Junior Summer @ Oxford High

Junior Summer @ Oxford High combines English lessons with getting to know the historic city of Oxford. We visit the most famous of Oxford’s attractions such as Christ Church College, the Harry Potter Tour and other famous buildings, as well as unique experiences such as punting on the river Thames.

Oxford High School is a leading independent day school located in leafy north Oxford. Its features include a brand new library, dining hall, school hall, drama studio, classrooms and lecture theatre. There is also an indoor swimming pool, playing fields, and tennis and netball courts, all set in 10.5 acres of land.

Course content

With a strong emphasis on authentic communication, the summer school programme delivers stimulating, relevant and learner-focussed English tuition. 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.

Our workshops are held weekly across the summer (twice per week in Oxford, and on every teaching day at Padworth) and give learners a unique opportunity to practise English specific to those topics that interest and engage them the most.

They are topic-based lessons and activities which provide an opportunity for students to engage in practical learning in a context that they find interesting.

From computers, to nature studies, to sport, we offer workshops to suit a variety of tastes, in order to provide students with a stimulating and meaningful learning environment.

Workshops must be chosen at the time of booking, at least for the first week, and can be changed on a weekly basis.

For example, for a two-week booking, the first week’s workshop must be booked, and the second one can be booked during the first week. Two different workshops can be chosen during this study period.

Day Trips

Two full day excursions are included in both of the Summer School programmes, and each of the destinations offers a unique cultural and historic experience!

Examples include London, Windsor, Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford (for students at Padworth College), and Warwick Castle. 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 Oxford 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, group games, museum visits, university college visits, and more. Entrances will always be included for scheduled visits.

Evening activities

Evening activities are included for Padworth and Oxford residential programmes every evening. For Oxford homestay programmes, two evening activities are included.

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

Residential accommodation is available for this programme.

Read more about residential accommodation here.

2 July to 20 August 2017

Residential programme – £930 per week

Full board residential accommodation

Perfect location, 10 minutes from Oxford city centre

15 hours of tuition per week

Varied daily programme of sports and leisure activities to suit all interests

Two full-day excursions per week plus one half-day excursion per week

Return airport transfers to London Heathrow airport*

Friendly and supportive staff

Small classes of 15 students maximum

* On designated arrival/departure days, within the hours of 9:00am and 7:00pm

Junior Summer @ Oxford High is for students aged 10 to 14 years.

Sample timetable


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