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Lines Downe House Summer School

Address: Downe House Hermitage Rd Col, Hermitage Rd, Cold Ash, Thatcham RG18 9JJ, United Kingdom
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Description Lines Downe House Summer School

Summer Camp Lines Downe House belongs to the international educational network LINES, which organizes interesting combined courses in several countries (now the USA, Great Britain and France), on the bases of famous and prestigious boarding schools.

The Downe House School, which hosts the Lines Downe House campus in the summer, is one of the UK's most prestigious language centers. From the campus it is easy to reach the world-famous Oxford University Center (only half an hour), to London (hour) and to Heathrow International Airport (45 minutes), which greatly facilitates the transfer to children.

One of the main priorities of school personnel is the safety and comfort of each student. The ratio of staff to children is 1: 4: all students are supervised around the clock, the entire territory is carefully guarded 24/7.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Lines Downe House Summer School

Program name
05.07.2020 -01.08.2020
from 2 900 £ / 2 weeks
  • Intensity: 32 lessons per week
  • Minimum booking: 2 weeks
  • Groups of up to 10 people
  • The minimum level for enrollment is: Beginner.

The summer combined English course completely immerses children in the language environment, due to which the academic progress becomes much more intense and clearer, and the results at the end of the course are more impressive: in the early days the students easily overcome the language and communication barrier. In English, all communication is conducted within the framework of the summer camp: in class, excursions, electives, entertaining events.

Before starting the training, all students undergo preliminary testing, which determines their initial language level, and are divided into groups according to age:

  • Teens (10-13 years)
  • Juniors (14-15 years)
  • Seniors (16-18 years).

Daily lessons (and each day 8, each lesson = 45 minutes) are divided into thematic blocks:

  • 4 lessons: study of grammar, vocabulary, reading, listening; Improvement of written and spoken language, expansion of vocabulary
  • 2 classes: seminars on various topics, group tasks for creative or academic topics, active development of communication skills
  • 2 lessons: preparation for the upcoming excursion (discussion, route planning, interesting historical and cultural facts). Additional lessons are possible at the general English course, help with homework, individual consultations of teachers.

The timing of the shifts in the summer camp is as follows:

  • 2 weeks = arrivals on 9, 15, 22 July
  • 3 weeks = check in July 15
  • 4 weeks = check-in on the 9th of July.

The cost of staying in a summer camp (for 1 person) is:

  • 2 weeks = £ 2370
  • 3 weeks = 3555 £
  • 4 weeks = 4740 £.

Accommodation and food

For children, the school's own residences are provided - cozy and comfortable rooms with all the necessary furniture and appliances. Students of groups of Kids (7-9 years) are accommodated in rooms for 2-5 people, Teens pupils (10-13 years) and Juniors (14-15 years) - for 2-4 people, and older children (Seniors, 16-19 Years) can occupy single and double bedrooms.

Boys and girls live separately. Cleaning is done daily, and children have the opportunity to use the laundry free of charge.

Boarding meals: thrice a day plus two snacks, clean drinking water and soft drinks are freely available. A special diet can be organized that meets the personal, medical or religious rules of the student (vegetarian or vegan dishes, kosher and halal, lean food, dietary ration). When students of Lines Downe House go on excursions, everyone gets a full-fledged lunch pack.

Subjects, specialties

Subjects list: art, biology, business, chemistry, Chinese, Classical civilization, Classical greek, design and technology, Dramatic art, economics, English, Food and nutrition, French, geography, german language, healthy lifestyle, history, History of art, Information Technology, Italian language, Japanese, Latin language, maths, music, philosophy, physical Culture, physics, Policy and government, Religious studies, Russian language, Spanish, sports science, textile, the photo, Theatrical art, theology

Events Lines Downe House Summer School

A distinctive feature of the LINES camps is a rich and diverse extra-curricular program. Every day students can attend sports clubs and clubs:

  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Squash
  • Mountain biking (mountainbine) [999.10 ]
  • Football
  • Water polo
  • Basketball.

Drama and musical mastery studios, choreography, craft workshops and creative classes have been opened. Constantly held fun holidays, parties, discos, quizzes, games and competitions. Each week there are 2 excursions: student groups inspect the collections of the best museums and galleries of art, famous cultural, historical and architectural monuments (for example, the Madame Tussauds Museum). Among the most popular destinations are Oxford and London; Also, children adore large amusement parks, where you can relax all day.

For the students of Lines Downe House, who plan to build a career in the sports field, there is an optional Pro Sport option: you can practice professionally with football, tennis or golf, and the Pro program is available in the music direction. With the students there are highly qualified, experienced trainers and instructors, able to make an optimal and effective training program for everyone. The football section works together with Chelsea FC, tennis - together with Gosling in the Center of Excellence LTA, and the golf program is held together with Donnington Grove. To enter the Pro Sport program, you must consider the following features:

  • Minimum reservation - 2 weeks, minimum intensity - 4 workouts weekly
  • The program is booked in advance, before arrival at the school
  • The equipment, sports uniform and protection are brought by the students themselves
  • Standard Pro-Sport course - 8 training sessions (each for 45 minutes).

Equipment Lines Downe House Summer School

The huge campus of the school (area - 110 acres) includes everything necessary for rest and training of teenagers. There are all kinds of fields and playgrounds for sports and active recreation, team games, there is a private pool (indoor, length of 25 meters, heated water) and 13 courts for tennis, 3 squash courts, theater and art studios, modern fitness studio And a gym with the latest equipment.

Term dates and fees

The timing of the shifts in the summer camp of Lines Downe House is as follows:

  • 2 weeks = arrivals 9, 15, 22 July
  • 3 weeks = check-in July 15
  • [999.7 ] 4 weeks = check-in on July 9.

The cost of staying in a summer camp (per 1 person) is:

  • 2 weeks = 2370 £
  • 3 Weeks = 3555 £
  • 4 weeks = 4740 £.

The indicated cost already includes:

  • Training on the program (32 lessons weekly)
  • Accommodation and meals (residences, full board)
  • Initial testing of the level of knowledge
  • The company certificate at the end of the courseLeisure, sports, sightseeing and entertainment (2 excursions per week of stay)
  • Laundry services (weekly)
  • Compulsory call to parents upon arrival at the camp
  • Free access to the Internet
  • Continuous supervision and supervision of children, full guarantee of their safety.

Not included in the price:

  • Consular fee (payable at the Embassy)
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
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  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Medical insurance = 1 euro / day
  • Round trip tickets
  • Transfer and meeting / seeing off: Heathrow Airport = 90 £ / one way
  • Registration of a child traveling unaccompanied = approximately 20 £
  • Deposit = 100 £ (refundable)
  • Academic materials (all educational leaflets, brochures and books the child will be able to take home) = 60 £
  • Trip to London for a musical (on Saturdays) = 120 £
  • Additional excursions to parks Entertainment (Thorpe Park & ​​Chessington World of Adventure, are held on Sundays) = £ 80Pro-Sport programs: football = + 180 £ / week, tennis = + 180 £ / week, golf = + 260 £ / week, music = + 180 £ / week
  • Additional night Stay = £ 100.

Extra fees:

  • Transfer (one way) 100 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 100 GBP

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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Lines Downe House Summer School reviews

Rui Xu
Dear Lines Downe House, I am Dr Rui Xu, Director of Britannia Summer School Ltd. I am writing this email to express the interest of introducing Lines Downes summer school to China. I am a native Chinese, living in UK for many years with familiarity of British education system. I feel it is necessary to introduce the great summer school in UK to Chinese parents, allowing more children to enjoy the fantastic summer here. Is it possible you could share a 2020 programme with me? I can bring it over to China. Many thanks in advance, Rui
Smapse LTD
Good afternoon, Rui Xu! Thank you for contacting Smaps! You can send applications to us by mail: The application must indicate: country, age of children, interests of children, what language they want to learn and the duration of the session. Also indicate your details: mail and phone number.
Shirley Bale
Hello, I am Shirley Bale, a director of LILINGBALE CONSULTANCY U.K. LTD. I live in Essex. We introduce and promote U.K. good schools and summer schools programmes to the Chinese in China. I am interested in your programmes and would like to introduce your programmes over to the Chinese. I will travel to China for a business trip next month. Is it possible I could have your summer schools 2019 programmes when they are ready? Many thanks Shirley
Elena Krupysheva
Good afternoon, Shirley Bale! Thank you for contacting Smaps! Currently, programs for the summer of 2019 are ready. You can send applications to us by mail: In the application, you must specify: country, age of children, interests of children, what language they want to learn and the duration of the session. Also enter your details: mail and phone number.

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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