Programme overview

We have created the perfect summer holiday for students aged 8-12. Mornings are for our unique English language course, carefully tailored to young learners. In the afternoons, international students are joined by UK host students, to take part in a choice of fantastic Activities and Academies, with lots of opportunity to put their English into practice. Finally, there are the trips to top English tourist sites, to ensure your son or daughter will have a holiday to remember.


Students take part in English language lessons on five mornings a week (a total of 15 hours of classroom-based learning). We ensure that all students are happy, challenged and grow in confidence.

Afternoon Academies and Activities

Our pupils enjoy 8 hours of focused Academy or Activity time across four afternoons each week. Our Academy choices are ideal for those who would like to get a taste of the dedicated support that Hatherop Castle provides to students, helping them develop their skills in a particular area. The Multi-Activity Programme is a great choice for students who would like to do a bit of everything.


After dinner there are lots of social activities to entertain students, including quizzes, team games, movie nights and discos. This allows them to continue using their English in a fun and even more relaxed atmosphere.


There are three excursions each week. Full-day excursions take place on Sundays with half-day trips on Saturdays and Wednesdays (for those not leaving that day). Students are always supervised on excursions.

Our busy timetable ensures that the students have a great balance of classroom learning, outside activities and social events – over all, a fantastic experience during their summer holidays.

The timetable is busy, but we are confident that the students will have a great balance of time in the classroom, outside activities and social events, ensuring that they have a fantastic experience during their summer holidays. At all times they will be cared for by experienced and friendly staff.