Dean Close School with Etherton Education

study English, play sports and see the UK

group of students on grass

English language

Training

Learn English at a traditional British Boarding School.

Boys on a Race Track

Activities

Sports and activitites

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

A Student Sightseeing in London

Sightseeing

See the UK

Go sightseeing and visit famous cities across the UK.

Dean Close summer course with Etherton Education

Dean Close summer school students

Programme

The Family Summer Course is an English language course for parents and children (aged 7-10), based at Dean Close School, in Cheltenham.  This two-week course is a great introduction to British boarding schools and will include visits to three excellent schools.  We aim to give international students a real taste of living in a British boarding school.  There are two options for parents on this course – Stay & Play or Drop & Go.

Location

Our Family Summer Course is based at Dean Close School, in Cheltenham.  The site is just a short distance to the main centre of Cheltenham.  The student accommodation is located in the prep school boarding house which is specifically designed for students of their age.  The boarding houses are modern and spacious.  The rooms are large and have between four to eight beds in each.  Parents on Stay & Play are recommended to stay at the Queens Hotel, a luxury hotel in the centre of Cheltenham, from where they will be picked up and dropped off by taxi every morning and evening (please note, parent accommodation is not included in the course fees).

English

The students on the course receive 15 hours a week in English as well as 6 hours a week in other subjects, including Maths, Geography, Drama and Art.  The focus is on introducing study skills and the vocabulary required to start learning each of the subjects in English.  Students will grow in confidence and knowledge of the world.  For parents on the course (Stay & Play) there will be talks on British education and also English lessons.

activities and accommodation

Dean Close summer student

Activities

The trips on this course are designed for students and parents to take together, along with a few  trips for just the parents.  Students and Parents trips may include: Cheltenham Pump Rooms, Paint Your Own Pottery, Bath, other Boarding Schools, Sudeley Castle and Warwick Castle.  For Parents only the trips on the Stay & Play may include: English Tea Party and Bicester Shopping Village.  Students will also have a sports program and social activities with our Student Hosts.

Accommodation

The students on the course will be resident in the boarding house at Dean Close School.  The student accommodation is located in the prep school boarding house which is specifically designed for students of their age.  The boarding houses are modern and spacious.  The rooms are large and children there are between four to eight beds in each.  There are resident House Staff throughout the summer to look after the children overnight.  Parents on Stay & Play are recommended to stay at the Queens Hotel, a luxury hotel in the centre of Cheltenham, from where they will be picked up and dropped off by taxi every morning and evening (please note, parent accommodation is not included in the course fees).   

fees and dates

included features

All-inclusive features

  • English language

  • Specialist subject teaching

  • Teaching materials

  • Full board accommodation (students ONLY)

  • Laundry (students ONLY)

  • Insurance

  • Activities

  • Trips

fees and dates

18th July - 1st August

  • Drop & Go: £3,000

  • Stay & Play: £4,500

  • Each additional child is charged at £3,000 per child for 2 weeks.

  • Each addition adult is charged at £1,500 per adult for 2 weeks (Stay & Play).

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