Oxford Brookes University

Location: Oxford




Our Oxford Brookes University Summer Vacation programme combines English lessons with getting to know the historic city of Oxford. We visit the most famous of Oxford’s attractions such as Christ Church College, the Ashmolean Museum, and other famous buildings as well as unique experiences such as going punting on the River Thames.

Oxford Brookes university is one of the UK's leading modern universities and enjoys an international reputation for teaching excellence and innovation as well as strong links with business and industry.

Oxford is an ideal setting for this immersive, exploratory programme highlighting all the historic city has to offer.

Ranked 2nd in the UK for teaching Young University Rankings 2022...

Oxford Brookes University exterior



Location: Oxford

  • The Oxford Brookes Headington Campus is located one mile east of Central Oxford
  • The teaching building is centrally located while the accommodation buildings at Parade Green are a short bus ride away that we organise
  • Look beyond Oxford’s dreaming spires and impressive history, and you’ll find a buzzing student community - almost a quarter of the Oxford population are students!
  • Oxford Brookes is amongst the World's top 13 universities in 13 subject areas according to the QS World Student University Rankings 2020
  • Access to: Oxford, London, Stratford-upon-Avon, Bristol, Bath and The Cotswolds
  • The city centre is only a 30 minute walk or 5 minute bus ride 
  • Within a short walk of the campus there are a number of cafes, restaurants and shops 

Combine learning English with activities and excursions. This course is suitable for international students who wish to have a taste of life in a British boarding school, and who are academically driven and ambitious.

Summer Vacation: 25 June - 6 August, 2023 (1-6 weeks) for ages 12-17 years

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Start dates (7 nights):  Summer:  25 June, 2 July, 9 July, 16 July , 23 July & 30 July, 2023

What's included?

  • English language tuition (15 hours of learning)
  • 7 nights of full board residential accommodation in university on-campus ensuite accommodation
  • At least 15 hours tuition per week
  • Three full day excursions per two week stay
  • Varied weekly programme of sports and leisure activities
  • Applied learning on social activities and trips
  • An entrance English level check
  • All learning materials
  • End of course feedback report and certificate
  • Wi-Fi

Optional Spires + in Exam Skills or IELTS Preparation.  Find out more...

Parade Green, James Wolfe Road, Oxford OX4 2WP

Residential – single, ensuite bedrooms, a short Brookes Bus ride from Headington Campus (Brookes Bus is organised by us)

  • Single, ensuite university residence accommodation
  • Located a short bus ride from the beautiful Oxford Brookes Headington campus where lessons and meals are taken
  • Sociable common rooms
  • Laundry facilities available
  • Bed linens provided and changed weekly (towels not provided)
  • All meals prepared and served in the school dining hall
  • Free wifi on campus

Read more about our accommodation options.

Spires Plus Options at Oxford Brookes University Summer Vacation 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:

IELTS Preparation - Prepare for the test with targeted, specific IELTS tutoring. Take your test with confidence!

  • Taught by highly qualified English specialists
  • Courses are specifically designed to support IELTS test takers
  • Improve your skills in all four IELTS test areas: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking

Exam Skills -Taking students through the stages of planning and preparing for an exam, including:

  • Exam Preparation
  • Revision Strategies
  • Exam Practice

Spires Plus options are available for a supplement from £200 per week. Find out more...

Oxford Spires Plus

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

Oxford Brookes University Campus

University campus

Oxford Brookes University Campus

University campus

Typical classroom

Typical classroom

Dining hall

Dining hall

Accommodation block

Accommodation block

Typical bedroom

Oxford Spires students in Oxford

Day excursions

Oxford Spires staff

Oxford Spires staff

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