer excursions to iconic northern British cities such as Edinburgh, Manchester and Chester. Shorter trips are also arranged to exciting locations.

Afternoon BRITISH CULTURE Activities typically include
SailingEscape RoomsArts & CraftsCanoeingKayaking
PaintballingTreetop TrekWatersports`Table tennisBadminton
Computer ProgrammingVisit to Grasmere VillageVisit to the World of Beatrix Potter AttractionArcheryBasketball
VolleyballBenchballHorse RidingVisit to Edinburgh CastleVisit to Chester and Shopping at Cheshire Oaks Outlet
Evening BRITISH CULTURE Activities
Harry Potter themed eveningBritish Movies themed eveningWalk into WindermereWalk to Orrest Head'Everything British' Quiz
Table tennis championshipsBritish baking: Scone making competitionTalent ShowParty

The Watersports sessions take place at our private Watersports Centre on Lake Windermere, which is shown in the video below!

Course Dates & Prices

The BRITISH CULTURE Summer School will operate as two courses:

Course 3: Friday 31 July – Wednesday 12 August

Course 4: Friday 14 August – 26 Wednesday August

The age range for these courses is 10-16 year-olds.

Each course costs £2,700 all-inclusive.

Included in this price:

  • All Accommodation and English lessons, books and materials
  • All Sport and Activities and Excursions
  • Wetsuits, Waterproof jackets and Buoyancy aids provided
  • 24/7 Pastoral Care & Student Support
  • Three high-quality meals per day in our spacious dining hall
  • Snacks & Drinks available in every Boarding House
  • Transfer to and from Manchester or Liverpool International Airport
  • Laundry Service

Book/Reserve Your Place

We operate a ‘first come, first served’ policy on all of our International Summer Schools. Places fill up fast, so apply early to avoid disappointment. Please note that we restrict numbers based on native language, to ensure a good mix of nationalities. Please click the button to complete the form and return by email.


Our International Summer School courses are accredited by the British Council. The British Council Accreditation Report shows our commitment to providing outstanding English tuition along with a variety of fun and safe activities for International Summer School students.

World School
Round Square
Sunday Times IB School of the Year
The Society of Heads
Adventure Activities Licensing Authority
British Canoeing Approved Centre
RYA Champion Club