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Wimborne, UK

STEM Course - 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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Embark on an inspiring journey at Canford, frequently acclaimed as one of the UK's best public schools, where you can enhance your English skills while fueling your passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

  • Our STEM program offers a unique opportunity for students to explore how these critical disciplines interconnect to address real-world challenges.
  • At Canford, we're dedicated to nurturing your English language proficiency, believing it to be a vital tool in crafting the innovations of tomorrow.
  • Join us to ignite the spark of your STEM aspirations, where your language abilities and scientific curiosity come together to open doors to a world of endless possibilities.

This program is perfect for those eager to combine language learning with cutting-edge STEM education.

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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

Your Learning Journey:

  • Explore the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in advancing modern technology.
  • Engage in collaborative STEM projects through the Time to Shine programme.
  • Study mechanical and scientific principles behind airplane components.
  • Understand how STEM contributes to reducing humanity's carbon footprint.

Benefits of the Course:

  • Participate in a cross-curricular exploration of scientific and technological innovations.
  • Collaborate with international peers, simulating university and professional environments.
  • Apply essential 21st-century skills in real-world contexts.
  • Develop research, evaluation, design, and development skills in scientific and technological projects.
  • Enhance presentation skills and the ability to communicate scientific findings.

Course Takeaways:

  • Gain a fundamental understanding of key technological and scientific concepts.
  • Lay a foundation for future STEM studies or careers.
  • Ideal for those interested in creating prototypes for challenges in environmental protection, biomedical technology, robotics, and civil engineering.

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.


  • English level: B1+ (Intermediate and Above)


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

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