International Summer School

    2019 PLACES AVAILABLE now -                    TO BOOK email

    Price is fully inclusive of all meals, accomodation, activities and airport transfer from Gatwick, Heathrow and Southampton airports

    Our unique Summer School on the Isle of Wight, running during July and August. Alongside pupils of Ryde School and other UK children, your child will have activity-filled days specifically designed for children aged 9 to 14 to learn English through adventure with a fun-packed, adventurous, full-day programme. All activities are based at the School or on the Island - making best use of our extensive grounds and facilites and those of specialist Island providers.

    We have two new courses for 2019: Set Sail with Language offers children aged 10 to 16 the opportunity to gain RYA Stage 1 and 2 sailing qualifications, whilst improving their English. Literature and Life Skills is tailored for students aged 15 to 17 and gives them the opportunity to practice a range of essential life skills not included in a standard school curriculum, whilst also offering the chance to share and debate literature by classical and contemporary English authors.


    English lessons are interactive and lively. Generally offered in the morning they are based in bright classrooms, around our campus in Ryde. Spoken English and idiomatic expression are modelled and used in a variety of exercises and games. Written fluency is also highlighted as students prepare and give presentations and prepare short pieces of transactional writing. The lessons are resourced using bespoke, differentiated materials which debate current events and issues relevant to young adults and their social and academic lives. We aim to instil in students confidence and a real enjoyment of communicating in English.

    All accommodation is based at our Boarding Houses in Bembridge, overlooking the sea and offering safe and rural English surroundings in which to relax and have fun. 

    2019 DATES AND TIMES: 

    Friendly and DBS checked instructors and staff will offer a large variety of activities, with courses specifically designed for a wide range of interests:


    Learning Through Adventure

    Aged 9 to 14

    Love Horses Learn English

    Ages 10 to 14

    Literature and Life Skills

    Ages 15 to 17






    14 to 28 July

    Courses suitable for individuals or small groups

    Bespoke Language Packages

    Specifically for groups of 12 to 14 students


    Set Sail with Language

    Aged 10 to 16








    28 July to 11 August

    Please contact us via for further detail




    28 July to 4 August - RYA Stage 1

    4 August to 11 August - RYA Stage 2

    Both weeks include formal English lessons

    The opportunity to undertake the practical element of these qualification courses is weather dependent.  Adverse weather conditions are beyond our control.  In the event of adverse weather conditions, the theory content of the courses will be covered together with as many practical activities (which may be land based) that are deemed, in line with the daily risk assessment made by Medina Valley Centre, to be safe to undertake.

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