Sir Edward 8
Cambridge, UK

Elevate Language Skills - King's Ely, Cambridge

About the provider: "Awe-Inspiring" - The oldest English language school in Cambridge. 64 years of history, 73+ nationalities. Member IALC, British Council, founding member of English UK.

age icon 9-14 years old

time icon 4 weeks

book icon Weekly hours: 15

Discover the vibrant Summer Camp, tailored for students aged 9-14 with an intermediate or higher English proficiency.

  • Since 2008, this camp has been a gateway to the prestigious world of Cambridge University, offering a unique blend of education and adventure.
  • Each week, students dive into 20 lessons (15 hours) of engaging General English, enriched with themes revolving around the illustrious history and culture of Cambridge University.
  • Topics range from profiles of notable alumni, sports traditions, groundbreaking scientific achievements, to comparative studies with other world-class universities.
  • This camp isn't just about language development; it's a journey into the heart of academic excellence and cultural discovery, making it an irresistible choice for young learners and their parents.

Although our courses are not endorsed by the University of Cambridge, our summer camp uses University of Cambridge colleges and facilities.

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Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4EW

  • A serene, picturesque city in Cambridgeshire, ideal for young learners.

  • 25 km north of Cambridge, 120 km from London.

  • Home to a magnificent cathedral established in 1803, a highlight of this medieval city.

  • Hosts part of King’s teaching centers and student residences.

  • Traditional English ambiance with shops and a market square.

  • Small population of 20,000, offering a village-like, friendly atmosphere.

What's Included

  • English classes (all levels from beginner to advanced)

  • Residential accommodation, on campus, at the school

  • All meals

  • 19 sessions of language project or activities per week

  • 2 full-day excursions per week

  • Transfers to and from London Heathrow or London Stansted on Sundays

  • Welfare supervision with high staff-to-student ratio

  • 24 hour emergency telephone line


  • Badminton
  • Charcoal sketching
  • Cake decorating
  • Disco
  • Talent show
  • Cricket
  • Swimming
  • Origami
  • Tennis
  • Costume design
  • Ultimate frisbee
  • Magic wand making
  • Basketball
  • Movie
  • Clay modelling
  • Bag design
  • Photo-chase challenge
  • Postcard design
  • Olympics
  • Decoupage design
  • Rounders
  • Felt puppet making
  • Football


  • Rooms are single or shared by two or more students of the same sex and similar age, but different nationality

  • Shared bathrooms and toilets

  • Free laundry service by the college staff

  • A change of bed linen once per week

  • Comfortable and secure buildings

  • Staff living on-campus, providing 24-hour supervision

  • Meals served in a medieval beamed dining hall with a variety of hot, cold, and vegetarian options.

  • Accommodation for special dietary requirements.

  • Full English breakfast daily, hot dishes, and salad bar at lunch and supper.

  • Excursion Days: Packed lunches provided.

  • Late snacks including soft drinks, cookies, and cake.

  • Officially recognized as “exceptional” for nutrition, balance, and appeal.


2 full-day excursions per week

London (July 10 & 31, 2024): Thames river cruise, photo ops at Tower of London, Westminster sights including Big Ben and Parliament, lunch in St. James’s Park. Souvenir shopping on Oxford Street; Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square visit on July 31.

Cambridge (July 14 & 28, 2024): City walking tour, climb Great St Mary’s Church tower, shopping at Grand Arcade. Punting on the River Cam and a museum visit on July 28.

London (July 17 & 24, 2024):

  • July 17: British Museum, lunch in Russell Square, Covent Garden visit.
  • July 24: City walk for first-time visitors; Science Museum, Hyde Park, and South Kensington shopping for others.

Chessington World of Adventures (July 21, 2024): Family theme park with rollercoasters, a zoo, and an aquarium.


  • Airport Transfers: Included for Heathrow and Stansted arrivals/departures on Sundays.

  • Arrival/departure time: Arrive by 20:00 on Sunday before course; depart on Sunday after course.

  • Aim for 14:00-17:00 on Sunday at accommodation.

  • For transfers to or from Gatwick or Luton airports on Sundays a supplement is charged.

  • Inform us if arranging your own transfer to accommodation.

  • Our team meets you at the airport, with transport to accommodation.

  • Unaccompanied Minors (UM): Check airline rules for under 18 travel; provide our contact details.

  • Travel Rules for Under 18s: Verify country-specific travel consent requirements. Parental Consent is required for under 18s traveling without parents.

  • Contact emergency phone if difficulty finding our representative.

  • Possible one-hour wait at airport for group assembly.

  • Journey From Airport: Be prepared for a non-stop journey; no toilet stops.

  • Delayed Flights: We monitor flights; representative will wait.

Lesson Plan

English Tuition

  • 20 lessons/15 hours of tuition per week – 3 hours per day on 5 days
  • Mixed-nationality morning classes on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • All course materials
  • Academic report from your teachers at the end of your stay
  • Certificate of studies at the end of your stay

Activity Program

  • 19 sessions of language project or activities per week
  • Welcome talk and orientation of the course centre on the first Monday of your course
  • Wide choice of sports, arts & crafts, cultural and language activities – please see the Activities section and the timetable for more information
  • Numerous activity choices per session
  • Evening activities 7 days a week
  • Activities office & staff

Typical Day

Morning Lessons (09:00-10:30): Focus on "A true friend" with past tenses and speaking practice.

Late Morning Lessons (11:00-12:30): London-themed reading race.

Afternoon Activities:

  • 14:00-15:00: Music video planning project.
  • 15:15-17:30: Visit to Ely city center.

Evening Activity (19:15-20:30): Disco.

Sir ely timetable 2024_w1


  • Gatwick Airport Transfer: 215 GBP/one-way for a car to Cambridge, and 255 GBP/one-way for a car to Sir Edward in Ely.

  • Pocket Money Advice: Students should bring about £80 per week for personal expenses like souvenirs and snacks. For younger students at residential camps, it's advised to deposit money in the 'school bank' for safekeeping, accessible at set times.


  • Pleasant and safe surroundings

  • High quality host schools and colleges

  • Rules and supervision appropriate to the camp’s age group

  • First aid trained staff at all camps

  • A high staff-to-student ratio

  • At least one Welfare Officer at every camp

  • Live-in staff at each center

  • 24-hour emergency telephone number


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