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Our Ascot Residential Summer Centre is based at St Mary’s School.

This traditional English boarding school was built in the 19th century and has grown into one of the finest boarding schools in the country.


  • State of the art outdoor fields and pitches
  • Tennis courts
  • Large sports hall
  • Indoor 25-metre swimming pool
  • Modern performing arts centre
  • Student shop
  • Bright and modern refectory


  • Traditional, well kept boarding school accommodation.
  • Mainly twin rooms (few singles) with modern communal bathrooms and multi-bedded rooms.
  • The student:bathroom ratio is between 4:1 and 6:1 and each room has a sink
  • Boys and girls are housed in different accommodation areas and each area is supervised by Kings residential staff.

Meal plan

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner every day.
  • Lunch and dinner are usually hot (with packed lunches on excursion days) and there is usually a choice of at least two main courses.

Special dietary requirements

  • We can cater for vegetarian and other dietary requirements on request.

Programmes available at Ascot

Summer Course

15 hours of English lessons per week plus full programme of sports, activities and excursions.

  • Start dates: 12, 19, 26 July; 2, 9 August 2023 (Wednesday arrival and departure)
  • Duration: 1 – 4 weeks
  • Course ends: 16 August 2023
  • Minimum entry level: Beginner
  • Age range: 12 – 17 (10+ as part of a group)
More about Summer Course & Summer Course Plus

Summer Course Plus Sports Academy

Everything the Summer Course offers plus 9 hours per week of professional coaching and fitness.

  • Start dates: 12, 19, 26 July; 2 August 2023 (Wednesday arrival and departure)
  • Duration: 1 – 4 weeks
  • Course ends: 9 August 2023
  • Minimum entry level: Beginner
  • Age range: 12 – 17 (10+ as part of a group)


Core activities for Summer Course students include:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Badminton
  • Barbecues
  • Basketball
  • Bushcraft/Woodcraft
  • Capture the Flag
  • Casino night
  • Cookery
  • Dance
  • Dodgeball
  • Disco night
  • Football
  • Frisbee games
  • Karaoke
  • Kings' Got Talent
  • Latin dances
  • Movie night
  • Murder Mystery
  • Pool parties
  • Quiz challengers
  • Swimming games
  • Tennis
  • Touch Rugby
  • Volleyball
  • Zumba


Provisional excursions for 2023 include:

  • London with river cruise and shopping
  • London with Westminster and Soho
  • London with National Gallery and Covent Garden
  • London with London Eye and shopping
  • London with Borough Market and Tower Bridge
  • London with Madame Tussauds and Regent Park
  • London with National History Museum and Harrods
  • London with St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Windsor and Eton
  • Oxford
  • Salisbury
  • Brighton
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The Kings Admissions Team