Learn English, play sports, make friends for life: 9 July - 5 August 2017

Vacational Studies residential Summer Course is the perfect place for children and teenagers to learn English.


Days I’ll remember all my life

British Council Trinity English UK

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

Those aged 16, 17 and 18 can apply for positions of responsibility as Prefects and House Captains which will develop their 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 which 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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The four weeks with Vacational Studies have opened him another world.

Father of student in 2016 - Leonard Raffel from Germany
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2017 Brochure

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Ready to apply

Complete the application form and you’ll be on your way to Vacational Studies!

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