The Young Learner



Juniors 11-14 years

The Radley campus is outstanding in every respect and close to Oxford.


Radley Levels

Elementary to proficiency
(CEFR A2 - C2)


10 July - 7 August 2024 (2, 3 or 4 weeks)

20 hours


Radley College campus, set in 320 hectares of parkland, is situated close to Oxford and within easy reach of London. The nearest airport is London Heathrow, an hour away.

The facilities for study, sports and recreation are outstanding, including art studios, large IT suites and a new Science Lecture Theatre.

Sporting facilities include football, rugby and cricket pitches, athletics track, tennis courts, a Real Tennis court, squash and fives courts, indoor 25m 6-lane swimming/ diving pool and sports hall.

Radley College Mansion
Radley campus
Radley aerial view
Radley lake

"We're looking forward to welcoming you in 2024 for another action-packed Radley experience!"

Gary, Centre Manager


  • Ideal for confident young learners who have been away from home before
  • Outstanding campus - the facilities for study and recreation are superb.

Antonia, Germany

When I arrived very nice English Student Hosts came to us and asked us how the flight was. Then we had dinner, the food was very good. On the following day we went to Thorpe Park. It was really funny. The next few days we had English lessons, Workshops and activities, but on Sunday we went to Warwick Castle. And on Tuesday evening was the disco. The thing I liked the most here in Radley is the food and that you get to know new people.

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Hortense, France

Discovery Summer is for me one of the most wonderful centers in the world. Last week we went to Thorpe Park and it was amazing. Then we went to an old castle. Yesterday we met lions, giraffes, pigs and a lot of other animals. I really like it. I really want to go to Discovery Summer next year.

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Chloe, Hong Kong

Discovery Summer is a great progamme for young people to make friends from all over the world, it offers oppurtunities for us to step out of our comfort zone and improve our social skills, there are a lot of activites that I will not be able to experience at home and the staff are very friendly and patient.

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Eren, Turkey

It's been a great experience for me being a part of Discovery Summer family. Every staff member were very nice to us. I won't forget anyone here. I hope I will seem them next year. Thank you for this opportunity.

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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 divided between English Skills and English Workshops and end-of-week presentations

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

Develop core skills as you communicate effectively in spoken and written English. Classes are lively, interactive and fun e.g. Royal roleplays - research a day in the life of King Charles, write interview questions, imagine his answers.

English Workshops

Each week you choose from a range of global minds projects e.g. British Culture, Digital Media, Drama & Music, Green Thinking, Global Futures, Science & Tech, The Universe and Health & Wellbeing.

You'll explore new topics and build confidence in important life skills (e.g. critical thinking, problem solving). Learn through researching, discussing, collaborating and creating.

Global Futures Design a smart gadget

  • Research the best and worst smart gadgets
  • Make predictions about the future
  • Design your own gadget, pitch your idea to the class
Global Futures

Trinity Exam

The Trinity Exam in Spoken English is offered on 23, 30 July and 6 August 2024. It is an optional extra, but recommended, £120

English Skills
English Skills
Student Host in class
Student Host in class
English Workshop
Global Minds
Class in IT suite
Class in IT suite

Presentation skills
Presentation skills
Student Host in class
Student Host in class


Useful documents to download in PDF format


  • Staff/student ratio at least 1:4
  • Very close supervision at all times
  • A school nurse visits regularly
  • Traditional boarding houses. Single study bedrooms and some cubicles (partitioned dormitories) all with washbasins. Shared bathrooms.
  • 3 meals a day and healthy snacks provided. A healthy range of food to suit international students
  • Restricted access to mobile phones. WiFi available.
Junior's Academic Building
Food Display / Dinning hall
Clock Tower Court
Single Study Bedrooms
Single Study Bedroom
Clock Tower Court
Single Study Bedroom
Student Host in dining room


  • Afternoons: Wide choice of afternoon activities including sports, fitness, arts & crafts, music and dance
  • Evening: Exciting range of evening activities e.g. team challenges, mystery nights, talent shows, British games, discos and relaxed nights in houses
  • Special events: Ceilidh (traditional dancing), archery, Nerf Blasters
  • Excursions: 2 per week e.g. London, Oxford, Thorpe Park, Warwick Castle
  • Free time: Relax and enjoy time with your new friends
  • Special Options - Tennis or Fencing (at extra cost).
Warwick Castle excursion
British games - Croquet
Oxford Excursion
Tennis coaching
Athletics track
London Excursion



Aerial View


Course No. Arrival Date Departure Date Weeks Fees
10 Weds 10 July Weds 24 July 2 £3750
11 Weds 10 July Weds 31 July 3 £5625
12 Weds 10 July Weds 7 Aug 4 £7500
13 Weds 17 July Weds 7 Aug 3 £5625
14 Weds 24 July Weds 7 Aug 2 £3750

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

*Some shared 'cubicles' (partitioned dormitories with individual wash basins) are available.

Special Options

Tennis coaching £100/week
Fencing coaching £100/week

Academic Extras

Trinity exam £120

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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

NOT included in the fees

  • Special Options - Fencing 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?

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