The Young Learner

11-16 years - English Academy

A fabulous campus, close to Shrewsbury. Explore a unique part of England


Marymount Levels

Beginner* to advanced
(CEFR A1 - C1)

* Beginner classes only offered up to age of 14


3 July - 31 July 2024 (2, 3 or 4 weeks)



    Explore a unique part of England on an intensive programme of 15 hours' English tuition plus engaging Active English study trips (total 20 hours)


Shrewsbury is well-known as a traditional independent school. It was founded in 1552 and has Charles Darwin amongst its famous 'old boys'. It is situated across the River Severn from the lively market town of Shrewsbury. Manchester and Birmingham airports are approximately 1.5 hours by road; London Heathrow 3-4 hours.

It has an impressive campus with both traditional and modern buildings. The school's impressive sporting facilities include sports pitches, an astroturf, tennis, squash and fives courts, an indoor sports hall and 25m 6-lane swimming pool. There are large IT suites, an art studio and a theatre.

Aerial view of Shrewsbury
Boat House and Main School Building
Cricket pitch and Chapel
Main School Building


English Skills
English Skills
English Workshop
English Skills
English Workshop
English Workshop

Free airport transfers from Heathrow, Birmingham or Manchester


Pierre, France

My three weeks with Discovery Summer was a great experience. I had a lot of fun. I liked meeting new people form all over the world, from UK, Spain, Myanmar, Italy, Denmark.

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Anakin, Thailand

Shrewsbury UK campus is much bigger than Shrewsbury Bangkok. The buildings here are old and traditional and there is so much space with the the fields the football pitches. The equipment is better and there is much more variety in the programme. We like the communication in the classrooms but best of all we've made so many new friends - from Denmark, Italy, Spain, Sweden, France and Belgium.

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Micky, UK

Before I arrived here in Discovery Summer, I had no idea how incredible my experience would be. I have formed outstanding friendships that I am sure will last for the rest of my life. The only negeative of this experience was having to say goodbye to all the amazing pupils and staff. Thank you for allowing me to become a part of such an amazing company.

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English & Multi-Activity

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

Cultural study visits with your teacher enrich your experience

Maximum class size: 12 international students**

**In exceptional circumstances, in order to place students at their correct level, maximum class size may be exceeeded

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. Enter the Shrewsbury 'modern monument' competition - research local sights, collaborate on an idea for a new statue in the town square. Will your idea be selected?

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 Quiz, Code Crafters, Nature ID Challenge, TED talks.

Choose a Workshop (on arrival) that interests you!

Example English Workshop:

Nature ID Challenge
  • Explore the school grounds, identify and take photos of British nature
  • Learn about the life cycle of plants and animals
  • Curate your own British nature photo exhibition

Active English

Visit Shrewsbury town centre with your teacher. Explore British culture as you practice your English with friendly local residents. You'll be amazed at how your confidence grows.

Projects may include:

Scavenger Hunt: Visit the castle, drop into the library, explore the winding medieval street

Local adventures: Discover Darwin's birthplace and learn about architectural styles from the Norman era to now!

Art & Culture: Take in an exhibition at the local gallery, compare the works, write your own reviews

Food lovers: Explore a supermarket and plan a British meal using local ingredients.

Example 'Active English':

Library Visit
  • Visit Shrewsbury library and meet the people who work there
  • Learn about the Dewey system used by libraries to arrange books
  • Upon returning to school, write a short review of your favourite book

Trinity Exam

The Trinity Exam in Spoken English is offered on 16 July and 30 July 2024. It is an optional extra, but recommended, £120

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


  • Mornings: A choice of sports, team challenge, arts and crafts and drama games on 4 mornings per week
  • Evenings: Exciting range of evening activities e.g. mystery nights, talent shows, British games, discos and relaxed nights in houses
  • Special events: Circus skills workshop, Ceilidh (traditional dancing), Nerf Blasters
  • Excursions: 2 per week e.g. Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, Drayton Manor Theme Park
  • Free time: Relax and enjoy time with your new friends.

Boarding Houses
Liverpool Docks excursion
Ceilidh - traditional dancing
IT suite


Useful documents to download in PDF format


  • Shrewsbury has newly refurbished boarding houses with 1-4 bedded rooms. Shared bathrooms
  • Staff/student ratio at least 1:4
  • Resident house parents look after you throughout your stay
  • A school nurse visits regularly
  • 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).

Common Room
Dining Hall
English Class



Course No. Arrival Date Departure Date Weeks Fees
15 Wed 3 July Wed 17 July 2 £3450
16 Wed 3 July Wed 24 July 3 £5175
17 Wed 3 July Wed 31 July 4 £6900
18 Wed 10 July Wed 31 July 3 £5175
19 Wed 17 July Wed 31 July 2 £3450

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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/depart ure days for flights scheduled to arrive/depart between 09.00-16.00 from/to: Heathrow, Manchester or Birmingham airports

NOT included in the fees

  • Sports/Tech Academy sports/tech option (see above)
  • 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.


The Sports/Dance Academy is an intensive programme for those who are passionate about sports or dance. Options include:

Golf, Horse-Riding, Adventure Sports, Dance, Tennis

The Coding & Tech Academy is designed for students interesed in learning the fundementals of code, robotics and game design.

Suitable for all levels from beginners to advanced.