11 July - 7 August 2021. Friends, sports, activities, all in English for 10-19 year-olds

Vacational Studies 2021 - Safe, secure, fun. British Council Accredited residential Summer Course - great for children and teenagers to grow up and learn English in the holidays. Since 1973 with same management. (2020 price held until 15.08.20.)


Days I’ll remember all my life

Trinity English UK

I don´t send you to Vacstuds for your English, I send you to Vacstuds because, for me, it´s part of your education!

Saskia Osinga (ex-student and mum to current student)

A historical setting

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

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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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