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Taunton Summer School

Address: Staplegrove Rd, Taunton TA2 6AD
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Description Taunton Summer School

  • Location: Taunton, England, United Kingdom
  • Age of the pupils: 7-17 years
  • Type of accommodation: residence
  • Program types : Language course and subjects study
  • Dates: from 2 July to 3 September
  • Language of instruction: English.

Taunton School is a prestigious and well-known boarding school. For the first time it opened its doors to students in 1847 and was one of the first to take girls on the education (in 1973), always distinguished by a progressive approach and a passion for innovation.

The main goal is a full-fledged, comprehensive preparation of children for a successful life in the realities of the 21st century. It offers all the opportunities for academic, sporting and creative development, all conditions for discovering talents, abilities and potential are created. This is the only institution in the country where a guesthouse is available for foreign pupils from the age of 8.

The institution is divided into 5 stages:

  • Kindergarten
  • Primary school
  • Classes
  • Senior Classes
  • The International Office of Taunton School International.

In the summer months, a combined English language course is organized at Taunton School: students from around the world are from 7 to 17 years old, they are given the opportunity to use all the infrastructure and facilities of the campus. A number of common large events are organized, a single spacious dining room is used for meals: it develops a sense of camaraderie and involvement in a single student brotherhood, gives foreign students the opportunity to quickly adapt to the new environment and make new friends.

The campus harmoniously combines ancient, majestic buildings and modern infrastructure and equipment. Both boys and girls can learn here, getting a classic British education. Taunton School is located in the south-west of England: between Dorset, South Devon and Somerset County (the northern coastal part of it). The territory occupies a significant enough area and adjoins to a small cozy city of Taunton.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Taunton Summer School

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
04.07.2020 -02.09.2020
8-17
from 2 700 £ / 2 weeks

Quick overview: Summer school for international high school students (13-17 years) provides educational language program during summer vacation.

About the educational program:

  • 15 language classes (English) + 10 hours of academic preparation per week;
  • Small educational groups (up to 10 students);
  • Minimum level for admission: from Elementary;
  • Minimum duration: 3 weeks.

This is a combined course in English (in fairly intensive mode) and the main subjects of the school curriculum. International students can not only significantly improve their skills and knowledge, but also prepare for graduation and entrance exams, all combined with a rich and interesting program of leisure.

Before the beginning of classes, upon arrival, all students write a special test for the level of knowledge, which distributes them into separate groups (age parameter is also taken into account). The focus is on the development of vocabulary, literacy and fluency in speech, both oral and written, and the listening and reading skills are also improved.

In addition, the curriculum includes up to 6 subjects per personal choice of each student. List of subjects to study:

  • Geography;
  • The science;
  • Foreign languages ​​(French, German or Spanish);
  • Business technology;
  • Art;
  • International trade;
  • Mathematics;
  • Theatrical skills;
  • History;
  • Economics;
  • English literature;
  • Environment.

At the end of the training, students are given a corporate certificate that confirms the level of knowledge with a full report on academic performance.

In their spare time, students have the opportunity to engage in various sports:

  • Rugby;
  • Fitness;
  • Tennis;
  • Football;
  • Swimming;
  • Basketball;
  • Volleyball.

There are show programs and themed parties, a talent contest, bowling, and joint film screenings in the evenings. 

On weekends a lot of interesting and informative excursions are provided:

  • Exeter (quite a lively, large and developed cathedral city);
  • London (capital and unique);
  • Bristol (a large commercial and business center of the south-west of England);
  • Longleat (safari in the heart of England);
  • Bournemouth (a multinational, lively city on the coast).

Periods of educational program: 

  • July 2-23;
  • July 23-August 13;
  • August 13-September 3.

Duration of the educational course: 3,6 or 9 weeks.

Arrivals and departures: on Saturdays - arrival from 6:00 to 18:00, departure from 8:00 to 20:00 (Heathrow, Bristol or Gatwick).

04.07.2020 -18.08.2020
8-12
from 2 700 £ / 2 weeks

Brief information: Summer school is designed for international children from 7 to 12 years old.

About the educational program: 

  • 15 language classes (English) + 10 hours of academic preparation per week;
  • Small educational groups (not more than 10 people);
  • Minimum level for admission: from Elementary;
  • Minimum duration: 3 weeks.

With the children engaged professional educators who have extensive experience working with foreign students and international groups. All educational staff has the appropriate qualifications for teaching in junior classes. As the most effective and comfortable format of education is used game, a plenty of interactive activities and dialogues. 

List of subjects to study (in addition to the basic course of English):

  • Internet technologies;
  • Mathematics;
  • Art;
  • Natural Sciences;
  • Music art;
  • History;
  • Geography.

At the end of the course, all program participants write tests showing the level of knowledge achieved and academic achievements.

Students can devote time to sports and active leisure during their free time:

  • Tennis;
  • Archery;
  • Different competitions;
  • Roller skating;
  • Swimming;
  • Classes in the gym.

Different activities are arranged in the evenings:

  • Various show-talents;
  • Concerts and themed parties; 
  • Joint film shows;
  • Classes in workshops of crafts;
  • Lessons of the theater studio. 

Students visit to different excursions on weekends: 

  • Bristol;
  • Bournemouth;
  • Bath;
  • Cardiff;
  • The Pinton Zoo;
  • The Woodlands Center;
  • Kennington;
  • Amusement parks.

Periods of the educational program:

  • July 2-23;
  • July 23-August 13;
  • August 13-September 3.

Duration of the educational course: 3,6 or 9 weeks.

Arrivals and departures: on Saturdays - arrival from 6:00 to 18:00, departure from 8:00 to 20:00 (Heathrow, Bristol or Gatwick).

Accommodation and food

All children live in common residences: employees do their best to make students feel comfortable and cozy. Children are monitored and protected 24 hours a day, and their children are fully protected.

Younger schoolchildren live in rooms designed for several people (with representatives from different countries and nationalities living in the same room), high school students can count on a private bedroom.

Meals are organized on the full board basis (thrice a day): the diet is varied, balanced, only quality and fresh products are used. There is the possibility of organizing a separate table (for example, for diabetics or allergies).

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: Academic English, Classes in mini-groups, English, English for children, English for teenagers, English for the summer, General English, Individual english, Individual lessons
Events list: Athletics, Bus excursion, cricket, Excursion to london, field hockey, netball, rugby, Squash, Swimming in the pool, tennis

Advantages

Recreational activities

Every day students have the opportunity to enjoy the magnificent sports of the Taunton school, which include two heated indoor swimming pools, a fitness room, three gyms, extensive playgrounds and numerous tennis courts. A full program of activities and excursions is organized by an experienced, well-qualified staff and students are under control throughout their stay.

Sports

Every day there is a wide range of organized and supervised sports:

  • Swimming
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Fitness
  • Frisbee
  • English lapta
  • Baseball
  • Croquet
  • Great tennis
  • Evening entertainment

Events

Every day there is a wide range of organized and supervised events for everyone.

  • Cinema
  • Skittles / bowling
  • Evenings of various crafts
  • Show talents
  • Shopping tours
  • Fencing
  • Beach games and surfing
  • Circus performances.

After the program of the day is over, there is free time, so that students can relax with their new friends.

Weekend Excursions

On Saturdays, an off-site excursion is organized for the whole day. On weekdays excursions are combined with the educational process.

Here are examples of some of the excursions that we offer:

  • Exeter is a city with famous cathedrals
  • Bristol is an important shopping center in the southwest
  • Longlita - safari in the English landlord's house
  • Cardiff is a vibrant Welsh capital
  • Bournemouth is a lively, cosmopolitan seaside city
  • London is a history, culture and spirit of Great Britain
  • Warwick is an ancient medieval castle and Theme park
  • Oxford is a university city
  • Bath is a Roman resort town of Great Britain.

Equipment Taunton Summer School

Each class and the audience is equipped with an interactive whiteboard and all the necessary computer equipment, furniture. On the campus there are tennis courts and a spacious swimming pool, gym and fitness center, separate creative studios and own theater, modern computer classes and functional laboratories for scientific studies and research.

Taunton is a fairly developed commercial city with a wide variety of both large shopping pavilions and small cozy shops, surrounded by well-kept green gardens and parks, ideal for picnics and leisurely walks. London can be reached in about 2 hours.

Term dates and fees

The cost of summer programs already includes:

  • Studying
  • Certificate and full report
  • Accommodation and meals (residence, full board)
  • Excursions
  • Sports and leisure activities
  • Transfer from Bristol, Gatwick or Heathrow airports (for the exact time, see the detailed description of the courses).

It is paid separately and does not enter into cost:

  • Delivery of documents by express mail
  • Medical insurance
  • Visa and consular fees
  • Air tickets in both directions.

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)
university
  • 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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