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Duke of York School Summer Camp

Address: The Duke of York's Royal Military School, Dover CT15 5EQ, UK
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Description Duke of York School Summer Camp

  • Location: Dover, Kent, United Kingdom
  • Students age: 11-17 years
  • Course duration: 1-3 weeks
  • Arrivals: 9, 16, 23, 30 July and 6 August
  • Dates: 9 July to 13 August

Summer Camp Duke of York School is based in Dover, a beautiful, small and cozy port city 125 kilometers from London. Duke of York Royal Military School is a prestigious and advanced school of mixed education: the children of the military, who are in the service of the United Kingdom, study here. The educational institution was founded in 1803, summer courses for students from all over the world are held here since 1971. Each change of the summer camp is attended by up to 220 people from different countries of the world.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Duke of York School Summer Camp

Program name
05.06.2020 -09.08.2020
from 1 490 £ / 2 weeks


The minimum level of English for enrollment is any, from elementary. In the summer camp children from 11 to 17 years are accepted: two age groups (11-14 and 15-17 years) are formed, in accordance with which the curriculum and leisure-entertainment program are developed.

Every week, 20 English language lessons are waiting for students (45 minutes each). The universal course is focused on the development of all basic, key language skills:

  • Reading
  • Auditing (listening comprehension)
  • Written English
  • Grammar
  • Oral English (conversational)
  • Vocabulary
  • Phonetics (correct pronunciation and correction of accent).

Classes are formed in small, up to 15 people in each: students receive the proper amount of personal attention from teachers and mentors, an individual approach is practiced. The ratio of teachers and students is 1: 8.

On the first day, all students undergo initial testing, which also affects their distribution to the appropriate group according to their level of knowledge - from Elementary to Advanced. After the completion of the course, each student receives a corporate certificate of the summer school, in which all achievements and the achieved level of English are recorded.

In addition, students can choose the course of preparation for the Trinity exams (in colloquial English). The program works in the 1st and 3rd week of the summer school and is paid additionally.

Arrivals and departures in the camp are held on Sundays. Arrival of new groups is carried out on 9, 16, 23 and 30 July + 6 August (weekly check-in).

Accommodation, housing and food

All participants of summer courses live in comfortable residences of the school. This is a fully furnished and equipped common room (each designed for 6 people) with shared facilities - in common use are also laundry, games rooms, cozy living rooms with upholstered furniture and TV. Free Wi-Fi is available.

Three meals a day is organized in the common spacious school cafeteria: it is a balanced, varied, useful and tasty diet with lots of hot dishes, soups, fresh vegetables and fruits.

Events Duke of York School Summer Camp

Every day for students, there are entertainment and cognitive activities (in the afternoon and evening hours) - it can be:

  • Disco
  • Party, birthdays
  • Barbecue
  • Various contests and victories
  • Sports games and relay races
  • Sports optional: soccer, badminton, walking, cricket, tennis, volleyball, rock climbing
  • Creative studios and interest clubs: fashion shows, drama and acting, handicrafts, paintings and drawings.

Each week, students are waited 1 trip for the whole day and one small excursion for several hours. Student groups visit London and its attractions, Dover Castle, Canterbury, Brighton, Margaret, Cambridge and other unique cities and monuments of Great Britain.

Equipment Duke of York School Summer Camp

Despite its modest size (there are about 30 thousand people in Dover today), it is an important port center and famous for its historical and cultural monuments. Here is one of the largest in the UK ancient castle, as well as the legendary White rocks: they can be seen even from the coast of France in clear weather, why the French call England Albion.

The total campus area reaches 60 hectares and includes:

  • Numerous playgrounds for team sports (eg rugby and cricket)
  • Tennis courts
  • Large swimming pool
  • Sports and studying halls
  • Track and field athletics stadium.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Arrivals and departures in the camp are held on Sundays. Arrival of new groups is carried out on 9, 16, 23 and 30 July + 6 August (weekly check-in).

The price includes accommodation and meals on a full board basis (residences on campus). Also the price includes:

  • Studying on the program
  • Teaching aids, books and materials
  • Branded certificate at the end of the course
  • Leisure and entertainment events
  • Group transfer in both directions (Heathrow Airport)
  • Registration fee.

Paid separately and does not include:

  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (payable at the Embassy)
  • Round trip air tickets
  • Compulsory medical insurance.

Extra fees:

  • Deposit for a course/programme 250 GBP
  • Application fee 50 GBP
  • Transfer (return)
  • Study materials
  • Visa fees
  • Flight tickets
  • Medical insurance
  • Documents translations
  • Pocket money

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

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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Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- 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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