COVID-19 Statement

Information regarding COVID-19 and our on-campus summer schools in 2022

Updated: 26th January 2022

We were absolutely delighted to welcome students back to Oxford Royale in summer 2021, and are looking forward to welcoming even more students from around the world to our campuses in 2022!

With a successful summer school in 2021 now behind us, the Oxford Royale Academy team is busy behind the scenes preparing to deliver life-changing experiences as part of our 2022 Summer Schools on the campuses of the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, and Uppingham School.

We truly believe in the inspiring power that a short stay on the campus of a world-leading university or school can have on the lives of young people – we can’t wait for students to join us again on campus in 2022!

We appreciate that you might have questions regarding COVID-19 and your Summer School 2022 booking – please read on for information about Our Flexibility Promise, Travelling to our Summer Schools from Overseas, how we will be Keeping Our Students Safe in Summer 2022, and When to Enrol and Fee Deadlines.

1) Our Flexibility Promise

For new bookings for our 2022 summer schools

We understand that international travel rules and an individual’s circumstances can change with little notice due to COVID-19.

With that in mind, we are delighted to offer an industry-leading flexibility promise that will allow you to book your place at our 2022 summer schools with complete confidence.

Up until 30 days before your arrival date, you have total flexibility to do any of the following, for any reason:

Please let us know in writing if you would like to change your booking using any of the options above. We would appreciate as much notice as you can possibly give us.

In addition, we are pleased to provide additional flexibility covering the following specific scenarios:

A note on student insurance: We would like to remind all students that it is compulsory for all students to be comprehensively insured for the duration of their time with Oxford Royale Academy. You can find further information on insurance, including suggestions on what your policy should cover, on our dedicated Student Insurance webpage.

2) Travelling to our Summer Schools 2022 from overseas

International travel to the UK is more straightforward now than at any point in the pandemic, and so we are confident that many more students will be able to join us in summer 2022 for the experience of a lifetime.

Please check the UK Government’s webpage for the most up-to-date information on the requirements for arrival from overseas.

3) Keeping our Students Safe in Summer 2022

It goes without saying that student safety will always remain our top priority and we will do everything we can to keep our students safe and well. We are wholeheartedly committed to delivering outstanding summer experiences whilst protecting the health and well-being of our students and staff,

The rollout of the vaccine and booster programmes, alongside social distancing measures, behaviour changes, strong testing programmes and the lessons learnt from the past two years, have meant that the Government and population of the UK are learning to live with and manage the risk of COVID-19 whilst resuming the activities we all hold dear and love to do.

And at Oxford Royale, with the experiences gained from operating a successful summer school in 2021 – one in which participants were kept safe whilst enjoying a typically action-packed summer school timetable – we are better informed and better prepared than ever to run a summer school effectively, managing the risk of COVID whilst also delivering outstanding summer experiences that are both safe and full of inspiring academic and social opportunities.

We will continue to closely monitor the international situation and follow the relevant UK Government guidelines to inform our operational policy – you can rest assured we will have full COVID safety plans and protocols in place across all our campuses. Our operational measures for preventing the spread of COVID-19 on our summer school campuses will be determined by the relevant UK Government Guidance in place at the time, which we will be following stringently.

Our university and school partners will be operating an enhanced cleaning regime in all Oxford Royale venues, and advice regarding hygiene will be widely publicised to students and staff.

Although we encourage any eligible students to take up a vaccine should they be offered one, vaccination is not mandatory for attendance at the summer school.

An up-to-date risk assessment will be available to all families in advance of their summer school booking.

4) When Should I Enrol and What is the Deadline for Payment of Fees?

With opportunities for travel and study abroad having been limited for the past two summers, our 2022 summer schools are shaping up to be very popular. We therefore encourage you to place your booking as soon as possible to secure your first choice of course, dates and location.

A small deposit is required to secure your booking. In recognition of the fact that some may feel uncertain about travelling to the UK or US this summer and to give you further confidence in booking, the remaining course fees are not due until 90 days before your arrival, at which point the situation with the pandemic, new variants and travel will be much clearer.

For more information

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have regarding COVID-19 and your 2022 summer school enrolment.