LAL Berkhamsted School — summer school in the UK

  • British Council
  • English UK
  • ALTO
  • Summer English School
  • Castle Street, Berkhamsted HP4, UK
  • From 9 To 17 age



The LAL English Language Center organizes a summer school at Berkhamsted School. This English school was founded in Berkhamsted back in 1541. In 2016 it was visited by Queen Elizabeth II to celebrate its 475th anniversary. The town is located north of London, and you can reach the capital in half an hour. It's home to Britain's oldest store, a summer programming school under the patronage of Elizabeth, and serves delicious food in a Main Street café. 

There are three programs to choose from: summer school, film school and programming school. Each includes a 15-hour week of English study and trips to the West End and Oxford. The school is equipped with classrooms, outdoor areas, lounges and a conference room. The lessons take place in the morning and afternoon. Children are taught in groups of up to 15 people depending on their language level. At the end of the course a graduation party is organized for the children. There is a gym, a swimming pool, tennis courts, and grounds for soccer and hockey. In the evening there are games, karaoke, auctions, movies, discos and talent shows.

Children are placed on campus within walking distance of the academic building. Coffee shops, a supermarket, pharmacies, and a movie theater are within 5-10 minutes. Rooms are cleaned daily by a cleaning service, and meals are served three times a day. 

Why choose this school

  • LAL Berkhamsted language school is a traditional high-quality academic training, service, and services for the network.

  • Proximity to London 

  • The school practices an individual approach to students

  • Small classes provide optimal opportunities for communication and individual work with each student

  • The school created all the conditions for a comfortable stay of foreigners

School infrastructure

  • Large, spacious classrooms, some with Interactive Whiteboard technology

  • Free wireless internet around most of the campus

  • Large event hall

  • Fully staffed administration office

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

  • 1 free laundry service per week

  • Snack shop providing snacks and drinks on site

  • Outdoor spaces

  • Common rooms

Sport infrastructure

  • Sports hall (basketball/badminton//7-a-side football/volleyball)

  • Indoor heated swimming pool

  • Hard tennis and “Fives” courts

  • Astroturf pitch for outdoor sports, including marked football/hockey pitches

Hobbies and clubs

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

  • Evening activities

  • Party Games & Auction Night

Program description and what is included

  • 15-hour English course per week
  • Course materials
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Accommodation in double, triple and quadruple rooms on campus with shared bathroom facilities
  • Excursions and activities 
  • 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


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