The Young Learner

8-13 years - English + Multi-Activity

Small, friendly centre - ideal for first time away.


Marymount Levels

Beginner to advanced
(CEFR A1 - C1)


3 July - 7 August 2021 (1, 2 or 3 weeks)

20 hours

Covid Safe


Marymount International School, a small safe centre, is located on a private estate just 18km from central London. The campus is ideal for young children. It is safe, compact and has many excellent facilities, set in beautiful landscaped lawns and gardens. Heathrow and Gatwick airports under an hour away.

Nearby is the town of Kingston-upon-Thames, on the banks of the River Thames. Hampton Court Palace and Richmond Park, London's largest royal park, are close by.

Classrooms are modern and well-equipped. Good use is made of the IT facilities in the school library.

The multi-purpose sports hall caters for a wide variety of indoor sports, including basketball, volleyball and badminton. Outdoors, there is 5-a-side football, a tennis court and lawns for other games. The FabLab, art studio and spacious auditorium offer students maximum opportunities for creativity.

Aerial view of Marymount
Marymount grounds
Marymount buildings
Dining hall


  • Small, safe centre - ideal for first time away.
  • Very close to London, just 40 minutes by road from Kensington
  • Compact campus with excellent facilities
  • Staff/student ratio 1:4 (often 1:3) ensuring a high level of care and very close supervision

Leanna, China

Discovery Summer is fun and educational. You learn many things but it's not only playing - you get to learn in a fun way. I really like the food as I'm not from this country so it's nice to try different food. I think the staff are very nice and kind - they are not strict, they are always funny.

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Ece, Turkey

I love Discovery Summer beacuase it's such fun. All the staff are so good. Activities are always fun and interesting. My English is better than when I arrived. I made really good friends, especially with my room mates, who are all from different countries - it's very interesting. Jeremy, the Course Director, is such fun and always understanding.

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Ines, Spain

I love it here because it's nice being with people from other contries. There are loads of fun activites, I especailly loved the Chessington Adventure excursion. English lessons are really good. You speak English all the time - I am more confident now when I speak.

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A 'day' option is offered from Monday to Friday for those students who are not yet quite ready for a boarding experience. A private coach, escorted by our staff, runs from/to Gloucester Road. This is suitable for families visiting London and an ideal introduction to this small, friendly centre.

Find out more here.

Lots of opportunities to
experience British culture and speak English with our English Student Hosts! Free airport transfers from Heathrow and Gatwick


20 hours' tuition per week including English Skills, English Workshops and end-of-week presentation

Maximum class size: 12 international students

English Skills

On arrival, you'll be given a written and oral test and placed into an English Skills class appropriate for your age and level

Improve core skills, technical accuracy and enhance spoken fluency through stimulating and collaborative sessions e.g. Faces on banknotes - research famous British people on banknotes and design your own!

English Workshops

In these fun, task based sessions, you'll explore new topic areas. Learn through researching, discussing, collaborating and creating

Workshop topics vary week to week e.g. British Castles, Dream Cities, FabLab (Lego Robotics), 3D Maps and Models, Young Scientists and more!

Choose a Workshop (on arrival) that interests you!

Example English Workshop:

  • Choose and research a famous British Castle - find out about the Kings and Queens who lived there
  • Build your own British castle and design a brochure to describe it to visitors
  • Imagine you stayed in one of these castles; write a TripAdvisor review

Trinity Exam

Graded Exam in Spoken English

The Trinity Exam is offered on 16 and 30 July 2021. It is an optional extra, but recommended, £100

English Skills
English Skills
English Workshop
English Workshop
FabLab - Lego Robotics
FabLab - Lego Robotics
Student presentation
Student presentation


  • Full and varied afternoon and evening programme
  • 1 full day and 1 half day excursion per week e.g. London (London Eye, Tower of London, Thames river cruise, shopping in Hamleys, Science Museum Wonderlab) Chessington World of Adventures/Zoo, Hampton Court Palace.
  • Circus skills and carnival drumming workshops
View a full list of sports/activites on offer

Tower Bridge excursion
Sports hall
Cicus Skills
Buckingham Palace
Kew Gardens excursion
Hampton Court


Special Sports Options - Horse-riding and Tennis (at extra cost)

Professionally coached extra sports options, 2 sessions per week. Up to 2 hours per session

Tennis: £90/week
  • On site
  • All levels
  • Small Groups
Horse-riding: £160/week
  • Off site
  • All levels
  • Small Groups


  • Staff/student ratio 1:4 (often 1:3) ensuring a high level of care and very close supervision
  • Small, attractively-furnished and extremely well-kept bedrooms (1-4 beds) of a very high standard
  • Fabulous dining hall
  • Full board
  • WiFi available (at specific times).

Nurse visit
Food display


Marymount Course Director

Centre Video

View more student videos on the DS Marymount YouTube channel


Dates & Fees 2020
Course No. Arrival Date Departure Date Weeks Fees
1 Sat 3 July Sat 10 July 1 £1375
2 Sat 3 July Sat 17 July 2 £2750
3 Sat 3 July Sat 24 July 3 £4125
4 Sat 10 July Sat 24 July 2 £2750
5 Sat 10 July Sat 31 July 3 £4125
6 Sat 17 July Sat 31 July 2 £2750
7 Sat 17 July Sat 7 Aug 3 £4125
8 Sat 24 July Sat 7 Aug 2 £2750
9 Sat 31 July Sat 7 Aug 1 £1375

Room size: 1-4 | Hours' tuition/week: 20 | Max. class size: 12

Trinity exam £100
Tennis coaching £90/week
Horse riding £160/week

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Included in the fees

  • All tuition and teaching materials
  • Student folder, academic report, DS certificate and course photo
  • DS reusable water bottle
  • Participation of resident English Student Hosts
  • Full board residential accommodation
  • Transport and entry fees on all excursions and study visits
  • Varied daily programme to cater for all interests and abilities
  • Close supervision by our resident staff
  • Personal laundry for machine washable clothes
  • Medical and Travel Insurance (see Terms & Conditions)
  • Airport transfers on published arrival/depart ure days for flights scheduled to arrive/depart between 09.00-15.00 from/to: Heathrow or Gatwick

NOT included in the fees

  • Special Options - Horse Riding or Tennis
  • Exam fees (Trinity)
  • Transfers for those arriving/departing outside our free scheduled times on arrival/departure dates at the airports specified above
  • Courier fee (e.g. for visa invitation letter), if required, £50.


Any questions?

Our small dedicated Head Office team are here to help: