LAL London St Mary’s University — summer school in the UK
Summer English School

  • British Council
  • English UK
  • ALTO



Program description and what is included

The language course is 15 hours a week. Classes take place in the morning and afternoon. On arrival, students take an English level test. Based on the results, students are divided into groups of up to 15 students. The main focus is on developing speaking and listening skills and confidence in using English in a variety of situations. The school has spacious classrooms, a student lounge and laundry facilities. All levels are available.

  • 15 hours English course per week
  • Teaching materials
  • Certificate of Course Completion
  • Accommodation in residence
  • Leisure and excursion programme 
  • Three meals per day
  • Bank charges
  • Travel Class travel services
  • Visa processing including translation of documents
  • Health insurance
  • Airport pick up and drop off (for groups)

Not included:

  • Out of pocket expenses


The school has, unfortunately, been permanently closed.


St. Mary’s University is a modern university campus and was founded in 1850. It is located in Strawberry Hill, a suburb of Twickenham (population 21,000), in south west London. The campus also includes Strawberry Hill House, a neo-Gothic castle, built in 1747, renovated in 2013, which was the prestigious home of Horace Walpole, the son of Britain’s first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole. In the summer LAL Language School organizes a summer camp here. In 2018 children of 50 nationalities from five continents attended this place.

Children can opt for sports events and excursions. Sport infrastructure is represented by tennis, basketball, volleyball courts, soccer and hockey fields, badminton courts. The program includes walks in Regent's Park Royal Garden, Hampton Court Palace and Disco Cruise on the Thames. The kids will also see the legendary wax figures of Madame Tussauds and experiment with science models at the science museum. In the evening, students do puzzles, take part in sports competitions, sing karaoke and have fun at discos. 

Students are accommodated in the university residence in single rooms. The rooms are clean and comfortable, your child will have all they need to study and rest. Breakfasts, lunches and dinners are served in the canteen. 

Why choose this school

  • Expert management
  • Returning staff
  • Modern accomodation on your choice 
  • Vast experience 
  • 10 minutes’ walk to Town and 30 minutes’ train ride to Central London
  • Innovative lessons
  • Undescribable and varied leisure programme

School infrastructure

  • Free wireless internet throughout the campus
  • Fully staffed administration office
  • Student Union Hall/event room
  • Large auditorium holding up to 200 people
  • 24 hour security
  • Medical & travel insurance included
  • Limited free laundry service

Sport infrastructure

  • Large indoor sports hall (basketball/badminton/7-a-side football/volleyball)
  • Indoor hard tennis courts
  • Extensive fields for outdoor sports, including a marked football/hockey pitch

Hobbies and clubs

  • Arts and Crafts (T-shirt painting, glass painting)
  • Quizzes
  • Talent Show & Karaoke
  • Themed Discos
  • Gladiator Contest and Mini-Olympics
  • Team Challenges
  • Party Games & Auction Night

Recommended arrival cities

  • London


Waldegrave Road, Twickenham TW1 4SX, UK

Sample program

  • 1 day

    Morning. Arrivals / Departures
    Day. Arrivals / Departures
    Evening. Treasure Hunts

  • 2 day

    Morning. Tour of school and Twickenham
    Day. Induction
    Evening. Welcome Disco

  • 3 day

    Morning. Southbank Walk
    Day. Lessons
    Evening. Dragon's Den

  • 4 day

    Morning. Kingston
    Day. Lessons
    Evening. Quiz Night

  • 5 day

    Morning. Activities
    Day. Lessons
    Evening. Dinner in Center London

  • 6 day

    Morning. Hampton Court
    Day. Lessons
    Evening. Bigger, Better, Best

  • 7 day

    Morning. Camden & Regent's Park
    Day. Camden & Regent's Park
    Evening. Speed Friending & Disco

  • 8 day

    Morning. Activities/Optional Excursion/ Premium Option
    Day. Activities/Optional Excursion/ Premium Option
    Evening. Trash Fashion

  • 9 day

    Morning. Lessons
    Day. Mini Olympics
    Evening. Gladiator Contest

  • 10 day

    Morning. Lessons
    Day. Royal Walk
    Evening. Murder Mystery Night

  • 11 day

    Morning. Lessons
    Day. British Museum or Madame Tussaud’s
    Evening. Talent Show & Karaoke

  • 12 day

    Morning. Lessons
    Day. West End Walk & Thames Disco Cruise
    Evening. West End Walk & Thames Disco Cruise

  • 13 day

    Morning. Lessons
    Day. Natural History/ Science Museum or Tower of London
    Evening. Casino & Auction

  • 14 day

    Morning. Oxford
    Day. Oxford
    Evening. Graduation & Farewell Party

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