Welcome to ORA, an award-winning provider of educational Summer Schools! A recipient of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, and accredited by the British Accreditation Council
and by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK, every year ORA welcomes students from 100+ nations to our world-class summer enrichment programs.
An ORA summer offers unparalleled opportunities to learn, make friends and get ahead in life. The exciting coach excursions, exceptional teachers and access to
exclusive study centres including university locations have made it one of the most sought-after summer camps in the world.
Spaces are filling up fast – browse our 2017 summer courses and secure your place today!
With ORA your child can:
Five reasons to book onto our junior summer camp for 2017
Students on our junior summer school live and study in the superb surroundings of St Mary’s Ascot, named
Public School of the Year by Tatler in 2015. The 55-acre site is used exclusively by our 8-12 age group for the duration of
the summer school, ensuring full supervision and security within a leafy, spacious location. The school boasts a swimming pool,
theatre, and canteen, alongside comfortable accommodation and many advanced teaching spaces.
At ORA we pride ourselves on our international mix, and students on all of our programmes are encouraged to learn about each other’s cultures
and backgrounds – both in class and while partaking in our rich and varied extracurricular programme. Those on our Junior English Programme
enjoy shared excursions and activities with native and fluent English speakers, boosting their conversational fluency.
Our junior summer school programmes are tailored to the intellectually-curious child, and our expert teaching staff combine academic
excellence with a real sense of fun – our aim is to send each student home with a renewed enthusiasm for their school subjects!
From fascinating classroom projects to excursions around the UK, we ensure every child’s timetable is action-packed and full of fun.
Just like our programmes for older students, our Junior Summer School seeks to foster a love of learning with a real sense of belonging to the ORA
community; many students make friends on their ORA summer course and then return year on year to catch up and try out new subjects or locations.
Our Academic Discovery (ages 8-10) and Academic Discovery Plus (ages 11-12) programmes explore the Arts and Sciences through a different ‘key question’
every week. As well as our academic programmes we offer a junior ‘learn English’ course enabling students aged 8-12 to develop their language skills in a
fully immersive environment. The Junior English Programme is differentiated by ability and integrates perfectly with our extra-curricular activities,
giving non-native speakers a real head start in the language, perfect if they wish to study in an English-speaking country in the future.
We have three stimulating courses available for young students looking to make the most of their summer.
The Junior English Programme is designed to provide students aged 8-12 with a summer course to improve their spoken and written English
language skills. The course is aimed at students who want to improve their English and even study in the UK in the future!
Click to view more details about the Junior English Programme.
Our Academic Discovery Programme offers students aged 8-10 the opportunity to live and study in St Mary’s Ascot, a top UK
boarding school. For each week-long session, students study a key question in detail, from a variety of STEM and Arts perspectives. A
key-question led approach assists students in their development of critical skills for future
learning, including evaluation, argument and analysis.
Click to view more details about Academic Discovery for ages 8 to 10.
For each week-long session, students choose to follow either the STEM stream or the Arts and Humanities stream, and then
investigate a key question for the duration of their week’s study. Key-question led enquiry removes the focus on memorising facts, and focuses
instead on developing each student’s ability to analyse, evaluate, argue and debate – vital skills for their future education and
employment. Residential in the inspiring UK boarding school environment
of St Mary’s School, in Ascot.
Click to view more details about Academic Discovery Plus for ages 11 and 12.
I had an amazing time at ORA. Every student was incredibly friendly and smart, and I had a wonderful time getting to know each and every person. My time at ORA flew by and by the time it was time to leave I couldn’t believe I was leaving my new friends. I highly recommend the programme as an opportunity to make friends and learn about other cultures.
My time at ORA has changed my life and beliefs forever. I arrived wishing that I was at home, but by the end of the two weeks I was sad to leave ORA and my new friends. It is definitely a life changing experience and above all, I had a great time!
ORA was a life changing experience. Not only did I learn about different subjects, I also learned who I really am. It was a wonderful experience. I made many friends from different countries and got to experience what university life is really like. I hope that I will be able to come back next year. It was two weeks I will never forget.