English Summer SchoolEnglish Summer School
English Summer School based near London. Learn English with our high quality lessons and activities. Unforgettable experience for international students.
  • XUK English in Español
  • XUK English in Hebrew - עברית
  • XUK English in Italiano
  • XUK English in Français
  • XUK English in 中文 - Chinese
  • XUK English in Deutsch
  • XUK English in 日本語 - Japanese
Children in classroom at English summer school

Frequently Asked Questions

How long should my child come for?

This is a tricky one. It really depends on your child. The questions you should ask yourself when thinking about this are:

  1. How old are they?
  2. Have they been away from home before?
  3. What do they want out of a summer school?
  4. Do they have friends or siblings coming with them?

Alternatively please call us. We are very experienced and can usually help you work through the decision so that we make the best decision for your child.

How do I contact my child during their stay?

Campers can call home on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday evenings using our phone in the office. You can also send them emails which will we hand out to them. Of course, if your child brings their own mobile phone you can contact them during their free time.

Which countries do children join XUK English from?

Our students come from all around the world - from Spain to Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong to Nigeria and Russia to the Turkmenistan.

Last year our campers came from 39 different countries!

How many campers sleep in a dormitory?

Our dorms range from individual rooms to rooms that sleep six - a great, fun sleepover experience!

My child takes regular medication, what happens at camp?

Upon arrival, we will collect your child's medication and Medical Administration Form from them. Our medical team will be responsible for the safekeeping of your child's medication and ensure they visit the medical centre at the correct times each day to administer their medication.

Will my child be able to do laundry during their stay?

There will be an opportunity for your child to wash their clothes once a week. The cost of the service is £6 per bag. Bags can be shared between dorm members. Our laundry service is not suitable for expensive or delicate clothing.

How are your staff recruited?

Our staff complete a lengthy and thorough application form before being invited to one of our structured, four-hour interviews.

During the interviews, they complete a range of tasks individually and in a team. They also demonstrate their skills at running an activity. Positions are then offered based on a successful interview, clear DBS check and references.

How can I obtain a visa?

We have a visa 'invitation' that we can scan to you. For more information about what we require to create the invitation, please click here.

Can we book optional extras once XUK English has begun?

Our Optional Extras fill up very fast, therefore we recommend booking them as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Once XUK English has begun, if we do have any spaces left then you are welcome to book your child onto them.

What is your cancellation policy?

If you wish to cancel a booking for any reason, you must do so at the earliest opportunity. Please see terms & conditions for further details and charges.

How long is the journey from the airport/station/London to XUK English?

Heathrow, St Pancras (central London) Gatwick and Luton are just over two hours away from XUK English. Stansted, the closest airport to camp, is just over an hour away.

Please note that traffic will effect these timings.

Do I need to let you know my child's level of English before they arrive?

Your child will be tested on the first Monday of their stay with us by our English teachers. The students will then be grouped appropriately.

Will my child receive a certificate of completion at the end of their stay?

All of our students are presented with a certificate and report on the final Saturday of their stay.