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Our Summer Centre in Oxford takes place at Kings’ year-round campus for academic preparation, St. Josephs.

Here, students have access to a range of on-site facilities, including a large student cafeteria, an outside patio, and large well-equipped classrooms and resource areas.

St. Josephs is located in a quiet residential area of the city but with local amenities including a library, swimming pool, gym and shops all within easy walking distance.

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On campus


  • Large, well-equipped classrooms with interactive whiteboards
  • 2 Computer Learning Centres
  • Large cafeteria and sunny patio for outside dining
  • Lecture hall
  • Art studio
  • Science lab
  • WiFi internet access

Vacation Extra

Crescent Hall Summer Residence: Single rooms in student residence less than 5 minutes' walk from the school.

  • Available from 21 June – 16 August 2020
  • Single rooms in apartments of 6 bedrooms — each with 2 toilets and 2 bathrooms
  • On-site warden
  • Laundry facilities
  • Garden and TV lounge for communal use

Meal plan

Full-board meal plan is included in the price. Breakfast and dinner are provided every day in the school cafeteria. Lunch is available at the school cafeteria, or as a packed lunch on excursion days.

Other courses

Wavy Gate Residence: Single en suite rooms in student residence 15 minutes' walk from the school.

  • Single en suite rooms in apartments of 6 bedrooms with shared kitchen/ lounge area
  • On-site warden
  • Laundry facilities
  • Student common room for communal use

Meal plan

Half-board meals are provided in the school cafeteria: breakfast and lunch Monday to Friday (10 meals per week). View location factsheet

Courses available in Oxford

Vacation Extra

15 hours of English lessons per week plus a program of sports, activities and excursions.

  • Start dates: 5, 12, 19, 26* July 2020 (*1-week bookings available)
  • Duration: 1 – 4 weeks
  • Minimum entry level: Beginner
  • Age range: 14 – 17
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Intensive Academic

Gain experience of UK pre-university education and information on university options. Combine general English lessons with academic subjects and IELTS preparation while enjoying a varied programme of excursions and activities.

  • Start dates: 5 & 19 July 2020
  • Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
  • Maximum class size: 12
  • Minimum entry level: IELTS 4.5/ Intermediate (pre-test required)
  • Age range: 14 – 17
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Year-round Study Tours

Create a study experience tailor-made for your group. Combine English with an exciting programme of activities and excursions. Choose a sample programme or build your own.

  • Start dates: Year-round, 1 September – 1 June
  • Duration: Flexible
  • Maximum class size: 15
  • Minimum group number: 10
  • Minimum entry level: Beginner
  • Age range: 14 – 17
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Super Intensive IELTS

A highly intensive course concentrating 100% on IELTS for maximum exam preparation in as short a time as possible.

  • Duration: 2 or 3 weeks
  • Start dates: 25 November 2019 (2-week course); 29 June, 20 July 2020 (3-week course); 10 August 2020 (2-week course)
  • Minimum entry level: IELTS 5.5/ Intermediate (pre-test required)
  • Age range: 16+
Super Intensive IELTS with Kings English

Medical Summer Programme

For students who want to more about the study of medicine and related professions. Ideal pre-sessional programme before preparation for medical degrees, or as an introduction to further study.

  • Start date: 5 July 2020
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Class size: 8 – 12
  • Minimum entry level: IELTS 5.0 (or equivalent)
  • Minimum age: 15
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We offer a one-year accelerated GCSE programme.

  • Start dates: September, January
  • Minimum language level: IELTS 4.0
  • Academic requirement: Completed 8 years of schooling with good results
  • Age range: 14 – 17
GCSEs with Kings College

International High School Programme

A unique way for high school students to develop their English and experience British culture, while studying GCSE (age 14 – 17), A‑level or Foundation courses (age 16 – 17).

  • Start dates: September, January
  • Minimum language level: IELTS 5.0 (4.0 in Bournemouth)
  • Academic requirement: Completed Year 8 of high school (for entry aged 14)
  • Age range: 14 – 17
IHSP with Kings Colleges

Typical activities

Activities include:

  • Oxford museum visits
  • Punting
  • Botanic Gardens
  • Oxford city tours
  • Oxford college tours
  • Cinema evenings
  • Arts and crafts
  • Quizzes
  • Team games

Evening curfew

There are curfews in place for all students under 18.

  • Students aged under 16 must return to their accommodation by 21:30 every evening.
  • Students aged 16 – 17 must return by 22:30 every evening.

Typical excursions

Full-day excursions

  • Bath
  • Salisbury and Stonehenge
  • Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Portsmouth
  • London
  • Windsor

Half-day excursions

  • Cotswold Wildlife Park
  • Blenheim Palace
  • Weekly visits to central Oxford

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The Kings Admissions Team