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Earlscliffe College Summer School

Address: 29 Shorncliffe Rd, Folkestone CT20 2NB, United Kingdom
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Description Earlscliffe College Summer School

  • Location: Folkestone, Kent, United Kingdom
  • The age of students: 8-17 years
  • Total number of students: up to 85 people
  • Duration of studying: from 9 to 21 April, from 2 July to 12 August
  • Accommodation type: residence (boarding house)
  • Language of instruction: English.

The Earlscliffe Preparatory International Private College in summer organizes useful and effective Earlscliffe Summer School aimed at preparing foreign students for British universities. Everyone knows that it's not easy to enroll in the universities of Britain - a quality balanced educational program in the English college will help in a short time to improve academic and language skills, to adapt to new academic standards and rules.

The effectiveness of the educational programs of Earlscliffe Summer School is positively influenced by the individual approach practiced by all teachers. In each classroom, no more than 12 people are involved: this enables teachers (all of whom are accredited to work with foreign students and international groups) to give each student a proper amount of personal attention. The success of the college is most clearly manifested in the statistics of the graduates: almost 95% of the students enter the selected British universities the first time, even in such elite and ranking ones as:

  • Cambridge;
  • Oxford;
  • London School of Economics and Political Science;
  • Royal College of London.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Earlscliffe College Summer School

Program name
04.04.2020 -11.04.2020 04.04.2020 -17.04.2020
from 1 350 £ / week


  • Age of students: 8-17 years
  • Duration of the program: 1-2 weeks (arrivals - Sunday / Saturday, departures - Friday / Saturday)
  • Minimum requirements: Beginner level (basic).

An interesting and fascinating combined course is designed for pupils of 8-17 years old, who are resting during the spring (Easter) holidays.

The intensity of the studying is 20 lessons per week: all children are divided into groups according to age - 8-12 and 13-17 years. Academic and extra-curricular program is divided into two blocks during the day:

  • In the morning: reading of original texts, written speech, spoken English, developing listening skills, grammar, vocabulary, phonetics (correct pronunciation and correction of accent)
  • Afternoon hours - leisure and entertainment events, helping to consolidate the knowledge gained in the class, to develop leadership skills, communication and speech abilities.

Academic program can be supplemented with English lessons - in mini-groups (2-5 people) or individually.

The extracurricular program includes a variety of activities on the campus, and exciting excursions (a minimum of 2 trips per week), and classes in creative clubs and sports sections - it is a matter for everyone!

28.06.2020 -15.08.2020
from 2 700 £ / 2 weeks


  • Age of students: 13-17 years
  • Duration of the program: 2-4 or 6 weeks (arrivals and departures on Saturdays / Sundays)
  • Minimum requirements: Intermediate level (medium and higher).

An intensive program is designed for students aged 13-17 with a sufficiently high level of English (from intermediate), who want to improve their knowledge and skills in a short time.

A total of 22 English language lessons are prepared for the students in a week, which are dedicated to the development of all the basic, key language skills: reading, listening, writing and speaking, phonetics (correct pronunciation + accent correction), grammar, vocabulary. In addition to the course of general English students, fascinating lectures and seminars are waiting for a variety of topics - it can be:

  • Pre-trip preparation (preparation for future trips and excursions)
  • In the News (discussion of current news in the media)
  • Debate (various discussions on these topics)
  • UNESCO (discussion and debate on the themes of UNESCO - from pollution to the struggle for women's rights)
  • Project time (team or individual project and its presentation: it can be a radio podcast, news block, short film)
  • Extended Writing (development of academic writing skills - essays, research papers, etc.)
  • Critical thinking (development of the critical thinking skill)
  • Advanced reading comprehension (analysis of popular news publications and the media - Vogue, The Economist, NME, The Times - and discussions on the topics raised).

Before the beginning of the classes, all students undergo initial testing, which distributes them into groups according to the level of knowledge, and at the end of studying they are waiting for the final testing, which will reveal academic progress. If desired, students can supplement the course with English lessons: individually or in mini-groups (2-5 people).

28.06.2020 -11.07.2020
from 2 990 £ / 2 weeks


  • Age of students: 16-17 years
  • Duration of the program: 2 weeks (arrivals and departures on Saturdays / Sundays)
  • Minimum requirements: Upper-Intermediate level (above average).

A special summer preparatory course is designed for students planning to pursue higher education at universities in the UK. The program is designed for 2 weeks and is intended for students aged 16-17 (senior classes).

The intensity of studying is 22 hours weekly. The program includes a variety of thematic sessions on all aspects of university admission, the development of academic and language skills:

  • Visiting universities of Oxford, Cambridge and a number of other
  • Essay writing on an academic topic
  • Essay writing technique
  • Familiarity with the procedure for admission to Oxbridge
  • Choosing the right university and course in the UK
  • Preparation for the IELTS exam
  • Creating a video resume
  • Development of critical thinking skills
  • Development of research skills
  • Development of public speaking skills
  • A guide to writing a cover letter or participating in a UNESCO debate
  • Technique of record keeping / notes.

Classes are conducted in the first and second half of the day - if desired, the program can be combined with other courses of the summer school. Students can also take an IELTS exam for an additional fee.

28.06.2020 -08.08.2020
from 2 900 £ / 2 weeks


  • Age of students: 15-17 years
  • Duration of the program: 2 weeks (arrivals and departures on Saturdays / Sundays)
  • Minimum requirements: Upper-Intermediate level (above average).

Thematic program is designed for high school students (15-17 years) with a confident knowledge of English (from Upper-Intermediate and above), interested in business, finance and commerce.

There are 22 thematic classes in a week for small groups of 12 people each. All lessons are devoted to a certain topic:

  • Introduction to management (22 hours)
  • Marketing (12 hours)
  • Entrepreneurship (4 hours)
  • Accounting (4 hours)
  • Types of business organization (4 hours).

In addition, special thematic excursions for the students are provided in this course - for example, a visit to the Bank of England, the rise to The Shard, the tallest building in Europe.

The program can be combined with other summer school courses if desired.

Accommodation, housing and food

There are 2 residences for boys and 1 for girls on the college territory - all the houses are within walking distance from the main educational building. For students prepared cozy rooms in an elegant building of the Victorian era: each designed for 2-4 people, all equipped with amenities and free access to Wi-Fi.

Board meals are organized in a spacious common dining room: mostly classic British dishes and treats of popular international cuisines. On request, it is possible to organize dietary, gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan food, a diet in accordance with religious norms.

Teachers and educators are constantly in residences with children: they monitor the observance of cleanliness, order and discipline, are responsible for the safety and comfort of their students in 24/7 mode.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : Accounting, Advanced mathematics, Arabic language, biology, Business administration, Business management, chemistry, Chinese, critical thinking, economics, English, Entrepreneurship, Essay Writing, finance, French, geography, german language, history, IELTS preparation, Intensive English, Japanese, management, marketing, maths, Mini-MBA for 15-17 year olds, Physical culture and sports sciences, physics, Policy and government, Portuguese, public speaking, Russian language, Spanish, Turkish language, Uni-Prep for 16-17 year olds

Events Earlscliffe College Summer School

All the leisure activities offered to the students of the Earlscliffe Summer School not only help to have fun, but also to give them the opportunity to consolidate their skills in the classroom, to improve communication, speech and conversation skills, and leadership skills.

Mastery and club of debate: almost every week meetings are organized with famous personalities, professionals in various fields, discussions, seminars and master classes. Regularly arranged casino evening and exciting "Visiting blind", barbecue and picnics, parties with karaoke and fashion show, discos, joint film screenings, bowling tournaments.

A lot of time is traditionally devoted to sports - all the necessary infrastructure, equipment and grounds are at the disposal of students:

  • Squash
  • Football
  • Golf (field outside the campus but within walking distance)
  • Ping-pong
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • General fitness and classes in Gymnasium
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Softball
  • Mini Olympic Games and more.

A rich excursion program is another significant plus of the summer program of the Earlscliffe Summer School: every week students are expected to have at least 2 full-day excursions for the whole day (usually on Wednesdays and Sundays). Of course, all the sights of Great Britain can not be visited in a few years, but the administration of the summer school strives to acquaint the students with the main monuments of art, culture and architecture:

  • Sightseeing tours around London
  • London Dungeon
  • Canterbury
  • The Hever Castle
  • The Tate Modern Gallery
  • Buckingham Palace
  • The London Eye
  • The Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • The Castle of Dover 
  • St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Castle Leeds
  • British Museum
  • Chelsea Football Club
  • Bluewater Shopping Center
  • Amusement park Thorpe Park.

Equipment Earlscliffe College Summer School

The main building of Earlscliffe Summer School was built in 1870 - however, the year of foundation of the college is officially 2012: it was then that the building was bought by the current director, Tim Fisher. Today, the college is located in Kent, in the cozy resort town of Folston (West End). Literally in walking distance is the spacious promenade Lis, which opens a picturesque view of the English Channel, and London can be reached in just an hour - regular trains run regularly between the local railway station and the St. Pancras metropolitan station.

The total area of ​​the campus reaches 10 hectares - everything necessary for the life, study and rest of students is located on the territory:

  • Administrative building
  • Library
  • Spacious dining room
  • Medical office
  • Art studios
  • Common activities
  • Sports and fitness facilities
  • Swimming pool
  • Numerous playgrounds for team games and individual activities.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The course price already includes:

  • Preliminary testing of the level of knowledge for distribution by group
  • Studying on the selected course
  • Accommodation and meals (residence, full board)
  • 24-hour supervision of pupils and full guarantee of their safety
  • The program of leisure, sport, creativity and entertainment
  • Excursion program (2 full-day trips per week)
  • All necessary teaching aids, books and materials
  • Certificate at the end of the course, full report + recommendations for further study, characteristics for each student
  • Branded ID-card
  • Branded T-shirt and water bottle
  • Weekly laundry service
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Group Transfer: Heathrow and Gatwick airports from 9:00 to 16:00.

The following components are paid additionally:

  • Residence deposit (returnable)
  • Transfer not on time: airport Heathrow, Gatwick Airport
  • Meetings and seeing off of students
  • Additional English lessons (4 hours per week)
  • Preparing for the UCAS test (optional)
  • Additional riding lessons (4 hours a week)
  • Additional golf lessons (4 hours weekly)
  • Additional paintball classes (available from 12 years, 1 session weekly)
  • Trip to London and a visit to the musical
  • Excursion to Warner Brothers studio - Harry Potter
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy)
  • Compulsory medical insurance.

Extra fees:

  • Deposit for a course/programme 500 GBP
  • Deposit on accommodation 1950 GBP
  • Transfer (one way) 190 GBP
  • IELTS Exam Fee
  • Flight tickets
  • Visa fees
  • Medical insurance
  • Consular fee

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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Recommendations on when to apply

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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