The Young Learner

8-13 years - English + Multi-Activity

A warm, family atmosphere - ideal for your first time away.


Marymount Levels

Beginner to advanced
(CEFR A1 - C1)


29 June - 3 August 2024 (1, 2 or 3 weeks)

20 hours


Marymount International School, 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. London Heathrow and Gatwick airports under an hour away.

Kingston upon Thames and Richmond Park are close by.

We offer a wide variety of indoor sports, including basketball, volleyball, and badminton. Outdoors, there is 5-a-side football, a tennis court, dance studio and a large garden for games and activities.

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

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 activities, 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*

*In exceptional cases, in order to place students at their correct level, maximum class size may be exceeded.

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 as you communicate effectively in spoken and written English. Classes are lively, interactive and fun e.g. Summer party - plan the perfect party, create the menu, write the invitations and welcome your guests!

English Workshops

Explore new topics and boost your confidence in spoken English as you learn through doing in these fun, task based sessions.

Students choose a different workshop each week. e.g. British tea party, Drama & Music, Lego Robotics, Magical Stories, Mad Scientists, Young FilmMakers.

Choose a workshop (on arrival) that interests you. Beginners are placed in a workshop appropriate to their level.

Example English Workshop:

Lego Robotics Workshop

Work collaboratively, learn to use block code and programme a lego robot

  • Design your robot and use logical thinking to decide what it can do
  • Work as a team to programme your robot
  • Use the Makey Makey invention kit to turn everyday objects into touchpads

Trinity Exam

Graded Exam in Spoken English

The Trinity Exam is offered on 12, 19 and 26 July 2024. It is an optional extra, but recommended, £120

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


Useful documents to download in PDF format


  • Full and varied afternoon and evening programme
  • 2 excursion per week e.g. London (Tower Bridge, Tower of London, Thames river cruise, shopping in Hamleys, Science Museum Wonderlab), Chessington World of Adventures/Zoo, Leeds Castle, Hampton Court
  • Choice of afternoon activities including sports, arts and crafts, baking, fun games, drama
  • Evening activities include team challenges, talent shows, traditional British games, fun nights in houses and discos
  • Special events include: circus skills and steel pan drumming workshops
  • Swimming at a local pool on some Saturdays
  • PLUS: Lots of opportunities to practise English with our English Student Hosts.
View a full list of sports/activities on offer

Tower Bridge excursion
Sports hall
Circus Skills
Buckingham Palace
London Eye
Richmond Park Nature Walk


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

Professionally coached extra sports options:

Tennis: £100/week
  • On site
  • All levels
  • 2 sessions per week, up to 2 hours per session
All the basic skills are coached and practice matches arranged
Horse-riding: £100/week
  • Off site. The riding stables have good facilities for indoor/outdoor training in Richmond Park.
  • Beginner/elementary levels
  • 1 session per week, up to 2 hours per session
Protective hats and boots are supplied and transportation included.

Special Sports Options


  • Staff/student ratio 1:4 ensuring a high level of care and very close supervision at all times
  • Resident house parents look after you throughout your stay
  • A school nurse visits regularly
  • Small, attractively-furnished and extremely well-kept bedrooms (1-3 beds) of a very high standard. Shared bathrooms
  • 3 meals a day and snacks provided. A healthy range of food to suit international students
  • Restricted access to mobile phones. WiFi available (at specific times). wifi

Nurse visit
Food display


Centre Video

View more student videos on the DS Marymount YouTube channel


Course No. Arrival Date Departure Date Weeks Fees
Sat 29 June
Sat 6 July
Sat 29 June
Sat 13 July
Sat 29 June
Sat 20 July
Sat 6 July
Sat 20 July
Sat 6 July
Sat 27 July
Sat 13 July
Sat 27 July
Sat 13 July
Sat 3 Aug
8 Sat 20 July Sat 3 Aug 2 £3450
9 Sat 27 July Sat 3 Aug 1 £1725

Room size: 1-3 | Hours' tuition/week: 20 | Max. class size: 12

Trinity exam £120
Tennis coaching £100/week
Horse riding £100/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
  • 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/departure days for flights scheduled to arrive/depart between 09.00-16.00 from/to: Heathrow or Gatwick
  • For transfers on specific dates/times from/to Eurostar St. Pancras, please contact us.

NOT included in the fees

  • Special Options - Horse Riding or Tennis
  • Optional exam fees (Trinity £120)
  • 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: