Junior Summer School

Enjoy world-class facilities set in the safe, inspiring environment of Uppingham school. At our Junior Summer School, we encourage students in their studies with a fun atmosphere and world-class teaching to give you an experience you'll never forget.

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Oxford Royale Academy Junior Summer School 2022

Express your creativity, boost your confidence, learn new skills, and make new friends from around the world on an Oxford Royale junior summer school. Enjoy the summer of a lifetime as a student at Uppingham School, a top UK boarding school.

Designed to provide an introduction to academic life in a safe, secure and friendly setting, our courses will allow you to expand your academic horizons and express your creativity.

Learn tech and coding, fine art, or how to invent products, from Oxford Royale Academy’s inspirational expert teachers. This unique experience will give you the skills and confidence to transform your life at school and beyond.

Whether you want to become an expert in tech and coding, invent an exciting product, or become a world-class artist, our summer courses will unleash your potential and prove the perfect head start for your journey to educational success.

The UK's Number 1 International Summer School

We have hosted thousands of students and received many accolades since we first opened our doors nearly two decades ago.


Happy Alumni



3 Times

Winners of the Queen's award

18 Years

of successful Summer schools

Uppingham School

What’s life like at a top UK boarding school? Join us this summer to find out!

Uppingham School

Students on our Junior Summer School live and study in the superb and inspiring surroundings of Uppingham School. Uppingham School is a prestigious British public school, dating from 1584 and offering the same quadrangles, cloisters and sense of tradition as many Oxford and Cambridge colleges. By offering our students a taste of life in this prestigious environment, we provide them with inspiration for the future, and encourage them to increase their ambitions at this key stage in their lives.


World-class facilities

Uppingham has state-of-the-art facilities for learning, sports, and relaxation, and offers a warm and safe environment in which to live and learn.  Students have use of Uppingham’s facilities during their stay, including supervised leisure activities in the school grounds, and will enjoy a warm, welcoming, and comfortable stay in unparalleled grounds and buildings. It’s a safe, secure environment with security and counsellors 24/7.



Inspirational Courses

Driven by a firm belief that education is about much more than formal classroom learning, we offer children exciting new
cultural and educational experiences. We challenge their enquiring minds, build their confidence, and introduce them to
new concepts and a new, international group of friends.


What can I study on the Junior Summer School?

Our courses are taught by world-class tutors and feature an action packed activity schedule!

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Junior English Programme (Ages 8-12)

The Junior English Programme will provide you with the opportunity to improve your English in a fun, safe and inspirational environment.

Discover Arts (Ages 10-12)

Our Discover Arts programme is one of our most popular junior courses, offering you the chance to investigate key questions through a combination of fascinating classes and exciting practical workshops.

Fantastic Futures! (Ages 8-9)

Fantastic Futures! offers you the chance to investigate a different key question each week, through a combination of fascinating classes and exciting practical workshops.

Discover STEM (Ages 10-12)

Oxford Royale Academy’s Discover STEM programme is one of our most popular junior courses, offering you the chance to investigate key questions through a combination of fascinating classes and exciting practical workshops.

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Ready for a Summer of inspiration?

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What Our Students Say

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The most fun thing about being at Oxford Royale Academy are the lessons. The teachers are so kind! They explain everything very well and plan really interesting activities.



There’s a big variety of activities, it's never the same thing. The most fun thing has probably been the friends I've made because those are what I'll take on forever and ever.



The lessons at Oxford Royale have taken me to a higher level and my new knowledge will help me get ahead of the curve at school.



I think it’s very important because I know more about what’s out in the world and I'm excited to go back to school to share what I've learnt.



The teachers here create lots of really fun activities… This brings you to a higher level in school!



The most fun thing about being at Oxford Royale Academy are the lessons. The teachers are so kind! They explain everything very well and plan really interesting activities.



There’s a big variety of activities, it's never the same thing. The most fun thing has probably been the friends I've made because those are what I'll take on forever and ever.

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Any Questions?

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How do I book a place on the course I want?

Once you have decided which course you would like to attend, you can book online using our secure booking system. Once your application has been submitted, you will be sent an email confirming that it has been received.

If you prefer, you can download an Application Form by clicking here. You can return the Application Form to us by any of these methods:

  • Scan and email to [email protected]
  • Fax to +44 (0) 845 280 01 22
  • Post to Oxford Royale Academy, The Punt House, St Catherine’s College, Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UJ, UNITED KINGDOM

Once your booking has been processed by one of our members of staff, you will receive email confirmation of your place on the course of your choice. A Welcome Pack will be available to download from the ORA Portal from April. If at any time you would like to discuss your booking with a course advisor, please feel free to email [email protected] or call us on +44 (0) 1865 954 800.

How do I pay for my course?

All courses require a deposit payment to secure the booking. The deposit is £995 GBP for all two-week courses for ages 13+, and £395 for one-week courses for 8-12 years. You may either pay the full course fee when you book your place, or pay the deposit amount and then the balance at a later date. The balance clearance is required at least 60 days before the start date of the course. Where the student is booking less than 60 days before the start date, the balance must be covered in full.

New online enrolments will require a Debit or Credit Card payment of at least the deposit amount. If you would like to enrol and make your deposit payment via Bank Transfer, please contact our Admissions team, who will be happy to assist you in doing so. ([email protected])

Payments for existing enrolments can be made via a number of methods, including domestic and international bank transfer, credit or debit card, as well as local payment options; please log in to your ORA Portal and click on the ‘Pay Now’ button on your booking details.

What do my course fees include?

All course fees include the following:

  • Classes and tuition (20 taught hours per week)
  • Study files/materials
  • Guest lectures by academic speakers
  • Personalised academic reports and graduation certificate
  • Accommodation in your chosen location (see our accommodation page for the specific colleges and locations)
  • Meals in the Hall
  • Free WiFi (subject to availability)
  • Daily updates for parents and family on the ORA campus blogs
  • A wide selection of afternoon and evening activities
  • Coach excursions
  • Welcome and graduation events (parents invited)
  • A multitude of extras, including an ORA notebook and branded clothing
Will I receive a graduation certificate?

Yes, students will be awarded an Oxford Royale Academy Graduation Certificate in their chosen course upon satisfactory completion of the course. This will be presented in a graduation ceremony on the final evening of the course.

Will I have to share a room/facilities?

Most of our accommodation sites offer a mix of single and twin bedrooms, with some campuses having en-suite bedrooms available and others have shared bathroom facilities between a small group of same-sex students. If you have a particular preference for a certain room type, you can make a request on booking, which may be granted subject to availability. If a particular room type is required for medical reasons, please contact our Admissions Team who will be able to check availability on different sites, depending on the course chosen.

Sharing your room with fellow students is a great way of getting to know people and making friends.

How secure are the campuses?

All our programmes take place in a secure environment. Our students are supervised 24 hours a day by campus staff. All students must check-in regularly during the day: at roll-call at breakfast; at their morning classes; in the afternoon for lessons, workshops or activities; at dinner and in the evening before curfew. All campuses have a curfew.

Each campus office has its own safe where students may deposit items of value such as passports, travel documents, bank cards etc.

All campuses have residential staff who can be contacted 24 hours a day.

Do I need a visa to travel to the UK?

If your country is part of the EU or the European Economic Area you will not require a visa to enter the UK. It is always safest to check whether you need a visa with the relevant authorities.

I want to change to another course or study option. Is this possible?

If you wish to change your course or study options (including dates), please do not hesitate to contact us. However, changes to courses are always subject to availability. For this reason, it may be more difficult for us to accommodate any changes requested less than 60 days before the course start date.

If I need to cancel my booking, will I get my money back?

Oxford Royale Academy’s terms and conditions for refunds are as follows:

Any cancellation must be received in writing and can only be on the following terms:

no refund of deposit will be made under any circumstances, once the two-week cooling-off period has concluded;
for cancellations before your course start date, the remainder of the course fees less the deposit amount will be proportionally refunded as per the table below:

Period Before Start Date Total refunded
120+ days 100%
90-119 days 50%
45-89 days 10%
0-44 days 0%
I want to attend one of your English language courses: how will you know what my level of English is and what sort of tuition I need?

All students registered to attend our English Language courses will be required to take an English Language Placement Test, which will assess the relative abilities of each student. Students are then placed into ability groups based on the results of their assessment, and the material that they study is tailored to the level of the class.

Once you have booked your place on a course we will send you information on how to take our online Placement Test. This test should take approximately one hour and should be taken by the student at least one month prior to their arrival date.

Please note that Oxford Royale Academy English courses do not cater for beginners in English.

Can I take more than one course?

It is certainly possible to take more than one course and combine a variety of study programmes. You can simply book onto two different courses, for example students from 13 to 15 years old could start with our Creative Writing course in Oxford and then move on to the Flim Academy

Students staying for two consecutive sessions will be provided with accommodation for the Saturday night, and their campus will provide supervised activities between their first session ending and second session starting. Should you have any queries about how to take more than one course please do not hesitate to contact us.