5 July - 1 August 2020: Developing 10-18s learning English, enjoying sports and activities. Making friends in an international school

Vacational Studies. Safe + fun, British Council Accredited residential Summer Course - great for children and teenagers to grow up and learn English in the holidays - every summer since 1973


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.

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.

Learn about student progression »


‘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.

Read about our full course »

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.

View all our activities »
Front of Brochure

2020 Brochure

Our 2020 brochure...

Download 2020 brochure

Ready to apply

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

Apply now