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Abberley Hall

International Summer School

English Language & Activity Summer Courses for Ages 8 - 12

Welcome to Abberley Hall

International Summer School

Abberley Hall is set in stunning grounds and is surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside England has to offer. The school provides the perfect location for children aged 8 to 12 to spend their summer with other children from all over the world. The Abberley Hall Summer School programme is designed to give children the opportunity to improve their English in a fun, safe and truly international environment. The lessons, activities, and excursions are all focussed on giving students an experience of a lifetime, while growing in confidence and forming new friendships. The Abberley Hall Summer School is operated and staffed by Summer Boarding Courses Ltd.

The School
Dining hall Tennis courts Sports hall Theatre Games room IT suite
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The facilities at the school allow the children to make the most of their stay and experience a wide variety of activities.

Facilities include:
Indoor heated swimming pool Modern, well equipped classrooms Sports Astroturf Football, basketball & volleyball courts 90 acres of countryside grounds Arts and crafts studio
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Staff and Student welfare

All the Abberley Hall International Summer School staff are dedicated and experienced individuals who have an understanding of working with children from different countries around the world. We have 1 member of staff for every 5 students at Abberley Hall Summer School, allowing us to focus our full attention on the individual needs of each child. All activities and day trips are supervised by our well-trained staff with the safety of the students as our main priority.

The Programme
Morning Lessons
Five mornings each week are spent focusing on classroom based English learning. The lessons are designed especially for multi-national classes and are tailored to children aged 8-12.


The Centre Manager is responsible for the day to day running of the school, supported by the Assistant Centre Manager. The Director of Studies leads the English programme and the team of teachers. The Activity Manager is responsible for the afternoon and evening activity programme. Together, all of our Managers see that every aspect of the school runs smoothly, safely and offers every student the chance to participate fully.

Afternoon Activities

House Parents

On four afternoons per week the children take part in the multi-activity prgramme. There will usually be a choice of numerous activities each afternoon. On one other afternoon all the students take part in a fun day, which includes either an English Fete afternoon or a trip ten-pin bowling.

The House Parents are responsible for the welfare of the students in the boarding houses and during break times and meals, supported by the rest of the staff at the school. They will attend to any needs the students have and help them solve any issues.

Evening Activities

Evening activities give the whole school the opportunity to get to know one another in a relaxed, multi-national environment, whilst taking part in varied and exciting activities.


The Abberley Hall Summer School Teachers are qualified native speakers who have a genuine desire to work with international children. The teachers also help with activities and looking after the children in the evening.

Day Trips

All our students enjoy two day trips every week, visiting cultural sites as well as more light-hearted attractions. All of the trips last a full day, so theres plenty of time to experience everything.

Activity Leaders

The Activity Leaders are responsible for implementing the activity and excursion programmes to ensure that the children are entertained, having fun and speaking English. The Abberley Hall Summer School Staff are responsible for the students 24 hours a day, so whether the students are in their accommodation, on activities or relaxing during their free time, there are always a number of staff with the children.
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English PLUS+

On two afternoons per week, in place of the multi-activity programme, the children can choose to do an English Plus+ option. The English Plus+ courses are optional and are not included in the standard course price. All the courses are led by qualified professionals. The choices are Horse Riding, Adventure Sports and our new performance course, English Plus+ Showtime!
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Morning Lessons
English Lessons
The English lessons take place on 5 mornings each week, giving our students 15 hours of dedicated language tuition per week. The lessons are interactive and fun, perfect for children aged 8-12. The students are tested on arrival to gauge their level and placed in classes on the basis of ability, age & nationality. Every student receives 15 hours of lessons each week from qualified, friendly teachers. Class sizes are limited to a maximum of 15 students, giving every student a chance to receive lots of individual attention.

Afternoon Activities
On four afternoons each week the students get to choose from a wide range of activities that take place at the school, using the fantastic facilities we have to offer.

Activities during the afternoon include:

Tennis Swimming Football Archery Arts & Crafts Basketball Volleyball Cooking & Baking Jewellery Making English Sports

Weekly Fun Day

Project work & day trip preparation

When learning a language, its important that it is put into a real context to enable students to express their interests and experiences. Each week the students work on a group project, such as the school magazine, to put their English into practice. They will also have a lesson to prepare them for their day trips.

One afternoon each week is dedicated to a fun day which offers our students the chance to experience a fun day with circus skills, zorbing and bouncy castles or an English Fete Day which is a typically English afternoon of fun challenges and traditional carnival games.

Afternoon Trip

Every child will enjoy an afternoon of ten pin bowling with a trip on alternate weeks. The ten pin bowling centre is located in the nearby county town of Worcester.

Reports and certificates

Students progress is monitored closely during their stay and on departure all students receive an Abberley Hall International Summer School Certificate, plus a progress report.

The syllabus

The Abberley Hall Summer School syllabus focuses on communication and fluency. Lessons are designed to be fun, interactive and to bring the English language to life. We use modern language teaching techniques, encouraging students to develop their English by providing them with information that is relevant and useful.
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English Plus+
On two afternoons each week, students can choose to take part in our English Plus+ activities. The English Plus+ activities are specialist courses run by professional coaches. The English Plus+ activities are an optional extra and can be selected at the time of booking. If an English Plus+ course is selected, this will replace the Multi-Activity programme on 2 afternoons per week. It is only possible to select one option each week.

Evening Activities
Evening activities give the whole school the opportunity to get to know one another in a relaxed, multi-national environment, whilst taking part in varied and exciting activities. Some evenings the whole school participates together in an exciting activity such as a treasure hunt, pool party, disco or talent night, while on other evenings the girls may have a pyjama party while the boys have a camping night. After a long day on an excursion all the children can relax with popcorn at our movie night. The Abberley Hall International Summer School Activity and Teaching staff are there to ensure that the children have a fantastic time every evening.

Evenings activities include:

Disco Treasure hunt Karaoke Bingo Film night Talent night Capture the Flag Barbecue Bouncy castle night Pool party

Sports tournaments Theme night

The choices are as follows: English Plus+ Horse Riding

Students learn how to ride and look after horses with qualified instructors in the beautiful Worcestershire countryside. Our Horse Riding course is suitable for both beginners, who may never have ridden before, or those children with more experience who ride regularly.

English Plus+ Adventure Sports

This course is for our more adventurous students and includes varied and exciting activities including kayaking, laser quest, climbing and woodland survival skills. The Adventure Sports course is led by qualified professionals, accompanied by our own staff.

English Plus+ Showtime

This fun and creative performance course combines Dance, Drama and Singing. Led by our very own performing arts staff, our students will create performance pieces for the Abberley Hall Summer School Show! As the English Plus+ Showtime course works towards an endof-course performance, it cannot be selected for only 1 week (2 or 4 weeks only).

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Day Trips

Abberley Hall Summer School students get to experience some of the UKs most famous and interesting attractions, with 2 full day trips every week*. Students get the chance to visit a mixture of cultural and historical sites as well as fun-filled attractions.

West Midlands Safari Park

Experience a close encounter with some of the worlds most amazing animals in the drive through Safari Park, plus enjoy the adventure theme park with rides to suit all levels of bravery.

Oxford Punting

A trip to the famous university city of Oxford, including an opportunity to go punting on the River Thames, and a walking tour around this historic city.

National Space Centre & Planetarium

Enjoy a day full of breath-taking discovery and interactive fun at the UKs National Space Centre. Students can explore the wonders of the universe, learn to moon walk and immerse themselves in a 360 surround-sound show in the UKs largest Planetarium.

Warwick Castle

Students will be surrounded by magic, myth, history and adventure on this day out to one of the UKs finest castles. Afterwards, students can enjoy exploring the picturesque streets of this famous market town.

Thinktank Science Museum & IMAX

A day exploring Birminghams innovative and interactive ThinkTank Science Museum for some hands-on fun, plus a 3D experience in the state-of-the-art IMAX cinema.

Drayton Manor Theme Park

With a choice of over 100 sensational rides and exciting attractions, there is something for everyone at Drayton Manor, one of the UKs most popular theme parks.

*There is one full day trip during the departure week.

The accommodation at Abberley Hall is ideal for children aged 8 to 12 as the dormitories enable them to get to know each other quickly and form strong friendships. The girls and boys are accommodated in different areas of the main Manor House, with younger children in dormitories of up to 8 and the older ones in dormitories of 3-5. All the dormitories are colourful, bright and spacious, providing a friendly environment for the children to feel settled and comfortable while away from home.

Meal Times
The students have three meals a day in the schools historic dining rooms. For breakfast there is a hot English breakfast three mornings each week, as well as a continental breakfast option each day. There are always two hot choices for lunch and dinner, including a vegetarian option, and a salad bar, fresh bread, fruit and desserts. We provide afternoon snacks, and drinks and biscuits before bed.

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Booking and Payment


Booking your childs visit to Abberley Hall Summer School

We recommend booking early to avoid disappointment, as there are a limited number of places at Abberley Hall Summer School and most places may be taken by April. Abberley Hall Summer School is operated by Summer Boarding Courses Ltd who will handle all payments and enquiries. A deposit of 400 is required on booking, and the remaining balance must be paid by 20th May 2013. Any bookings made after the 20th May must be paid in full upon receipt of invoice. See booking form for details of how to pay.

Abberley Hall International Summer School

Parent Transfer:
Parents or guardians who would like to bring their children to the school are asked to arrive between 13.00 and 16.00. There will be an opportunity to have a look around the school and help the students settle into their rooms. Parents who wish to collect their children on departure days are asked to arrive between 09.00 and 11.00.

Travel Information
Students travel to and from England must be paid for independently. Once your booking has been confirmed, we will ask you to provide us with travel details. It is important that these are provided as soon as possible.


A taxi transfer service is available to and from Abberley Hall on scheduled arrival and departure days. Students who have booked an arrival airport transfer will be met at the airport upon their arrival by our summer school staff. All our staff will be wearing a bright yellow T-Shirt with SBC on the front and Transfer team on the back. Students requiring a departure airport transfer will be escorted to the airport by our staff. Once at the airport, our staff will assist the students will the check-in procedure and take them through to security where they will be handed over to the care of airport staff. We would recommend that if your child will be flying to the UK without a parent or guardian you request Unaccompanied Minor assistance direct from the airline. For more details on airport transfers, please visit our website:

Location of Abberley Hall Summer School:

Abberley Hall International Summer School Abberley Hall School Worcester WR6 6DD Please address all correspondence to: Summer Boarding Courses Ltd 0044(0)1943 878518

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Abberley Hall
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