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Summer Boarding Academic Discovery Program for Teens Headington School in Oxford

Dates and Tuition

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Weekly course hours – 15

Age Range - 13-16 yrs

Course Description

Headington Oxford Summer School offers English classes for 13 - 16 year olds on Oxford’s beautiful campus in the UK. Headington combines English language learning, cultural excursions and activities to create an enriching summer experience. There are both traditional English language classes and combined English Through Academic Subjects.  There is a maximum of 15 students per class, and students receive 15 hours of tuition per week in addition to excursions and other activities.  Each course culminates with the Time to Shine ceremony, where students present what they have learned to their classmates.

Academic Discovery teaches English using a content-based learning approach.  Students develop their English language skills by learning English Literature, History, Creative Writing, and Geography.  The content modules were developed by the Headington academic team and are designed explicitly with students age 13 - 16 in mind.

Featured Modules (Sample):

  • Module 1 - English Literature and Creative Writing
  • Module 2 - History
  • Module 3 - Geography

Outside Trips

Students participate in three excursions to top UK destinations during each two week session.

Students will broaden their academic experience with three outside excursions to nearby UK destinations, accompanied by SBC staff.  Staff will ensure that students are fully engaged in the excursions in order to make the most of their experience.  All students visit London at least once per session.  Destinations this summer include Oxford, London, and Bath.  Students will also have free time for exploring in small groups.

Food and Accommodation

At Headington Oxford, there are separate boarding houses for boys and girls.  Accommodations include a mixture of single, twin rooms, and some dormitories for 3-5 students.  All houses also have communal lounges where students can relax with friends.


  • Airport transfers are available at supplementary cost.  

The safety and well-being of all students is the top priority of SBC. Students will be accommodated in secure and comfortable guesthouses throughout their stay. A friendly and caring staff is available 24 hours a day to assist students, including House Parents and Welfare Managers.

Session Dates

Any course for a student under the age of 18 includes a transportation option.
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