Group Courses During Academic Year

English Today enjoys having its own boarding and classroom facilities within the campus of Culford School.  Consequently, we are able to offer year-round courses to foreign schools, for them to send us groups of their students, accompanied by some of their teachers, during their school academic year.  Many national governments encourage such course visits and help to fund them.  Our own teachers care for the students from breakfast time until sometime after supper, allowing the accompanying national teachers to relax or go sight-seeing, shopping etc.  In the later evening, the national teachers take control and sleep under the same roof.

In addition to year groups, we are able to offer Summer School facilities, to a much larger number of students, when we occupy much of the boarding facilities of the main Culford School.  Of necessity, Summer School courses are run a little differently from Academic Year Groups, as explained below.

Whilst each day is different, a typical day for both types of course is shown here.


Academic year courses can be tailored to suit the requirements of the visiting school group.  Whilst we have a typical programme for a 2 week course, around which we plan our activities, we always liaise with each group’s lead teacher, before arrival, to confirm the standards and special requirements of the group.  If required, some courses can be reduced to one week.

Summer School is offered to all nationalities; the more variety, the better.  Some students arrive in groups organised by their schools, or by national agents, or by groups of parents clubbing together.  But many students are individually booked by their parents acting on their own.  We are able to accommodate a few group leaders, but our own staff maintain close care and responsibility for the students 24 hours per day.  Consequently, summer students are assessed in their abilities on arrival and organised into appropriate classes, of mixed nationalities, tailored to their abilities.


Booking should be made directly with the Director, John Endean or on +44 (0)1284 38 5516.


We currently have availability as follows:

English Today Bookings 2018 to 2019

Arrival Date Departure Date Booking
Saturday 1 September 2018 Thursday 13 September 2018 Booked
Sunday 16 September 2018 Saturday 22 September 2018 Booked
Saturday 22 September 2018 Saturday 13 October 2018 Booked
Tuesday 16 October 2018 Saturday 27 October 2018 Booked
Sunday 28 October 2018 Saturday 3 November 2018 Available
Sunday 4 November 2018 Friday 9 November 2018 Booked
Sunday 11 November 2018 Friday 16 November 2018 Booked
Sunday 18 November 2018 Saturday 24 November 2018 Available 1 week
Sunday 25 November 2018 Saturday 8 December 2018 Available 2 weeks
Saturday 8 December 2018 Saturday 7 January 2019 Christmas/NY Break
Sunday 6 January 2019 Saturday 12 January 2019 Staff Training
Sunday 13 January 2019 Friday 1 February 2019 Booked
Sunday 3rd February 2019 Saturday 9 February 2019 Available  1 week
Sunday 10 February 2019 Friday 22 February 2019 Booked
Sunday 24 February 2019 Thursday 7 March 2019 Booked
Sunday 10 March 2019 Saturday 23 March 2019 Available  2 weeks
Sunday 24 March 2019 Friday 5 April 2019 Booked
Saturday 7 April 2019 Thursday 18 April 2019 Booked
Sunday 19 April 2019 Friday 27 April 2019 Easter Break
Sunday 29 April 2019 Saturday 4 May 2019 Available  1 week
Saturday 4 May 2019 Saturday 11 May 2019 Booked
Saturday 11 May 2019 Saturday 18 May 2019 Booked
Sunday 19 May 2019 Sunday 26 May 2019 Booked
Sunday 26 May 2019 Friday 7 June 2019 Booked
Sunday 9 June 2019 Saturday 15 June 2019 Booked
Monday 17 June 2019 Friday 28 June 2019 Booked
Sunday 30 June 2019 Saturday 6 July 2019 Available 1 week
Saturday 6 July 2019 Saturday 13 July 2019

SUMMER SCHOOL Please enquire for place availability

Saturday  13 July 2019 Saturday  20 July 2019
Saturday 20 July 2019 Saturday  27 July 2019
Saturday 27 July 2019 Saturday  3 August 2019
Sunday 4 August 2019 Sunday 11 August 2019 Summer Break
Sunday 11 August 2019 Sunday 18 August 2019 Summer Break
Sunday 18 August 2019 Sunday 25th August 2019 Summer Break
Sunday 25th August 2019 Sunday 1 September Summer Break

If you would like to discuss visiting us for any part of any these periods, please contact us as soon as possible.  Even if your preferred weeks are shown as booked, please contact to discuss possibilities.

SUMMER SCHOOL places are often available until very shortly before the start of courses; please contact for more information.