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Junior English Programme (Ages 8-12)

Oxford Royale Academy's award-winning Junior English Summer School 2022 at Uppingham School, taught by elite ORA academic faculty.

Fast-Track Your Future in English

Gain impressive English language skills while living in a prestigious boarding school environment. The “Junior English Programme” will accelerate your skills and confidence in English speaking, reading, writing and listening. You’ll be immersed in fascinating aspects of British culture and increase your English proficiency through innovative practical workshops and fun cultural excursions.

Why Choose This Course?

  • Improve your English in a fun, interactive environment. The fundamental areas of speaking, reading, writing and listening are all explored through a variety of formal lessons, practical workshops and cultural excursions. The English-speaking environment in which you will live and study provides ample opportunity to practise your skills outside of class.
  • At the core of the Junior English programme is rigorous and extensive tuition by ORA’s highly qualified English teachers. Learning with your peers from all over the world, you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a multicultural environment, developing your ability to collaborate with students from different backgrounds.
  • Immerse yourself in the British culture, participating in exciting excursions to famous sites and places in the UK, all while living and studying in a prestigious boarding school.

What’s included?

  • Residential in a prestigious British boarding school: Uppingham School.
  • Safe and fun learning and living environment.
  • Make new friends in a truly international environment.
  • Enjoyable cultural programme, including activities and excursions.
  • Improve your English by interacting with native English speakers.
  • Accommodation, meals, tuition and cultural programme included.
  • Graduation, report cards and certificate.
  • Maximum of 15 students per class.
  • 16+ hours of teaching and guest talks per week.
  • Inspirational cultural programmes, including excursions to historic UK locations.
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What you will learn

By the end of this course you will have:

  • Improved your English skills for general contexts.
  • Built your confidence in your use of spoken English.
  • Developed your knowledge of English grammar, syntax and vocabulary.
  • Improved your English reading and writing skills.
  • Discovered the importance of independent learning.
  • Gained insight into various aspects of British culture.
  • Applied your developing English language skills with native speakers and in historic environments across the UK.

Great For Students Thinking About

  • Improving their overall ability in English in a fun environment while making new friends.
  • Accelerating their technical and colloquial English language abilities.

Earn your certificate

After your amazing summer of discovery, we know that you’ll want to share your success with your family, friends and teachers back at home. We also know that you’ll want to understand from your ORA tutor what you did particularly well on your course, but also where there might be room for future learning and development.

After successfully completing your course, you’ll receive a graduation certificate, awarded at a memorable ceremony hosted for you and your parents on the final Friday of your summer school. We’ll also provide a detailed report card, highlighting all that you have achieved during your time with us, as well as some next steps for future success.

5 reasons to choose the Junior Summer School for ages 8-12

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Summer at a UK boarding school

Students on our Junior Summer School live and study in the superb and inspiring surroundings of Uppingham School (Uppingham), one of the UK's finest and most prestigious boarding schools. 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 are guaranteed a warm, welcoming, and comfortable stay in unparalleled grounds and buildings.

Friends from all over the world!

At the Oxford Royale Junior Summer School, we pride ourselves on our international community. Students on all of our programmes are encouraged to learn about each other’s cultures and backgrounds – both in lessons and while partaking in our rich and varied extracurricular programme. Many students make lifelong friends while partaking on our summer courses and often return year on year to catch up, try out new subjects, and most importantly, have fun. Those on our Junior English Programme also benefit from shared excursions and activities with native and fluent English speakers, boosting their conversational ability and confidence.

A head start to educational success

Be inspired by our Junior Summer School programmes which are tailored to the intellectually curious child. Our expert course development and teaching staff combine academic excellence with a real sense of fun – our aim is to send each student home with a renewed enthusiasm for their school subjects! Classes are interactive, with carefully crafted lesson plans and intellectually stimulating materials. Students have full academic freedom to explore subjects beyond the standard school curriculum under the expert guidance of leading teaching staff.

An action-packed timetable of activities

On our Junior Summer School, we never forget that you're on holiday! Students benefit from a number of age-appropriate exciting workshops, fascinating classroom projects, fun games, a wide range of sports activities, and thrilling trips around the UK's historic landmarks. We do our utmost to ensure that every child’s timetable is as action-packed and full of fun as possible. Make sure you buckle up for an unforgettable summer!

Inspiring Junior Summer School courses

Our Fantastic Futures! (ages 8-9) and Discover Arts and Discover STEM (ages 10-12) programmes explore the Arts and Sciences through a different weekly ‘key question’. As well as our academic programmes, we offer a Junior English Programme, enabling students aged 8-12 to develop their language skills in a fully immersive environment. This programme is differentiated by ability and integrates perfectly with our extra-curricular activities, giving non-native speakers a real head start in the language, perfect for if they decide to study in an English-speaking country in the future.

Useful Information

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What to Pack

You will receive a Welcome Pack after you enrol. Your Welcome Pack will provide a full list of what to pack and which personal items and travel documents you will bring with you when you join the programme

Pastoral Care

Over 15 years of delivering world-class summer programmes, we have established robust processes and structures to ensure all of our over 25,000 students have been well looked after during their stay with ORA. We pride ourselves on the exceptional levels of pastoral care we provide to our students

Arrival and Departure

Welcome to the Summer School Arrivals and Departures Hub. Here you can find all the information you need prior to departure including information about flights, transfer options and other important information regarding your arrival and departure.

Medical Care and Insurance

We are absolutely committed to your safety and wellbeing as our number one priority. Students must be comprehensively insured for their time with us - click to find suggested policy details, along with further information about our medical policies and procedures designed to keep you safe.

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