Highfield Summer School UK
A unique opportunity to learn English at a UK Summer Camp owned and run by a prestigious English boarding school. Less than an hour from London, in 175 acres of safe, beautiful countryside.
Welcome to Highfield Summer School! We offer a homely environment for children and teenagers aged 8 – 15 years to learn English, and enjoy the same excellent quality of teaching and care that Highfield students enjoy during the main school year.
An amazing opportunity to learn and experience new lessons and activities.
You can see in all the details – this is a school that really cares for the students.
Some of the activities our students enjoy:
Arts & Crafts
Cinema in the Woods
First Aid Training
This is a very good summer school to improve your English, do lots of sports, and have lots of fun!
Student Aged 12
Check out our Summer School video
Book with Confidence: Covid-19 Guarantee
We understand these are unprecedented times, that’s why we introduced our ‘Covid-19 Guarantee’. If your child is unable to attend the 2021 Summer School for any Covid related reason, we will defer their place or issue a FULL REFUND on any fees or deposits paid to us in advance.
How many children attend Highfield Summer School?
Our Summer School is a small, high quality course with typically around 45 international students, from 11 different nationalities. We have a strict admissions policy to ensure that there are not too many of one nationality, and that children are immersed in English at all times.
Where will my child sleep?
Our newly refurbished boarding accommodation is warm and homely, and located on the upper floors of the school building. There are separate sections for boys and girls, and children sleep in dorms with between 4 – 6 beds. The boarding staff also have bedrooms near the dormitories so there is always someone nearby if needed to ensure children feel happy, safe and cared for. A regular laundry service is provided by the Matron.
View the gallery to see photos of our accommodation:
What is the food like at Highfield?
Food at our school is very important – just ask the children! We have a fantastic team of enthusiastic and dedicated chefs who provide the children with a varied choice of delicious, nutritious and well-balanced meals, cooked on the premises using the healthiest cooking methods. We are are very proud of our 5 stars awarded from the Food Standards Agency for environmental health.
Summer School students enjoy a choice of breakfasts (including an English cooked breakfast!) a three course lunch, and a hot supper in the evening. There are also home-made snacks available at breaktimes throughout the day.
Watch the video to see some of our international themed days:
What health care facilities are there at Highfield?
Highfield has a fully equipped Health Centre with a comfortable rest area, bathroom facilities, and plenty of space for private consultations. Our qualified and experienced Course Nurse will be the first point of call for any child that feels unwell, and with a Doctor’s Surgery, Minor Injuries Clinic and two major hospitals nearby, medical care is readily available if needed.
As a boarding school, Highfield has been operating throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. We have established procedures in place for keeping children safe, and invaluable experience of managing with Covid, which means you can rest assured that your child will be in safe hands. Our Nurse is also able to perform an on site Covid Test should this be required.
How can I contact my child during the Summer School?
Children are able to call home regularly and make video calls via Facetime, WhatsApp or Skype etc. using their own mobile phones, or our school ipads. However, due to the age of children on our course, mobile phones and other devices are stored safely away, and students are only allowed to use their mobiles during supervised phone times, or on excursions off site. This is an important part of our Safeguarding Policy to keep children safe during their stay with us, and to make sure that they actively engage, make new friends, and get the most out of everything the course has to offer.