Useful Information


The wellbeing and safety of the students staying with us is our absolute priority.

Day or night our staff are always available for our students to talk to or to address any concerns you might have. Our managers can be contacted 24 hours a day during the summer and by phone or email throughout the rest of the year to discuss any aspect of the summer programme.

Although most students settle into the summer school environment very quickly, we know that some can feel more anxious, especially when it's their first time away or at a summer school. This is exactly why we maintain a proactive attitude when it comes to welfare. From wake-up to lights out, our staff are continually interacting with students meaning that they are closely supervised and any issues that may arise or questions they might have can be resolved quickly.

What's more, the staff leading our summer programme are all subject to a full DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service) and we have first-aid trained staff on site at all times for added safety.

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Our Campus

The campus we use is located on the grounds of the prestigious and long-standing Liverpool College school, in the relaxed surroundings of south Liverpool. The site is under 20 minutes from Liverpool airport, 45 minutes from Manchester airport and can be easily reached from the centre of Liverpool.

As we have use of the site's superb accommodation, classrooms, sports facilities and cafeteria, there is no need for time-consuming travel, instead, everything students need is within easy reach and we can make the most of time on site. The site is also safe and secure, as it can only be accessed by staff and students.

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Course Fees and Dates

Our full 2020 course dates are 06/07 - 10/08 and bookings are available for 2, 3, 4 or 5 weeks

Our weekly course fee is £975 and covers all aspects of the course including:

  • 15 hours of English classes per week
  • All academic material and a student workbook
  • All meals, snacks and drinks
  • Accommodation in single or shared room
  • All afternoon and evening activities
  • 2 excursions per week
  • Course certificate and progress report
  • Trip to London in weeks 2 and 4.

We also offer extras such as one-to-one conversation sessions, please contact us or see our make a booking page for further information

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Visas and Insurance

Students from certain countries require a visa to come to the United Kingdom and join our summer school. We advise checking with the British consulate or embassy in your home country to see whether this is necessary in your case or visiting

If you do require one, the type of visa to apply for is a Short-Term Study (child) Visa. You should not apply for a Tier 4 Student or Tier 4 (Child) Student Visa. While visa applications are the responsibility of the individual making the booking, Your English Summer is able to assist with applications by providing a Visa Support Letter. Once we have received the deposit payment (or upon receipt of the full payment if the booking is made after Monday 11th May 2020) we can provide a Visa Support Letter containing the following information:

  • The student's full name and date of birth
  • His or her passport number, issue and expiry date
  • The course start and finish dates as well as the full address of the school where the child will be staying
  • The total cost of the course
  • Confirmation that the course is residential with all meals, English lessons and activities included

Your English Summer can also arrange for the original letter to be sent to you by courier, for a charge of £80. However, this is not always necessary so please check with your Embassy whether you need to provide the original letter or whether an emailed copy is sufficient. If you do require the courier service this can be selected on the booking form.

To come to the United Kingdom as a Short-Term Study visitor you must be able to show that the student:

  • has been offered a place on a course in the UK at an accepted place of study for a limited period, not exceeding 6 months;
  • has a parent/ guardian that agrees to them travelling and can financially support them;
  • does not intend to seek private medical treatment during the visit (other than in an emergency);
  • does not intend to take employment in the United Kingdom;
  • is under the age of 18;
  • can demonstrate that suitable arrangements have been made for travel to and from the United Kingdom and that reception and care in the United Kingdom have been arranged for the duration of the stay;
  • has a parent or guardian in the child's home country or country of habitual residence who is responsible for his or her care.

It is worth remembering that visa applications take different amounts of time for different countries, and that this period is often around 20 working days (or 3 - 4 weeks). If a student requires a visa we advise that you begin the application process as early as possible - most Embassies will accept visa applications up to 3 months before the proposed date of travel. Once you receive the visa we ask that you email us a scanned copy of the child's passport and the visa. We reserve the right to cancel a booking if we have not received a copy of the visa 3 weeks before the course arrival date.

If the Short-Term Study (Child) visa application is refused, then provided we receive a valid visa refusal letter, a full refund will be given, minus a £200 administration fee. No refund will be given in the instance where either or both of the following criteria apply:

  • The visa application was not made early enough to allow for the necessary application time period as indicated by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)
  • Certain necessary documentation, as indicated by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI), was not provided.

Where a visa is refused, the parent/ guardian must be able to prove that all necessary steps were taken to obtain the correct visa. For more information on applying for a visa see the links below:

We provide all students with fully comprehensive travel insurance, the cost of which is included in student course fees.

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Travel to the UK

Our course fees do not include travel costs, which must be booked and paid for separately. Once we have confirmed your child's place on the course, we kindly ask that you provide their travel details as far in advance of arrival as possible, especially if you would like to book a transfer.

When making your arrangements, travel to the school should be on the course arrival date (either Monday 6, Monday 20 July or Monday 27 July). These are days when we welcome all our students to the school, the course then starts on the following day.

Transfer Service
We offer a student transfer service to and from Heathrow airport, either by taxi or coach.

This means that a member of our team would be waiting at the airport to ensure your child's safe journey to the school or would accompany them on departure at the end of the course. This service is essential for any students travelling alone. Where this is the case, we also suggest checking whether your airline offers an "Unaccompanied Minor" service. If so, a member of the airline staff would help your child during the flight and bring them through to arrivals where they would meet a named member of our staff. In either case, we will always provide the name of the member of staff who will be meeting your child at the airport.

For early-morning or late-night arrivals or departures, or those involving other airports, we can arrange a taxi transfer, please contact us for more information.

Parents are, of course, also warmly welcome to drop off or collect students at the school in person, we would simply request the name of the individual who will be collecting in advance.

Travel from the UK
When it comes to leaving the school and the UK, flights should be booked for the stated departure date (Monday 20th or 27th July or Monday 3rd or 8th August). Alternatively, parents/ guardians are welcome to collect children from the campus, where this is the case we ask that you do so on the morning of the departure date in question.

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