LAL Tavistock Mount Kelly School — summer school in the UK

  • British Council
  • English UK
  • Summer English School
  • Tavistock PL19 0HZ, UK
  • From 7 To 16 age



Mount Kelly is a private, independent school, which was built in 1877 to educate the sons of naval officers. It is located on the outskirts of the market town of Tavistock (population: 11,000), in Devon, in the south west of England, on the very edge of Dartmoor, one of the most famous National Parks in the UK. The main school is a stunning sight set in vast, beautiful grounds.

Mount Kelly gives us the opportunity to take up to 180 students from many different countries offering good quality accommodation, innovative lessons and an exciting and varied leisure programme. Expert management, returning staff and vast experience ensure that LAL Summer Schools maintain the highest operational standards possible.

Why choose this school

  • The language school of LAL Tavistock has a convenient location

  • A school based on a secondary school occupies a part of an ancient building reminiscent of the Hogwarts from the Harry Potter films

  • The lessons in the school are held in classrooms and outdoors. The main method of teaching is communicative. It provides the opportunity for students to practice English from the first lesson

  • The academic summer program provides for the study of English in standard school conditions and during excursions, recreational activities

  • The school has its own "center of adventure"

School infrastructure

  • Large classrooms, many with audio visual equipment

  • Computer Room

  • Common rooms with TVs, DVD players & indoor games

  • Limited free wireless internet around most of the campus

  • Theatre

  • Fully-staffed administration office

  • Medical & travel* insurance included (Cancellation cover only for EU-based students.)

  • DVD projector & large screen

  • Limited free laundry service

  • Snack shop providing snacks and drinks on-site

Sport infrastructure

  • All-weather pitch forming either 1 hockey/football pitch or 4 tennis courts

  • Indoor heated 25m swimming pool (limited sessions and lifeguard always in attendance)

  • Hard tennis courts & squash courts

  • Extensive fields for outdoor sports, including a marked football/hockey pitch

Hobbies and clubs

  • Arts and Crafts (T-shirt painting, glass painting)

  • Summer Fete

  • Gladiator Contest and Mini-Olympics

  • Party Games & Auction Night

What else included

  • Tution
  • Material
  • Certificate
  • Activity program and excursions to Cheddar Gorge, Plymoth and Looe, Exeter/Bude
  • Registration fees
  • Transfer to/from Heathrow on sunday
  • Full board accomodation 


morning day evening
Day 1 Arrivals & Departures Arrivals & Departures Treasure Hunt
Day 2 Induction Tour of School & Tavistock Welcome Disco
Day 3 Lessons Activities Dragon's Dean
Day 4 Cheddar Gorge or Plymoth and Looe Cheddar Gorge or Plymoth and Looe Quiz Night
Day 5 Activities / Optional Excursions Activities / Optional Excursions Talent Show & Karaoe
Day 6 Lessons Lessons Bigger, Better, Best
Day 7 Lessons Exetrer or Bude Speed Friending & Disco
Day 8 Activities/Action Option/ Optional Excursion Activities/Action Option/ Optional Excursion Trash Fashion
Day 9 Lessons Exeter or Bude Summer Fete
Day 10 Lessons Activities/Action Option Gladiator Contest
Day 11 Cheddar Gorge/Plymouth & Looe Cheddar Gorge/Plymouth & Looe Murder Mystery Night
Day 12 Activities/Action Option/ Optional Excursion Activities/Action Option/ Optional Excursion Chill Out Night/Cinema
Day 13 Lessons Lessons Casino & Auction
Day 14 Lessons Activities/Prep to Leave Graduation & Farewell Disco