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Elective Summer Activity Camp in the UK. Choose from Sports, Dance & Drama, Adventure, Cookery or Media!
Children on surf boards at xuk summer camp in UK

Summer 2021

XUK Excel will not be running in 2021 due to the uncertainty surrounding Covid-19 and travel restrictions. We intend to run XUK Activity this summer and hope XUK Excel will be back in 2022.

Getting to XUK Excel

As with everything else at XUK Excel, travelling there is all about giving you as much choice as possible. We offer the following options (for campers only) - please feel free to e-mail or call us on +44 20 8922 9739 should you have any questions.

Lovely grounds at XUK St Josephs College
Lovely grounds at XUK St Josephs College

Driving

If you would like to bring your child to camp, you can bring them to XUK Excel - St Joseph's College, Belstead Road, Ipswich, IP2 9AX.

Check in is between 15:30 and 16:30 on the arrival day and collection is at 10:00 on the day of departure.

Students having fun at English school
Students having fun at English school

Airport

We pick up from Stansted (closest airport to camp), Heathrow and Gatwick.

Flights need to arrive between 12:00 - 14:00 and depart between 14:00 - 16:00. Please note that there are additional charges for flights outside of these times.

We allow plenty of time for traffic which may lead to waiting time at the airport or station. Please note we may be collecting lots of children arriving at a similar time to your child which may also lead to some supervised waiting time.

Eurostar

If booking the Eurostar coming into St Pancras, trains should...

Arrive at St Pancras at:
13:30 (from Paris).
12:57 (from Brussels)

Depart from St Pancras at:
14:22 (to Paris)
15:04 (to Brussels)

We leave plenty of time to allow for traffic, check in and Eurostar regulations so although there is some waiting (with our staff) especially for departures, we know you'd prefer it this way round!

St Pancras - Meeting

If using St Pancras as our meeting point, please meet at...

Arrival day at St Pancras:
13:15 at Eurostar arrival gate / door

Departure day at St Pancras:
13:00 at Eurostar Check in desks

We leave plenty of time to allow for traffic to get into London so although there is some waiting (with our staff) we know you'd prefer it this way round!

Teenage girls having fun at XUK English disco
Teenage girls having fun at XUK English disco

Visas

Non-EU students may require a VISA to enter the UK. Should you require a VISA, we have an ‘Invitation’ letter that we can scan to you. This will include details of our certification and your child’s stay. We will need to have received a scan copy of your child’s passport so we can include the relevant details. If you require, we can also courier this document to you for an additional charge.

Most our non-EU children / students arrive to the UK on a Standard Visitor VISA. Feel free to consult us if you have any questions. However, we are not able to advise on the VISA application process and recommend that you consult the UK Government Website or your local UK embassy.