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Fulfil your potential

Fulfil your potential

We’re here help you achieve your Personal Best with expert tuition in small, focused groups
Education for you

Education for you

Our academic courses will help you achieve your goals in a dynamic, supportive environment
Learn fun new skills

Learn fun new skills

Sports, creative workshops, day trips, quizzes and competitions: our leisure programme has it all
Prime location

Prime location

Choose from world-class schools in central London, historic Cambridge and stunning countryside near Bristol
A unique approach

A unique approach

Our CLIL-focused approach to learning provides UK and international students with a host of new skills

About us

Academic Summer is based at DLD College in London, Abbey College in Cambridge and Sidcot School near Bristol.

DLD College London 

Sidcot School near Bristol

Your summer, your choice

We take pride in our approach to learning at Academic Summer.

Here are five good reasons why you should study with us:

1. We keep it personal
Find a programme just for you at Academic Summer. You choose the subjects you want to study and we will write a personalised syllabus to meet your needs, in daytime or residential courses.

Our team of dedicated tutors are here to support, encourage and challenge you, our students. Our class sizes never go above 15 students and each pupil gets the focused attention they need to achieve their goals.

2. We use a unique CLIL approach
Our CLIL (Content, Language and Integrated Learning) approach sets us apart from other summer schools.

It’s a unique way of learning that draws together UK and international students, and offers both groups unparalleled opportunities for development.

International students get to hone their language skills in a host of exciting subjects, from art to history and psychology.

By studying in tandem with non-native speakers, UK students can re-visit their grasp of English grammar. This key skill is often overlooked in our digital age of text speak and emojis. Learning it anew will give them the edge when it comes to crafting long essays and dissertations required at university level.

Both sets of students also get to make friends and hone their communication skills in a competitive, multinational world where global connections are key.

Here’s our director Helen Lami explaining the CLIL approach and introducing other features of Academic Summer:


3. Our locations are the best

Whether you want to study with us for day lessons or on a residential course, we offer tuition in prime city locations across the UK.

Watch a short film below showing Academic Summers at DLD College in London and Sidcot School near Bristol. Don’t forget, we also run courses from the brilliant Abbey College Cambridge.

4. We have a lesson for everyone

At Academic Summer, we offer preparation and revision for GCSE, A-Level, IB, Oxbridge and medical studies, along with English language training for  IELTSFCE and CAE exams.

But it’s not just about teenagers; we have something for everyone. Our Academic Junior courses accommodate students aged 7-12 years old, for an action-packed agenda of learning, sports and fun leisure activities – all in a caring, encouraging environment.

And pupils who are studying as part of Academic Summer or Academic Juniors may want to bring along their parents or grandparents to enrol in our Academic Adults course. Here, grown-ups can share the experience of studying in the centre of London, as they work to improve their English.

5. Our students love us

Our glowing testimonials show just how much our pupils get out of their experiences with Academic Summer.

Students here are quick to embrace our multifaceted approach to learning.

They delight in our dynamic lessons, fun leisure activities and the rare opportunity our courses offer to make friends from all over the world.

“The teachers are really good here,” says 17-year-old Aizhan from Kazakhstan, who studied with us at Sidcot School near Bristol.

“I’ve met lots of nationalities. [People] from Russia, from Latvia, from Hong Kong, from China… This intersection with different cultures makes me more aware of the future, when I will travel more.”

Hear more from Aizhan in the video, below.


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Download Academic Summer's 2017 brochure here or get a flavour of what to expect when you study with us by watching our slideshow, below.

To book a place on Academic Summer course please Book now