Academic Summer: International Summer School

Sidcot School works closely with Academic Summer, an organisation that provides short language development courses at the school during the summer holidays. Academic Summer offers a unique day or boarding programme for overseas and British students aged 7 to 18.

What Is Academic Summer?

Academic Summer provides an exciting and varied academic programme that’s designed to enrich all students, whether they’re from the UK or overseas. Whether you’re an international or British student, you’ll find a wide choice of academic subjects on offer via this varied international summer school. 

You’ll have the opportunity to build relationships with fellow students outside of the classroom, develop your English language skills, and visit places around the UK. It’s a great way to spend the summer in between school years, or to get to know your fellow students before joining Sidcot for the first time.

Academic Summer values discovery and exploration, and aims to equip you with essential study skills to enrich your learning.

The Benefits Of Attending An International Summer School

Taking part in Academic Summer can help to support your learning, whether you’re preparing for a school or college in the UK, GCSEs, A Levels, the IB Diploma or even university. The programme will support your academic development, making you better prepared for your student careers and more attractive to the institutions recruiting you, giving you a competitive edge over your peers. Find out more about some of Sidcot’s leavers’ destinations.

Attending Academic Summer will also help to enrich your learning and teamwork skills outside of the classroom. As a part of the programme, you’ll also enjoy an inspiring and balanced leisure programme including guided trips to interesting destinations such as London, Oxford, Brighton, and Birmingham etc, for a range of enjoyable activities, including: 

  • Fencing
  • Archery
  • Climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Adventure golf
  • Various sports
  • Charity events
  • Leadership workshops
  • Talks from guest speakers

Download the Academic Summer brochure for more information. 


Students who’ve accepted a place at Sidcot School for the following September receive a 5% discount from the Academic Summer fees. We encourage our international students to take advantage of this opportunity in order to ensure their English language is as good as possible for their start at Sidcot. Find out more about our EAL (English as an additional language) provision.