The Young Learner

7-13 years - Non-Residential Course - Full Day

English classes + afternoon activities; 09:00-17:00 Monday to Friday


Collingham Levels

Beginner to upper intermediate
(CEFR A1 - B2)


28 June - 6 August 2021 (1 - 6 weeks)

20 hours

Covid Safe


The course takes place at Baden Powell House (corner of Queen's Gate and Cromwell Road), just 5 minutes' walk from Gloucester Road and South Kensington Underground stations. The air-conditioned building has spacious classrooms and a safe, outdoor roof terrace.

Baden Powell House
Roof Terrace
Natural History Museum


  • Designed for families visiting London. Parents can study with us at our nearby Collingham centre or enjoy free time
  • Family members of different ages can study at different centres
  • A truly multi-national experience in central London!

Alara, Turkey

It is my first time here at Discovery Summer. I have made new friends from different countries (Italy, Portugal, Norway). It has helped my English so much. The Science Museum was amazing - I saw so many rockets. I want to come again next year!

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Ibrahim, Italy

I like when we do activities. Lesson time is great. I am learning to read this week. I like the museum, we saw space - I have made new friends. I will come here again next year.

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JUNIORS: 7 - 13 years | FULL DAY

Levels: beginner* to upper intermediate

* Beginner classes subject to availability
  • 09:00-17:00h Monday - Friday
  • 20 hours' tuition per week including English Skills, English Workshops and end-of-week presentation
  • English Workshops e.g. Animation, British Comics, Drama, Pop-Up Storybooks, Rocket Design and more!
  • Maximum class size: 14 students
  • A highlight of the week is the mid-week study visit with your teacher to one of the Kensington museums (Science, Natural History, V&A), a short walk away
  • Afternoon activities, led in English, include arts & crafts, games on the terrace, team-building activities, traditional sports days in Kensington Gardens (10 minutes' walk away)
  • On Friday afternoons parents are invited to attend the end-of-week English Workshop presentations
  • When you finish the course, you'll receive an end-of-week course report, Discovery certificate and class photo.
Find out more about a typical week at Queen's Gate


English Skills

Before you arrive, you'll be sent our written placement test. On arrival, you'll be given an oral test and placed into a multi-national 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. Write a postcard to your friends about your visit to London.

A little homework is set each day.

Focus on phonics for low level learners - learn to read confidently!

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. Animation, British Comics, Drama, Recycled Art, Rocket Design and more!

Choose a Workshop (on arrival) that interests you!

Example English Workshops:

Design your own characters, create a new world and write a comic

  • Use new vocabulary linked to books and comics
  • Explore classic British comics
  • Develop your ability to write and tell a story

Learn how to write, produce and perform in a short play!

  • Use new vocabulary linked to acting, drama and the theatre
  • Develop your public speaking skills
  • Gain confidence in expressing yourself

Research, design and build your own rocket

  • Collaborate as you research how to design your rocket
  • Find out about what life is like for astronauts
  • Solve problems as you develop your rocket

View the locations of our Day centres

London Day Locations


Weekly afternoon or evening family social event (at extra cost) e.g. dine in a local restaurant, play games in the park, take a Thames river cruise, West End musical.

Young Entrepreneurs
River Cruise
Park games
Park Games



Click here to download a Sample Programme

Day courses: you arrange your own accommodation.

Click here for a list of recommended options close to the school


Queen's Gate Full Day : Juniors (7-13)

Course start dates Course finish dates
Monday 28 June 2021 Friday 2 July 2021
Monday 5 July 2021 Friday 9 July 2021
Monday 12 July 2021 Friday 16 July 2021
Monday 19 July 2021 Friday 23 July 2021
Monday 26 July 2021 Friday 30 July 2021
Monday 2 August 2021 Friday 6 August 2021

Course length: 1 - 6 weeks


Juniors 7-13 years, Full Day*
750 GBP per week

*Full Day course is from 09:00h-17:00h, Monday-Friday. 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

NOT included in the fees

  • Accommodation or airport transfers
  • Medical and Travel Insurance
  • Optional family social events
  • Courier fee (e.g. for visa invitation letter), if required, £50.