English & activity courses for children

ECS opened our daughter's mind to a much wider world.

— Father of Mar, age 14, from Spain



This two or four-week international English and actvity summer course for children combines fun, friendship and learning for boys and girls aged 11 - 14.

It consists of a balanced programme of morning sports, afternoon English lessons and workshops and evening social activities all based at Port Regis School in Dorset. There is a maximum of 90 children with no more than 5 boys and 5 girls who share the same mother tongue. There is a staff to student ratio of 1:6. 

Boys aged 11 - 14 live in their own section of the main school building, The Mansion. They are accommodated in comfortable bedrooms of 4 - 6 pupils of similar ages and different nationalities. This sociable arrangement helps them to mix, make new friends and speak English together. 

Girls aged 11 - 14 live in a separate modern building in the school grounds. Each girl has a single study bedroom complete with hand-basin, desk and wardrobe. A sliding partition can be removed to create a double room. 

There are comfortable relaxation areas in each building and house parents to provide supervision and support. The pupils are encouraged to keep their bedrooms tidy, to wash and change their clothes regularly and to develop punctuality and independence through the daily routine. 

You can find a sample weekly programme for this age group here

We also organise a 7-day camp for British and foreign children who wish to experience a short stay on our international summer school. Further information here.

After our main course there is a 7-day adventure camp for 11 - 14 year olds. This provides additional fun and challenge and is an excellent way to consolidate and extend English learnt at the school. Further information here.

For dates and prices or to check availability please see here