Look Inside Oxford Royale Academy’s Summer Schools

Throughout Summer 2019 we collated some of the best moments, including activities, events and excursions, to showcase what our students get up to during ORA summer schools.

Unsurprisingly, there were many exciting times to capture across our prestigious campuses! These included regular ice-cream breaks, Afternoon Tea in Oxford, punting in Cambridge, culture-packed days in London, golfing in St Andrews and seeing the world-renowned sights in New York City.



Why not take a peek at our summer schools and explore what you could get up to in Summer 2020 by browsing through our particular favourite highlights below.


Oxford – Bravery and Boldness: Addressing Climate Change at the Great Debate

“To begin the proceedings, students received an incredibly informative talk from the ex-director general of MI5, Baroness Manningham-Buller. It was truly inspiring to hear her insights into the importance of leadership, and how she feels that offering feedback in the workplace is the most effective way to develop professionally.”


Cambridge – Sweet Sunshine: A Celebration to Start the Second Week

“Following lessons, it was time for students to take a boat trip. The group crossed the river to pick up their punts to ride down the Cam in style. The light reflected off the face of the water as the group steered themselves down the Backs and it was an activity that the whole group loved taking part in.”


London – Enchanting: A Magical Day of Culture in London

“The students also enjoyed some of the capital’s bubble artists and intriguing sculptures. London is a city balanced between the historic and the cutting edge, and few cities in the world could mix street performers with classical architecture so beautifully.”


St Andrews – No Washout: The Rain Can’t Stop Play at St Andrews!

“Try as it might, the Scottish weather can’t dampen the students’ spirits. Indoor tennis was the latest to capture their imaginations, as everyone seemingly came down with a case of Wimbledon fever! Some of the students have taken to running on the beach, which makes a spectacular backdrop in the changeable weather, whilst others have visited the Old Course at St Andrews – viewed by many as ‘The Home of Golf’.”


Yale – New York, New York: The Trip of a Lifetime!

“Upon arriving in ‘The Big Apple’ the participants had their first activity, which was a trip on the Staten Island Ferry, offering spectacular views of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. There were many phones taken out to capture pictures of the iconic monument – after all, you don’t visit New York everyday!”


St Mary’s School, Ascot – Bright Lights: A New Week at St Mary’s!

“The students filed into a dome, and were treated to a breathtaking display of lights, projections and reflections. They were in awe as fabulous multicoloured shapes manifested themselves on the dome’s surface, and some of them were even moved to get on their feet and show their appreciation with some dancing!”


Our 2019 summer blogs provide an incredible insight into our worldwide summer schools, including the activities, classes, graduations and excursions. There were daily updates from every campus, in every location which provides an abundance of information about the true ORA student experience.

If you want to get to know even more about our summer schools, we encourage you to explore all our 2019 summer blogs.