Eton College Summer School
Ages 12 -16
SBC at Eton College offers exceptional summer programmes, designed by top academics and taught by leading educators; launch your future at a world-renowned institution.
With alumni including 19 former British Prime Ministers and neighbouring the world’s oldest inhabited castle, see why Eton College stands as the global benchmark in private school education.
Summer Boarding Courses at Eton College provides our students with the opportunity to study at an institution whose impressive history began in 1440 AD.
Discover more about what a typical two-week course at SBC Eton Summer School looks like for our students. Please note our sample timetable is given as an example and can be subject to change.
Located just 15 minutes from London Heathrow and a short walk from Royal Windsor, Eton College provides the perfect setting for students to learn, develop leadership skills and to make friends with like-minded students from all around the world.
If you want to experience the history and daily life of British royals for yourself, then there is no better place than Windsor. Throughout their stay, students will have several scheduled visits, where they will be able to visit this tranquil riverside city.
Eton College provides a fantastic range of facilities across campus and throughout the picturesque town of Eton. The facilities include:
At SBC, we go above and beyond the curriculum because we think that learning comes from doing, and we challenge our students to use and demonstrate new abilities in a friendly and encouraging setting.
By combining the university-style learning format of lectures and workshops, students have the chance to engage with theoretical principles as well as develop the soft skills required outside of the classroom. We put theory into practice by facilitating new opportunities to inherit key skills such as critical thinking, leadership, communication and teamwork – mirroring what is practised every day in a professional work setting.
Each student is actively encouraged to take the initiative, think critically, and cooperate with others to solve problems in the classroom under the direction of our amazing teachers.
Every week when the entire school gathers, each student is given the motivating challenge of participating in a group presentation called Time to Shine.
At SBC, we don’t quantify achievement through grades and exams but provide students with a group challenge in which they can research a topic, find solutions to real problems and get to showcase their findings to a real audience in a nurturing and encouraging environment. Time to Shine projects provide students with an opportunity to step out of their comfort zones by providing students with the chance to practise their public speaking skills in front of a larger audience. Students receive recognition and applause from their peers, which helps build confidence in tackling even greater challenges ahead.
At SBC at Eton College, students can fully immerse themselves in a wide range of fun activities. We aim to facilitate the physical and mental well-being of our all our students by providing a host of activities that allow students to explore their passions and interests beyond the classroom.
Our social programme enables new friendships to be made naturally and with ease. Participating in a multi-activity programme provides the perfect setting for a multinational learning community to thrive. Students can choose from participating in high-energy mainstream sports such as football, basketball, swimming and volleyball based at Eton College’s recently redeveloped Sports and Aquatics Centre. There are also more relaxing activities on offer such as baking, arts & crafts, drama and music workshops.
The college’s proximity to Eton and Windsor provides our students with the opportunity to spend some of their free time exploring the local area in small groups. In addition, during their time with SBC at Eton College, students will take part in several whole school events such as tournaments, debating, a talent show and a disco. This helps develop key team working and communication skills whilst, most importantly, having fun!
Confirmed activities for this year include an exciting opportunity for students to celebrate their final day with us at Dorney Lake which hosted the rowing events in the London 2012 Olympic Games. The event starts with a Bell Boating session followed by a BBQ. Students will then celebrate their summer surrounded by new friends with a disco.
During a two-week course, students will go on three fantastic excursions to famous UK cities and popular tourist destinations, providing the opportunity to see some of the UK’s most famous attractions and landmarks.
To ensure our students make the most of their trip, our dedicated team of staff accompany the students and provide a full itinerary for the day.
During their stay, all students will visit London at least once, where they will enjoy a walking tour of historic landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, Downing Street and Trafalgar Square as well as free time in Covent Garden. To broaden our students’ cultural horizons even further our programme frequently includes visits to other famous locations including one of the most famous university cities in the world – Oxford.
The accommodation at Eton College comprises two boarding houses – one for boys and one for girls. Both houses comprise of single rooms with shared bathrooms .
Both boarding houses have comfortable social spaces and facilities in which students can relax during House Time.
As an international residential summer school we work in partnership with Eton College and deliver our courses separately from them.
SBC at Eton College includes:
Also available at a supplementary cost are Airport Transfers.
*Earlscliffe fee includes return transfers to/from London Heathrow and London Gatwick for flights/trains scheduled to arrive/depart between 9am-3pm on published arrival and departure day.
For other locations, we provide all our students with the option of using our Shared Transfer Service from/to London Heathrow Airport and St. Pancras International. The fees are:
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When a student arrives, an SBC staff member wearing a bright yellow t-shirt will be waiting to greet her/him and accompany them to our Welcome Club. At our Airport Welcome Club, she/he will have the chance to meet other students arriving, have some light refreshments and relax. After a little rest, students will be accompanied by students and SBC staff to board the coach and be taken directly to the school in a private coach.
The Shared Transfer Service can be used by students using the following flight and train times:
Flight lands on arrival day: 06:00-17:00
Flight take-off time on departure day: 08:00-18:00
The times outlined above also apply to students arriving and departing from Kings Cross St. Pancras train station.
If you book a flight outside of these times or to/from another UK airport, we can look at sending a staff member in a taxi to collect or drop off your child, but it will cost more than the Shared Transfer Service. Quotes are available upon request.
If you book a train or flight outside of these times or from another London airport, please contact your Admissions Manager for a private taxi quote. Please note this will cost more than our Shared Transfer Service from Heathrow, Kings Cross St. Pancras (& Gatwick for Earlscliffe students)
Flights must be booked on the arrival and departure dates so that all students can arrive and depart the course at the correct times.
The safety and well-being of students is our number one priority. We have a comprehensive Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and procedures in place to which all employees, volunteers, visitors, and contractors are obligated to adhere to.
All staff are given the tools through their extensive training to guarantee that all students feel safe, secure, valued and respected whilst studying with SBC. Students are accommodated in secure and comfortable boarding houses, which are managed by a dedicated team of residential staff. Our staff teams are always available to provide high-quality pastoral support and remain on call 24 hours per day.
Free time and supervision
During some offsite activities, students aged 12 and over are permitted ‘free-time’ where they can independently explore a designated area in groups of at least three, for a set amount of time. Students must have consent from their parents/guardian to be allowed unsupervised free-time.
All students will be given an SBC Gold Card which they must carry with them when offsite. Gold Cards have details of the emergency number to call in the event of a student becoming separated from their group.
Student voice also features heavily in our student’s experience. We empower our students to shape their own experiences by championing that voice. SBC is committed to our response to student feedback and welcome student-led initiatives which help us to continue to provide excellent service.
Eton College traditionally retains a boys-only boarding tradition, however at SBC at Eton College we are proudly a co-educational summer school in which both girls and boys attend classes and the activities programme together.
To submit your reservation for SBC at Eton College, select the “Make a Booking” option in the top right corner of our home page and complete the form there.
As soon as possible, your dedicated Admissions Manager will get in touch with you via your preferred form of contact to finalise any final details. Before a deposit is paid, this will be the ideal time to ask any queries.
Your booking will be officially confirmed once your data are verified and you receive a booking confirmation email.
Your admissions manager sends a confirmation of your reservation along with an invoice and a flywire payment link.
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 reserves 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.
All lodging, meals*, teaching, academic supplies, common sports, social events, and all regular excursions, including entry prices, Wi-Fi, weekly laundry services, graduation certificate, academic progress report, and travel insurance are all included in the fee. We will make every effort to accommodate all dietary restrictions, such as vegetarian, vegan, halal, etc. Airport transfers from/to London Heathrow Airport on Start/End Dates start at £50.00 each way.
*please let us know any requirements in advance so we can try to accommodate.
Each academic course lasts a minimum of two weeks, but if you’d want to sign up for another one, you can do so once the first one is over.
The “Cancellation Period,” which runs for 14 days starting from the date of the Confirmation, gives you the freedom to terminate your reservation with no explanation.
Every cancellation must be made in writing, and it becomes effective as of the day we receive the notice. All course fees that have been paid, will be refunded in cases where cancellations are made more than 30 days before the scheduled arrival date, but minus the deposit.
Checking via this page here is the quickest and simplest way to determine whether you require a visa.
Without a visa, citizens of the EU, EEA, and Switzerland may visit the UK for vacation or brief business. After Brexit, this is still true.
The Standard Visitor Visa is the application that you will need to submit if you need a visa.
To begin the summer of a lifetime simply fill out our enquiry form below and one of our expert admissions team will be in touch.