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High School Programme

About the programme

Our immersive High School Programme offers international students the unique opportunity to experience what it is like to study in a British school and live with a family in the UK, whilst they improve their English language skills and cultural awareness.

The High School programme is aimed at students aged 15 – 17 who wish to have this life-changing international experience.

International students participate in the same classes as British students, following all lessons in English, and will have the chance to make new international friends.



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All year round

Individuals or Groups

Homestay

High School Programme Options

Individual Students' Programme

For those who wish to fully immerse themselves in a British school or continue their education in the UK. Participate in the same classes as your British classmates for 11 or 22 weeks. Best suited for individual students. with a B1 level of English.

Group Programme

An opportunity to sample English school life for a week. Cultural tours or English courses can always be added on request. Available for full school days or half-days in primary or secondary schools all year round and from mid-July as part of our Oxford and London summer camps (for groups only.)

Available Locations

We have built great partnerships with multiple schools in London, Oxford and Birmingham. The programme runs term-time only excluding UK bank holidays. Please enquire with our team about individual schools and term dates.

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Birmingham

Programme details

What's included?

A typical school day

  1. Breakfast with host family.

  2. Assembly - the whole school meets together in the hall with the teachers.

  3. Students divided into smaller groups  and paired up with a British student who can guide them around the school.

  4. Lessons with British students, e.g. Geography, History, Arts or Cookery (All lessons will be in English.)

  5. Hot lunch at the school (Mon-Fri).

  6. Students can continue the school day or go for excursions in the afternoon depending on group requirements.

  7. Return to host families for dinner.

  8. All British students have to wear a school uniform, but not all schools require this for the High School Programme, this will be confirmed after booking is complete.

Our High School Programmes for individual students includes the following:

  • Full board accommodation with host family

  • Hot lunch at school on weekdays

  • Packed lunch on weekends or with host family.

  • 10 weeks High School Programme + 1 week half-term

  • Certificate of Completion

  • Travel cards for public transport

  • Extra English lessons if required

  • Return Airport Transfers (Groups only)

English Language Requirements

  • Students should be confident and articulate in English speaking, reading and writing. Fluency is not required but they will need to keep up with school lessons being taught to native speakers.

  • We currently recommend a B1 or equivalent level (Intermediate) of English, as laid out in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

Added extras (additional cost)