Why choose ECS
English summer school?
A caring English summer school
English Country Schools was established in 1988 to give children and teenagers a wonderful holiday learning English in the English countryside. Since then, we have built a reputation for high quality, engaging and caring summer camps for kids and teens. We have carefully developed our courses to provide the very best immersion summer school experience for the young people in our care.
Sending a child or teenager to England in the summer is a big decision. Choose the right organisation and your child will not just learn English but will also enjoy a safe, happy holiday, developing personally and making friends for life.
We are committed to giving pupils a great, enriching experience and take our responsibility towards our staff, environment and local community seriously.
At ECS, we offer:
If you are looking for an English language summer camp but are unsure where to start, our key questions may help. Choosing a summer school for your child or teenager is an important decision. So we have collected a dozen key questions together that may help you make your choice.
Real, holistic learning
Our residential summer camp in the UK has learning English at its core. Our energetic staff use attractive and engaging classroom materials, modern methods and great learning.
But it's about much more than that too. Our holistic approach to learning and personal development through creativity, adventure, discovery, sports and socialising, builds confidence, understanding and respect.
A school with a great reputation
Positive feedback and testimonials
We are proud to receive great feedback from both parents and pupils each year. The vast majority of our pupils have a great time, making new friends, improving their English and gaining confidence.
High rates of return students
Many of our pupils attend more than once and their siblings attend too – in 2023 almost half of pupils were returnees or had a sibling who attended before. After running for over 35 years, we are now welcoming the children of some of our first students!
High rates of return students
We also have a large database of parents around the world who are happy to talk to anyone considering sending their child or teenager to ECS for our English language summer camp. They have volunteered to share their experiences and answer your questions.
An environmentally friendly school
Our courses take place on a beautiful rural campus, with woodland and ponds. This green and healthy backdrop is a great opportunity for our pupils to enjoy and explore the natural environment, which we work hard to protect through environmental projects and responsibility.
We recognise the urgent need to directly reduce our emissions at our school to help reduce the devastating impact of climate change. We constantly rethink and review our consumption, transport, food emissions and more. We also engage our students in fun, interesting and thought-provoking projects connected to nature and the environment.Learn more about sustainability and environmental action at ECS