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Junior English Programme
for Ages 8-12 Ages 8-12

Oxford Royale's Junior Summer School 2019
| St Mary's School, Ascot

An inspiring summer course for students aged 8-12 seeking to improve their spoken and written English language skills, residential in a top UK boarding school.

1, 2, 3, 4 or 5-week programme | Available July - August 2019

  • Live, dine and study in a top UK boarding school
  • Linguistically immersive, rigorous study of English, with fun activities for English practice
  • Safe and fun learning and living environment
  • Make new friends in a truly international environment
  • Enjoyable cultural programme, including activities and excursions
  • Improve your English by interacting with native English speakers

Course Summary

The Junior English Programme is designed to provide students aged 8-12 with the incredible opportunity to improve their English in a fun, practical environment. The fundamental areas of speaking, reading, writing and listening will all be explored through a variety of formal study sessions alongside cultural excursions outside of class. The English-speaking environment surrounding students will crucially provide an encouraging and dynamic atmosphere in which to improve their skills.

What to expect from Junior English Programme

The Junior English Programme provides students with over 20 hours per week of tuition and ample opportunity to practise their newfound skills with their peers from all over the world - as well as native English speakers in the UK.

At the core of the Junior English programme is rigorous and extensive tuition by ORA's highly qualified English teachers. Outside of class, students will immerse themselves in a multi-cultural environment and they will develop their ability to communicate with people from different cultures and countries. ORA promotes a coherent and multi-cultural approach to English language learning, actively expanding students’ abilities and encouraging them to share ideas.

Course outcomes

By the end of the course, students will have:

  • Quickly improved their English skills for general contexts
  • Built their confidence in their use of spoken English
  • Developed their knowledge of English grammar, syntax and vocabulary
  • Improved their English reading and writing skills
  • Discovered the importance of independent learning
  • Gained an insight into various aspects of British culture

Topics covered

Tuition covers all of the key English areas:

  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Listening


Student learning is maximised in small class sizes. Our EFL teachers are all highly qualified to teach English.

Take this course if...

Take this course if you are an Elementary level (A2) English speaker and would like to improve your fluency in an English-speaking environment whilst enjoying a range of additional activities, or aspire to live and study in the UK in the future.

Welcome to St Mary's School, Ascot - your home this summer

A birds-eye view of the facilities at St Mary's School, Ascot

Students on our Junior summer school courses at St Mary's School, Ascot, will enjoy the facilities of one of the top boarding schools in the UK, with its extensive grounds and well-equipped learning spaces.

During lessons, students will be taught by experienced tutors, while outside of class they will enjoy a varied extracurricular programme in a safe environment, led by our student counsellors.

The international environment, combined with top-quality tutoring in a world-class venue, make Oxford Royale's Junior Summer School the best junior summer school in the UK.

Students enjoying their time at St Mary's School
A group of students listening to a guest lecture
Two students sat on a bench at St Mary's School, Ascot

Useful information for students & parents


Students will be accommodated in comfortable twin or dormitory rooms, separated by gender - please contact our registrations team if you would like more information. Accommodation is the standard accommodation for school pupils who study at St Mary's School, Ascot, so students are able to get a flavour for what being a pupil at this prestigious UK boarding school is like. Bathrooms are typically shared between students of the same gender.

Pastoral care & student welfare

The programme is overseen by the Programme Director, who implements the day-to-day running of the programme. The Director is assisted by a team of Counsellors who are there to help pupils with their daily needs and to run activities for them outside of class. The Counsellors ensure that students are looked after pastorally, culturally and socially during their programme. Students are able to talk informally and frankly to the Counsellors in order to raise concerns or to discuss their course. Residential staff live in the school throughout the programme and are able to assist students at any time of the day or night.

Eligibility & pre-requisites

Students on this course:

  • Must conform to our age policy.
  • Must be Elementary (A2) English language speakers – if you are unsure whether your English level is suitable for this programme, please contact our Registrations Team on and they will be able to assist you.
  • Must be able to fulfil the basic requirements of the programme, in terms of attendance at lessons, meals and events. Please contact our Registrations Team for more detailed information.
  • Should check the prerequisites of each option they select before enrolling, to ensure they possess the necessary knowledge to benefit from the subject matter discussed in the classes.

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Junior English Programme (8-12) is residential in the following locations:

(If your course takes place in more than one campus in the same city and you would like to know more about which location you will be allocated, please call our registrations team)

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