English & Football

Course Profile

Our English and Football Summer Courses enable older teenagers to build English skills in advanced academic study which focuses on university, SAT and IELTS preparation, while also developing football skills at the renowned FootballCV Academy.

Students will spend a stimulating summer meeting other students from around the world, refining English and academic skills in an enjoyable way, and taking part in an exciting football programme. Excursions and activities are also included.

English Language Overview

The English Language programme is delivered by Stamford Academy and is designed for active teenage students who like to work hard and play hard.

For many students, this will be their first visit to the UK and their first opportunity to use English in a ‘live’ setting. For this reason, the academic part of the course has two main aims:

  • to build confidence, vocabulary and fluency inside the classroom
  • to practise English in a variety of realistic (supervised) situations with native speakers outside of the classroom.

The activity programme aims to build students’ confidence, social skills and cultural awareness by:

  • learning about British culture in a safe, traditional English setting
  • improving and practising English language skills and spoken fluency with native speakers
  • building leadership and team-working skills in small groups with classmates
  • taking part in a range of adventurous, supervised, outdoor activities and excursions

Course Summary

Arrival date:Sunday 15th July 2018
Departure date:Friday 27th July 2018
Duration:2 weeks
Language tuition:15 hours per week
Football training:15 hours per week
English levels available:Pre-intermediate (A2), Intermediate (B1/B2)
Class study materials:Provided
Home study materials:Workbook included in course fee
Class size:10
Experience:All levels welcome

The school has four classrooms with an overall maximum capacity of 40 students.

All classrooms have the following technical facilities:

  • large magnetic whiteboards to make the presentation of work clear
  • at least one computer
  • a connection to an HD Freeview television service

In addition:

  • three classrooms are equipped with 77” Hitachi interactive whiteboards
  • One classroom doubles as a Study Room with a 42” flat-screen smart television

two classrooms have Apple TV as well as a 3D television

The Garden House is a two minute stroll from the Stamford Academy which is situated in the centre of historic Stamford and close to Burghley Park.

Boasting 19 en-suite twin rooms, it  can accommodate 16 to 42 students. The house also provides free Wi-Fi, a large lounge, conservatory dining room, games room, kitchens, laundry room, meeting room,free car parking for twenty, patio and beautiful walled gardens.

Breakfast, lunch and evening meals are all provided in the conservatory dining area.

The football coaching is provided by the FootballCV Academy – the UK’s first and most recognised private international football academy – and is delivered at the Borderville Sports Complex in Stamford.

Students will train on a floodlit, full size, 3G all-weather pitch and grass training pitches.

The Centre also boasts a 2,000 capacity stadium, sports hall, a fully equipped gymnasium, dressing rooms, medical room, canteen and classrooms.

The coaching is aimed at all levels and ability of football and is delivered by UEFA qualified football coaches, with sessions focusing on improving a student’s individual technique, as well as tactical awareness and understanding of the game.

The Football Academy

Taking care of our students is our number one priority on Summer Boarding Courses. We do everything possible to ensure the safety and welfare of students the entire time they are with us.

Some teenagers adapt very quickly to summer school life, whereas others take a little longer or require a bit more support. For many of the younger students, this may be their first time staying away from home. Even for those who have attended an international summer school before, a different place filled with lots of new faces can be daunting. Our primary focus is always on the happiness and security of the students staying with us and our staff are experienced and well-trained in dealing with issues of nerves or homesickness.

We keep in close contact with parents during each student’s stay and are always there to answer any questions, before and during the summer. We want every student to return home with increased confidence, happy memories and new friendships and we understand that they will each have different needs during their stay.

All areas of student welfare are provided by our qualified residential team ranging from excursions to dietary and religious requirements, making life enjoyable during their stay.Our residential team including House Managers will provide 24/7 care and supervision and are able to arrange medical help in the unlikely event that it is needed.

You will need to ensure that you have the appropriate visas for studying in the UK. Please visit our Travel & Visa page to find out more.

Travel to the UK

Students’ travel to and from England must be booked and paid for independently. Once your child’s place on our English summer school has been confirmed, we will ask you to provide us with the travel details. It is important that this information is provided to us as soon as possible.

When booking your child’s flights to the UK, the flights should be booked for the stated Arrival Date. On the Arrival Dates, students should either arrive into UK airports for an airport transfer or should be brought to the school by Parent Transfer. Your child will not miss any aspects of the course by arriving in the UK on the stated Arrival Dates – the English language placement and induction will all take place the morning after the Arrival Date.

For departure from the UK, flights home should be booked for the stated Departure Dates. Parents wishing to collect children directly from the school should do so on the morning of the Departure Date.

Travel to and from the Airport

Summer Boarding Courses offers an Airport Transfer Service for students for a small additional charge. Our clearly identified representatives will personally meet our new summer school students and will drive them to their school destination.

Apply today or contact us to find out more