Spires Study Tours

At a glance...

Ages: 12-17 years

Courses: Mini-stays, integration & Winter tailor-made 

Groups: 5 students or more

Dates: September to June

Accommodation: Homestay and residential

Location: Across the U.K.

Stay for 5, 6, 7 nights or longer! Our study tours programmes for visiting school or private groups are an ideal option from September to May for teachers and group leaders to experience with their students.

Our study tours programmes are located in Oxford and other destinations across the U.K. 

English language learning, U.K. primary or high school integration programmes or a special interest site-seeing visits - speak to us and find out how we can help organise your perfect group stay in the U.K.

Cheltenham Ladies' College in summer


Location: Oxford, and other UK destinations. 

Typical courses include:

  • Airport transfers and student insurance can be arranged
  • All food
  • Accommodation (homestay or residential options suitable for all budgets)
  • Organised activities
  • A range of trips to choose from - build your own excursion programme!
  • Language or academic learning of your choice
  • Applied learning on social activities and trips
  • An entrance English level check
  • All learning materials
  • End of course feedback report and certificate
  • Wi-Fi
  • Airport transfers and student insurance can also be arranged for an additional fee

All year round: September to June


Both homestay and residential accommodation options are available in single, twin, and larger rooms.

Sample timetable: 

Sample language vacation timetable at Cheltenham Ladies' College


Spires + Options for visiting groups give students the opportunity to benefit from six hours per week of additional learning opportunities across a range of academic, sporting and creative areas, including:

Entrepreneurship - Developing students' entrepreneurial desire and leadership flair, including:

  • Decision Making
  • Cultivating Leadership Skills for the Future
  • Acts of Confidence

STEAM - Laying the STEAM foundations of inquiry, critical thinking, and process-based learning, including:

  • Start asking non-Googleable questions
  • Visual Thinking
  • Reciprocal Teaching

Maths - Mathematics is such an important life skill, we aim to equip students with the skills necessary for life outside the classroom, as well as covering areas important to exam success, including:

  • Number and place value
  • Fractions, Measurement, Statistics, Ratios & Algebra
  • Properties of Shape, Position and Direction

English Literature – Finding it hard to structure essays, answering questions, and  would like support on analysing prose or poetry? Specific support in some of the following areas include:

  • Working through a difficult question or essay
  • How to structure, approach and write essays under the pressure
  • Revision techniques

Spires + options are available for a supplement of £150 per week. Please contact us for more information.

Oxford Spires Plus

Take advantage of an additional 6 hours of specialist instruction and tuition in a range of Spires+ subjects, sports and activities.

St Edward's School campus

Birdseye view of a school campus

St Edward's School campus

School campus

St Edward's School campus

School campus

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Common room


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