Inspiring summer programmes in the world-famous university city of Cambridge. Designed by top academics, enhanced by leading professionals. Prepare for your future today.


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Discover Cambridge College

Join us at Cambridge College Summer School where students live and study in the renowned university city of Cambridge. Explore the city that shaped some of the world’s famous minds we know today; including Sir Isaac Newton, Alan Turing and Sylvia Plath. Follow in their footsteps as you experience your chosen subject through a series of immersive lectures, tutorials, and industry-led workshops.

Experience Cambridge

Living and studying in Cambridge is a truly inspiring experience. As well as being home to Cambridge University, founded in 1209, the city is also world-renowned for being home to some of the most exciting and innovative tech start-ups. This blend of tradition and innovation makes it one of the most exciting places in the world to study.

Our Cambridge College Programme

Our programme is designed to inspire through combining academic studies with professional experiences; developing key knowledge and skills to benefit your future career prospects. Discover your career passions through a series of engaging and challenging academic seminars. With the added benefit of direct access to industry-leading professionals that will inform and guide you on your journey with us. Developing the skills and attitudes needed beyond the classroom.

Why Summer boarding courses

Academic Tuition

Get a taste of Cambridge College student life as you become immersed in your new surroundings. Expertly developed, our programme aims to engage and motivate students through seminars, lectures and group practicals. During this time you’ll solidify course subject knowledge through engaging, active discussions and project work that will strengthen your communication and team working ability. Access to leading professionals during industry workshops will unlock a deeper understanding of your chosen career pathway.

Cambridge College Industry Experience

Our industry experience will provide you with an unfiltered look into your chosen career pathway. Leading professionals provide invaluable insights into their field during an interactive workshop and exclusive on-site visit that will give you the hands-on experience needed to boost your University application or CV.

  • Work alongside top professionals in your chosen industry
  • Visit inspiring professional locations
  • Boost your university application
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EtonX Module

In addition to your chosen course, our Cambridge College students have access to an online module via EtonX. Your online course will be allocated in collaboration with a tutor who will help you to identify an area that will support you further during your stay. EtonX was designed and developed by experts at Eton College who have continued to support students


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Cambridge Summer School Social Programme

Outside of the classroom, we offer an exciting and diverse social programme, enabling students to explore the city of Cambridge and spend time with their new friends from around the world. There are pre-arranged activities including sport, museum visits, and punting; as well as opportunities for students to independently explore the city in small groups.

A wide range of evening events is also arranged for the students to maximise their experience. These events include Formal College Dining, and a Graduation at the conclusion of the course.

There are also two excursions during the course, with students having the opportunity to travel to London and Oxford. In London, students will have the opportunity to explore some of the capital’s most famous landmarks as well as some free time for shopping. In Oxford, we’ll visit some of the city’s most famous colleges, and go punting on the River Thames.

For more information about the course structure download our sample timetable. Please note this timetable is for illustrative purposes only and is subject to change.

Accommodation Information

Cambridge is a thriving student city, with a rich mixture of historic university colleges and modern purpose-built facilities. Students will reside in purpose-built student accommodation located a short walk from the train station. The academic programme takes place at nearby Sancton Wood School, ranked as one of the UK’s Top 10 Independent Schools (Sunday Times, 2022).

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Sancton Wood

It is five years that my son participates to SBC. Every year he asks whether he can return the year after because he enjoyed a lot his stay. This is the best feedback a parent can get from his child. I myself am deeply satisfied of the program and of the team that manages the course. I feel extremely confident that my son is in good hand and all has been taken care of. Well done to the SBC team!

Myriam, Parent, Monaco

Student Support & Welfare

The safety and wellbeing of all students is our number one priority. Summer Boarding Courses is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

Students are accommodated on-site in secure and comfortable boarding houses during their stay with us. Our friendly and caring staff team is available 24 hours per day to support students, which includes dedicated and experienced welfare staff, including College Mentors and Welfare Managers.

We have a comprehensive Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and procedures in place to which all employees, volunteers, and contractors are expected to adhere.

We pride ourselves on offering the best possible support to students, confirmed by an official Area of Strength in Safeguarding Under 18s, Premises, and Facilities, and Care of Students by the British Council accreditation scheme. Read more about our Accreditations and Awards.

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