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Wellington College Junior English Programmes

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Our centre is located at one of the most prestigious independent schools, not only in the UK, but across the world. Located in Crowthorne, about one hour from central London, and close to Heathrow airport, Wellington College is like no other school in the world.

Historic and traditional, a truly British experience. This famous and highly respected boarding school provides a world-leading educational environment, and a wealth of first class facilities, all set within an inspirational campus.

Key Facts:

Price: £940 per week (price includes tuition, trips, activities, accommodation and full board)

Location: Wellington College, Duke’s Ride, Berkshire, Crowthorne RG45 7PU

Dates: 02 Jul –13 Aug

Ages: 10–18 (18 year olds accepted as part of a group with a leader)

Accommodation: Single standard room

Sample Excursion: Oxford, Cambridge and Brighton.


  • Room Type: Single standard rooms in a traditional British boarding house set up.
  • Bathrooms: shared by up to five students.
  • What's in a room: Room furniture includes a wardrobe, desk and chair
  • Cleaning: Rooms are cleaned weekly
  • Laundry: available at the residence.
  • Meals: are served in a large dining hall
  • Wi-Fi: available throughout
  • Linen: changed weekly
  • Towel: students must bring their own towel
  • A deposit of £30 is required upon arrival and replacement of lost key is £35

On-site activities are organised in between lessons and during evenings. These activities could be on-site or near to the centre. All activities are designed to continue learning in a fun and enjoyable way, encouraging students to develop life skills and make new friends through sport, activities and socially interactive games.

Sample activities

  • Sports such as football, mini Olympics, rounders, table tennis, volleyball and basketball
  • Daytime activities such as scavenger hunt and drama workshops
  • Evening activities such as karaoke, talent show, and team games

Excursions and Trips

Our students get to explore exciting places such as 

  • Windsor Castle
  • Henley Upon Thames
  • Kew Gardens

Oxford: Students can get to know the other famous university city and visit one of its most famous colleges

Cambridge: Explore this charming, iconic city on a walking tour and visit Kings College

Brighton: enjoy this vibrant popular seaside city with beautiful architecture, visit the Sea Life Centre and The Palace Pier

  • Taught by friendly and informative English teachers
  • 20 x 45 minute lessons per week morning or afternoon
  • Placement test on day 1 to ensure students in appropriate level
  • Maximum 17 students per class
  • Students will be placed in an international class with students of different nationalities
  • Lecture style and standard classrooms
  • The majority of classrooms are in Darwin College or in nearby academic buildings
  • Curriculum with emphasis on communication skills
  • Materials included as well as an end of course report and certificate
  • Trinity exam preparation available

All meals are served in a large self-service dining hall on campus.

Breakfast

Continental breakfast including coffee, toast, jam, cereal and fruit

Lunch

2 courses, 3 options including a vegetarian option and halal option
Packed lunches (provided on Sundays): Water, fruit, sandwich, crisps and biscuits/cake

Evening Meal

2 courses 3 options including a vegetarian and halal option

Snacks

Vending machines located in each residence building for drinks and confectionery

Facilities

  • Multi-purpose sports hall
  • Plenty of outdoor areas for games and activities
  • Astro turf sports pitch
  • Conference Room available

Travel times to nearest airports

(LGW) London Gatwick Airport 1 hour 15 minutes
(LHR) London Heathrow Airport 40 minutes
(STN) Stansted Airport 1 hour 45 minutes
(LTN) Luton Airport 1 hour 20 minutes

 

Travel times to nearest train station

St Pancras International (Eurostar) 1 hour 30 minutes

Sample Timetable

 

Each 14-night stay will include a total of 10 local accompanied visits to London with activities and 2 full-day excursions to other major cities such as Cambridge, Brighton and Canterbury. Transport for trips may be by private coach or public transport.
Students may have lessons either in the morning or in the afternoon in week 1, alternating weekly after that.

 

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Arrivals

On-site sports and activities

Optional trip to Cambridge with walking tour and King's college
Testing/ Induction

Lessons

On-site sports and activities

Crowthorne village walk
Lessons

Half-day trip to Reading and Reading Museum
Lessons

Mini-Olympics

On-site sports and activities
Lessons

Half-day trip to Wildmoor Heath Nature Reserve
Lessons

Build-your-own board game

On-site sports and activities
Full-day trip: London with walking tour and visit to the National Gallery
Testing/ Induction

Lessons

On-site sports and activities

Crowthorne village walk
Lessons

Half-day trip to Reading and Reading Museum
Lessons

Mini-Olympics

On-site sports and activities
Lessons

Half-day trip to Wildmoor Heath Nature Reserve
Lessons

Build-your-own board game

On-site sports and activities
Welcome games or other on-site activities Disco or Karaoke Talent show

Basketball tournament
Egg drop

Culture club
Treasure Hunt

Lip dub video
Disco or Karaoke Film night

Local walk

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