St Edward's School

Location: Oxford

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Students on the Spring Vacation course will benefit from a short but impactful experience in a typical British boarding school, with a real focus on authentic communication and developing study skills. Lessons are based on a communicative approach, with student confidence at the core of our syllabus and methodology.

Set in the heart of Oxford, a city steeped in history, culture and academic excellence.

St Edwards School

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

  • Oxford is only 5 minutes by bus or 10 minutes by bicycle from St Edward’s
  • Teddies is located in the lively urban area of Summertown, and is less than a two-minute walk away from a compact collection of cafés and quirky independent shops
  • Access to: Oxford, London, Stratford-upon-Avon, Bristol, Bath and The Cotswolds
  • 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
  • Summertown, found north of Oxford city centre, is a vibrant and hugely popular shopping and business area and one of Oxford's most sought after residential areas
  • Within a short walk of 'Teddies' you will find a number of cafes, restaurants as well as some of the most highly regarded schools in Oxford which draw families from around the world to reside in the area
  • Summertown offers a wonderful sense of community and the shopping area situated along the Banbury Road offers a delightful area to enjoy a morning coffee, browse a number of individual shops or dine in one of the superb restaurants
  • Oxford city centre is within easy reach from the regular bus service and the new rail station is found just north of Summertown, offering links to Marylebone, London

Spring Vacation: 27 March – 10 April 2024 for ages 12 - 17 years

Combine learning English with activities and excursions, for one, two or three weeks. 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 Oxford’s most known sites. Read more...

1. General English

Start dates: 27 March, 3 April 2024 

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
  • 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 a variety of academic, science and sports options.

  • Single, twin, triple, and quad study bedrooms (some ensuite, contact us for availability)
  • Shared bathroom facilities
  • Separate boys and girls boarding houses
  • Located on the beautiful St Edward’s 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
  • Free Wi-Fi on campus
  • Extensive sports facilities; sports hall, outdoor playing fields and an indoor swimming pool
  • Social spaces for evening activities and group-based activities


Download full timetable:  Spring Timetable  St Edwards Timetable


Spires + Options at St Edward's School Spring & Summer Language Vacations gives 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

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 £375 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 the school campus

St Edward's School campus

School campus

St Edward's School campus

School campus

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