This programme enables students aged between 9 and 17 to practise their favourite sport with qualified trainers and perfect their English skills.
Language Lessons (15 hours of English language instruction per week)
At the start of the programme students are tested and placed into groups based on their English skills. The language programme is divided into 5 different levels and students are given a report signed by their English teachers at the end of the stay.
You will get a chance to practice English after school since sports and social activities are organised in English.
Our staff ensures that children of all levels can properly and safely take part in the sport activities, encouraging both interest and talent in a fun environment.
Our coaches have long lasting experience, some are international players and full-time professionals. Programmes are one week long, but campers can opt to specialise in more than one sport if they stay longer. Each camper leaves with a signed certificate from the coach, and maybe even one of the camp’s special awards.
In recent years we have been lucky enough to attract some high-profile coaches to our camps. They have taken various roles from coaching individual sessions to running the programme full-time. We hope that we can welcome them back this year.
This programme offers two options to participants. Evening social events and weekend excursions are included in each programme.
Sports & English: Three hours of daily sports coaching in the morning combined with three English lessons (60 minutes each) in the afternoon, from Monday to Friday. Participants increase their language knowledge and encourage them to put it to use during their athletic training. The sports available for this programme include tennis, football, golf, hockey, rugby, dance and horse riding.
Sports Academy: This programme is specifically designed to have a combination of intense coaching, practice and competition. With a specialized coaching programme, it is aimed at those who want to concentrate on one sport only, morning and afternoon, without language courses. The programme includes five hours of training per day with a coach, from Monday to Friday. The afternoons are meant for specialized and technical training sessions.
- Available sports: Tennis, football, football (Arsenal soccer), golf and hockey.
Each weekend, participants staying for 2 weeks or more can participate in organised excursions supervised by our staff.
Saturdays, students go to an amusement park, while Sundays are dedicated to tours of nearby English cities (London, Brighton, Bath, Bournemouth, Cambridge…).
For these trips, students should plan to have some pocket money available for possible entry fees and other expenses (shopping, souvenirs,etc).
Our staff conducts evening activities designed to allow students of similar ages to socialise and have a good time. The majority of these activities are on the school grounds and include activities such as "Crazy Olympics", fashion evenings, "Coach Hunt", "Race Night", casino nights, karaoke, cabaret, "Blind Date" and at the end of the week, an evening of "international disco".
For campers ages 15-16, our staff also organises several off-site activities like cinema, ice-skating and pizza parties. Students should have some pocket money for these activities (about £30 a week).
Discover the south of England
Seaford College is located between Brighton (to the west) and Eastbourne (to the East), in the county of East Sussex. The famous Seven Sister cliffs, on the coast, are located east of the city.
In the county of Dorset, Clayesmore school is located in a small village of Iwerne Minster. The region is known for its Jurassic coasts and seaside resorts of Bournemouth and Poole. The environment is perfect for students and practising sport.
The Oundle centre is located in Peterborough, around 100 kilometers north of London. This charming market town offers a safe and friendly environment for the students.
- Clayesmore School
The Clayesmore School is open to students ages 9 to 16. The school has 18 tennis courts, football fields, golf courses, rugby pitches and sports centres including a squash court and swimming pool. There is also an 18-hole golf course and a horse riding centre.
Available sports: Tennis, football (Arsenal football), rugby, dance.
Capacity: 140 campers per week.
- Seaford College
Seaford programmes are available for students ages 10 to 16. The school has 7 tennis courts available, a 9-hole golf course, a hockey field, several football fields, squash courts, sports halls and an outdoor swimming pool. Nearby facilities include a 9 and 18-hole golf course as well as a tennis centre with indoor courts.
Sports available: Tennis, golf, football, football(Arsenal soccer), hockey, dance. Available for students aged 10 to 16.
Capacity: 160 campers per week.
- Oundle School
The school welcomes students to beautiful historic surroundings, with exceptional sports facilities. There are 14 comfortable classrooms, an IT suite with internet access, a refectory, an indoor swimming pool, a gym with wall climbing facilities, basketball, badminton, volleyball and ping-pong, as well as tennis courts, an art studio and numerous sports fields.
Only horse riding takes place off site, at specially equipped stables.
The school is easily accessible, just an hour and a half from Stansted airport and 2 hours from Heathrow or St Pancras.
Available sports: Tennis, football (Arsenal football), hockey, basketball, horse riding. Available for students aged 11 to 17.
Capacity: 160 campers per week.
Tennis (Clayesmore, Seaford or Oundle)
The programme is run by a team of LTA/USPTR qualified coaches and lead by an experienced coach. All players are assessed at the beginning of each week and placed into groups with children of a similar level. Coaching is based on a staff to student ratio of 1:6. Instruction covers all aspects of the game including grip, ground strokes, volley, serve and lob. Participants have the opportunity to play on a variety of surfaces. Each week ends with a tournament for all players.
- Sports Academy: Six hours of expert tennis instruction a day. Morning sessions focus primarily on technical skills, afternoon sessions emphasize tactical, physical, mental and match-play situations.
- Sport & Language: Approximately three hours of tennis per day, with language instruction in the afternoon.
Required attire and equipment: polo shirt, socks, shoes and tennis racket.
The rugby programme is for young players of all levels who want to practice their sport to their maximum capacity. The sessions include physical training but also theoretical and tactical lessons.
Aspects covered include long and short passes, body positioning, positioning on-field, tackling, kicking, etc. On the weekend, participants play a game against another team of the same level.
- Sports & Language: 3 hours of rugby in the morning and English classes in the afternoon.
The programme is run by a team of qualified PGA professionals. At the beginning of each week, all players are assessed and placed into groups according to their ability. Coaching is based on a staff to student ratio of 1:6. The golf and pro-golf players are treated as two separate groups. Instruction covers all aspects of the game including grip, stance, posture, swing, putting, long and short play and etiquette. Players progress through the Golf Foundation Awards throughout the week. Each week ends with a Ryder Cup tournament hosted at the centre’s golf course.
- Sports & Language: Approximately 3 hours of golf per day with language lessons in the afternoon.
The programme is run by HA qualified coaches and lead by an experienced head coach. All coaching takes place on the centre’s artificial surfaces (note: Seaford has a water-based pitch). The coach to student ratio is 1:10. Players are tested at the beginning of each week and are placed into groups according to their level. Players progress throughout the week, undergoing active sessions covering individual and team skills. Each week ends with a test to illustrate improvements made.
- Sports Academy: 6 hours of expert hockey instruction a day. Morning sessions focus primarily on technical skills, afternoon sessions emphasize tactical, physical, mental and match-play situations.
- Sports & Language: Approximately 3 hours of hockey per day with language instruction in the afternoon.
Football (Arsenal Academy - Clayesmore & Oundle) - boys only
The programme is run by FA qualified coaches and lead by an experienced head coach. Each group consists of 1 trainer and 10 students. At the beginning of each week the players will be judged on their skills and divided into groups based on skill level. The active weekly programme covers all ball skills and team plays using the latest coaching strategies. Players progress throughout the week, completing the FA Football Star Awards. Each week ends with a competitive match.
Sports Academy: 6 hours of expert football instruction a day. Morning sessions focus primarily on technical skills, afternoon sessions emphasize tactical, physical, mental and match-play situations.
Sports & Language: Approximately 3 hours of football per day with language instruction in the afternoon.
This programme, available for everyone (except girls aged 16 & 17), is supervised by professional coaches. The training sessions allow students to work on passing and dribbling techniques, as an individual and as a team.
- Football Academy: six hours of practise per day (technique, physical and mental aspects of the game).
- Football & English: three hours of football in the morning and English lessons in the afternoon.
Dance (Clayesmore, Seaford or Oundle)
Teachers and coaches are highly-qualified and experienced. Participants can learn and practice a number of different dance styles (pop, jazz, contemporary…) and have the opportunity to demonstrate their creative skills during a final dance recital (at the end of each week) before the whole camp.
The programme emphasizes the process of creation and on the collective, technical and theatrical aspects of dance. It is designed for all skill levels.
- Sports & Language: 3 hours of dance per day with English classes in the afternoon.
Horse Riding (Oundle and Clayesmore)
Our riding course aims at improving students’ riding skills and confidence, while giving them a chance to ride horses in the beautiful English countryside. We cater to all applicants, ranging from complete beginners to intermediate level, and students of all heights. We also try to adapt the horses to the level of the student.
Our instructors ensure that camper safety and enjoyment are top priorities. Facilities at our riding school include covered arenas and jumping areas. Depending on the level, students will learn to walk, trot, canter, hack and jump. Students also learn horse management skills, including animal instincts and welfare, handling, saddling up, equipment, safety and grooming. Riders learn to balance and control the horse, and how to improve body posture.
- Sport & Language: Approximately 3 hours of horse riding per day, with language instruction in the afternoon.
Students stay in a school residence/campus with floors divided by gender. Rooms are furnished with a bed, desk, chair, and a lockable closet. Students can choose between a private or shared room with two or more people. Bathrooms are shared between multiple students.
- Three healthy meals are served every day, with a variety of menu options available, including a salad bar. The camp can also cater to special diets.
- Barbecues are arranged once a week.
- The canteen provides students with the opportunity to stock up on snacks and drinks as well as other essential items.
Dates & Prices 2017
Stays in Seaford are from Sunday to Saturday, from 9 July to 19 August 2017 (ages 10-16: tennis, golf, hockey, football, dance).
Stays in Clayesmore are from Sunday to Saturday, from 9 July to 12 August 2017, except for rugby only from 9 to 29 July (ages 9-16: tennis, football (Arsenal soccer), rugby, dance, horse riding).
In Oundle, the stays take place from Sunday to Saturday, from 2 July to 12 August 2017 except for hockey, which is only available from 30 July to 12 August 2017. Available for ages 11-17: tennis, football (Arsenal soccer), hockey, basketball, horse riding.
Availabilities: this is a rather popular programme. We recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment.
Limited for French speaking students from 2 to 15 July at Seaford and Oundle.
Including courses, sports, meals and accommodation as described, all taxes & enrollment feesBook Now
|Sports programme (Sports & English or Sport Academy) - Accommodation in residence, full-board|
|Sports||1 week||2 weeks||3 weeks|
|Dance||1,495 €||2,895 €||4,295 €|
|Golf||1,595 €||2,995 €||4,495 €|
|Hockey||1,495 €||2,895 €||4,295 €|
|Football - Arsenal Soccer||1,495 €||2,895 €||4,295 €|
|Football||1,495 €||2,895 €||4,295 €|
|Tennis||1,495 €||2,895 €||4,295 €|
|Rugby||1,495 €||2,895 €||4,295 €|
|Horse riding||1,695 €||3,295 €||4,895 €|
|Basketball||1,495 €||2,895 €||4,295 €|
|Sunday arrival between 09.00 and 15.00||105 €|
|Saturday departure between 12.00 and 17.00||105 €|
|Arrival outside of standard times||210 €|
|Departure outside of standard times||210 €|
|UM supplement (booked with airline) + €105 / each way|
- The chosen sports programme
- Accommodation in private or shared room
- Full board (3 meals a day) in the college
- Supervised travel (optional)
- Airport pickup (optional)
- The activity and excursion programme
- 24hr supervision
Prices do not include:
- Accompanied travel to destination
- Transfers from the airport or train station
Please note If you book your own transport then please pay attention to the arrival times (10am - 2pm on Sunday) and departure times (12pm - 5pm on Saturday). There is a supplement required for all transfers outside of these times.
Transfers can be arranged from London Gatwick and London Heathrow and from London St Pancras train station.
Arrivals should be on Sunday between 10.00 and 15.00 and departures should be on Saturday between 12.00 and 17.00. Outside of these times, transfers can still be organised but a higher price will be applicable.
Do you need a visa for this programme? For more information please consult our Visa Information page.
Do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email if you require any additional information.
English & Sport in action!