7 July - 3 August 2019: Safe and fun for 10-18 year-olds to develop, learn English, play sports, make friends and have the best time...

British Council Accredited Vacational Studies residential Summer Course is the perfect School for children and teenagers to learn English in the holidays.


Days I’ll remember all my life

Trinity English UK

Four weeks with Vacational Studies have opened him another world

Father of student - Leonard Raffel from Düsseldorf, Germany

A historical setting

Our Course is held at The Mary Hare School, in the scenic and glorious Berkshire Downs.

More about our school » Vacational Studies - Established 1973

Student Progression

We offer positions of responsibility as Mentors, Councillors, House Captains, Sub-Prefects and Prefects which will develop skills of leadership. This will give an edge to a young person’s CV.

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‘Task-Based Learning’ develops the learner’s speaking, listening, reading and writing skills by actively working in a group with students using English as a working language.

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Sports & Activities

The School has four 'Houses' - Mary Hare, Cheam School, Hawtreys and Douai-Elstree School. Theae are teams that compete in organised social and sport activities. There is a ‘Sports Day’ at the end of the Course with various performance activities such as dancing and singing.

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