Headington Oxford Summer School
The Summer School is located in the beautiful city of Oxford, just a 30-minute walk from the city centre.
Headington School provides students with an idyllic setting in which to study and meet other students from around the world. The programme offers teenage students a great combination of English language learning, cultural excursions and activities; providing a truly memorable summer experience.
Honestly, Headington was the best thing that happened to me this year, I met so many different people with different cultures. All the stuff members were amazing and so nice and supportive , I felt safe and at home here and I’m so sad to be leaving but hopefully I will be back next year
Headington Oxford Summer School offers a variety of English and combined English Through Academic Subjects for 13-16 years old.
Students receive 15 hours of tuition per week and can choose between our General English, Academic Discovery or Global Young Leaders.
Each course culminates with students delivering a small group presentation at their Time to Shine ceremony. All classes are multi-national, with a maximum of 15 students per class.
Students at Headington Oxford Summer School enjoy a varied and fun multi-activity social programme with a range of fun activities in the afternoon and evenings.
The social programme allows students to spend time with their new friends and try lots of new and exciting activities.
Students will participate in a multi-activity programme with a wide range of activity choices including football, arts and crafts, music, and swimming. Students typically have a choice from over 10 different activities each afternoon.
There will also be several whole school events, including discos, sports tournaments, and filmmaking.
Alongside our inclusive multi-activity social programme, we also offer students the opportunity to participate in optional specialist activities. These activities take place on two afternoons each week in place of the multi-activity programme.
This course is for students looking to quickly build confidence and further their English language level. Students will focus on improving their vocabulary, grammar, writing, reading, listening, reading and speaking skills.
Cost: £150 per week
This course is for our more adventurous students and can include kayaking, paintballing, lasertag and high ropes. All activities take place off-site and are run by professional instructors.
Cost: £250 per week
This 2-week course is for creative students looking to develop their artistic skills. Students will focus on painting, sculpture and drawing, creating their own portfolio over the 2 week period.
Cost: £150 per week
Led by a qualified instructor, this energetic course is perfect for students of all abilities who love to dance. Students have the opportunity to explore a number of different dance styles, including modern and street dance.
Cost: £150 per week
Over 2-weeks, students will go on three excursions to famous UK tourist cities or destinations.
Our dedicated team of staff accompany the students and have a series of activities planned for the students to ensure that they make the most from their trip.
During their stay, all students will visit London at least once. Our excursion destinations this summer include Oxford, London, and Bath.
As well as visiting local attractions, students will also have the opportunity for free time and shopping in small groups.
Headington Oxford offers students high-quality on-campus accommodation, just a short walk from the centre of Oxford.
There are separate boarding houses for boys and girls, offering a mixture of single, twin rooms, and some dormitory rooms – which sleep between three and five students.
All houses have comfortable communal spaces where students can relax with their new friends from around the world.
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 House Parents 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.
Additionally, we have a number of Accreditations and Awards that act as a quality seal of approval and certify that your child is studying at one of the UK’s Top-Ranked Multi-Campus Summer School, as ranked by El Gazette.
|Start Date||End Date||Duration||General English Price||Academic Discovery Price||Future Doctors & Global Young Leaders Price|
|Monday 18th July 2022||Monday 1st August 2022||2 Weeks||£3,300||£3,590||£3,590|
|Monday 18th July 2022||Monday 8th August 2022||3 Weeks||£4,950||£5,385||-|
|Monday 18th July 2022||Monday 15th August 2022||4 Weeks||£6,600||£7,035||-|
|Monday 1st August 2022||Monday 15th August 2022||2 Weeks||£3,300||£3,590||£3,590|
|Monday 1st August 2022||Monday 22nd August 2022||3 Weeks||£4,950||£5,385||-|
|Monday 8th August 2022||Monday 22nd August 2022||2 Weeks||£3,300||£3,590||-|
Headington Oxford Summer School includes:
Also available at a supplementary cost are additional academic options, the English Plus+ activity programme and Airport Transfers.
In order to submit your booking for Headington Oxford, click on the ‘make a booking’ tab in the right-hand corner of our home page and fill out our ‘Make a Booking’ form.
Your dedicated Admissions Manager will then contact you via your preferred method of contact to confirm any outstanding details. This will be the perfect opportunity to ask any questions before a deposit is paid. Once your details are confirmed, you will be sent a booking confirmation email, which serves as formal confirmation of your child’s place.
Your admissions manager sends a booking confirmation containing an invoice and the flywire payment link.
The fee includes all accommodation, meals*, lessons, academic materials, general sports, social activities and events, all standard excursions including admission costs, Wi-Fi, weekly laundry services, graduation certificate, academic progress report and travel insurance. Airport transfers from/to London Heathrow Airport on Start/End Dates start from £50.00 each way.
*we will endeavour to meet all dietary requirements, e.g. vegetarian, vegan, Halal etc.
Each academic course has a minimum duration of two weeks, however if you would like to enrol onto a second course you would be able to do so after the completion of the first course.
Set in a beautiful, secure location, and spread over 23 acres, Headington is just under two miles from Oxford city centre, making it close enough to conveniently visit the historic splendour of the city, and far enough to keep the busy summer crowds at bay.
If Headington’s 23 acres of facilities and playing fields weren’t enough, the school is also close to the leafy surroundings of one of Oxford’s award-winning parks, which we make the very most of as part of our exciting activities program.
At Headington School, our students will benefit from all that the wonderful city of Oxford has to offer.
At Headington there are four boarding houses, providing accommodation for more than 200 students. Boarding at Headington is fun and friendly and students benefit hugely from the facilities, support and friendships they form in the boarding houses.
Davenport House is a big family home, originally built and owned by the Davenport family in the 1840s. It has been a boarding house for Headington School since the 1920s and retains the original atmosphere of a family home.
What Will I Find In Davenport?
Hillstow House is a home with a combination of single, double or four-bed dorms.
What Will I Find In Hillstow?
Celia Marsh & MacGregor
The Sixth Form House, Celia Marsh & MacGregor is a large house consisting of a mixture of single and double study bedrooms. The House offers a lively, college-type environment within a happy, welcoming community.
Celia Marsh and MacGregor are part of the Sixth Form Centre, close to the Dining Hall and Sixth Form study facilities. There you can find:
Overall, accommodation at SBC Oxford Headington is as fun for students as it is safe and follows the same levels of security and welfare measures as you would expect to find at any other boarding school. Student rooms and corridors are organised so that male and female students are separated, and a curfew is in place to help ensure that our students have enough rest for the jam packed days of learning and activities ahead. Each boarding house has round the clock surveillance and we have our very own night wardens that are on hand in case they are needed.
You have a right to cancel your booking within 14 days from the date of the Confirmation (the “Cancellation Period”) without giving any reason.
All cancellations must be made in writing and take effect from the date we receive such notice. Where a cancellation is made more than 30 days prior to the Arrival Date, there will be a refund of all Course Fees paid, minus the Deposit.
The quickest and easiest way to find out whether you need a Visa is to check via this link here.
EU, EEA and Swiss citizens can travel to the UK for holidays or short trips without needing a visa. This applies now, after Brexit.
For those that do require a Visa, the application that you will need to apply for is the Standard Visitor Visa.
It is important to note that, depending on the country, applications can take around 20 working days (or 3-4 weeks) to process. You are advised to begin the application process as early as possible. Once the Visa is obtained, we will need to receive a scanned copy of the student’s passport and the Visa by e-mail. SBC International reserve the right to cancel a booking, if a copy of the Visa has not been received 4 weeks before the course arrival date.
If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact your local embassy who should be able to offer you the correct support and guidance.
Yes, if you would like to make any amendments to your booking then you can do so by contacting your Admissions Manager.
At the end of the program all students receive a certificate of attendance from their Director of Studies at their graduation ceremony.
At Headington Oxford the minimum level of English language required is beginner level (A1+) or above.
Before the summer, we send an online test for students to complete. We will use the results to confirm their suitability for the course. In the case that a student does not meet the required level on the test, we will conduct an academic consultation to assess the next best step.
We have an extremely high ratio of staff to students throughout the summer. At each Campus, we have a Welfare Co-Ordinator, who oversees the welfare and safety of the students and would deal with any pastoral issues. We also have several House Parents/College Mentors, who are responsible for the day-to-day care of the students and are the first point of contact if any student felt as though they were upset in any way. Alongside these members of staff, all employees are trained before the summer in Child Safeguarding and many of the staff are trained in giving First Aid. There will also be a dedicated Admissions Manager for each Campus, who will be the main point of contact for families with any issues or concerns.
Our friendly and supportive staff team are available 24 hours per day to support students. We pride ourselves on offering the best possible care to students, and achieved British Council area of strength in ‘care of students’ and ‘safeguarding under 18s’.