Summer Fields School

Location: Oxford


Summer Fields



Located in the Oxford neighbourhood of Summertown this prestigious boarding school is set in a beautiful 70 acre campus next to the Cherwell River, with fantastic sports facilities and an adventure playground! 

The school venue is ideal for young learners starting their language and study-travel journey.  The closed, secure campus atmosphere provides an ideal setting for junior students to experience a British boarding school-style programme, and have fun learning English and exploring British culture.

Mix with local British children in a range of supervised sport and multi-activities organised and delivered by our sister Active Camp programme

Summer Fields School, Oxford


Location: Central Oxford
  • Located in the Oxford neighbourhood of Summertown.
  • Set in a beautiful 70 acre campus next to the River Cherwell
  • Access to: Oxford, London, Stratford-upon-Avon, Bristol, Bath and The Cotswolds
  • Oxford is only 5 minutes by bus or a 30 minute stroll by bicycle from Summer Fields
  • Summer Fields 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 the school not only will find a number of cafes, restaurants but also 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

Combine learning English with activities and excursions, for one, two or three weeks. This course is suitable for international younger learners 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...

Summer Vacation: 10 July - 21 August, 2023 for ages 8-14 years

General English

Start dates (7 nights):  Summer:  10 July, 17 July, 24 July, 31 July, 7  & 14 August, 2023 

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. Find out more...


Residential – twin, triple, and larger bedrooms with shared bathroom facilities:
  • Twin, triple and larger rooms available with shared bathroom
  • Located on the beautiful Summer Fields, Oxford School campus 15 minus from the Oxford City Centre
  • 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.

Here's a sample timetable for the Summer Fields School summer language vacation:


Spires + Options at Summer Fields School 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:

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

  • Exam Preparation
  • Revision Strategies
  • Exam Practice

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

Chemistry – A tailored programme covering all topics within the Chemistry sphere. Enjoy Learning the secrets behind:

  • The Substance
  • Matter
  • Properties & Reactions

Physics - Structured tuition available for a range of topics, including:

  • Energy, Heat & Thermodynamics
  • Electricity, Magnetism & Waves
  • Light

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

History – Aiming to bring History out of the past and to life using enthusiasm and expert knowledge, enabling students' enjoyment for History, including:

  • Tailored tuition organised, covering knowledge of all exam boards
  • Organised visits to museums and sites of historical interest
  • Revision techniques

Geography – Students will receive a personalised education plan, assessment and continued review on this tailored Geography option, ensuring progress is achieved.

  • Students will be matched according to their age and level and learning style
  • Tailored tuition organised, covering knowledge of all exam boards
  • Learn valuable revision techniques

Crime Scene Science  – Become a forensic scientist, carrying out a series of chemical tests and using clues found to solve the crime!  Our Crime Scence Science option helps develop valuable skills, including:

  • Teamwork & Communication
  • Working scientifically & making comparisons
  • Drawing conclusions & solving the crime!

Bot Mazes  –  Code a BBC micro:bit to control a robot buggy and explore the importance of testing and improving their designs, including:

  • An introduction to the text-based coding language 'Python'
  • Develop valuable engineering skills & communication skills
  • Teamwork & resilience

Bit Codebreakers – Learn how to use a BBC micro:bit to send messages, considering the importance of privacy while trying to work out who the secret agent partner is, including:

  • Learning some basic encryption techniques
  • Discover a fun introduction to the text-based coding language Python, 
  • Learn MakeCode editor (similar to the popular coding language, Scratch

Active Camps – 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

Active Adventure - Enjoy fun, creative, and varied outdoor and adventure activities with local British children including:

  • Kayaking, archery & shelter building
  • Raft building, fire lighting & survival skills
  • Orienteering, wood carving & slacklining

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

Oxford Spires Plus

Improving English in a practical setting for younger aged students, can often prove beneficial.  Our sister camp programme based at Summer Fields school provides a unique opportunity to integrate fully with camp programme, Active Camps.

Two residential courses allowing visiting international students to be fully immersed within an organised programme aimed at developing new skills, making new friends and above all, having fun, with local Oxford-based English speaking children.

Activities include:

  • Sports
  • Arts & crafts
  • Team games
  • Outdoor exploration

Allowing our international students to take their language learning out of the classroom and into a practical setting where students enjoy making new English friends and communicating in English, is a great way to improve students' conversation and confidence in using the English language.

Check out the Active Camps video...


Our Active Adventure programmes, prides itself in being one of the best outdoor learning providers in Oxfordshire.  By providing a range of adventurous outdoor experiences, we encourage a positive engagement with the natural world through fun and creative programming, for youth and adults alike. 

A range of fun, creative, and varied activities are on offer, which include;

  • Kayaking
  • Archery
  • Shelter building
  • Raft building
  • Survival skills
  • Orienteering
  • Wood carving
Check out the Active Adventure video....


Both Active Camps and Active Adventure integration is available for a supplement from £200 per week.

Please contact us for more information.

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Summer Fields School

School exterior and grounds

Summer Fields School

School exterior

Summer Fields School

School exterior and grounds

Summer Fields School

School exterior and grounds

Summer Fields School dining hall

Dining hall

Bedroom at Summer Fields School

Dormitory-style bedroom

Bedroom at Summer Fields School

Bedroom in the boarding house

Bedroom in Summer Fields School

Bedroom in the boarding house

Bedroom in Summer Fields School

Bedroom in the boarding house

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