Discovery Summer intensive English language courses

Sports/Dance Academy + English


Residential summer school

11-16 years

15 hours' English tuition +
15 hours' sports coaching/dance per week

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Shrewsbury School

Teaching and Activity Programme

Accommodation and Supervision

See also:

Sports/Dance Academy options

Other activities


Shrewsbury Horse Riding


Adventure Sports - Archery

Shrewsbury Main School Building Shrewsbury students in class Shrewsbury Boat House Shrewsbury Group Photo Shrewsbury aerial Shrewsbury aerial Quad Biking & High Ropes Canoeing & Mountain Boarding Dance
Shrewsbury : Group Photo
Adventure Sports : Quad Biking & High Ropes
Adventure Sports : Canoeing & Mountain Boarding

SHREWSBURY : 11-16 years : Sports/Dance Academy

Sports / Dance Academy

A summer programme for those who are passionate about
sports or dance!

Shrewsbury CEF Levels

English Levels: beginner* to advanced (CEF A1 - C1)

*Under 13 years only

5 July - 2 August 2017 (2, 3 or 4 weeks)


Shrewsbury is renowned as a traditional independent school. It was founded in 1552 and has Charles Darwin amongst its famous 'old boys'. It is situated across the River Severn from the thriving market town of Shrewsbury. Manchester and Birmingham airports are approximately 1.5 hours by road; London Heathrow approximately 3-4 hours.

It has an exceedingly fine campus with both historic and state-of-the-art buildings. The facilities for study and recreation are top-rate and include large IT suites, a theatre, assembly hall, and DVD 'cinema'. The School's extensive sporting facilities include football pitches, astroturf, tennis and squash courts, indoor sports hall and a new 25m 6-lane indoor swimming pool.

We offer a truly multi-national programme. and a chance to meet English children.


  • 15 hours' intensive sports coaching/dance on 5 mornings a week. You may choose a different option (Football, Dance, Tennis, Golf, Horse-riding, Adventure Sports). Click here for more information on sports options
  • 15 hours' English lessons (English Skills and English Workshops) per week. These take place in the afternoons. For more information see How we teach English
  • Maximum class size: 12* international students
  • The Trinity Exam in Spoken English is offered (on 18th July and 1st August). It is optional, but highly recommended
  • Challenging activities related to team-building and leadership skills. These are designed to develop confidence, decision making and communication skills.
  • Varied afternoon and evening activity programme 7 days a week.
  • Click here for a sample timetable
  • Student Hosts
  • 1 full-day and 1 half-day excursion per week e.g. Birmingham (Cadbury World, museums), Liverpool (Cathedral, Tate Modern, Beatles museum), Theme Park, Warwick Castle, Chester Zoo
  • PLUS: Lots of opportunities to practise English with our English Student Hosts.

*In exceptional circumstances, where levels dictate, this may be marginally exceeded.


15 hours' intensive sports coaching/dance on 5 mornings a week. You may choose a different option (Football, Dance, Tennis, Golf, Horse-riding, Adventure Sports) . Click on the titles below for more information

Football (Soccer) : £110/week


All levels, boys only – on site (£110/week).

Programme designed by Premier League, UEFA qualified coach. Training is adapted for different levels and includes fitness, individual skills, drills and tactics. Regular matches against local English teams are arranged. Elite players may get the opportunity to trial with a Premier League team.

Dance : £110/week

Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing

All levels – on site (£110/week).

This exciting course, led by fully trained dance professionals includes musical theatre, latin, ballet, salsa, hip hop, jazz and contemporary routines. Different genres are introduced each day, leading to a costumed performance at the end of each week.

Tennis : £110/week


All levels – on site; hard courts. (£110/week).

Our coaches work with small groups at different levels on all aspects of the game - tactical, technical (with the opportunity for video analysis), physical and mental. Tournament day at the end of each week.

Golf : £210/week


All levels (Advanced level coaching available on request) – off site (£210/week).

This programme is run at the nearby Shrewsbury Golf Course. Instruction is given by professionals on the covered driving range, the pitching/putting greens and on the 3,9 and 18-hole golf courses. All aspects of the game are covered.

Horse Riding : £250/week


All levels – off site (£250/week).

The excellent Equestrian Centre offers a challenging programme to riders of all abilities. All aspects of horse management are covered. Manege work is designed to help you gain confidence in handling your horse in a variety of situations e.g. hacking, jumping, dressage and cross-country.

Adventure Sports : £225/week


All levels – on and off site (£225/week).

Activities include quad-biking, mountain boarding, Segway riding, abseiling and high ropes, canoeing, archery and clay pigeon shooting, rifle shooting, zip wire, rock climbing, gorge walking and paint-balling. Once a week we offer e.g. team-building challenges, tag rugby, hockey. Each morning you try different activities.


  • Staff/student ratio 1:5
  • Dedicated House Parents
  • Shrewsbury has both traditional and modern boarding houses with single, twin and multi-bedded rooms (3-5 beds)
  • Some rooms have ensuite facilities
  • Common rooms with e.g. TV, DVD, pool table, table tennis
  • Close supervision by our resident staff
  • Full board
  • Find out more about Welfare and Accommodation
  • WiFi available (at specific times).


Click here for 2017 dates and fees

Sports/Dance Academy + English

Arrival date Departure date Weeks Fees
42 Weds 5 July Weds 19 July 1-5 2 £2400
43 Weds 5 July Weds 26 July 3 £3600
44 Weds 5 July Weds 2 Aug 4 £4800
45 Weds 12 July Weds 2 Aug 3 £3600
46 Weds 19 July Weds 2 Aug 2 £2400

* Please see above for sports prices

5% discount Family discounts:
If two or more members of one family book together we offer a 5% discount on each booking

Click here to see what is included in the fees

Included in the fees:

  • Classes (maximum 12 international students)
  • Participation of Resident English Student Hosts who join in all activities – a unique chance to make friends with British children who are the same age as the international students.
  • Course materials, end of course report and certificate.
  • Full board residential accommodation.
  • One full-day and one half-day excursion per week.
  • Varied daily programme to cater for all interests and abilities.
  • Close supervision by our resident staff.
  • Personal laundry for machine washable clothes.
  • Medical and travel insurance from departure in home country to return home after course.
  • Return airport transfers on published arrival/departure days for flights arriving/departing between 09.00h-15.00h from/to Heathrow, Manchester or Birmingham aiports, please click here for more information.

NOT included in the fees:

  • Sports Options students must choose one option per week.
  • Transfers for those arriving outside our free scheduled times on arrival/departure dates.

Airport Transfers

Have a look at our Dates and Fees page for more information and click Book Now to make a booking.



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