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Summer Courses for Ages 8-12

Summer Courses for Ages 8-12

Give your child the unique opportunity to experience life at an acclaimed British boarding school this summer, on Oxford Royale Academy's Junior Summer School 2021.

Junior summer courses to nurture inquisitive minds

With the choice of two prestigious schools – St Mary’s School in Ascot, or Uppingham School in the small, traditional market town of Uppingham – your child will be immersed in a stimulating world of academic excellence, with passionate teachers and an exciting schedule of learning through exploration.

Junior summer courses to expand minds and broaden horizons

Experience world-class education

Safe, secure summer learning for your child

With an abundance of courses to choose from or even combine – from Robotics to Coding, and Game Creation to the building blocks of Medicine – there’s something for all at Oxford Royale Academy. Looked after by our friendly and experienced staff, your child will enjoy an action-packed programme of learning, cultural activities and excursions, making lifelong friends from around the world along the way.

Locations for ages 8-12

Our junior students have the opportunity to study at two of the finest British boarding schools, or gain their first experience living in a world-leading university. The two boarding schools locations for our Junior Summer School are St Mary’s School, Ascot, and Uppingham School. Both are known for their state-of-the-art facilities for learning, sports and recreation, and offer an exquisite, secure environment to live and learn.

For the first time in 2020, we are offering students aged 12 the chance to experience our courses on the campus of the University of Oxford. They will live, dine and study in one of the University’s beautiful historic colleges, allowing them to gain an early insight into life as a student at one of the best universities in the world.

Uppingham School

An authentic British boarding school experience

Students on our Junior Summer School programme live, dine and study in the sublime surroundings of either St Mary’s School, Ascot, or Uppingham School, two of the UK’s finest boarding schools. Both schools have state-of-the-art facilities for learning, sports and recreation, and offer a warm and safe environment in which to live and learn.

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Make friends from all over the world

At Oxford Royale Academy’s Junior Summer School, we pride ourselves on our international mix, and students on all of our programmes are encouraged to learn about each other’s cultures and backgrounds – both in lessons and whilst participating in our rich and varied extracurricular programme.

Students enjoy excursions and activities with native and fluent English speakers, boosting their confidence and conversational ability.

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A head start on the road to educational success

Our Junior Summer School programmes are tailored to the intellectually curious child. Our expert course developers and teaching staff combine academic excellence with a real sense of fun and adventure – 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 stimulating materials, and a questioning mind is actively encouraged.

A boy aged 8-12 tries out a science experiment in front of his class

A true cultural and academic adventure

From fascinating classroom projects to stimulating workshops and supervised excursions around the UK to exciting attractions, we ensure every child’s schedule is action-packed and full of fun. We get every child involved, building up their confidence and social skills.

Our Junior Summer School seeks to foster a love of learning coupled with a sense of belonging to the ORA community; many students make friends on their ORA summer course and then return year after year to catch up with them and try out new subjects and locations.

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A wide range of subjects to choose from

With courses in Business, Medicine, Law and more, there’s plenty to choose from in our range of courses for young learners. Or why not opt for a flexible summer course with our Academic Discovery (ages 8-10) and Academic Discovery Plus (ages 11-12) programmes, which explore a different ‘key question’ every week to develop high-order thinking skills.

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“This summer school has taught me many things, including the basics of engineering, which will most definitely help me in my future – academically and professionally.”

- Yoosuf, Maldives

Scholarship Student Ellie next to Rad Cam

The counsellors were extremely friendly and were always keen to join in with the activities. Their approachable manner meant that if anyone ever did have a problem, they always had someone to confide in.

- Ellie, Wales