Earlscliffe Summer School
Ages 13 -17
Our Earlscliffe Summer School offers exceptional summer programs designed by academics and enhanced by professionals; prepare for further education and beyond at Earlscliffe.
Experience Earlscliffe and discover what unique qualities create a UNESCO School. Close to the world-famous White Cliffs of Dover, Earlscliffe Summer School is located in the charismatic English coastal town of Folkestone, just 54 minutes from London via the express train.
Not far from the world-famous White Cliffs of Dover, Earlscliffe Summer School is located in the English coastal town of Folkestone. Situated a short train journey from London, the College is highly regarded for its achievements in producing outstanding A-Level results and also its prestigious status as a UNESCO School. The recently renovated campus provides the perfect learning environment for academic achievement.
Both Earlscliffe and SBC are a part of the Duke’s Education family. This programme is offered in partnership with Earlscliffe.
Formed of eight Victorian and Edwardian buildings, at Earlscliffe campus students can enjoy an inspiring environment that quickly feels like a home from home. With its recently renovated residential facilities, life on campus feels both comfortable and modern.
The school is what is known as an ‘in-town’ campus of buildings, meaning that students can easily walk between classes, meals, accommodation and activities, which helps new students to settle into this new environment quickly and feel part of a learning community where students can get to know one another.
All students live in the school’s own, supervised residences which are located within a few minutes’ walk of both the main building and the school house classrooms.
SBC has an innovative approach to learning by advocating experiential learning, which is essentially ‘learning through doing.’ In addition to absorbing information, our students are challenged to take an even more hands-on approach to demonstrate new skills in an environment in which they are supported every step of the way.
Students have the opportunity to acquire the soft skills necessary outside of the classroom because throughout the programme exciting possibilities are created for key abilities to be used such as; critical thinking, leadership, communication, and teamwork.
Each student in the classroom is actively encouraged to take the initiative, think critically, and cooperate with others to solve problems, simulating what we do every day in a work environment. This is done under the direction of our inspiring tutors.
Students at Earlscliffe Summer School enjoy a balanced programme including sports, arts and crafts, and cultural events. The programme is delivered across the campus and nearby sports centre facilities.
The seaside location of the summer school enables students to take regular daytime and evening trips to the beach, whilst the campus’s proximity to Folkestone’s town centre provides the opportunity for students to visit an array of shops and cafes.
Earlscliffe Summer School students will enjoy full-day trips on Wednesdays and Sundays, as well as evening trips to bowling, laser tag or the cinema.
On Sundays students may visit: the world-famous cathedral city of Canterbury, take a river boat tour; go ice-skating, visit Bluewater shopping centre; a theme park, Margate and Dreamland or Windsor Castle.
Students will also be able to travel on the high-speed, direct train to London accompanied by our staff. During the summer we have previously visited some of the capital’s most famous landmarks and museums, including the London Eye; the Tower of London; the British Museum; the London Dungeons; and the Natural History Museum. Each year excursions are reviewed in order to provide the best and enriching opportunities available.
During excursions, students will also benefit from some supervised free time in small groups.
Alongside our inclusive multi-activity social programme and excursions, students also have the opportunity to join some additional extra activities. Each optional extra can be booked once per stay. Please speak to a member of our admissions team when booking for costs and availability.
Discover the fundamental techniques required to be proficient at paddling, turning, and stopping while touring the Sunny Sands Bay and Folkestone Harbour area.
Having fun in the forest while avoiding opponents and attempting to plant the team’s flag (all safety equipment is provided and must be worn at all times).
Experience the joys of the familiar tale of the ‘The Lion King’™ in person at London’s famous West End.
If you’re a fan of Harry Potter, enjoy a magical day out at this popular attraction. Discover the inner workings of all of the great intricacies of the most successful film and book series of all time!
At SBC we place the utmost importance on the security and welfare of your children. All employees, volunteers, and contractors are required to adhere to our thorough Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Procedures.
During their stay, students live in boarding facilities that are secure and within close walking distance to our main campus offices.
Earlscliffe offers students high-quality student residences. Girls and boys live in separate, supervised accommodation. Rooms are mostly twin or triple rooms and all have en-suite WC and showers. The ‘in-town’ campus means that students can walk between their classes, to meals, their accommodation, and activities with ease.
Meals are held in the college dining room. We offer a varied menu with a mixture of British and international cuisine. Dietary requirements can be catered to upon special request in advance of your course.
|Start Date||End Date||Duration||Think Global! Price||Mini-MBA™ Price||Sustainable Futures Price||Breaking Digital Price||Uni Prep Price|
|Sunday 25th June 2023||Saturday 8th July 2023||2 Weeks||£2,790||£3,075||£3,075||£3,075||£3,195|
|Saturday 8th July 2023||Saturday 22nd July 2023||2 Weeks||£2,790||£3,075||£3,075||£3,075||-|
|Saturday 22nd July 2023||Saturday 5th August 2023||2 Weeks||£2,790||£3,075||£3,075||£3,075||-|
|Saturday 29th July 2023||Saturday 12th August 2023||2 Weeks||£2,790||-||-||-|
|Sunday 25th June 2023 - Saturday 29th July 2023||Saturday 8th July 2023 - Saturday 12th August 2023||2-7 Weeks||£1,395 per week||-||-||-|
|*Start and end dates are Saturdays only, except for Sunday 25/06/23|
To make a reservation for Earlscliffe, click the “make a booking” link in the top right corner of our main page and fill out the “Make a Booking” form.
Your committed Admissions Manager will then contact you via your preferred way of communication to confirm any remaining details.
This will be the best opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have prior to making a deposit. Once your information has been validated, you will receive an email that serves as formal confirmation of your child’s reservation.
The tuition fee covers everything, including lodging, meals*, tuition, academic materials, sports, social activities, and regular excursions, as well as Wi-Fi, weekly laundry services, graduation certificates, academic progress reports, and travel insurance. We will do everything possible to meet any dietary requirements, including vegetarian, vegan, halal, etc. Airport transfers starting at £50.00 each way from/to London Heathrow Airport on Start/End Dates.
*please let us know any requirements in advance so we can try to accommodate.
Each academic course lasts at least two weeks, although you can enrol in another one after the previous one is finished.
Within 14 days of the Confirmation date (the “Cancellation Period”), you have the right to cancel your reservation without providing a reason.
Any cancellations must be communicated to us in writing and become effective as of the day the notice is received. If a cancellation is made more than 30 days before the arrival date, all course fees will be refunded, except the deposit.
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EU, EEA, and Swiss nationals do not need a visa to travel or do brief business in the UK. This remains the case even after Brexit.
If you require a visa, you must apply using the Standard Visitor Visa form.
Yes, contact your admissions manager if you need to make any changes to your reservation.
Each student receives a certificate of attendance from their director of studies during their graduation ceremony at the end of the programme.
English language proficiency at the intermediate (B1+) or above level is required for admission to Earlscliffe.
Before the summer break, we give students an online test to complete. The results will be examined to confirm that they are appropriate for the programme. We’ll arrange an academic consultation to decide the best course of action if a student doesn’t achieve the necessary test score.
Additionally, we have a number of House Parents and College Mentors who are in charge of the student’s daily care and who should be notified if any students experience any type of discomfort. All personnel undertake child safeguarding training prior to the summer, and many of them are also trained in first aid.
As a result of all of the above, the school has gained a British Council area of strength in “care of pupils” and “safeguarding under 18s,” ensuring that students receive the finest care possible.
Our kind and accommodating staff are here to aid students every day, around-the-clock. We take great pride in providing learners with the greatest care possible, and as such the British Council has recognised our strengths in “care of pupils” and “safeguarding under 18s.”
Prepare for your future with confidence. Secure your spot by completing the form and our friendly admissions team will be in touch!