The Young Learner

8-13 years - Non-Residential Day Courses - Full Day

Marymount grounds
Private coach from Gloucester Road
Full cooked lunch
J Presentations
Friday presentations
Hampton Court
Hampton Court excursion

08:30-18:00, Monday-Friday


Marymount Levels

Beginner to upper intermediate
(CEFR A1 - C1)


5 July - 6 August 2021 (1 - 5 weeks)

20 hours

Covid Safe


This programme takes place at Marymount International School in Kingston-upon-Thames where we also run a residential programme. A private coach, accompanied by our staff, collects children from a pick-up/drop-off point near Gloucester Road Underground Station, Kensington and takes them to the school. The journey takes just over 30 minutes, depending on traffic.

The campus is located on a private residential estate and is ideal for young learners. It is safe, compact and has many great facilities, all set in beautiful landscaped lawns and gardens. Classrooms are modern and well equipped. Good use is made of the IT facilities in the school library. The multi-purpose sports hall caters for a wide variety of indoor sports, including basketball, volleyball and badminton. Outdoors, there is a 5-a-side football pitch, a tennis court and lawns for other games. There is a FabLab, an art studio and a spacious auditorium where end-of-week presentations take place.

Aerial view of Marymount
Marymount grounds
Marymount buildings
Dining hall


  • Designed for families visiting London. Parents can study with us at Collingham or enjoy free time
  • Family members of different ages can study at different centres
  • A private coach, accompanied by our staff, collects children from Kensington each day.

Ines, Spain

I love it here because it's nice being with people from other contries. There are loads of fun activites. English lessons are really good. You speak English all the time - I am more confident now when I speak.

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Leanna, China

Discovery Summer is fun and educational. You learn many things but it's not only playing - you get to learn in a fun way. I really like the food as I'm not from this country so it's nice to try different food. I think the staff are very nice and kind - they are not strict, they are always funny.

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A fully residential boarding course is also available, 7 days per week, for 1-3 weeks.

Find out more here.

Lots of opportunities to
experience British culture and speak English with our English Student Hosts!

JUNIORS: 8 - 13 years | FULL DAY

Levels: beginner to advanced

  • Monday to Friday. Coach leaves drop-off point (near Gloucester Road station, Kensington, central London) promptly at 08:30h and returns by 18:00h
  • 20 hours' tuition per week including English Skills, English Workshops and end-of-week presentation
  • English Workshops e.g. British Castle, Dream Cities, Marymount TV, Spies and Detectives
  • FabLab - Learn Lego Robotics, design/build your own Lego cars, create a video game using Scratch
  • The Trinity Exam is offered on 16 and 30 July 2021. It is optional, but recommended
  • Maximum class size: 12 international students
  • Full cooked lunch included
  • Afternoon activities, led in English, include sports, arts & crafts, drama
  • Wednesday afternoon excursion to e.g. Kensington Palace, Kew Gardens, Hampton Court Palace
  • On Friday afternoons parents are invited to attend the end-of-week English Workshop presentations
Find our more about a typical week at Marymount


English Skills

Before you arrive, you'll be sent our written placement test. On arrival, you'll be given a written and oral test and placed into an English Skills class appropriate for your age and level

Improve core skills, technical accuracy and enhance spoken fluency through stimulating and collaborative sessions e.g. Faces on banknotes - research famous British people on banknotes and design your own!

English Workshops

In these fun, task based sessions, you'll explore new topic areas. Learn through researching, discussing, collaborating and creating

Workshop topics vary week to week e.g. British Castle, Dream Cities, FabLab (Lego Robotics), Marymount TV, Spies and Detectives and more!

Choose a Workshop (on arrival) that interests you!

Example English Workshops:

Learn how to use Lego sensors and motors to create new and unusual ways to interact with computers.

  • Use simple programming software
  • Learn vocabulary linked to coding and programming
  • Solve problems collaboratively as you make your own video game

Write secret codes, solve riddles and learn about fingerprinting as you try and catch the spies.

  • Find out about Sherlock Holmes and his powers of detection
  • Use your analytical thinking skills as you solve riddles
  • Express yourself as you ask questions

Write your script, make your costumes and perform in your own TV show.

  • Learn new language linked to film and television
  • Assign roles and collaborate to create a short film
  • Speak confidently in front of the camera or audience

View the locations of our Day centres

London Day Locations


Weekly afternoon or evening family social event (at extra cost) e.g. dine in a local restaurant, play games in the park, take a Thames river cruise

Young Entrepreneurs
River Cruise
Park games
Park Games



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A typical week at Marymount

  • You will be sent a written placement test to do online before arrival
  • On Monday morning you'll be given an oral grading test and placed in the correct level class
  • Excursions take place on Wednesday afternoons
  • During the excursion you'll research information related to your Engish Skills classes
  • You'll work with other students in small, multi-national groups to complete weekly English Workshop
  • On Fridays your parents are invited to the English Workshop presentations. You'll gain confidence, develop presentation skills and share your learning with your family
  • The following week you will work on different topics and develop a new set of skills
  • A little homework is set each day
  • When you finish the course, you'll receive an end-of-course report, Discovery Summer certificate and class photo.

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Marymount Full Day : Juniors (8-13)

Course start dates Course finish dates
Monday 5 July 2021 Friday 9 July 2021
Monday 12 July 2021 Friday 16 July 2021
Monday 19 July 2021 Friday 23 July 2021
Monday 26 July 2021 Friday 30 July 2021
Monday 2 August 2021 Friday 6 August 2021


Course length: 1 - 5 weeks


Juniors 8-13 years, Full Day*
835 GBP per week

Pick up time 8:30am, drop-off at 6:00pm, Monday-Friday. Private coach service is included in the fees, please contact us with any questions.

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Included in the fees

  • All tuition and teaching materials
  • Student folder, academic report, DS certificate and course photo
  • Entry fees on all excursions and study visits
  • Transport to and from the school
  • Lunch

NOT included in the fees

  • Accommodation or airport transfers
  • Medical and Travel Insurance
  • Optional family social events
  • Optional exam fees (Trinity: £100)
  • Courier fee (e.g. for visa invitation letter), if required, £50.