Etherton Education courses for students aged 10 - 17 at Wellington School

study English, play sports and see the UK

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English and other subjects


Learn English at a traditional British Boarding School. Study Maths, Drama and more.

Boys on a Race Track


Sports and activitites

Play sports and take part in activities with new friends from all over the world.

Student Sightseeing in London


See the UK

Go sightseeing and visit famous cities across the UK.

Junior Academic Course

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The Programme

The Junior Academic Course is designed to prepare international students aged 10-12 years who are coming to join a UK boarding school. It is also suitable for young students who want to have a taste of real boarding school life, and who want something more than just an ordinary holiday course.

The recommended minimum English Level is CEFR B1 / IELTS 4.0.

English and lessons

Lessons are 90 minutes each. Teachers give students a short break during the middle of each lesson. All students take a fixed timetable, which consists of the following subjects: English, Drama, Life Skills, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Geography, Art & Boarding Preparation.

Students have one 90-minute English class every day which will include academic English, social English for everyday use, grammar revision and pronunciation. Students will study the background for their trips and write about their experiences. Students are expected to read at least one book a week from the library.

Pre-GCSE Course

Pre-A level/IB Course

The Pre-A-Level / Pre-IB Course is designed to prepare international students aged 15-17 years who are coming to join a UK boarding school to start A-Levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. It is also suitable for students who want to have a taste of studying in a real British boarding school, and who want something more than just an ordinary holiday course.

Academic subjects

Students choose at least three subjects in addition to English and Drama. They may take four or five subjects if the timetable allows it.

For these subjects, students will have three hours of classes a week: Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Geography, Business/Economics and Art and Design.

For these subjects there is a 90-minute workshop once a week: Psychology, Further Maths, Theory of Knowledge and Boarding Preparation.

All our subjects are taught by subject specialists who focus on teaching the technical vocabulary needed to study each subject. The science teachers understand the importance of lab work so there is a lot of time spent on practical, hands-on experiments.

social activities

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Sports & Clubs

Students have a one-hour sports lesson each teaching day.  This gives students a taste of some popular British sports including football, netball, rugby, hockey, rounders, basketball, tennis and cricket. Students will learn the basic rules of each of the sports on offer and will learn some of the key vocabulary so that they are able to participate actively in their favourite sports in their new schools. There is also time for optional sport in the evenings and on Sundays.

On Sunday mornings students can choose to join one of many different clubs.


Every Thursday there is a full-day trip for students to learn more about the history and culture of Britain.  The destinations may include Longleat Safari Park, Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Dartmoor and Cardiff.  While on these trips, students will visit many famous sites and attractions. 

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Inclusive features

  • - Accommodation: in a residential boarding house, bed linen, meals and weekly laundry for machine washable clothes.

  • - All teaching, text books, basic stationery materials and sports coaching.

  • - Social activities, Sunday clubs, and all trips including transport and entrance fees.

  • - Airport transfer to Wellington School from London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports on 06 August 2023.  - Return transfer from Wellington School to London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports on 03 September 2023.

  • There are time restrictions for these transfers.

fees and dates

4 week programme from 6th August - 3rd September. £5,888 per course