This section will provide more information on some important parts of an Etherton Education Academic Summer Course. This includes what our fees cover, travel documents to carry, how to pay, certificates and reports, visa details and a disclaimer note about our materials.
What our Fees Cover
We try to make sure that almost everything is included in the course fees, other than visa costs, air tickets and pocket money. Here is a brief summary:
Accommodation in a residential boarding house, bed linen, meals and weekly laundry for machine washable clothes. (Please note, parent accommodation, laundry, meals – unless specified on the program, are not included in the Family Summer Course fees).
All teaching, text books, basic stationery materials and sports coaching.
Social activities, Sunday clubs, and all trips including transport and entrance fees.
Arrival and departure transfers for our courses at Lord Wandsworth College and Dean Close School to and from London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports on the first and last days of our published course dates. There are time restrictions on this so please refer to our Travel Information sheet before you book your travel.
Arrival and departure transfers for our courses at Badminton School to and from London Heathrow, London Gatwick and Bristol airports on the first and last days of our published course dates. There are time restrictions on this so please refer to our Travel Information sheet before you book your travel.
Etherton Education provide all students attending a summer course with a basic insurance policy. A summary of this policy can be found below but we strongly advise that all students take out their own comprehensive private insurance including travel and medical cover as well as the policy we provide.
Etherton Education Documents to Carry in to the UK
Students travelling into the UK should carry a completed Consent to Travel Letter which will be issued once a deposit has been received. This should be kept in their hand luggage to present to customs officials if required. If you have made a payment for a course and not received a Consent to Travel Letter to complete please contact us and we can send you the correct letter for your course location.
When to Pay
We would normally request a deposit within 14 days of an application. However, for 2021 we are not requesting deposits until much closer to the course. The deposit requirement and payment date will be reviewed on 01 March 2021 by our Directors. If you have a submitted an application, you will be contacted with further information. The course fee balance payment is due in full on 01 June 2021, but this will also be reviewed in March 2021.
Student Certificates and Reports
All students will receive a certificate and a report at the end of their course. For students attending the 4, 6 or 8 week courses at Lord Wandsworth College and the 4 week Junior Academic Course at Dean Close School , they will receive a detailed report on their work in each subject. For students on the courses at Badminton School and the 2 week Junior Academic and Family Summer Course at Dean Close School, and the 2 week courses at Lord Wandsworth College, they will receive a short-form report.
Student Visa Information
On application, please advise us what visa you will be applying for (or have in place already) to attend your course. There are many different visa types available so you will need to make sure you have chosen one which covers the entire duration of you study at Etherton Education.
If you are going to study at a UK school after our course, or are planning on applying to one, please see our Partner Schools Page for more information. We have over 160 visa partnerships with British Boarding Schools which will enable you to apply for a single visa to cover our course and your onward school.
The information on this website and brochure have been prepared carefully and in good faith. However, our courses are flexible and we are continually trying to improve them. Etherton Education Ltd. reserve the right to make changes to our courses at any time. Etherton Education Ltd. reserve the right to change our trip destinations due to weather, traffic or security concerns. The information does not constitute, in whole or in part, any kind of contract between Etherton Education Ltd. and students, parents, guardians or agents.
If you have any questions about the details shown here, or about our courses in general, please contact our admissions team HERE.