Junior Summer – Residential

Located in the picturesque seaside town of Penarth in South Wales, just ten minutes by train from Cardiff, Westbourne School is a safe, cosy, well-established British boarding school.

We offer a memorable British summer experience at our boarding school. Westbourne School has a well-established reputation for being one of the UK’s leading coeducational, independent schools. Our aim is to not just offer a summer English course for our young learners but provide students with an authentic British cultural experience whilst offering state-of-the-art facilities.

Programme summary

Programme summary:

  • Dates: Sunday 19th July – Saturday 1st August 2020
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Minimum Stay: 2 weeks
  • Age: 12-17 years old
  • Levels: Elementary (A1) – Advanced (C1)
  • Class Size: 10-15

What does it include?

  • Qualified teachers with international experience teaching young learners
  • 15 hours of General English lesson per week, from Monday to Friday
  • 15 hours of social activities per week, from Monday to Friday
  • 6 Evening activities per week
  • One full day (Saturday) excursion per week
  • All course materials
  • Project work
  • End-of-course certificate
  • Accommodation: Residential/full-board (3 meals per day)
  • Airport collection and drop off (Cardiff, Bristol and London Heathrow airport)

Course outcomes:

This enjoyable summer course is based around three themes, one for each week. Thoughtfully based around the cultures of English-speaking countries, New Zealand, Britain, and the USA, the daily programme takes a creative project approach. The exemplary teaching, by highly qualified and internationally experienced educators, will enrich the input and stretch your son or daughter's curiosity and critical thinking skills. When making educational planning decisions for your family, you can sure that a memorable summer with Connect International English Academy will accelerate their academic progress.

Daily classes will focus on the vocabulary and grammar needed to understand and then to write scientific descriptions and stories, and will teach the study skills needed for a young person to seek out the information to present their own ideas effectively and accurately. Adjacent to the school is a beautiful Public Library with kind and helpful staff who will be pleased to assist your child with their guided project work, always accompanied by their own class teachers.

World class local facilities:

Within Westbourne School itself are large modern spaces for sport, drama, dance, and painting, and this combination of varied academic input with essential study skills, and creative fun, will build your child's confidence and motivate their life-long enthusiasm for learning through English.

  • Wide range of sport facilities catering to all interests


Our junior residential programme is selected for its excellent facilities and secure environment.

  • Girls and boys are accommodated separately
  • All meals are taken at the school, except on excursion days when packed lunches are provided
  • Fresh fruit is always on offer and a home cooked meal every night
  • Special dietary options such as vegetarian, gluten free and halal are available
  • Full laundry and ironing is included once a week
  • Bedding is provided
  • Our residence is a safe, and well-established British boarding school
  • Houseparents are on site 24/7

Sample Programme:

Timetable subject to change

Sample of social activities:

*social program subject to change

On Saturday (full day excursion) students will be able to visit local sights and cities such as Caerphilly, Tenby, Bath, Oxford, Cambridge and London. Students must take part in the full social programme and are not permitted to go off on their own during activities.

Safeguarding and Health and Safety:

Connect International English Academy is fully compliant with the UK laws, and all aspects of British Council Accreditation. Our teachers and staff have enhanced DBS clearance, First Aid and Health and Safety training. We make sure that our younger learners are in safe and secure learning environment.

Welfare and Student Care:

The welfare of each child is our first priority. We take care for young leaner very seriously and we take responsibilities for them. We have policies and procedures to follow and make sure our younger have best experience. We follow a strict code of welfare as part of our Safer Academy Policy.


Duration Course, activities, excursion and Residency/person
2 weeks