Adventurers age 7-12

Adventurers is a high-quality primary school course for young learners aged 7 to 12.  The full boarding  programme is running at Sidcot School near Bristol. Students are supervised 24 hours a day by experienced and trained staff. 
Adventurers provides a fully integrated summer English language learning course with an academic subject curriculum appropriate for the primary age group. The programme offers a wide range of curriculum subjects studied through the medium of English.  It teaches the English Language according to the can-do principles of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Adventurers benefit from cross-curricular lessons taught by experienced primary teachers. Students can put their learning into practice and use their strengths in one area to support themselves and others in areas where they are less confident. 
The results are truly amazing. Children blossom at Academic Summer; they grow in confidence and learn about themselves: what they want to achieve and what they need to do to reach their goals.  
We celebrate our Adventurers' successes and encourage them to be proud of their achievements. 



This course is for your child if you: 

  • are looking for a stimulating and enjoyable summer learning experience 
  • ​want them to meet and communicate with other children from a wide range of countries and cultures
  • are seeking a course that offers English and other academic subjects suitable for the primary age group 
  • are looking for a well-supervised course aimed at young learners 
  • want them to have a Harry Potter boarding school experience 
  • are thinking of sending them to a UK preparatory school but would like to observe how they cope on a short term, non-committal basis. 
Our Adventurers programme offers a full curriculum of subjects in classes of maximum twelve students. 
The medium of instruction is English.   
The timetable typically includes the following subjects:                    
  • English 
  • Applied athematics
  • Science
  • Social studies
  • Arts
The cross-curricular lessons mean your child will study a topic or participate in a project that may include science, mathematics, and geography. Your child might be in a history lesson whilst developing their drama, design technology, or even geography skills. They will be taught by experienced primary school teachers who know how children learn best. 
Students, from beginners to native speakers of English,  have enjoyed great success in Adventurers due to its inclusive, nurturing, yet challenging nature.  


Personal Best 

We see each child as an individual with the potential to develop and to help others grow. We want to help Adventurers to learn how to achieve their personal best. 

The Personal Best philosophy is shared by all staff of Academic Summer , and as a team, we help students achieve it. 


CLIL: Content and Language Integrated Learning 

CLIL has been described as "a major methodological revolution"  in language teaching, and at  Academic Summer, we have responded to the changes and challenges of language learning. Students engage in content that interests them, resulting in an unconscious improvement in their language acquisition. We make learning fun and age-appropriate, which gives their learning a sense of purpose and engages them in a way that rote learning and reciting grammar don't allow. 

  • Content - the curriculum subject itself 
  • Culture - raising awareness of our culture and the culture of others 
  • Cognition - thinking and learning skills 
  • Communication - sharing our knowledge with others 
Adventurers will explore the 4Cs with the guidance of qualified primary school teachers and experienced teachers of English
The  programme is designed to help students widen their subject knowledge and develop their language skills to enable them to follow a course of academic study in English.