Sibford School

Location: Banbury, Oxfordshire

Sibford school

The Sibford School Summer Vacation programme has been specially designed for younger learners, for whom this may be their first experience abroad. As such, our carefully planned lessons are based on a communicative approach, with student confidence at the core of our syllabus and methodology.

The activity programme makes use of the school’s beautiful 50 acre campus and extensive sports facilities, such as an indoor swimming pool, rugby and football pitches, climbing wall, and sports hall.

Interested in the 'Fun in the Country' programme? A Multi-Activity Camp experience for both British and International students - contact us to find out more.

Sibford School aerial shot



Location: Banbury, Oxfordshire

  • 20 minutes by bus to Banbury in Oxfordshire
  • 30 minutes by bus to Oxford
  • 1h 30 mins by bus to London
  • 1h 20 mins by bus to London Heathrow
  • The school is set in more than 50 acres of grounds and is surrounded by glorious Oxfordshire countryside.
  • Three counties are all close to Sibford School; Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Gloucestershire -  all easily accessible to the school
  • Chipping Norton (the highest town in Oxfordshire), is located just 15 minutes drive away. This 'real' Cotswold town with 'real' shops and fondly known as 'Chippy' to the locals is a super local town to explore
  • Excursions to London, Oxford, Bath, Bristol, Stratford-upon-Avon, Windsor and The Cotswolds are all easily accessible from the school
  • Just 35 minutes from the school is the famous luxury shopping experience at Bicester Village, with over 160 boutiques of leading brands offering discounts of up 60%

Summer Vacation:  4  July – 8 August 2021 (1-5 weeks) for ages 8-17 years

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.

Our General English course offer a mix of academic enrichment, social opportunities with other international students, and cultural visits to some of the UK's most known sites. Read more...

1. General English Course  (12-17 years)

Start dates (7 nights): 4 July, 11 July, 18, July, 25, July & 1 August, 2022

What's included?

  • 7 nights of full board residential accommodation in the school's own on-campus boarding 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
  • Laundry service
  • Airport transfers and student insurance can also be arranged for an additional fee

Why not consider adding a Spires + option?  6 additional hours of tuition, training and coaching in dance and Performing Arts or our Fun in the Country option - a unique opportunity to mix with British children in a range of multi activities. 


Academic Year (September-June)

Offering students the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in UK boarding school life and culture. Read more...

British Boarding School Integration Course (8-17 years)

What's included?

  • Full board residential accommodation in the school's own on-campus boarding accommodation
  • Full immersion into the schools regular timetable appropriate to age level and school year
  • Enrol for 1 week, 1 month, 1 term or 1 year
  • Involvement in school sports classes and fixtures
  • Daily / weekly laundry and linen service
  • Extra-curricular evening and social activities including trips at the weekend
  • English test on arrival and supporting English as a foreign language classes as required
  • End of course report and school certificate
  • Airport meet and greet, arrival and departure transfers included
  • Oxford Spires UK based guardian to help and support
  • School uniform (for a small additional fee)

The accommodation is Residential – twin, triple, and larger bedrooms with shared bathroom facilities:

  • Twin, triple and larger rooms available with shared bathroom
  • Located on the beautiful Sibford School campus
  • 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
  • Indoor sports hall
  • Outside playing fields and extensive sports facilities
  • Art room
  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Indoor climbing wall
  • Well equipped classrooms
  • Excellent drama and performing arts facility
  • wifi on campus

Read more about our accommodation options.

A sample timetable summer General English & Spires Plus...

General English course and Spires Plus


Spires Plus Options at Sibford School 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:

Fun in the Country – An opportunity to mix and integrate with local British children on a range of multi- activity sessions, all delivered in English by our experienced and qualified team.  Activities include:

  • Multi activity sports
  • Team games & group activity
  • Arts & Crafts

Dance & Performing Arts – A creative, fun option where your students learn valuable skills in dance, drama and singing.

  • Work towards a musicals/show production to be performed in front of your friends
  • Improve your dance technique
  • Develop confidence


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

Sibford's School buildings and grounds

School exterior and grounds

Sibford's School buildings and grounds

School exterior and grounds

Sibford's School buildings and grounds

School exterior and grounds

Art block

School exterior and grounds - art block


School exterior and grounds - decking

Sports field

School playing fields

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Rock climbing

Climbing wall

Sports hall

Sports hall

Typical bedroom

Typical bedroom

Living room

Typical common room

Download further information on summer & term time boarding integration...

Sibford Summer General English & Spires Plus

Download summer general English & Spires plus...

Download term time UK boarding integration ...





Next steps

Got a question about one of the courses or are you ready to book?

Here at Oxford Spires we use cookies to:
- improve our website performance;
- help you share our content across your social media networks; and
- personalise our advertisements to you.

To accept our cookies please click the button below, or for further details and the chance to specify your cookie preferences please click ‘more information’.

You can change your preferences at any time by visiting the “Cookies Preferences” page, which can be found via our footer. View our Privacy and Cookies policies for full details.