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Dukes Plus 2024

Oxford Summer School

Experience living and studying in one of the world’s most famous university cities. Our Oxford Summer School takes place across some of the most famous schools and colleges in Oxford.

Our immersive pre-university experiences are delivered by SBC, the UK’s number 1 multi-campus summer school for children aged 6-17.

UK’s Number 1 Multi-Campus Summer School

Oxford Summer Schools & Day Camps

Create memories that will last a lifetime whilst studying with Dukes Plus at our award-winning Oxford Summer Schools. Experience student life at our hand-picked campuses, consisting of some of the most famous schools and university colleges in Oxford.

Find your spark this summer and explore over 15 different subjects alongside students from around the world. From Business to Engineering, and English Language to Leadership, our immersive academic programmes will build confidence, inspire, and prepare students for the next step on their academic journey.

Oxford Summer Schools

  • Price
  • Duration
  • Location
  • Ages
  • Start Dates
  • From £3500
  • 2 Weeks
  • Oxford Campus
  • 8-17
  • Summer 2024

Where Will I Stay in Oxford?

Explore our World-renowned Oxford Summer School Campuses

At Dukes Plus, we hand-pick our campuses to ensure the perfect experience for each age range. Our pre-university experiences for students aged 15 – 17 take place across Oxford University colleges with a range of career focussed academic programmes. Students aged 13 – 16 can join us at Headington School, a leading boarding school, where they will combine an inspiring academic course with an action-packed social programme. Our youngest students, aged 8 – 12, live and study at the world-famous prep school, Dragon School, where our safe and secure campus provides the ideal environment for our youngest students to build confidence and develop their English language skills.

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The Oxford Campus Experience

Taking in the historic architecture, and rolling countryside, and experiencing traditional punting on the River Thames. Students will be spellbound by all the natural beauty Oxford has to offer.

Where will I stay in Oxford?

Discover Our World-Class Accommodation

During your stay at our Oxford-based summer schools, you’ll reside on some of the UK’s finest university college campuses, renowned for their excellent boarding facilities. Each campus has been carefully selected to ensure an ideal living and learning environment for our students. If you opt to live on campus during your course, you’ll be fully supported by our dedicated team and staff, who are committed to making your experience comfortable and enriching. This arrangement not only enhances your learning journey but also allows you to fully immerse yourself in the vibrant campus life.

Our Students Say

Read Our 5-Star Reviews

Don’t just take our word for it – hear it from our students themselves! Their experiences and feedback provide the most authentic insight into what our summer schools truly offer.

Smooth booking, professional staff. Our students enjoyed their time, benefiting from the diverse international environment. Suggestion: more separation of students from the same country for a richer experience. Overall, an excellent, recommendable program we plan to revisit.

  • Jīng rǎn
  • China
  • Oxford Sumer School
  • Summer 2023

An enriching experience beyond English learning. Our child enjoyed the inspiring academic course, diverse international exposure, and various activities including sports at SBC. This was his second year, and we are looking forward to returning next year.

  • Arianna
  • Italy
  • Oxford Summer School
  • Summer 2023

Unique, memorable experience at SBC Summer Boarding School. Our daughters loved the Canford program’s courses, activities, and excursions. Staff were polite, knowledgeable, prioritizing student welfare. We felt our daughters were in good hands, and we highly appreciate the program.

  • Rodrigo
  • Japan
  • Oxford Summer School
  • Summer 2023

Attractive program with outstanding customer support. My daughter was extremely happy with her experience, enjoying the continuous support provided. The program’s attentiveness and care were remarkable, making her stay and learning experience very fulfilling and enjoyable.

  • Diego
  • Germany
  • Oxford Summer School
  • Summer 2023

Perfect from the first contact. Comprehensive information and continuous support for our daughter’s Oxford Summer experience. She thoroughly enjoyed her course, made lasting friendships, and loved the overall environment. An excellent choice for enriching summer learning.

  • Flavia
  • Brazil
  • Oxford Summer School
  • Summer 2023

Not only an English course, but a thorough experience for our child. More than just an English course, a comprehensive, enriching experience for our child. His second year at SBC was filled with an inspiring academic program, diverse environment, and a variety of activities. We’re eagerly anticipating his return next year.

  • Arianna
  • Italy
  • Oxford Summer School
  • Summer 2023

In-School Programmes

Discover Our Courses

Young Explorers

Camp Dragon – Young Explorers

At Camp Dragon, Young Explorers aged 8-12 embark on an educational adventure blending English language learning with a rich tapestry of activities and workshops. Set in the historic and vibrant city of Oxford, this programme is designed to inspire curiosity and a love for learning through a dynamic and interactive exploration of subjects like science, history, and art. Each day presents new challenges and discoveries, encouraging collaboration, creativity, and fun, making learning an unforgettable journey.

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General English

Language Learning Experience

The General English course at Headington Oxford, designed for students aged 13-16, offers a transformative language learning experience. Beyond mastering English, it immerses students in collaborative projects, multi-actives and cultural explorations, fostering key 21st-century skills. Set in the picturesque city of Oxford, this programme not only enhances language proficiency but also prepares young learners for global citizenship. The blend of academic rigour, interactive learning, and cultural immersion makes this an ideal setting for personal and linguistic growth.

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Future Global Leaders

Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders

The Future Global Leaders course at Headington Oxford, designed for students aged 13-16, empowers young minds to develop their leadership potential. Participants explore leadership through history, engage in practical activities like mock elections, and enhance their communication skills. This dynamic course encourages students to craft their leadership style, collaborate on impactful projects, and step confidently into roles of influence, preparing them for the challenges of the 21st century.

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Business

Dive Into the Entrepreneurial World

The Business course at Oxford College (15-17) and the Future Business Leaders programme at Headington Oxford (13-16), offer a dive into the entrepreneurial world. Participants develop an understanding of core business principles, from start-up creation to global market strategies, in Oxford’s stimulating academic environment. Through lectures, seminars, and engaging workshops, students refine their business acumen, preparing them for future success in the dynamic world of business.

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Medicine

Fundamentals and Specialities of Medical Science

The Medicine course, available at both Headington Oxford (13-16) and Oxford College (15-17), immerses participants in the fundamentals and specialities of medical science. Offering a comprehensive introduction to the medical field, blending theoretical knowledge with practical skills through workshops, guest lectures (college programme), and simulations. This programme equips aspiring medical professionals with the insights and competencies essential for their future careers in healthcare.

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Engineering

Develop Critical Thinking, Communication, and Collaborative Skills

The Engineering courses at Headington Oxford (13-16) and Oxford College (15-17), merge theoretical foundations with practical applications in fields such as robotics and aeronautics looking at mechanical construction, with a focus on future trends and challenges in engineering. These programmes aim to inspire future engineers through interactive projects, guest lectures & industry experience (college programme), and a focus on the challenges awaiting the next generation of engineers. Students develop critical thinking, communication, and collaborative skills, preparing them for a future in engineering.

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Law

Inspiration for the Next Generation of Legal Minds

The Law programme at Oxford College introduces students aged 15-17 to the complexities of legal systems, exploring areas like criminal, international, and human rights law. Through engaging seminars, mock trials, and interactions with legal professionals, students gain insights into legal reasoning, argumentation, and the impact of law on society. This immersive experience is designed to inspire the next generation of legal minds, encouraging a deep understanding of justice and legal ethics.

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International Relations

Understand Current World Affairs

The International Relations course, for students aged 15-17 at Oxford College, delves into global politics, diplomacy, and international conflict resolution. Participants examine the roles of international organisations, the impact of globalisation, and the complexities of global governance through interactive lectures and simulations, such as Model United Nations. This programme equips students with a nuanced understanding of current world affairs and the skills necessary for future leadership on the global stage.

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Aspiring Oxbridge student? Our summer school, in collaboration with Oxbridge Applications, offers bespoke guidance for students aged 14 and up, preparing them for their academic future. By enrolling, you’ll also receive complimentary expert advice on how to become a future student at the University of Oxford, delivered directly by Oxbridge Applications, ensuring a comprehensive preparatory experience.

Other Activities

More Than Just a Summer School

  • Day Trips & More

    Throughout a student’s time at our Oxford summer schools, they will embark on excursions in their surrounding areas in order to immerse themselves in the local culture. We take our students to some of UK’s best-known (and some more hidden treasures) which have previously included:

    • Central London
    • Museums
    • Art Galleries
    • Oxford & Cambridge
    • Local Attractions
    • Theme Parks
    • Wildlife Parks
  • Social Programme

    Alongside our subject courses, all students will come together to take part in a series of engaging activities and well-being events encouraging friendships to be formed outside the classroom. They’ll practise key teamwork and communication skills whilst, most importantly, having fun!

    At our Oxford summer schools, students can enjoy:

    • Multi-activities & Sport Tournaments
    • Secret Cinema
    • Arts & Crafts
    • Local Excursions
    • Punting (Select Locations)
    • Evening Socials
  • Award Winning Courses

    Our award-winning courses are designed by our in-house academic team to ignite the spark within each individual, encouraging them to explore their interests and provide truly inspiring experiences that will support children’s development in a safe, fun environment.

    We create opportunities for students to unleash their full potential and prepare them for future studies by building confidence and empowering them to take calculated risks and overcome challenges.

    Our team recognises that learning is a lifelong journey and are committed to providing the perfect balance between academic and social programmes.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

The price includes:

  • Accommodation (residential)
  • Meals*
  • Tuition
  • Academic materials
  • General sports, social activities and events
  • All standard excursions including admission costs
  • Wi-Fi & weekly laundry services
  • Graduation certificate & an academic progress report
  • Travel insurance

*We will endeavour to meet all dietary requirements, e.g. vegetarian, vegan, Halal etc.

There is no formal deadline for applications, however, we give places on a first-come, first-served basis. We also employ a 10% limit on the number of students who speak the same language. This means that there is only a limited number of places for each course per native language. Particularly with our smaller Campuses, e.g. SBC at Eton College, this means that places can fill quickly. We, therefore, advise booking as soon as possible in order to guarantee your place.

1. Application is submitted on the booking form.
2. Your dedicated Admissions Manager will then contact you via your preferred method of contact to confirm any outstanding details. This will be the perfect opportunity to ask any questions before a deposit is paid. Once your details are confirmed, you will be sent a booking confirmation email, which serves as formal confirmation of the student’s place.
3. Once you have received the booking confirmation email, you will then need to pay a deposit of £700.00 per student (for residential courses) OR full payment for Day Camps within 48 hours via your unique Flywire link or a bank transfer to secure your place. We are happy to accept payments via other, non-card payment methods (including domestic and international bank transfer), thanks to our partnership with education payment specialists, Flywire.
4. The remaining balance for residential courses is due on/before 1st May 2024.
5. Congratulations, your child is on their way to study in the UK!

We understand that there is lots to consider when making the decision to book one of our courses. Our dedicated Admissions Team are here to make the decision-making process easier for you. We are very happy to provide a free personal consultation to you.

At SBC Canford and Headington Oxford Summer School, students from beginner level (A1+) through to fluent speakers enjoy learning in our supportive and immersive English environment.

At Eton, Oxford College, Cambridge College, Earlscliffe, the minimum level of English language required is intermediate (B1+) or above.

Before the summer, we send an online test for students to complete. We will use the results to confirm their suitability for the course. In the case that a student does not meet the required level on the test, we will conduct an academic consultation to assess the next best step.

If you would like to arrange a free English test for your child, then our Admissions Team can help. Contact us here.

International Student Travel Insurance
This international student travel insurance policy is designed to cater for the insurance needs of persons studying in the UK on a trip arranged by Summer Boarding Courses. The product provides cover including emergency medical assistance and medical costs, protection in the event of cancellation or curtailment, cover for loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal money.

Key features and benefits:

  • A 24 hour helpline for medical emergencies
  • Emergency medical expenses in the event of illness or injury
  • Protection against cancellation or curtailment charges
  • Cover for loss or damage to baggage and personal money
  • A wide range of sports and activities covered
  • Cover for irrecoverable pre-paid college, university or language school fees
  • Leisure trips within Europe and any trip outside the UK if part of your course

Key eligibility criteria and exclusions:

  • Not available to anyone aged 66 or over
  • No cover under cancellation or curtailment charges, emergency medical expenses or personal accident relating to any reason set out under ‘Important conditions relating to health’ – see group policy wording
  • No cover where the FCO or World Health Organisation has advised against travel
  • No cover where travel is not departing from and returning to your home country
  • Each claim will be subject to a £50 excess wherever an excess applies

The table below displays a summary of the maximum amounts which are payable under each section. Please note the group policy is subject to terms, conditions, limits and exclusions – please refer to the group policy wording and the statement of insurance for full details of the cover available.

Endsleigh Insurance Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. This can be checked on the Financial Services Register by visiting its website at https://register.fca.org.uk/.Endsleigh Insurance Services Limited. Company No. 856706 registered in England at Shurdington Road, Cheltenham Spa, Gloucestershire GL51 4UE.

 

BENEFITS MAXIMUM EXCESS
Cancellation or curtailment charges £3,000 £50
Emergency medical & other expenses Emergency dental treatment £2,000,000 £500 £50
Personal accident (subject to age) £30,000 £0
Baggage Single article, pair or set limit Valuables limit in total £1,000 £200 £300 £50
Personal money, passport & documents Currency, notes and coins Other personal money and documents Passport or visa £100 £100 £500 £50
Personal liability £1,000,000 £100
Missed departure £250 £50
Overseas legal expenses & assistance £10,000 £0
Course fees £8,000 £50

A non-refundable deposit payment of £700.00 per student is due within 48 hours of submitting a booking form. This secures the place. All cancellations must be made in writing and take effect from the date we receive such notice. Where a cancellation is made more than 30 days prior to the Arrival Date, there will be a refund of all Course Fees paid, minus the Deposit.
Due to the requirement to arrange staffing, transport, airport transfers, accommodation and other aspects of the Course in advance of the Arrival Date, where a cancellation is made less than 30 days prior to the Arrival Date, there will be no refund, except in the case of valid visa refusal or at our sole discretion. Where a booking is amended less than 30 days prior to or after the Arrival Date, there will be no refund for any missed elements of the Course (including the Course itself, English Plus, Academic Options, Transfers, etc.), and there may be a further charge for the additional items. Read our full Terms and Conditions.

Book Now for an Unforgettable Summer at Oxford – Where Adventure Meets Learning

 

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