Discovery Summer intensive English language courses

Sports/Tech Academy + English


Residential summer school

11-16 years

15 hours' English tuition +
12-15 hours' sports/tech per week

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Shrewsbury School

Teaching and Activity Programme

Accommodation and Supervision

See also:

Sports/Tech Academy options

Other activities


Shrewsbury Horse Riding


Adventure Sports - Archery

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

SHREWSBURY : 11-16 years : Sports/Tech Academy

Sports / Dance Academy

An intensive programme for those who are passionate about sports or fascinated by technology - all taught in English

Shrewsbury CEF Levels

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

*Under 14 years only

3 July - 31 July 2019 (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 traditional 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.


  • 12-15 hours' intensive sports coaching, dance or tech classes on 4 or 5 mornings a week. Each week you choose one of the following options: Tech, 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 16 and 30 July. It is optional, but highly recommended
  • Challenging activities related to team-building and leadership skills, designed to develop confidence, decision making and communication skills
  • Full and varied afternoon and evening programme
  • Student Hosts
  • 1 full-day and 1 half-day excursion per week e.g. Birmingham (Sea Life, Science Centre), Chester, Drayton Manor Theme Park, Liverpool (Beatles museum, World museum), Manchester (Science & Industry Museum, Trafford Centre)
  • Weekly house nights offer you the chance to relax with your new friends or take part in conversation clubs
  • Plus: Lots of opportunities to experience British culture and speak English with our English Student Hosts.

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


12-15 hours' intensive sports coaching, dance or tech classes on 4 or 5 mornings a week. Each week you choose one of the following options: Tech, Dance, Tennis, Golf, Horse-riding, Adventure Sports. Click on the titles below for more information:

Tech Academy : Coding with Raspberry Pi : £150/week

Raspberry Pi

Coding with Raspberry Pi – on site.

15 hours

Raspberry Pi enables you to explore coding in a fun and practical way. You will develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills whilst learning important new programming skills e.g. Linux shell commands, the Python programming language, creating algorithms, testing programmes for mistakes.

No prior knowledge of coding is required. The Python language is great for both beginners and advanced programmers. It is versatile and rapidly growing in popularity. Projects may include:

  • Build and programme a robotic arm
  • Create a 'Rube Goldberg' machine and programme the Raspberry Pi to control it
  • Create a voice controlled personal assistant. Write algorithms to control your own robot that can switch on radios and talk to other machines
  • Create computer art, word games and more complex programmes using code.

Most students work in pairs maximising opportunities for collaboration, analytical thinking and problem-solving.

Dance : £120/week

Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing

All levels – on site.

15 hours

Led by trained dance professionals sessions include 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 : £120/week


All levels – on site; hard courts.

15 hours

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

Golf : £210/week


All levels – off site.

15 hours

Run at Shropshire's finest golf course by a highly experienced professional. All aspects of the game on the taught on the covered driving range, the pitching/putting greens and on the 3, 9 and 18- hole courses. Suitable for both beginners and experienced players.

Horse Riding : £225/week


All levels – off site.

12 hours

A challenging programme for riders of all abilities. All aspects of horse management are covered. You will gain confidence in handling your horse in a variety of situations e.g. hacking, jumping, dressage and cross-country. On Saturdays we offer e.g. team-building challenges, survival skills on site.

Adventure Sports : £225/week


All levels – on and off site.

12 hours

Try different activities each morning. e.g. mountain boarding, Segway riding, abseiling and high ropes, archery, clay pigeon shooting, zip wire and rock climbing. On Saturdays we offer e.g. team-building challenges, survival skills on site.


  • Shrewsbury has both traditional and modern boarding houses with 1-5 bedded rooms
  • Some girls' 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 2019 dates and fees

Sports/Tech Academy + English

Arrival date Departure date Room size Weeks Fees
32 Weds 3 July Weds 17 July 1-5 2 £2600*
33 Weds 3 July Weds 24 July 3 £3900*
34 Weds 3 July Weds 31 July 4 £5200*
35 Weds 10 July Weds 31 July 3 £3900*
36 Weds 17 July Weds 31 July 2 £2600*

* 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:

  • 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 excusions 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
  • 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
  • Trinity Exam fee
  • Transfers for those arriving outside our free scheduled times on arrival/departure dates
  • Courier fee (eg for visa invitation letter), if required, £50

Airport Transfers

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



+ Multi-Activity