Our Programme

Our courses are open to all 11-16 year olds who choose to study English as a second language.

“Our focus is to develop and improve the four key English language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Fun-based classroom learning and practical activities encourage children to work collaboratively with their peers as well as helping them gain confidence in their language ability.”

Malvern College Summer School

To support all ages, common interests and learning patterns, our lessons tend to adopt a practical approach and involve out-of-classroom activities. This helps pupils to develop their language in a natural setting. With a strong emphasis on developing independent study and learning skills, pupils are enabled to continue learning English successfully once they’ve returned home.

Each fortnightly course consists of at least thirty hours of English tuition. (The exact amount of classroom tuition will depend on the age of the individual pupil). This is the primary focus of our summer school curriculum, and is supported by a range of wider STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), creative, sports and general fun teambuilding activities.

Please view our lessons, activities and workshops below for further information on what is included.

Classroom-based lessons

Our courses are designed with a strong emphasis on developing our students’ learning skills. We tailor all our tuition to the individual needs of our students, with staff selected carefully to ensure a rigorous approach, consistent with the ethos of Malvern College.


English Lessons – EAL

All Malvern College Summer School classes will cover at least 30 hours of formal English language tuition, in a classroom setting. These lessons are taught in small classes with a maximum of 16 pupils, with students separated according to their ability (following an initial test on arrival).

Hours per week: 15

Topics may include:

  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Semantics
  • Common phrases
  • Conversation




With a strong emphasis on English Language progression, our workshops are designed to ensure pupils engage in group activities; as well as providing an enjoyable experience where they can relax and have fun. Pupils may select their choice of workshops on arrival.


Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics – STEM

Hours per week: 3

Lessons may include:

  • Code-a-Drone 
  • Orienteering 
  • TechniQuest Workshops 
  • VR Gaming 
  • Create a boardgame 
  • Molecular Cookery 
  • Coding 
  • Magic of Science 
  • Light Railway Engineering 


Creative Arts

Hours per week: 3

Workshops may include:

  • Jewellery Making 
  • Cookery 
  • Outdoor Art 
  • Variety Show 
  • Drama Workshops 
  • Design Technology
  • Fashion Shows
  • Photography Competitions


Teambuilding Activities

English Language skills are fostered with fun, practical experiences both on and off-site. This enables students to experience the British culture first hand and put their new-found skills to the test.


Sports & Outdoor Pursuits

Hours per week: 3

Workshops may include:

  • Fencing 
  • Climbing  
  • Kayaking 
  • Horse Riding 
  • Sports Day 
  • Mountain Biking 
  • Rifle shooting 
  • Aqua Aerobics 
  • Yoga 
  • Touch Rugby 
  • Quick Cricket 
  • Swimming


Fun & Games

Hours per week: 5

Activities may include:

  • Nerf Wars 
  • Games Night 
  • Gameshow Evening 
  • Treasure Hunt 
  • Karaoke 
  • Carnival Games 
  • Fashion Show  
  • Outdoor Cinema 
  • Capture the Flag 
  • Murder Mystery 
  • Variety Show 
  • Wet and Wild 
  • Photo Challenge 
  • Movie Night 
  • Bingo  
  • Lip Sync Battle 
  • Campfire, songs and marshmallows 



Excursions include two full day and four half day trips per fortnight. This may include visits to cities, towns, and villages of cultural interest, as well as other trips where children can enjoy a wider range of activities.



Excursions per week: 1 full day and 2 half day trips

These may include a visit to:

  • Warwick Castle 
  • Escape Room 
  • Bowling 
  • Ice Skating 
  • Laserquest 
  • Evening at the Theatre 
  • Stratford Upon Avon 
  • Oxford
  • Legoland Windsor
  • Malvern Hills Walk 
  • Malvern Hills Outdoor Centre 
  • Bourton on the Water 


Malvern College Summer School

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