Discovery Summer intensive English language courses

English + Multi-Activity
Academic English - pre-boarding school course
The Discovery Experience
Sports/Dance Academy + English

Teaching at Woldingham

Student phoning home

Caring, experienced staff

Meeting students at the airport

Students with student hosts

"I have been a student host for 3 summers and had a fantastic time again this summer."

Francesca, England

Uppingham Aerial Uppingham Group Photo Classwork Students with student hosts
Airport Arrivals
Students with Student Hosts


There are many reasons to choose a residential course with Discovery Summer:

  • Our nationality mix - last summer we welcomed students from 69 different nationalities (we limit the number of students speaking the same language)

  • Make English friends and speak English naturally all day long. Up to 10% of our students are English Student Hosts, of your age, who will be living on campus with you

  • Our centre locations - in top independent boarding schools with outstanding facilities

  • Innovative teaching, small classes

  • Focus your studies by taking the Trinity Exam in Spoken English or join our IELTS preparation classes

  • Range of High Level courses

  • Action-packed activity/excursion programme 7 days a week including Harry Potter Studios, West End musicals and Theme Parks

  • Excellent student care - Staff/student ratio at least 1:5

  • All-inclusive programmes with no hidden costs

  • Over 60% of our staff came back last summer

  • Almost all students come by recommendation or referral.


69 different nationalities studied with us last summer

We hope you'll be joining us in 2017!

2014 nationality mix


Our prime concern is student safety and wellbeing. We provide:

  • A safe, secure and supportive environment
  • Designated house parents/welfare staff
  • All centres have designated First Aiders and visiting nurses and/or access to nearby health centre
  • A staff/student ratio of at least 1:5 overall, ensuring close supervision
  • Personal laundry service
  • Staff live on campus and are available 24 hours a day
  • A good standard of accommodation; boys and girls sleep in separate areas
  • We will normally place you in a bedroom with students from different countries. Where we offer single rooms, we mix nationalities in corridors. This helps you to make new friends and speak in English.
  • Each centre offers supervised email/internet access. Limited WiFi is available at speicifc times during the day, but never at night.
  • Our 24-hour emergency phone enables families to contact us in case of emergency or any problem.
  • A healthy range of food that includes typical English meals and international food


  • Our staff are selected for their range of experience, professionalism, friendliness and enthusiasm
  • Our teachers are all appropriately qualified and ensure classes are lively and interactive. They are also talented in other areas (e.g. sports, dance, drama, music, arts and crafts, IT)
  • Activity Leaders organise our after-class programme of sports, arts & crafts, team challenges and evening entertainments so you try new activities and have a great time!
  • Over 60% of our staff returned last year. Discovery Summer's policy is to invest in staff training


Flight Transfers

We offer a professional and friendly 'Meet and Greet' service.

Once you have collected your luggage you will come out of the Customs Hall and see one of our airport representatives, holding a Discovery Summer sign with your name. Coaches/taxis leave at regular intervals to take you to your centre.

On departure, we check you onto your flight and see you through the departure gate.

Airport transfers by coach or taxi are included in the fees on published arrival and departure dates for flights scheduled to arrive/depart between 09.00 and 15.00 hours from/to specific airports. Click here for details.

Special private transfers (at extra cost) can be arranged at any other time and from any other airport.

We recommend you book your flights as early as possible.




Make English Friends