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Wimborne, UK

English Immersion - Canford School, Wimborne Minster

About the provider: "Supreme" - Have welcomed 15800 students from 152 countries, ranked #1 in British Council inspections for 5 years in a row 2018-2023

age icon 11-15 years old

time icon 2 weeks

book icon Weekly hours: 15

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Boost your English language skills with our dynamic English course, designed to inspire confidence through teamwork and communication.

  • Our creative, student-centered lessons emphasize practical, real-world use of English, catering to the needs of learners at every level.
  • This course encourages students to dive into stimulating tasks, projects, and activities, challenging them to apply their language knowledge in engaging contexts.
  • Ideal for both students and parents looking for a comprehensive language development program, our course is structured to enhance overall proficiency in English.
  • By participating in our sessions, students not only improve their language skills but also develop vital communication abilities, making them more adept in various linguistic scenarios.

& More

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  • Located in 250 acres of parkland near Wimborne Minster, Dorset, in southwest England.

  • Close to Bournemouth, Southampton, Portsmouth, and within two hours from London, Oxford, Exeter.

  • Easy access to Heathrow, Gatwick, Bournemouth, Exeter, and Southampton airports.

  • For sat nav directions, use postcode BH21 3AD.

  • Features 10 boarding houses and diverse facilities like Layard Theatre, music school, sports centre, and art studios.

  • Vast green lawns and woodlands surrounding historic campus buildings.

What's Included

  • 15 hours of tuition per week

  • Maximum class size of 15 students

  • Academic materials

  • General sports, social activities and events

  • All standard excursions including admission costs

  • End of Course Report and Certificate

  • Accommodation and all meals at Canford Summer School

  • Wi-Fi & weekly laundry services

  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance


  • Options between a Multi-Activity program and English Plus courses.
  • Multi-Activity program includes sports like volleyball, badminton, dodgeball, and creative pursuits like painting and drama.
  • English Plus offers specialized courses in Adventure Sports, Horse Riding, Football, Ultimate Crafts, Robotics, and Game Design.
  • Events aim to maximize social interaction, foster teamwork and friendship, and ensure a fun experience.


  • Mostly single & twin rooms, with some 4-bed dorms available.

  • Students roomed with similar age peers but different native languages.

  • Male and female students accommodated in separate boarding houses when possible.

  • On some campuses, separate corridors or staircases for male and female students within the same building, with 24/7 supervision.

  • Efforts made to meet specific accommodation requests, like rooming with a friend.

  • Hot English breakfast twice a week and daily continental breakfast (pastries, fruit, yoghurt, cereal).

  • Two hot meal options for lunch and dinner, including all dietary needs, including vegetarian, vegan, and Halal.

  • Salad bar, fresh bread, fruit, and desserts available.

  • Drinks and biscuits provided before bed.

  • Packed lunches for excursions.

  • Extensive sporting facilities including tennis, netball, football, and cricket fields.

  • Sports Centre with a double-court indoor hall, dance studio, and a 25-metre heated indoor swimming pool.

  • Friendly and supportive staff available 24/7 for student support.

  • Recognized for exceptional care of students and safeguarding minors.


  • Three excursions over 2 weeks to famous UK cities and popular destinations.
  • Accompanied by a dedicated staff team with planned activities.
  • Beach day trips due to Canford School’s South Coast location.
  • Visits to cities like Bath, Portsmouth, and London.
  • Opportunities for tourism, shopping, and small group exploration with parental consent.

Previous Years' Excursions:

  • London Eye, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Roman Baths.
  • Marwell Zoo, Bournemouth Beach, Thorpe Park.
  • Evening at Splashdown Waterpark with 13 indoor and outdoor rides.


  • Supervised transfers available for Heathrow Airport and St Pancras Station.

  • **Heathrow Airplane: **arrivals 6am-5pm; departures: 11am-6pm.

  • St Pancras Station: arrivals 10am-12 noon; departures: 12 noon-2pm.

  • Transfer fees: £130.00 one-way, £260.00 return.

  • Transport options: Staffed Private Coach, Minibus, Taxi, based on student numbers and flight timings.

  • Staff in yellow t-shirts greet students at arrival.

  • Welcome Club at the airport for meetups, refreshments, and relaxation.

  • Students escorted to coaches/taxis for direct transport to the school.

  • For special circumstances or other London airports, coordinate with our advisor before booking.

  • Flights should align with course arrival and departure dates for timely student transitions.

Lesson Plan

Before summer, our advisor will send an online placement test for your child(ren). Based on the test results, students will be placed in classrooms matching their English proficiency level, like Intermediate (B1) with peers at the same level, ensuring targeted and effective lessons from the start.

Your Learning Journey:

  • Improve English vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, reading, writing, and listening skills.
  • Enhance interaction and practical use of English through class activities, group projects, and assignments.
  • Gain skills for essay writing and exams, focusing on advanced academic English.
  • Develop natural-sounding English phrases.

Benefits of This Course:

  • Increase fluency and self-confidence in English through challenging group projects.
  • Prepare for academic challenges in school and university.
  • Comfortable class participation and presentation skills.
  • Better equipped for academic tasks.
  • Enhanced listening comprehension in English-speaking environments.

Course Takeaways:

  • Transform English from a subject to a passion.
  • Return home with a deeper understanding and confidence in English.
  • Improved speaking and presentation skills.
  • Motivation and self-confidence boost in a student-focused environment.
  • Immersive experience in British culture through excursions to historical cities and campus life by the sea.


At Canford Summer School, our optional English Plus program allows students to choose a specialized course each week for an extra fee. This exciting option, totaling six hours weekly, lets students either explore new activities and classes or enhance their existing skills and interests. It replaces the standard Multi-Activity Program for two days each week, offering a tailored experience to enrich their summer learning.

The courses are:

  • Adventure Sports (£275/week): Kayaking, paddleboarding, high ropes, laser tag, archery tag. Builds confidence and outdoor skills. All levels are accepted. Students should be comfortable in water-based activities – life vests are provided. For waterbased activities, students will need to bring swimwear, a towel, and suitable footwear to walk a short distance from changing rooms to the water, such as sandals or flip flops. All other equipment, including safety equipment, will be provided by the activity venue.
  • Horse Riding (£275/week): Rides in New Forest National Park, suitable for beginners to advanced. Includes horse care lessons. Students will need to bring comfortable clothing that they do not mind getting dirty and is suitable for riding, as well as appropriate footwear, ideally with a small heel. All other equipment will be provided.
  • Robotics (£150/week): Learn coding with Edison robot using Scratch and Python. Program robots for tasks like communication and robot battles. Suitable for beginners to advanced.
  • Game Design (£150/week): Create video games using Bloxels software, including character and story animation. Students design their own playable game.
  • Football (£150/week): Training, coaching, and matches led by UEFA Licensed coaches. Focus on skills like shooting, decision-making, and tactical awareness. All levels are accepted. Students need to bring comfortable exercise clothes such as shorts and t-shirt. Football boots are not essential, but may be brought if desired. All football training equipment will be provided. 
  • Ultimate Crafts (£150/week): Arts and crafts workshops like jesmonite pottery, hydro dipping, fashion upcycling, clay jewellery making. Students keep their creations. (Coming soon)

Sample timetable_1st week


Transfer fees:

  • £130.00 one-way, £260.00 return.

Pocket Money Advice:

  • Recommended pocket money: £70 per week.

  • Prefer bank cards over cash for security. Some shops/attractions card-only.

  • If cash, use small notes (£5/£10/£20), avoid £50 notes.

  • Pocket money (cards/cash) stored in school safe.

  • Collect from office at set times before excursions.


  • High staff-to-student ratio.

  • Campus Welfare Manager oversees student welfare and safety.

  • Houseparents provide day-to-day care and support.

  • Staff trained in Safeguarding and First Aid.

  • Dedicated Admissions Manager for family contact and support.

  • 24/7 friendly and supportive staff, recognized for excellence in student care and safeguarding minors.


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Session Dates

Good News! You are not going to pay the full fee today, just a small deposit. After paying today, you will first get an enrollment form, and then receive a booking confirmation.

July - Boarding

Start 7/8/2024
End 7/29/2024
Duration 3 Weeks
Price £5,100

July - Boarding

Start 7/8/2024
End 8/5/2024
Duration 4 Weeks
Price £6,800

July - Boarding

Start 7/8/2024
End 7/22/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price £3,400

July - Boarding

Start 7/22/2024
End 8/12/2024
Duration 3 Weeks
Price £5,100

July - Boarding

Start 7/22/2024
End 8/5/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price £3,400

July - Boarding

Start 7/29/2024
End 8/12/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price £3,400

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