Harrow School English Plus Summer Camps are Harrow School Short Courses designed for international students who want to come to this world famous British public school to learn English language as well as develop their specialty skills in tennis, soccer, leadership, or science.
This world-famous school is made up of some 300 acres of extensive playing fields, many grass pitches, tennis courts, golf course, woodland, a lake and attractive gardens. Certain scenes of Harry Potter were filmed there. Using Harrow School’s world-class facilities, students attending Harrow School English Plus Summer Camps will enjoy 15 hours of specialist coaching on selected Plus Options during the two week course.
Alongside specialist coaching, in a well-balanced programme, students will be given an average of 17.5 hours per week English tuition, taught by qualified EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teachers to improve students’ English speaking, listening and pronunciation skills, giving them confidence to communicate more fluently in English. Students’ English level will be assessed on the first morning to make sure they are placed in the right class to really enjoy and learn as much as possible. The courses teach English language along with the soft skills that students need for success in modern life, such as teamwork, negotiation, debate, problem solving, presentation and leadership.
Students will be split into two ages groups, 12-14 years and 15-17 years, for English language lessons and some onsite activities. The course programme follows Harrow’s flagship English + Multi-Activity course structure, with the following four PLUS options:
- English Plus Tennis (7 July – 20 July)
- English Plus Science* (7 July – 20 July, 12-14 year olds only)
- English Plus Soccer (20 July – 2 August)
- English Plus Leadership* (20 July – 2 August, 15-17 year olds only)
*Science and Leadership options require a minimum English level of intermediate B1 or above.
Harrow School English Plus Summer Camps consist of a well-balanced programme of English tuition, activities, sports and excursions. It includes:
- 35 hours of English tuition over two weeks
- 15 hours of specialist coaching on selected Plus Options
- 3 full-day and 3 half-day excursions
- A trip to a Musical show in a West End theatre.
- Social programme on non-excursion days
- Academic report at the end of course
- Photograph and course certificate
- Insurance and airport transfers
- Maximum class size is 12, and the average class size is around 10
Outside morning classroom, students will improve language skills through a broad range of sporting, cultural and entertaining activities, such as:
- Assault Course
- Climbing wall
- Rifle Shooting
- Water Skiing
- roller discos
- treasure hunts
- talent shows
The Harrow School summer courses offer students a wide range of interesting and enjoyable excursions to London and other places to experience the rich cultural heritage of Britain. The choices include:
- BBC Studio Tour
- Blenheim Palace
- British Museum
- Buckingham Palace
- Cambridge (inc. punting)
- Covent Garden Market
- Globe Theatre
- Hampton Court Palace
- Harry Potter Studio Tour
- Henley Festival
- Houses of Parliament
- London Polo Club
- Outdoor Activity Centre
- Real Tennis at the Queens Club
- The Shard
- Somerset House
- Theme Parks
- Thames Trip
- Tower of London
- Wembley Stadium Tour
- West End Theatre Show
- Westfield Shopping Centre
- Wimbledon Tennis Museum
The sample timetable below is a typical two-week Harrow School English Plus Summer Camps:
Students are accommodated in single or twin rooms with shared bathrooms in a Harrow School boarding house. Each house has its own beautifully landscaped gardens and recreational facilities, for example a five-a-side football pitch or basketball court.
Girls and boys are accommodated in separate boarding houses which are close to both the classrooms and the large dining room. In each boarding house, there is a senior member of staff who looks after the students in the evenings and is on duty throughout the night.
All cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided in the beautiful dining hall. Drinks and biscuits are generally available in the lesson breaks. Packed lunches are provided for excursions. Sometimes we pay for you to have a meal in a café or restaurant.
The school boasts the first rate facilities which include state of the art classrooms, extensive playing fields, a theatre, 12 modern tennis courts, a heated indoor 6 lane 25 metre swimming pool, a golf course, a new athletics track, sports hall and astroturf pitches.
The boarding houses have well equipped games rooms that are very popular with children throughout the day. Each House also has at least one TV room and there us usually a games room too.
Laundry is done once a week. All bed linen is provided and is laundered once a week. Towels are not provided.
Harrow School is an all-boys full-boarding school, founded in 1572 under a royal charter granted by Elizabeth I. It is one of seven English public schools, as defined by the Public Schools Act 1868, which are the oldest and most famous and respected secondary schools in the world, educating many sons and daughters of the English upper and upper-middle classes. Its famous alumni include eight former Prime Ministers, including Winston Churchill, numerous foreign statesmen and UK Parliament members, two Kings and various royal families, and a great many notable figures in both the arts and the sciences.
The School boasts 300 acres of beautiful grounds, and is located in the beautiful village of Harrow on the Hill, with stunning views of central London. The campus combines traditional buildings with modern facilities which includes six conservation areas, a registered park, a nine-hole golf course and even a working farm, offering specialist academies in tennis, golf and piano. Certain scenes of Harry Potter were filmed there.
Harrow is one of a very few schools still specialising in providing a high quality full boarding school education. As Tatler Schools Guide 2014 pointed – The School’s ‘super-curriculum’ which encourages independent learning, debate and scholarship, as well as lots of philanthropic activity make Harrovians continue to excel at everything they turn their hands to. In 2022, the percentage of grade 9s at GCSE was nearly 50%, with 16 boys gaining 10 or more grade 9s, and 52 boys attained 10 or more grades 9 or 8 with 75% of grades at 9, 8 or A*. At A-level, over 40% of grades were A*s, and over three-quarters of grades were either A*s or As. Excellent A-level results make Harrovians taking up places at six of the world’s top ten universities including Oxford, Cambridge, Stanford and Chicago. Twenty-four Harrovians gained places at US universities and a record number take up places at a Russell Group university.