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The UK’s number one multi-campus summer school

Founded in 2008, Summer Boarding Courses (SBC) is an award winning provider of residential summer schools and day camps, designed to set the foundation for children’s long-term success. Having welcomed over 15,800 students from 152 different countries, we are committed to offering students a truly enriching, multinational environment in which they can study and thrive.

The EL Gazette publishes a league table based on British Council inspections, and SBC has been ranked Number 1 from 2018 to 2023. We are very proud of this achievement and will continue to grow and develop our courses to offer students extraordinary experiences.

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Our Vision

“Unite the cultures of the world through education”.

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Our Mission

To ensure an unrivalled experience for students, parents and staff, through quality education, personal support, and truly multinational environments.

Our Values

WELCOMING everyone

We strive to create an inclusive and diverse community where individuals from all backgrounds feel welcome and valued. We celebrate the strength of our global community, embracing cultural differences and fostering an atmosphere of friendship, respect, and tolerance. We encourage collaboration, cooperation, and mutual support, enabling us to achieve shared goals and create a positive impact in our broader society.

An EXPERIENCE to remember

We are committed to providing transformative experiences that leave a lasting impression. We believe in the power of personal growth and self-discovery. Our programmes are designed to ignite the spark within each individual, encouraging them to explore their passions, embrace new challenges, and unleash their full potential. We create opportunities for students and staff to engage in diverse activities, acquire new knowledge, and immerse themselves in inspiring places, ensuring that their journey with us becomes a cherished memory.


We believe in the limitless potential of every individual. We encourage a growth mindset that challenges individuals to go beyond their comfort zones and explore new challenges. Through supportive environments and meaningful experiences, we empower students and staff to build confidence in their abilities, take calculated risks, and overcome challenges. We cultivate a philosophy that encourages resilience, fosters self-belief, and fuels personal and professional development.


We recognize that learning is a lifelong journey and a catalyst for personal growth. We are committed to providing continuous opportunities for knowledge acquisition, skill development, and intellectual exploration. We encourage curiosity, critical thinking, and a thirst for knowledge, nurturing a passion for learning that extends beyond the confines of traditional education. By fostering a love for learning, we empower individuals to continuously expand their horizons, enhance their self-esteem, and adapt to a rapidly changing world.

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Stronger Together

Summer Boarding Courses is part of Dukes Education, a family of schools and educators, bought together by a common purpose: to give children the foundations for an extraordinary life, through education. Our shared expertise from year-round schools, colleges and university application support enables us to develop truly inspiring courses.

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Our Courses

Alongside our award-winning residential Summer Schools, SBC also offers a range of other courses. Students can join our Day Camps alongside local English children, or discover an online experience with one of our recommended partners. We’re committed to offering students the best educational experiences throughout the year.

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