Discovery Summer intensive English language courses

English language course + Multi-Activity


Residential English Language Summer Course

Teens 14-17 years

Juniors 11-14 years

22.5 hours' tuition per week

See also:

How we teach English

Trinity Exam in Spoken English

Special sports options

Sports and activities

Sample Timetable

Radley Students

Radley Dinning Hall

Radley Breaktime

Radley Teens Timetable

Radley Juniors Timetable

Radley Classes Gladiator Joust Teens Class Sports Hall Swimming Pool Water Polo 10 Years Aerial view College Pond Crouquet Real Tennis + Archery Teacher, Students & Student Hosts Tennis coaching Teens Class Sports Collage Student Council Athletics Radley
Radley : Group Photo
Radley College Mansion
Radley Teens Class
Student's 10th summer with Discovery!
Student Council
Real Tennis + Archery

JUNIORS (11 - 14 years) | TEENS (14 - 17 years)

Radley Levels

Levels: elementary to proficiency (CEF A2 - C2)

11 July - 15 August 2018 (2, 3 or 4 weeks)


The Radley campus is outstanding in every respect and close to Oxford

Radley College, one of Britain's leading independent schools, was founded in 1847. It is situated in Radley village, 8km south of Oxford, 3km north of Abingdon and just over an hour by road or rail from London. The nearest airport is London Heathrow.

The campus, set in 325 hectares of parkland, is welcoming and completely self-contained. The facilities for study and recreation are excellent. Sporting facilities include football, rugby and cricket pitches, athletics track, tennis courts (hard and astroturf), a Real Tennis court, squash and fives courts, indoor 25m 6-lane swimming/diving pool and sports hall. There is also a new drama theatre and large IT suites. All meals are taken in the historic oak-panelled dining hall.

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

(Teens + Juniors)

  • Teens and Juniors are taught separately
  • Maximum class size: 12* international students
  • 22.5 hours' tuition per week including English Skills, English Workshops and end of week presentations. For more information see How we teach English
  • Stimulating classes for higher levels encourage independent thinking, opinion forming and develop public speaking skills
  • Click here for a sample timetable
  • The Trinity Exam in Spoken English is offered on 24, 31 July and 7, 14 Aug. It is optional, but highly recommended
  • TEENS - Exciting range of English Workshops e.g. Archaeology, Computer Science, Discover British History, Global Explorer, Game Design, Musical Theatre
  • TEENS - Innovative sessions (maths club, design/factory visit, master class in Cultural English)
  • JUNIORS - English Workshops e.g. Costume Design, Creative Cuisine, Digital Portait Photography and Web Design
  • High Level classes offered High Level

*In exceptional cases, in order to place students at their correct level, maximum class size may be exceeded.

(Teens + Juniors)

  • Full and varied afternoon and evening programme
  • Some joint Junior and Teen activities so that brothers/sisters and friends can meet
  • Exciting activities e.g. archery, bodyzorbing, circus skill, pool party, talent show, and discos.
  • 2 excursions per week e.g. London (London Eye, Westminster tour, West End musical), Oxford (guided tour, punting), Bristol (Banksy tour, dockside), Warwick Castle, Thorpe Park
  • Student Hosts
  • Special Sports Options - Horse-riding and Tennis (at extra cost)
  • Plus: Lots of opportunities to practise English with our English Student Hosts.


  • Our active student council offers leadership opportunities through collaboration and decision-making, led by a student mentor
  • Special weekly events for 16+ years (optional) include late evening programme (e.g. karaoke, movies and extra accompanied Oxford visit).


  • Teens and Juniors are accommodated separately
  • JUNIORS - High level of pastoral care with close supervision, staff/student ratio at least 1:4
  • Radley has both modern and traditional boarding houses: single study bedrooms with washbasins and some cubicles in partitioned dormitories, also with washbasins
  • Common rooms with e.g. TV, DVD, pool, 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 2018 dates and fees

Radley - English + Multi-Activity Residential

Arrival date Departure date Room Size Weeks Fees
13J / 13T Weds 11 July Weds 25 July 1* 2 £2750
14J / 14T Weds 11 July Weds 1 Aug 3 £4120
15J / 15T Weds 11 July Weds 8 Aug 4 £5500
16J / 16T Weds 18 July Weds 1 Aug 2 £2750
17J / 17T Weds 18 July Weds 8 Aug 3 £4120
18J / 18T Weds 18 July Weds 15 Aug 4 £5500
19J / 19T Weds 25 July Weds 8 Aug 2 £2750
20J / 20T Weds 25 July Weds 15 Aug 3 £4120
21J / 21T Weds 1 Aug Weds 15 Aug 2 £2750

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:

  • All tuition
  • Student folder, academic report, DS certificate and course photo
  • Participation of English Student Hosts who join in classes and activities
  • Full board residential accommodation
  • Transport and entry fees on all excursions and study visits
  • 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
  • Airport transfers on published arrival/departure days for flights arriving/departing between 09.00h-15.00h from/to Heathrow aiport, please click here for more information.

NOT included in the fees:

Click here for Special Sports and Trinity exam option prices


Tennis: £90 per week
Group sessions, led by professionally qualified coaches, are offered on two afternoons per week. Minimum booking: one week. All the basic skills are coached and practice matches arranged. All levels.


Horse riding: £80 per week
The riding stables are BHS approved and have excellent facilities including indoor and/or outdoor training. Protective hats and boots are provided. One afternoon per week. Minimum booking: one week. Beginner to intermediate levels.


Trinity exam in spoken English: £90
Oral exam offered at 12 levels, see here for more information.

Airport Transfers

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



Radley Course Director

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