Introduction to
British Boarding at
Badminton School

This amazing English-language summer course will let you experience the high-quality teaching which makes Badminton School on of the top schools in the UK.  The course has been designed jointly by Etherton Education and Badminton School, and many staff from the school will teach you.

  • The course is open to boys and girls
  • Ages 10 – 15
  • Minimum level of English:  Intermediate (CEF Level B1 or IELTS 4.5)
  • You can stay for 2 or 4 weeks, but we really recommend the full four-week programme

Each week is built around a theme:

Week 1:  Young Inventor

Week 2:  Young Adventurer

Week 3:  Young Citizen of the World

Week 4:  Young Creator

The course aims are:

To improve your English language

To develop academic excellence

To build leadership, team-work and self-reliance

To give you more confidence and better communication skills

To stimulate your imagination and creativity


Course dates & prices

Duration Dates Price
4 weeks 14/07/2019 - 11/08/2019 £6,000.00
2 weeks 14/07/2019 - 28/07/2019 £3,000.00
2 weeks 28/07/2019 - 11/08/2019 £3,000.00

Here are some of the features of this top course:

• One evening, you will dress up in your best clothes, and go by coach to Bristol Zoo. The Zoo will be closed and Etherton students will be the only people there. You can stroll around and look at the animals, listen to a talk from a zoo-keeper, and then have a formal dinner in their beautiful Pavilion.
• Have you seen any of the Wallace and Grommit animations, or their funny film ‘Early Man’? These are all made in Bristol by Aardman Animations, and one of their top model-makers will come and teach you to make models, and will talk about making films.
• Badminton School’s science teachers will demonstrate the excitement of science, with dramatic experiments involving flashes and bangs.
• Are you interested in studying at Badminton or another UK school? During this course you will have the chance to have lunch with the Headmistress of Badminton and some of her senior staff, and discuss your own education aims.
• Are you interested in radio and television? We will take you on a tour of the BBC Studios in Bristol to learn from the experts.
• You will have history and geography lessons connected with the weekly themes.
• Manners and etiquette are important in the world, and you will have lessons and talks about these subjects. You will practise your best manners in lunches with business leaders.
• Have you tried camping? You will have a chance during this course. You will go to a wood near the school and make a tent, and cook your own dinner. You will sleep out under the stars!

• You will have intensive English lessons to improve your writing and speaking skills. You will plan and produce written projects, make presentations, and take part in debates and plays.
• You will have sports lessons on most days, from expert coaches.
• The Bloodhound is an experimental car which is aiming to break the world speed record. You will have a workshop at Bristol’s Science museum and learn about the Bloodhound. Then you will be able to make your own model fast car, and test it outside the museum.
• Do you love art, or drama, or singing? These will all be included in our themes and you will have many chances to show off your talents and learn from our teachers.
• Are you worried about being lonely? Don’t worry, our wonderful British Student Hosts will be your new friends. They will look after you and you can spend up to 50 hours a week chatting with them to practise your English.
• You will visit Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Warwick Castle, and study aspects of these places connected with the themes. There will also be a little time for some shopping!
• You will have a final barbecue meal at a beautiful hotel looking up at the Bristol Suspension Bridge, built by the famous engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
These are just some of the many exciting lessons, activities, workshops and trips we are planning for this course. This course may change your life! It will certainly give you many fantastic memories.

Download the application pack