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You love sport. Football maybe, rugby, horse-riding, dance? You also want to improve your English. Then this is it!! Learn while having an awesome time and making friends with other English language students from all over the world. Combine English lessons with a sport of your choice (or just do the sport all day without the English classes) and get the best of both world's this summer. Whatever you choose to do, this study abroad English language summer camp will help get the marks you want at school and improve your sport level. 

Sister school to the camps at Seaford and Oundle the speciality courses here are the Rugby, and horse-riding programmes.

One of our most popular programmes, the camp takes place on stunning campus (masses of room to play!) in the English countryside between London and Brighton. The focus is on exceptionally high-quality coaching and teaching. Whatever your level in either sport or English, there'll be a level for you. Arrival day is Sunday, and on your first Monday you do an English test to find the right level class for you, and later an evaluation of your level in the sport you've chosen. Then it's on!

Depending on your level and the organisation on site, you'll do either sport or English in the morning. It can change... 
For parents, the supervision is 24/4. There's a nurse on site and the kids are very well looked after. Three square meals day - of better than expected quality (though never as good as mum's cooking). See "accommodation".
Just a word of caution: the days are packed! (In a good way, parents!) After a day of English and sport, the evenings are full of activities from karaoke to films, discos, quizzes, parties and all sorts of themed-evenings! Be prepared to finish your day exhausted!
Like all our camps, there's a strict limit on the percentage of nationalities/languages at the camp (20% / week) - so it won't be filled with only French-speakers or only Spanish-speakers etc etc etc.
NB: This camp fills up very quickly especially for the weeks in July, so please try to book early i.e. before Easter!

English language lessons

All English language teachers are fully qualified and experienced: - not just at teaching English, but at teaching kids and adolescents in an engaging and educational manner. You'll cover grammar, reading, writing, listening and speaking. Of course, outside the classroom you'll get even more speaking and listening practice with the sports instruction! Click on the tab "Courses" to see what's available.

Sports

It doesn't matter how good or bad you are! The sports courses are designed to be top-level coaching for all levels of ability! Like the English language teachers, the sports coaches and instructors are experienced, fully accredited professionals in their own domain (PGA professionals for the golf programme, for example) with a background in coaching at a high level but just as adept at teaching beginners. This makes for a great opportunity to either perfect a sport that you already love or trying something new, all while improving you English. All training grounds and sports equipment are top end.

The Football option is run is association with Arsenal (the premier league club..) so there's always an Arsenal coach running training with help from local certified coaches. This is one of the very few programmes to offer the Arsenal Soccer School programme! Also available for girls aged up to 16.

The horse-riding programme is extremely popular! You'll be asked about your experience and matched with a horse before you arrive.

Excursions

North of Bournemouth and south-west from Salisbury, the college is close to all manner of attractions. If you’re staying for more than a week, weekend excursions are included in the price of your stay. And it's not just about fun. Prior to each excursion, you’ll be taught the necessary English vocabulary and provided with all the information needed to ensure you have a great time (and improve your English a bit more...)!
Trips to a theme or water park take place on Saturdays and cultural visits to touristic destinations take place on Sundays. You’ll travel to and from different places by bus, supervised by one staff member for every 6 – 10 students, depending on the age of the group. 

Activities

After a day of sport, you’ll join in with evening activities including karaoke, quizzes and a Friday night disco. Games are also organised outdoors so you can play with your coach – or against them! Younger students stay on campus throughout their stay, while older students (15 – 16 years old) have a bit more freedom and can go on supervised excursions, such as to the cinema or bowling mid-week.

Location

Home to this camp for more than 12 years, Clayesmore School is tucked away with its own secure grounds in close to a tiny village called Iwerne Minster (i.e. away from all distractions!!). The campus is not as big as the Seaford campus, making it cosier, but still with the massive playing fields typical of English boarding schools. If you have younger children 9 - 11 this is where we prefer they go. That doesn't mean this is the kids option - everyone goes here, and for some of our repeat students Clayesmore is their firm favourite. t's got a very impressive Harry Potter style main building and great facilities. The closest airport is Heathrow, but it's still a good 2.5 hours away. Outside of summer Clayesmore is a boarding school so the rooms are only a few steps way from the classrooms and playing fields.

Arrivals and Departures

Students are welcomed and transferred in groups to and from airports and train stations. If you arrive outside of a pre-arranged arrival time, an additional cost will be incurred as a private taxi must be organised. There are several transfers during day, but delays do occur occasionally. If you really don't want your child to wait at all, pay for a private transfer, but it's a very expensive option for not much gain.

Transfers

Transfers from and to:

  • Airports: Heathrow (LHR) ou Gatwick (LGW)
  • Train station: St Pancras

£80 one-way : £160 return
Out of hours private transfers:
£160 one-way
*Please  stay within the specified arrival times.
Please note that, in accordance with UK Border Control rules and regulations, children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times whilst in the airport/international station. Therefore, if your child’s flight/train departure time is booked outside of standard transfer times, Out Of Hours Transfer fees will apply. Students cannot wait by themselves.

Schedule

  • Arrivals Sundays 10:00 to 15:00
  • Departures Saturdays 12:00 to 17:00
  • *NB - These are take-off and landing times of the aircraft (train arrival/departure)!
    Outside these times you're billed for a private transfer.

Sample Timetable

Day Morning 12h30 Afternoon Afternoon 2 Evening
Sun. Excursion Lunch Arrivals/Excursion Excursion Games/Disco/FUN
Mon. Option or English Lunch Option or English Option or English Games/Disco/FUN
Tues. Option or English Lunch Option or English Option or English Games/Disco/FUN 
Wed. Option or English Lunch Option or English Option or English  Games/Disco/FUN
Thurs. Option or English Lunch Option or English Option or English  Games/Disco/FUN
Fri. Option or English Lunch Option or English Option or English  Games/Disco/FUN
Sat. Depart/Excursion   Depart/Excursion Depart/Excursion Games/Disco/FUN
The information above is for example purposes only.

Testimonies

Victoire était ravie de son séjour tant sur le plan linguistique que sportif !

Fabienne G., maman de Victoire