Oxford International Royal Agricultural University — summer school in the UK

  • British Council
  • Summer English School
  • Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, UK
  • From 8 To 17 age



Oxford International Language Centre is organising a summer camp at the Royal Agricultural University. The university is located in the lands of Cyrencester, Gloucestershire. The beauty of the land has made it famous as a symbol of rural England. The university specialises in sports programs. The grounds overlook the rolling hills of the Cotswolds. 

There are classrooms, a canteen, a projector room and a recreation area for students to use. There is a cafeteria and shop close to campus. After school sports and creative workshops are available. Tennis, basketball, football, volleyball and gymnasium facilities are available on campus. There is a wide range of clubs to choose from: dance, drama, photography, yoga and zumba, fashion, art, chess, computer and book clubs. During the programme pupils will take a full day excursion to Oxford College, Bath and Covent Garden for shopping. For two nights they will stay in London. In the evening there are games, a talent show, discos, an outdoor cinema and an international party where they experience different cultures. 

Children are housed on campus next to classrooms and the canteen. The rooms are triple rooms with shared and private facilities, and most of them were renovated last year. A metro station is a 15-minute walk away. Meals are served three times a day and children have a packed lunch at the weekend.

Why choose this school

  • High quality en-suite and standard accommodation

  • All facilities are located around the accommodation, making for a safe and secure site

  • Most bedrooms have been refurbished within the last few years and are well equipped for your stay

  • Located within tranquil countryside with views of the Cotswold landscape

  • 24-hour security team monitor all accommodation blocks

School infrastructure

  • Traditional-style dining hall and social spaces

  • Classes

  • Projector

  • Landscapes

  • Onsite café and shop

Sport infrastructure

  • Tennis & basketball courts

  • Large sports field for football volleyball and other outdoor activities

  • Gym on site that group (availabl for leaders for  a small fee)

Hobbies and clubs

  • Drama

  • Dance

  • Running Club

  • Fine Art

  • Group Mural

  • Self Portraits

  • Still Life

  • Fashion

  • Photography

  • Jewellery Making

  • Yoga

  • Zumba

  • Outdoor Art Class

  • Comic Strip Workshop

  • Think Like Banksy

  • Chess Club

  • Reading Club

  • Computer Club

  • Chill Club

Program description and what is included

RAU runs an English summer camp. The language course is 15 hours a week. Classes are held in the morning and in the afternoon. There are 18 students in the class and the group is formed according to language level. For the teachers it is important to get children talking in an atmosphere of comfort and confidence. The lessons are divided into two parts: a theoretical part and a practical part. In the first part children learn grammar and practice listening skills, in the practical part they learn vocabulary and grammar, talk about culture, art and financial literacy. All levels are available.

  • 15 hours English course per week 
  • Accommodation in three-bed rooms on campus 
  • Three meals a day
  • Fun programme of activities and excursions 
  • Teaching material
  • Bank charges
  • Travel Class travel services
  • Visa processing including translation of documents
  • Health insurance
  • Airport pick up and drop off

Not included:

  • Out of pocket expenses


morning day evening
Day 1 Arrival Arrival Campus tour and ice-breaker activities
Day 2 Placement Test, Welfare Induction and Lessons Orientation of Cirencester Welcome Disco
Day 3 Lessons Onsite Activities Onsite Activities
Day 4 Full day excursion to Bristol with Banksy graffiti walking tour Choice of entrance including SS Great Britain, We The Curious and Aerospace Bristol Onsite Activities
Day 5 iPad Treasure Hunt Lessons Karaoke/Lip Sync Battle
Day 6 Onsite Activities Lessons Outdoor Cinema
Day 7 Full day excursion to Oxford OR Stratford-upon-Avon Entrance to an Oxford College OR Shakespeare's Birthplace Onsite Activities
Day 8 Lessons Lessons International evening
Day 9 Half day to Cirencester Lessons Disco
Day 10 Onsite Activities Lessons Onsite Activities
Day 11 Lessons Onsite Activities Talent Show
Day 12 Lessons Cirencester Photo Challenge Disco
Day 13 Full day exploring London Full day exploring London Overnight in London
Day 14 Full day exploring London Entrance to British Museum Overnight in Residence