Harrow School, established in 1572, has a long and impressive history, with a distinguished list of notable alumni. Among them are Sir Winston Churchill, the former British Prime Minister, Lord Byron, the renowned poet, Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first Prime Minister, and King Hussein of Jordan.
Renowned as one of the top public schools in Britain, Harrow enjoys a prestigious reputation worldwide. As a result, participants in the summer school program have a unique opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the authentic Harrow experience. This includes staying in one of the famous boarding houses and exploring the iconic buildings that have served as filming locations for movies such as Harry Potter.
1. Harrow School offers immersive learning experiences.
2. English classes are categorized into 7 distinct levels.
3. The class size consists of fewer than 12 students.
4. Students from over 45 countries attend the school.
5. There is comprehensive care available 24 hours a day.
6. Students engage in 17.5 hours of English learning per week.
7. The school is accredited by both the British Council and English UK.
Juniors: Age 9-11
Seniors: Age 12-14, Age 15-17
05-18 July 2024
18-31 July 2024
05-31 July 2024
Please refer to the Terms & Conditions in the registration form.
tuition, activities, excursions, accommodation, food, laundry, etc. All inclusive.
Fees not included:
visa fees, flights, domestic transportation from home to the airport, excess luggage costs, telephone and shopping costs in the UK, personal safety and medical insurance while in the United Kingdom.
Harrow School Short Courses (formerly BABSSCo) has been running courses at Harrow School for over 30 years. The courses are organised by Harrow School Enterprises Ltd, Harrow School’s commercial trading arm.
We have welcomed over 14,000 students from more than 60 countries on to our English as a foreign language courses for girls and boys aged 9 to 17 years.
Our English + Multi Activity courses in July 2024 offer a full programme of English as a foreign language tuition, as well as fun activities, sports and cultural excursions, so that students can practise their English throughout their time here. Students will get a taste of life in the UK at a top British boarding school, as well as the chance to improve their speaking and understanding of everyday English.
Students will stay in one of Harrow School’s 12 famous boarding houses in a secure environment. Harrow School Short Courses has a high ratio of staff to students making sure everyone is safe and happy while learning English, having a great holiday and making friends from all over the world.
Harrow School Short Courses helps students improve their speaking, listening and pronunciation skills through lessons packed full of activities and projects that are proven to boost English language learning.
Harrow School Short Courses is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English. We are regularly inspected by the British Council to guarantee the quality of our teaching, resources, environment, accommodation, welfare and the care we provide for under 18s.
Harrow School Short Courses is also a member of English UK, the leading association for accredited providers of quality English language courses in Britain, and Young Learners English UK, a special interest group of English UK committed to providing a safe and rewarding language learning experience for students aged from 9 to 17 years.
Harrow Juniors 2024
Junior programmes are for students aged 9 – 11 years and follow our flagship English + Multi-Activity course structure, with English lessons aligned to themed activities and excursions, so that students can also practise using English in real life situations.
The students are grouped in to team colours for activities, excursions and competitions, creating a fun competition environment and promoting the use of communicating in English at all times.
Harrow Seniors 2024
Harrow Seniors programmes are for 12 – 17 year olds and follow our flagship English + Multi-Activity course structure featuring English language lessons and some amazing activities and excursions.
Students are split in to two ages groups, 12-14 years and 15-17 years, for English language lessons and some onsite activities.
English + Multi-Activity
Our famous flagship course, English + Multi-Activity is carefully designed for students who want to improve their English and experience an exciting combination of activities and excursions, while making new friends from around the world in the beautiful, historic setting of a top British boarding school.
Students will benefit from up to 17.5 hours of English lessons per week. Our courses are accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK and we are a member of Young Learners English UK and English UK. Lessons help students improve their speaking, listening and pronunciation skills, giving them confidence to communicate more fluently in English. We teach language along with the soft skills that students need for success in modern life, such as teamwork, negotiation, debate, problem solving, presentation and leadership.
Outside the classroom, students practise English with a range of exciting activities. These are designed to use new language skills in social situations while making new friends. We have a full all-inclusive activities programme, so there is never a dull moment on a Harrow School Short Course. Our aim is for every student to try something new on their course.
All courses include lots of top quality excursions where our students can practise the language they have learnt in class. These are all included in the course fees. We will never charge you to attend an excursion, even if it’s a West End theatre show! Each course has a balance of tuition, activities, and excursions to ensure that our students get a taste of life in England, whilst improving their speaking and understanding of everyday English.
You can find more details about activities and excursions we offer in our brochure.
ACADEMIC OPTIONS FOR SENIORS
English for Analysis and Debate
These lessons are perfect for students who want to study at English-medium schools or universities. The aim is for students to develop their ability to understand academic language and express themselves using this language. We focus on how to form and defend your opinions and how to analyse and question the opinion of others. The skills and language covered will be helpful to students who are taking a test for academic purposes such as IELTS or school or university entrance exams. Due to the language content students need to have an intermediate level of English (B1+) in order to study on this course.
Projects and Presentations
In these lessons students work together to produce a project that is a reminder of their time at Summer School. They show their completed project to other groups in a presentation session at the end of their course and one group is declared the winner. Project work helps students develop their communication and language fluency as well as promoting teamwork, time management, and presentation skills.
Summer school is the perfect opportunity to forget about exams and to focus on communicating in English. We encourage students to put their knowledge into practice, meaning they enjoy their language lessons, improve rapidly and feel proud of their progress. We call this ‘Serious Study’.
Our summer English language courses are accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK and we are a member of Young Learners English UK and English UK.
Lessons help students improve their speaking, listening and pronunciation skills, giving them confidence to communicate more fluently in English.
We teach language along with the soft skills that students need for success in modern life, such as teamwork, negotiation, debate, problem solving, presentation and leadership.
We aim to promote a love of language learning that will stay with students for many years to come.
Our qualified EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teachers all speak English at a native level.
We look for teachers who are friendly, fun, enthusiastic and experienced in teaching young learners.
Many teachers return to work for us year after year and continue to teach with us year-round, delivering classes for Harrow School Short Courses Online. Our staff have current enhanced police checks, or an overseas equivalent, to show their suitability to work with children.
We teach students at all levels of ability from beginner to proficiency. However, please note that our higher-level classes are for students who still have some English language learning needs and are not suitable for native speakers or those who already speak English with native speaker proficiency. Students are placed in the following ability levels for their classes:
|Beginners||You have no English or rely on a limited number of basic words and phrases to convey simple meanings and basic information.|
|Elementary||You can interact in a simple way, ask and answer basic questions and express opinions on very familiar topics.|
|Pre-intermediate||You can participate in conversation with some assistance and describe and give opinions on everyday things and events.|
|Intermedeiate||You can hold a conversation and express your meaning in different situations. You can describe events, experiences, hopes, plans and ambitions.|
|Upper intermediate||You can have a fluent and natural conversation with native speakers without difficulty for either participant.|
|Advanced||You use an excellent range of language and can communicate fluently and naturally. You use language flexibly and effectively.|
|Proficiency||You can convey finer shades of meaning precisely using a wide range of language and selecting an appropriate tone and style for the context. You can express yourself at length with a natural, effortless, unhesitating flow.|
Each student receives an academic report at the end of their course.
This shows their current ability level and what skills they need to reach the next level.
Summer vacation is a relaxing and interesting time, rather than the tension of continuing the semester. The students will have fun and busy time here after studying hard. There are many friends of the same age here. Every day is full of all kinds of interesting activities, including various sports activities, game time, team cooperation, and opportunities to go out and visit.
|British Museum||Natural History Museum|
|Buckingham Palace||Outdoor Activity Centre|
|Cambridge (inc. punting)||Oxford (inc punting)|
|Covent Garden Market||Science Museum|
|Hampton Court Palace||Shrek’s Adventure!|
|The Making of Harry Potter, Warner Brothers Studio Tour||St Alban’s|
|High Ropes Adventure||Stonehenge and Bath|
|Houses of Parliament||Thames trip|
|Hyde Park (inc. boating)||Theme Parks|
|LegoLand||Tower of London|
|Westfield Shopping Centre||Wembley Stadium Tour|
|Windsor Castle||West End Theatre Show|
|Zoo||Woburn Safari Park|
Boys and girls are accommodated in secure boarding houses with shared bathrooms. Each house has at least one TV room and there is usually a games room too. Laundry is done for the students once a week.
All our staff are trained to the highest standards, and supervision ratios are always kept high. We operate a pastoral care system for all students, ensuring they are safe and secure and enjoying their courses.
Parents can contact their children by telephone during free time after dinner.
Content: ENGLISH AND MULTI-ACTIVITY OR TENNIS OR SOCCER OR LEADERSHIP OR SCIENCE
Students are split into three age groups, 9-11, 12-14 and 15-17, for lessons and some activities and excursions.
We accept students at all levels, from those who have only recently started learning English, to students who are preparing to study at university in an English speaking country.
We know that as students move into adulthood, a “one course fits all” approach isn’t the best use of their time, so Harrow Seniors allows students to pick from preferred academic and course options.
Fees are all inclusive, so there are no hidden charges for any of the options you can select to make your perfect summer camp schedule.
|Course||No. of Nights||Arrival Day||Departure Day||Age||Hours of English Tuition||Course Fee||Plus Option||Courses Code|
|Hallow School Juniors
|13||5 July||18 July||9-11||30||£4,925||English+Multi-Activity||HSS 2A|
|26||5 July||31 July||60||£9,850||HSS 2A+4A|
|13||18 July||31 July||30||£4,925||HSS 4A|
|Hallow School Seniors
|13||5 July||18 July||12-14||35||£4,925||English+Multi-Activity or Science or Tennis||HSS 2B|
|26||5 July||31 July||70||£9,850||As 2B+4B||HSS 2B+4B|
|13||18 July||31 July||35||£4,925||English+Multi-Activity or Soccer||HSS 4B|
|Hallow School Seniors
|13||5 July||18 July||15-17||35||£4,925||English+Multi-Activity or Tennis||HSS 2C|
|26||5 July||31 July||70||£9,850||As 2C+4C||HSS 2C+4C|
|13||18 July||31 July||35||£4,925||English+Multi-Activity or Leadership or Soccer||HSS 4C|