• A caring school
    for a better future
  • Freedom to choose
    your own path
  • Your learning journey
    starts here
  • Experience
    real learning

International English boarding summer school for children and teenagers

British Council Accredited English language and activity boarding summer school for children and teens aged 8-17, combining language learning with personal development to help create a better future.

English courses at ECS

Teenagers studying English together on their summer boarding course

On our residential UK English language summer boarding camps for children and teenagers, we combine language learning and life skill workshops with a healthy and fun programme of sports, social activities and excursions. Our beautiful and safe countryside setting means children and teens can enjoy the summer improving their English and developing personally and socially.

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Learn English online

Online English lessons for children and teenagers

Do you need to catch up, keep up or get ahead with your English? Do you need to prepare for an English language exam such as Trinity GESE? Our online, British Council accredited English language lessons can help.

Connect with our trusted, experienced and properly qualified English teachers for professional online English lessons. They are ready to help children and teenagers with online English speaking and grammar lessons.

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Summer boarding

Young pupil inside her bedroom at ECS residential English summer boarding school

Our English summer courses for children and teenagers take place at Port Regis boarding school in Dorset, England. We are just two hours away from London on a countryside campus with outstanding academic, sports and recreational facilities. Our pupils enjoy English plus sports, including tennis and golf, drama, cooking, music and more.

All our pupils live together at the school, where they can walk between classes, meals and activities. There are separate accommodation areas for different age groups, and for girls and boys. Experienced house parents supervise and support the pupils in their boarding houses. We are proud to create a strong family feeling at our school.

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Dates & Prices

A group of happy children smile at the camera on their residential English summer school

Children and teenagers aged 8 - 17 can attend our residential English summer school in England for up to five weeks in July and August.

Our Summer 2024 course dates are:

  • Arrivals: Sunday 7 July and Sunday 28 July 2024
  • Departures: Sunday 28 July and Sunday 11 August 2024

We invite all our pupils to join us for the full summer course to make the most of their trip to the UK. A longer stay provides greater opportunity for pupils to advance their English and enjoy the full range of activities - and is more environmentally friendly.

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Sustainability

A rewildings area on the ECS campus with long grass and artistic deers made of twigs and branches

ECS aims to give children and teenagers a better future and provide them with the skills they will need to face the challenges and excitements of tomorrow. We care deeply about our pupils and the world they will inhabit. That's why we put sustainability at the heart of everything we do.

Our host school has solar panels, low energy buildings and rewilding projects to support local nature. We spend lots of time in nature, learn about environmental topics in the classroom and donate to green projects.

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Real Learning

An ECS English language classroom with teenagers engaged and asking questions

ECS junior vacation summer courses provide the perfect environment for Real Learning - learning that has a lasting and positive impact.

Kids and teens don't just learn English on our courses: they also learn important life skills during every part of the day while they mix, make new friends and broaden their horizons as members of our international community.

Our holistic approach to teaching encourages creativity, compassion and curiosity. We hope young people leave our summer school refreshed, ready to return to their studies and better prepared for life.

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Global community

Round the camp fire at international summer camp

Thousands of juniors and teenagers from all over the world have attended our international English summer camps and courses in the UK over the last thirty years, learning English and developing through experiences to help give them the best start in life.

ECS is not just an English language summer school - it is also an international community of past and present pupils around the world, their parents and our staff.

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Freedom to
choose your
own path

In addition to our fully inclusive and varied English language and activity programme, we offer options for pupils with particular interests: English plus golf; English plus tennis; a weekend in London; a visit to ancient Stonehenge - we have something for everyone.