Cambridge Summer @ Anglia Ruskin University

Cambridge is the perfect place to be a student, not only because of its rich academic history, but also because the tradition of learning and academia is still an important part of its culture. Cambridge provides the ideal backdrop for our senior residential summer school programme.

From exploring the university colleges, visiting the museums, strolling across Mathematical Bridge or trying punting for the first time, the programme gives a truly rounded look at everything the city has to offer.

In lessons, students are encouraged to draw on their existing knowledge of English and communicate freely with their international peers. Our teachers aim to create speaking opportunities, encouraging students to activate language and use it in a meaningful context.


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English lessons: 15 hours per week
Maximum class size: 15 students
Minimum English level: All levels
Ages: 13 – 17 years
Duration: 1 to 4 weeks
Availability: 7th July – 4th August 2019
Arrival day: Sunday
Departure day: Sunday
Accommodation: Residential
Prices: Residential programme – £920 per week

Course content

With a strong emphasis on authentic communication, the summer school programme delivers stimulating, relevant and learner-focused English tuition, within the theme of University life and culture. 15 hours of tuition are included in this programme.


Our enthusiastic and dedicated staff, combined with our innovative and fun teaching methods, ensure that students develop and learn at a pace that suits them in a friendly and welcoming educational environment. All of our teachers are native English speakers and hold a CELTA or equivalent teaching qualification.


At Oxford Spires, students will join classes of no more than 15 so that they are given maximum attention and opportunity to participate and enhance their learning. In-class preparation for excursions also takes place to maximise learning outside of the classroom.

Day Trips

Two full-day excursions are included in the Cambridge Summer programme, and each of the destinations offers a unique cultural and historic experience!

Examples include London, Windsor, Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford. Transport and entrance fees are included, and students are advised to bring small amounts of pocket money should they wish to purchase souvenirs.

Afternoon activities

In Cambridge there are three afternoons per week with planned excursions to the city centre. The first Monday afternoon of a student’s stay will always be a guided walking tour around the city centre.

Other weekly activities include punting on the River Cam, group games, museum visits, university college visits, and more. Entrances will always be included for scheduled visits.

Evening activities

Evening activities are included for residential programmes every evening.

Evening activities take place on or off campus, and include organised events such as movie nights, quiz nights, discos, ice skating, capture the flag, group games, ghost walks, and loads more.

Residential accommodation is available for this programme.

The residence is located a 15 minute walk from the school & offers single, ensuite study bedrooms for students and group leaders.

There is a common room/games room where we often spend evenings enjoying board games, video games, film nights, and quiz nights.

Meals are taken at school in the canteen.

Regarding room cleaning schedule & towel availability, please contact us.

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7th July – 4th August 2019

Cambridge Summer @ Anglia Ruskin University is for students aged 13 to 17 years.

Residential programme – £920 per week

  • Full board residential accommodation
  • Friendly sociable common room
  • Modern single, ensuite rooms
  • Located a 15 minute walk from the university
  • 15 hours of tuition per week
  • Small classes of 15 students maximum
  • Placement test on arrival
  • Oxford Spires school kit including pencil case, pen, pencil, ruler, rubber, and notebook
  • All teaching materials
  • End of course certificate
  • Local transport
  • Excursions, entrances, activities and supervision
  • Three full day excursions per two-week stay
  • Friendly and supportive staff

What’s not included? 

  • Flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Insurance
  • Spending money

Residential Accommodation

  • Single, ensuite bedrooms
  • Breakfast and dinner served in the college canteen
  • Hot lunch served at school, packed lunches on excursion days
  • Sociable common room, laundry facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi on campus











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