Enjoy the picturesque and safe campus of Sidcot School - a traditional boarding school in the Mendip Hills. Indulge in a blend of academic, sporting activities, outdoor education and interesting excursions this summer.
Let me tell you a bit about us...
Academic Summer, UK has been a pioneer in offering academic camps since its inception in 2008. We recognise that simply offering you traditional language teaching is no longer enough in the rapidly changing world of the Internet and technology. To truly make progress, you need an immersive, real-life experience that will help you prepare for your future studies. For this reason, we go beyond the norm and offer a comprehensive approach that focuses on your language acquisition and communication and practical application in curriculum subjects such as maths, sciences, social studies and the arts. Our methodology is centred around the holistic approach of CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning).
We have been located at Sidcot School near Bristol since our first summer in 2010, and the school has a special place in our hearts.
What is important to me as the CEO is to offer the following:
caring and experienced staff - my management team, camp counsellors & teachers
child protection (all staff have background checks), First Aid and health & safety are all very important
individual approach and you go home with a report, a leadership qualification and certificates
an amazing location with a great host school and good food
quality camps that keep you busy and give you a great time of learning, trips and activities
all-inclusive fees that are good value - including airport transfers and travel insurance
a camp that challenges, inspires giving you lots of fun, experiences and adventure
In the UK we are BAC accreditated and in our last inspection report in 2022, the inspectors gave us no action points or recommendations.
I look forward to welcoming you to Academic Summer in Bristol
Unlock your potential and elevate your academic journey with our inspiring and stimulating academic summer camps!
In our future world of technology and artificial intelligence (AI), you need human skills that are not easily replicated by machines, such as creativity, problem-solving, adaptability, ethical awareness, emotional self-regulation, teamwork and critical thinking.
Academic Summer will help you develop these essential skills for your future in a learner-centred global community.
Reach for your full potential with our engaging Academic Summer Camps. Our experienced and motivating teachers are dedicated to creating an unforgettable Academic Summer for you.
We want you to explore your favourite subjects, cultivate life-changing study skills and prepare for your future success.
We understand that everyone learns differently, so whether you're a visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learner, we have a teaching style that will cater to your needs and bring your learning experience to life.
There is no better way to enhance your language skills than through our unique teaching methodology known as CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning). We seamlessly integrate academic content and language development. We emphasise discovery and exploration in learning. Whether English is your first language or not, you will significantly improve your English proficiency as an international language.
Get ready to explore the world of academics like never before with Academic Summer. Our camps help you prepare for academic study in the UK whether this is GCSE, A Level of IB. We want to provide you with the tools you need to succeed in your future academic journey and you will explore skills in ourBe a Leader course which is part of our camps.
So why wait? It is the opportunity of a lifetime. Book now and we will help you to grow to become successful and ready to take on the world of academics!
ADVENTURERS age 7 to 12
Adventurers is a high-quality primary school course for young learners. We recognise that our summer camp is often a first summer experience abroad - their first adventure. Our dedicated team ensures that every child's needs are met, fostering an environment where they can thrive and create cherished memories.
We nurture an enjoyable and supportive learning environment for our Adventurers, and our experienced primary teachers foster the natural curiosity of our young learners. Their learning is cross-curricular and centred around a weekly theme giving an unforgettable summer of exploration, growth, and academic achievement.
If you are an Explorer you will experience interesting and stimulating classes. Discover and learn in small groups as we explore the comprehensive IGCSE / GCSE curriculum. Our camp encompasses a wide range of subjects, which includes: English, applied mathematics, sciences, social studies, humanities and art.
With 27 hours of inspiring learning per week, Explorers gain excellent preparation for IGCSE, Middle Years Programme (MYP), or equivalent courses. You'll develop essential study skills and explore diverse learning styles, building a strong foundation for your academic journey.
Academic Summer is not just about time spent in the classroom but also what you do once the lessons are over. We want to give you an unforgettable summer bursting with fun and adventure, while also teaching you skills that you will use for the rest of your life. This is why our leisure programme is packed with unique and interesting trips that will allow you to see England like you've never seen it before, while also taking you to all of the must-see tourist attractions. You will also have the opportunity to take part in Be a Leader, an interactive and innovative leadership course that will boost your skill set and result in a formal qualification to take home with you.
Full day trips are on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Boarding at Academic Summer at Sidcot School near Bristol for students aged 7-17
Experience authentic Britain away from the hustle of the well-trodden tourist trail. Sidcot School is a traditional boarding school with a large, beautiful campus. Only 45 minutes from Bristol city centre and two hours from London, Sidcot is the ideal location for exploring the UK’s major attractions while relaxing in the tranquil countryside.
We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic individuals to join our team for our Academic Summer and Academic Camp 2023
Please complete the application form in the Work For Us dropdown menu to register your interest and receive more information.
Are you a teacher or tutor who would love to share your passion for your subjects with engaged, interested students in a welcoming and dynamic summer setting? Can you make your lessons practical, interactive and communicative? Are you available during July and August?
We are looking for teachers to join our teams at Sidcot School near Bristol and Queen's College, Taunton (we have a couple of vacancies in London, too) in a range of subject areas.
Sidcot School and DLD College London: Teachers can work one to four teaching blocks a week (each block is one daily lesson, Monday - Friday; teachers can therefore teach between one to four classes per day/5-20 hours per week). We are looking for teachers available for a minimum of 2 weeks, but priority is given to teachers available for the whole course.
Queen's College Taunton: At Queen's, we run AM and PM camps; each camp is 3 hours a day, Monday - Thursday, meaning you'll teach your group of students for 12 hours total. It is possible to teach either the AM or PM camp, or both.
Please look at our brochure or browse our website to see which subjects are offered at your preferred location, as subjects differ by school.
We are looking for someone who:
Can work a minimum of two weeks in July and/or August; priority is given to those who can work for the duration of the course
Would like to work with international students aged 7-12 or 12 to 17
Can plan and deliver engaging, relevant and fun lessons which will encourage our students to connect with your subject
Is confident using ICT (especially Teams) to enhance their lessons and maintain student files (we are a paperless course)
We are offering:
A range of academic subjects in classes of up to fifteen students
Excellent retention/reemployment opportunities
Experience with international students and ESL
Access to school facilities and lunch is provided
Competitive rates of pay
Free accommodation if you'd like to stay on site
Great atmosphere and working environment with supportive colleagues
*Queen's College and Sidcot School camp counsellor positions still available*
Our Camp Counsellors are responsible for planning and leading a range of activities, including arts and crafts, baking, sports, drama and outdoor activities) leading afternoon trips, admin duties, caring for students in the boarding house, supervising them at meal and break times, and ensuring our students have a fantastic, fun-filled summer.
You will need to be friendly, flexible, well organised and enjoy working with young people. You must be available from the 8th of July for a minimum of 4 weeks and must be 19+.
Access to school facilities, including a gym and swimming pool
Competitive rates of pay
Flexible working days
A friendly and supportive team of colleagues
Accommodation and meals if you'd like to stay on-site with us
The option to earn extra (and enjoy the UK) by taking on weekend trips
All backgrounds and experience levels are welcome to apply. All successful applicants must have a clean DBS certificate and criminal record check to work with Academic Summer and Academic Camp and have the right to work in the country they applied for (we cannot sponsor visa applications).
Medical Studies course leader
We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic individuals to join our team for our Get Ready for Medicine camp at DLD College, London, from 16th July - 30th July.
This is an exciting opportunity to work on our 2-week intensive medical preparation program. You will work with international students aged 14-17 interested in studying medicine. You will work on this 40-hour camp participating in all aspects - teaching, leading medical-related trips, and supporting students in the evenings.
We are looking for someone who:
Is a current year 2+ medical student at a UK medical school
Can work for the full duration of the medical studies course
Would like to work with international students aged 14+
Can plan and deliver lessons on a range of medical studies topics from the academic to the practical (applying to medical school, interviews etc.)
We are offering:
Small classes of up to fifteen students
Access to school facilities
Competitive rate of pay
Great atmosphere and working environment
Excellent reemployment opportunities
Accommodation and meals if you'd like to stay on site
If you would like to apply, please complete the online application form. All successful applicants must have a clean DBS certificate or police check (we will carry out a DBS check if you aren't on the Update service) to work with us and must have the right to work in the country they applied for (we are unable to sponsor visa applications)
Academic Summer is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects its staff to share this commitment.