Cheltenham Summer Centre

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Our Cheltenham Summer Centre is based at Cheltenham College in Gloucestershire.

This famous English boarding school is one of the most prestigious co-educational public schools in the country.

The College occupies beautiful buildings in extensive grounds, ideally situated just a few minutes' walk from the centre of Cheltenham, and about 1 hour from Bath, Bristol and Oxford.

Marker Cheltenham College
Bath Road
GL53 7LD

Nearest airports
London Heathrow (LHR), 83 miles/ 133 km
Birmingham (BHX), 51 miles/ 82 km
Bristol (BRS), 52 miles/ 84 km

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On campus


  • Acres of sports fields for football, rugby, hockey, cricket and other games
  • Volleyball, basketball and tennis courts
  • Large sports hall
  • Indoor heated swimming pool (25 metre)
  • Professional theatre
  • Dance studio
  • Beautiful historic dining room
  • Computer rooms and internet access
  • Art room


Boarding houses are located across the road from the main school.

  • Mainly single with some twin and triple rooms
  • Shared rooms are usually given to younger students to help them make friends and settle in quickly
  • Modern communal bathrooms
  • Boys and girls are housed in different accommodation areas/ boarding houses
  • Number of beds per room: 1 – 3
  • Student:bathroom ratio 6:1

Meal plan

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided every day.

Lunch and dinner are usually hot; on excursion days students are given a packed lunch. Some dinners will be off-site depending on the programme.

Special dietary requirements

Vegetarian always available. Others available on request.

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Courses available at Cheltenham

Summer Course

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

  • Start dates: 7, 14, 21, 28 July, 4* August 2021 (*1-week bookings available)
  • Duration: 2 – 4 weeks
  • Minimum entry level: Beginner
  • Age range: 12 – 17 (10 as part of a group)
More about Summer Course

Summer Course Plus Performing Arts

Everything the Summer Course offers plus 9 hours per week of our specialist Performing Arts course.

  • Start dates: 7, 21 July 2021
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Minimum entry level: Beginner
  • Age range: 12 – 17 (10 as part of a group)

Summer Course Plus Harry Potter

Everything the Summer Course offers plus 6 hours per week of Harry Potter themed activities.

  • Start dates: 7, 21 July 2021
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Minimum entry level: Beginner
  • Age range: 12 – 17 (10 as part of a group)

Typical activities

Core activities for Summer Course students include:

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

Typical excursions

Full-day excursions

  • Bath
    Spend the day wandering through the streets of stunning Bath exploring its shops and visiting the Roman Baths.
  • Bristol
    Enjoy shopping on the High Street and have fun in the interactive science and art museum "We the Curious".
  • London (2-day excursion also available, subject to minimum numbers)
    Our staff will guide you through the most iconic sights of the Westminster area (inc. Trafalgar Square, Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, the Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and more!) or visit historical museums of worldwide fame in the South Kensington area (Natural History Museum, Science Museum, etc..)
  • Oxford
    Discover the home of one of the most prestigious universities in the world with its many colleges; full of history, fun facts and with many of its buildings used in the Harry Potter franchise (Christchurch, Bodleian Library, etc...)
  • Warwick Castle
    Choose and pick which of the daily spectacular shows and attractions to assist to in this fantastic medieval castle which has stood for over 10 centuries!
  • Windsor
    Visit the royal residence of the Queen, her preferred weekend resort!

Half-day excursions

  • Gloucester
    Lovely city in Gloucestershire with lots of history dating back to its founding by the Romans in the 1st Century AD.
  • Stratford-upon-Avon
    The birthplace of world fame poet and playwright William Shakespeare.
  • Cotswold Wildlife Park
    Extensive, well preserved grounds with more than 250 different species to observe!
  • Local visit to Cheltenham
    Visit local shops and discover the town's vibrant music and literature festivals.

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