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Radley College Discovery Summer School

Address: Kennington Rd, Radley, Abingdon OX14 2HR, UK
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Description Radley College Discovery Summer School

  • Year of foundation: 1847;
  • Location: Suburb of London, England;
  • Age: from 11 to 17 years;
  • Type: summer school;
  • Type of program: mixed;
  • Language of instruction: English;
  • Form of study: summer courses.

Radley College Summer is a chance to visit the residence of one of the most prominent schools in the UK, founded back in 1847. The school is adjacent to Oxford. Together with foreign students, young Englishmen attend classes in the summertime, which makes learning English more effective: in the process of communicating with direct native speakers of the language being studied.

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

Program name
08.07.2020 -12.08.2020
from 3 000 £ / 2 weeks

Quick overview:

  • Course duration: 2-4 weeks;
  • Lessons intensity: 22.5 hours per week;
  • Language level at the start: from A2 to advanced Proficiency C2.

About the educational course: On the day of arrival at the summer school, young guests of Radley College write a special test to determine the level of their language skills and the group in which the classes will be held. As part of one group, there are no more than 8-12 people who are engaged in a specially designed program for them (in accordance with age). For example, workshops on photography, design, cooking, and from 14 to 17 years more complex classes in design of games, musical theater, history of England, archeology are provided. Such diverse activities help:

  • Cover a variety of language situations;
  • Expanding the vocabulary of students;
  • Expanding student's ability to work in a team and conduct a dialogue.

At the end of the course, if desired, you can take the exam.

Accommodation, housing and food

The Radley Residence is a bizarre combination of modernity and historical architecture, where it will be comfortable for international students of any age: students up to 14 years old live separately from senior managers in single and shared rooms. Combined room are separated by curtains - so that each has its own closed corner.

Three meals a day include local and international cuisine. Right on the territory where Radley College Summer guests live, there is a swimming pool and a lounge with TV and DVD, Internet access. A round-the-clock hotline works to help and advise students.

Events Radley College Discovery Summer School

Quests, discos and casinos, sports games and competitions - this and much more awaits young guests of Radley College on summer evenings. Programs for groups of 11–14 and 14–17 are different, but if friends and relatives from different age groups wish, they can join each other.

List of sports activities:

  • Table football and tennis;
  • Badminton;
  • Football;
  • Billiards;
  • Softball;
  • Cricket;
  • Basketball;
  • Volleyball.

For a fee, students can master horseback riding and tennis twice a week.

Full-day excursions to the sights of Great Britain will allow international students to visit cities and castles, galleries, museum and art exhibitions, as well as shopping and cinemas. The program provides two excursions per week.


  • Guarded territory;
  • 24-hour staff support;
  • Communication with peers - native speakers;
  • A rich excursion and entertainment program;
  • Classes in groups of 8-12 people.

Equipment Radley College Discovery Summer School

  • The territory of the school reaches 325 hectares;
  • Football field;
  • Rugby and golf courses;
  • Tennis courts and squash;
  • Swimming and diving pools;
  • Theater / Cinema;
  • Computer classes.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

List of services to pay additionally to tuition fee:

  • Visa and consular fees of the embassy;
  • Medical insurance;
  • Individual meeting or seeing off at Heathrow Airport;
  • Extra classes: tennis, horseback riding;
  • Trinity Examination;
  • Flight from Moscow to London and back.

Periods of the educational course:

  • 2 weeks: July 10-24, July 17-31, July 24- August 7, July 31- August 14;
  • 3 weeks: July 10–31, July 17 – August 7, July 24 – August 14;
  • 4 weeks: July 10- August 7, July 17- August 14.

The Trinity Examination in Spoken English exam is held on July 23 and 30, August 6 and 13.

Extra fees:

  • One way transfer - Gatwick 185 GBP
  • One way transfer - Heathrow 155 GBP
  • One way transfer - Birmingham 155 GBP

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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