An excellent summer school in an amazing location

Who we are:

We are Jill Cutting and Martin McMahon, directors of International Student Club and Allen Dadge, Course Director. We have more than 40 years’ experience between us in organising junior summer schools and we put all that experience into making the courses as special as we can.

We are well supported by a team of loyal and hard working senior staff who share our values and bring their talent, experience and enthusiasm to give you the best possible courses. These include:

  • A Director of Studies who oversees the teaching programme and helps teachers monitor the progress and improve the performance of students.
  • An Activity Director who oversees the activity and excursion programme, making sure each student gains the maximum benefit
  • An Office Manager who has many years experience working with students and is available to help students with any problems or queries each day.

We pride ourselves on having a positive and friendly team who are professional and fun to be with and always committed to giving each student a memorable and enjoyable experience. The ratio of staff to students is 1:10 including teachers and activity staff.

What we offer:

  • A fully inclusive programme
  • Accommodation in school boarding houses in multi-bedded rooms or single/twin rooms, according to age.
  • Full board - breakfast, lunch and dinner plus bedtime snack.
  • 15 hours (20 lessons) of English lessons - General English, British Culture and ISC Project.
  • Examination preparation course
  • Maximum class size is 16 students.
  • 2 full day or 1 full day and 2 half-day excursions per week.
  • A full and varied programme of daily and evening activities.
  • A member of staff to act as a British ‘leader’ for individual students
  • Free wifi for students from 17.00-18.00 each day
  • 24 hour welfare service.

What makes ISC one of the leading summer schools in the UK?

  • The Course Directors are on site and available throughout the courses
  • Long-serving, experienced teaching staff, qualified to BC standard, who focus on developing spoken and listening skills and help to improve confidence and fluency
  • Well-constructed, dynamic English programme with exciting theatre experience at the end of the course
  • New for 2016 - Cambridge Exam Preparation Courses. A new exam preparation course designed specifically for students wanting to pass the Cambridge PET and FCE exams.Click here for more information
  • Varied, compulsory activity programme with committed and responsible activity staff
  • Spectacular setting in one of Britain’s finest traditional boarding schools
  • Typically 20 nationalities on site
  • Superb organisation and excellent welfare provision
  • Safe campus with 24 hour security and 1:10 adult/student ratio on site
  • Easy access to central London and airports
  • Outstanding feedback from students – 96-100% good and excellent in all categories in each of the last 10 years
  • Excellent BC report with 8 areas of strength
  • EL Gazette’s ‘Centre of Excellence’ - in the top 10% of language schools in UK

You can improve your English, make friends for life and have a great time in this very special place.