Bloxham Summer School 2024

International Student Club is named in the top 25% of UK summer schools and top 10% of summer schools for young learners.

Bloxham Summer School 2024

Unique Learning in partnership with the International Student Club (ISC) offers you a summer school at the historic Bloxham School, UK.

  • Age: 9-17 years
  • Period: July-August
    1. 2-15 July
    2. 16-29 July
    3. 30 July – 12 August
  • Duration: 2-week course

International Student Club is named in the top 25% of UK summer schools and the top 10% of summer schools for young learners.

Location:

The school is located near beautiful Cotswold, North Oxfordshire. Bloxham is a fantastic location for summer school. Set in a picture-perfect village in northern Oxfordshire and near the quaint market town of Banbury and historic Oxford.

Campus Facilities: 

  • Bloxham offers fantastic sports facilities, including tennis courts, astro turf football pitches, netball courts, a newly refurbished 23-meter heated pool, and lots of outdoor playing fields.
  • Modern classrooms and excellent facilities for theatre, art, food technology, and leisure activities.
  • A mix of historic and impressive modern buildings. All boarding houses are within a 5-minute walk of the facilities.
  • On-site café and homely common rooms to relax and socialise in, and Wi-Fi to keep in touch with family.
  • The ISC directors and team live onsite, so there is always someone to help.
  • Summer school security is maintained at the highest level. The school makes sure that students feel safe, happy, and comfortable.

The school has a night patrol that provides internal and external security 24 hours a day. The school grounds close at 11:00 p.m. After 23:00 students can go outside only in an emergency. The school principals and the ISC team live on campus and are happy to help students when needed. The International Student Club is an ideal place to learn English, have an exciting summer, and make new friends.

Accommodation:

Bloxham’s peaceful campus is located in the picture-perfect Bloxham village – a safe environment for young people.

Residential accommodation is in one of the seven homely, comfortable boarding houses. Each house has its character and a mix of single, twin, triple, and quadruple bedrooms. There are two dormitories for younger students. The houses have ample bathroom facilities, kitchens, and lovely common rooms for students to socialise in.

Catering: 

  • Bloxham is very proud of their chefs who prepare all meals on-site using fresh ingredients
  • The food is plentiful and wholesome and there is always a choice of meat, fish, or a vegetarian option. There is a well-stocked salad bar, pasta bar, soup, fruit and desserts. All special dietary requirements are routinely catered for.
  • There are light snacks at break times and after-evening activities in the boarding houses. There is also a modern school café that sells snacks, cakes, frappes, and hot and cold drinks.

Programme:

  • English Lessons

Lessons are ‘fun and interactive’ and focus on improving communication skills. Students practise vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and skills work, with a focus on spoken production. The communicative approach is used to encourage students to speak as much as possible. We also help our students to prepare for life beyond school with leadership and teamwork activities.

Students have a short level test on arrival and classes are organised by age, nationality and ability. Teachers monitor the progress of students in lessons and present students with a written report and certificate at the end of the course.

  • British Culture

In British Culture lessons, students have the opportunity to learn all about the British way of life, food, music, culture and much more. They learn all about the history, geography and cultural significance of the places they will be visiting.

  • Projects

Project classes are a much-loved part of ISC and are an enjoyable and creative way to improve spoken confidence and public speaking skills.

Mixed-ability classes work together as a team with the support of their teachers to create a drama project. Students learn how to direct and perform in a play. Project teams work together and use their imaginations to create a story, dialogue, characters, costumes, set and props.

At the end of the course, the drama productions are performed at the school in an exciting project show, in which project teams compete to be the best class in school.

Key Information:

  • For students aged 9-17 years old
  • Elementary to Advanced levels
  • Leadership and teamwork components
  • Maximum class size of 16 (General English and British Culture)

Activities:

ISC has a varied daily activities programme. Students can choose from 3-5 options each session. The programme includes sports, dance, baking, archery, jewellery making, tie-dyeing t-shirts, circus skills, yoga, tennis, volleyball, swimming, traditional British games, treasure hunts and much more.

Evening activities include a murder mystery, discos, karaoke, team competitions, drama games, a pub quiz and cinema night. During activities, students have the opportunity to practise speaking English and make new friends.

Excursions:

ISC students go on 3 full-day trips to London, Birmingham, and Oxford. All trips include an informative, guided walking tour and students can practise their English in real-life settings.

In London, students explore the capital’s famous sights and visit the world-renowned Natural History Museum. Students go to the world-class ThinkTank Science Museum in Birmingham and go souvenir shopping in Europe’s biggest shopping centre. In Oxford, students go on chauffeured punts on the river and learn about the university’s historic colleges.

Optional Excursions:

On the first Sunday of the course, there are optional trips to lots of exciting destinations.

For history fans, there are trips to Shakespeare’s birthplace or Windsor Castle. Harry Potter lovers can go on a tour of the Harry Potter Warner Brothers studios. There are also popular trips to the iconic London Eye and Drayton Manor theme park trip for students who love adrenaline!

Contact information:

  • Nene Gigashvili – 577 050 272
    n.gegashvili@englishbookeducation.com
  • Lika Tsereteli – 555 901 555
    l.tsereteli@uniquelearning.co.uk
  • info@uniquelearning.co.uk
    0322 001243

ISC Student Brochure 2024
Example Programme
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Two-week Programme

Course includes:

  • 27 lessons/30 hours of General English, British Culture, and Project lessons;
  • Accommodation in school boarding houses in single, twin, or multi-bedded rooms;
  • Full board – breakfast, lunch, and dinner plus evening snack;
  • Materials needed for classes, course completion certificate, and final report;
  • Level test;
  • 3 full-day excursions;
  • An additional/optional excursion;
  • Daytime and evening activities;
  • 24-hour security;
  • 1 team leader per 12 students.

Not included in the course:

  • 85 GBP – Registration fee;
  • £ 40 – Check-in;
  • Visa;
  • Insurance;
  • Transfers for individual students;
  • Laundry service once per course £5;
  • Expenses connected with medical/dental treatment;
  • Flight ticket;
  • Pocket money.

Bloxham School Facilities