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Millfield English Language Holiday Courses
For students aged 6-17 years, 1 – 15 April and 1 July – 19 August 2012. 

Millfield is a top English public school and when term finishes for the year round students the holiday courses start!  The Millfield English Language Holiday Courses are well established, in 2011 we had over 1100 students from 54 countries.  Many students return year after year and then some come back as staff!  We are accredited by the British Council, members of English UK and the very first summer school invited to join Quality English.  We are a Trinity and a Cambridge examination centre and have an enviable success rate with exam results.  We are a winner of the Language Travel Magazine star award ‘Best High School’ and have been nominated for the award four years in a row.

The Easter course runs for two weeks and the summer course runs for seven.  We have three beautiful and safe campuses in rural Somerset (southwest of the United Kingdom) with facilities difficult to surpass including one 50m and two 25m swimming pools, three golf courses, polo fields, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, two theatres and two concert halls, many sports halls and many other top class facilities.  We cater for students aged 6 – 17 years old of all abilities, 6-11 year olds on the Millfield Prep School campus, 12-17 year olds at either Millfield or Downside.  We are all one big family and all three campuses come together at various times throughout the course in summer for social events to enable siblings and friends on other campuses to meet up.  (The Easter course is held on the Millfield campus and is for students aged 12-17 years old).

All students have 15 hours per week English tuition in small classes in the mornings with children of a similar age and ability.  In the afternoons they enjoy the following options, (combinations of which can be chosen on a weekly basis):

Preparation for UK Schools Course or Cambridge Exam Course offering a further 8hrs of English tuition and academic lessons.
Sport academies with qualified instructors, (athletics, swimming, basketball, golf, tennis, fencing, football, badminton, hockey, squash, riding, rugby, tetrathlon)
Specialist tuition in academy dance, drama, fashion, etiquette, young leaders, film, rock music, musical theatre, chess, cookery or fine art.
Sports and recreation (participation in a wide variety of activities), which is our most popular course for seniors (12 -17 yrs) and the option for all juniors (6-11yrs). 

These afternoon course options can be mixed and matched on a weekly basis depending on campus. Teaching staff are appropriately qualified for the age of students, many have been teaching on our course for many years.  We are pleased to have some superb coaches for our academies, many of whom work at Millfield all year round such as 6 times World Champion Squash player and coach Jonah Barrington, Chess Grand Master Matthew Turner and England Rugby Player Jon Mallett. Our Film Academy is lead by a professional documentary film maker Daniel Emmerson.  All students are accommodated in boarding houses on one of the three campuses and participate fully in the social programme and excursions.  These typically include Saturday night themed discos, English village fête, football competitions, quizzes, talent shows, Mini-Olympics and swimming galas.  We are in an ideal location to enjoy visiting some of the very best locations in the U.K. and excursions include trips to Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, Bristol Science Museum, Warwick Castle, visits to the coast and Theme Parks. 

Optional extras are available:
An early bird week in Oxford, Downside campus or Prep School campus
London or Oxford Weekend trips (Seniors, summer)
Trinity Examination, recognised qualifications


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