Students can choose from two summer school options:
Oxford city centre (homestay* or residential)
• Summer programme including English tuition, specialist workshops, excursions, activities, and LOTS of fun!
*(Homestay for students aged 14 to 17 only)
Padworth College (residential)
• Summer programme at countryside boarding school location, including English tuition, spe-cialist workshops, excursions, activities, and LOTS of fun!
Why Oxford Spires?
Our academic programme, delivered by professional and dynamic teachers, aims to develop young learners’ confidence and enjoyment in speaking English.
With a strong emphasis on authentic communication, the summer school programme delivers stimulating, relevant and learner-focussed English tuition.
Our workshops are held twice weekly across the summer and give learners a unique opportunity to practise English specific to those topics that interest and engage them the most.
From business studies, to nature studies and sport, we offer workshops to suit a variety of tastes, in order to provide students with a stimulating and meaningful learning environment.
The Senior Summer programmes take place alongside the junior courses, whilst recognising that older students may wish to take more responsibility for their own learning.
We provide older students with activities and lessons that highlight and develop the abilities of each individual.
Historic Oxford has been an immensely popular English study destination for years, and attracts students and tourists from all the over the world. From Harry Potter tours to botanical gardens, punting on the river to shopping and museums, this beautiful city is the perfect place for teens to explore and enjoy. The Senior Summer School programme offers an organised programme of English tuition, specialist workshops, plus activities in the afternoons, evenings and weekends that are suited to older teens, with a mix of supervised activities and free time.
Padworth College was founded by Oxford University tutor, Peter Fison, and it has been true to its aim of bringing an informal tutorial atmosphere to school-level education, where individual talents are encouraged and all are respected and valued. At the Summer School we try to create the same atmosphere of care and mutual support, where the education of each student is of great significance. We are proud of our small, supportive classes, and individual attention, complemented by an exciting array of social, cultural and sporting activities that benefit all. Situated in the idyllic rural West Berkshire, Padworth College provides a safe and tranquil environment for young learners to study and enjoy leisure activities.