The Young Learner



8-13 years - Non-Residential Day Courses - Full Day

08:30-18:00, Monday-Friday


Marymount Levels

Beginner to advanced
(CEFR A1 - C1)


1 July - 2 August 2024 (1 - 5 weeks)

20 hours + activities


This programme takes place at Marymount International School in Kingston-upon-Thames where we also run a residential programme. A private coach, accompanied by our staff, collects children from a pick-up/drop-off point near Gloucester Road Underground Station, Kensington and takes them to the school. The journey takes just over 30 minutes, depending on traffic.

The campus is located on a private residential estate and is ideal for young children. It is safe, compact and has many excellent facilities, set in beautiful gardens. 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


  • Designed for families visiting London. Parents can study with us at Collingham or enjoy free time
  • Family members of different ages can study at different centres
  • A private coach, accompanied by our staff, collects children from Kensington each day.

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Ines, Spain

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

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Leanna, China

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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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A fully residential boarding course is also available, 7 days per week, for 1-3 weeks.

Find out more here.

Lots of opportunities to
experience British culture and speak English with our English Student Hosts!

JUNIORS: 8 - 13 years | FULL DAY

Levels: beginner to advanced

  • Monday to Friday. Coach leaves drop-off point (near Gloucester Road station, Kensington, central London) promptly at 08:30h and returns by 18:00h
  • 20 hours' tuition per week including English Skills, English Workshops and end-of-week presentation which parents are warmly invited to attend
  • English Workshops: Students choose a different workshop each week. e.g. Lego Robotics, Magical Stories, Mad Scientists, Young Filmmakers. Beginners are placed in a workshop appropriate to their level
  • Optional Exams: The Trinity Exam in Spoken English is offered on 12, 19 and 26 July 2024. It is optional, but recommended
  • Maximum class size: 12 international students
  • Full cooked lunch included
  • Afternoons: Wide choice of activities including sports, baking, arts & crafts, fun games, dance and movement
  • Excursions: Wednesday afternoon excursion to e.g. Chessington World of Adventures/Zoo, Hampton Court Palace, Science Museum Wonderlab, Horniman Museum.
Horniman Museum
Hampton Court excursion

Sample Social Programme


English Skills

Before you arrive, you'll be sent our written placement test. 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 Castle, Dream Cities, FabLab (Lego Robotics), Marymount TV, Spies and Detectives and more!

Choose a Workshop (on arrival) that interests you!

Example English Workshops:


Learn how to use Lego sensors and motors to create new and unusual ways to interact with computers.

  • Use simple programming software
  • Learn vocabulary linked to coding and programming
  • Solve problems collaboratively as you make your own video game

Spies Workshop

Write secret codes, solve riddles and learn about fingerprinting as you try and catch the spies.

  • Find out about Sherlock Holmes and his powers of detection
  • Use your analytical thinking skills as you solve riddles
  • Express yourself as you ask questions

Marymount TV

Write your script, make your costumes and perform in your own TV show.

  • Learn new language linked to film and television
  • Assign roles and collaborate to create a short film
  • Speak confidently in front of the camera or audience


Useful documents to download in PDF format


Marymount Full Day : Juniors (8-13)

Course start dates Course finish dates
Monday 1 July 2024 Friday 5 July 2024
Monday 8 July 2024 Friday 12 July 2024
Monday 15 July 2024 Friday 19 July 2024
Monday 22 July 2024 Friday 26 July 2024
Monday 29 July 2024 Friday 2 August 2024


Course length: 1 - 5 weeks


Juniors 8-13 years, Full Day
995 GBP per week

Pick up time 8:30am, drop-off at 6:00pm, Monday-Friday. Private coach service is included in the fees, please contact us with any questions.

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Included in the fees

  • All tuition and teaching materials
  • Student folder, academic report, DS certificate and course photo
  • Entry fees on all excursions and study visits
  • Transport to and from the school
  • Lunch

NOT included in the fees

  • Accommodation or airport transfers
  • Medical and Travel Insurance
  • Optional exam fees (Trinity: £120)
  • Courier fee (e.g. for visa invitation letter), if required, £50.