Adventurers age 7-12

Adventurers is a high quality primary school course for young learners aged 7 to 12. In Adventurers we offer a fully integrated summer course of English language learning and curriculum academic subject study appropriate for the primary age group. Adventurers offers a wide range of curriculum subjects studied through the medium of English and teaches 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 an area they are less confident in. 

The results are truly amazing, children blossom at Academic Summer, they grow in confidence, learn about themselves, what they want to be able to do and how to reach their goals. 
We celebrate our Adventurers successes, encouraging them to be proud of what they have achieved. 


This course is for your child if you:

  1. are looking for a well supervised course aimed at young learners
  2. are seeking a course that offers English and other academic subjects suitable for the primary age group
  3. want your child to have a Harry Potter boarding school experience
  4. are thinking of sending your child to a UK preparatory school and you want to see how your child gets on for a short period of time
  5. are looking for a stimulating and enjoyable summer learning experience for your child
  6. want your child to meet and communicate with other children from a wide range of countries and cultures

Our Adventurers programme offers a full curriculum of subjects in classes of up to twelve students.

The medium of instruction is English.  
The timetable typically includes the following subjects:                     This is what the day looks like:

  • English,
  • Mathematics,
  • Science,
  • History,
  • Geography,
  • Religious Education,
  • Technology,
  • Art,
  • Music,
  • Dance and Drama

Lessons are cross-curricular, your child will study a topic or participate in a project that may include, for example, Science, Mathematics and Geography. Your child might be in a history lesson whilst developing their skills in drama, design technology or even geography. 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 on our adventurers programme due to its inclusive, nurturing yet challenging style. 

Personal Best

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

We encourage students to set targets and to keep a diary and folder of their work. Through praise and encouragement we will help our students to see how far they have come and how much they can do if they continue to work hard. We believe that this will help all of the students to achieve success in all areas of academic and social life.

The Personal Best philosophy is shared by all staff of Academic Summer and Academic Juniors and as a team we help students to achieve their personal best.


CLIL: Content and Language Integrated Learning

CLIL has been described as 'a major methodological revolution' in language teaching and at Academic Juniors we have responded to the changes and challenges.  It is about students learning content that interests them which results in an unconscious improvement of their language aquistion.  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 doesn't allow.


Content and Language Integrated Learning is based on the 4cs:

  • Content - the curriculum subject itself
  • Culture - raising aware of our culture and the culture of others
  • Cognition - thinking and learning skills
  • Communication - sharing our knowledge with others

At Academic Juniors, you will explore the 4Cs with the guidance of qualified primary school teachers and experienced teachers of English.

The Academic Juniors programme is designed to help students widen their subject knowledge and develop their language skills and to be better able in future to follow a course of academic study delivered in English.  


The full boarding  Adventurers programme is running at Sidcot school near Bristol Students are supervised 24 hours a day by experienced and trained staff.
Adventurers at DLD College London - is a day only programme- ideal for young students who  live in London or are holidaying with their parents. Students study 15 hours a week from Monday to Friday 8.30 to 12.15 and then enjoy a leisure activity in the afternoon before going home at 5pm.  We'll take good care of them until you come to collect them at the end of the day.

Bristol: Trips and Activities

Engaged learning continues outside the classroom when our adventurers enjoy fun full day trips every weekend plus afternoon trips and activities .  On the afternoons when we stay on campus we will be making the most of the school's fantasic facilities- swimming, football, tennis, basketball, we will  do a lot of outdoor learning- honing our survival skills- building camps fires, and orienteering. 

We've got many exciting off campus trips planned:  From Bristol, we will Clip n Climb in Weston Super Mare, crazy golf at the world famous Cheddar Gorge, explore the caves at Wookey Hole, go toboganning at Mendip Outdoors and visit SS Great Britiain, the ship that changed the world.  

At the weekend Bristol Adventurers will explore London, visit  Windsor, Oxford, enjoy charming Somersethave fun at Splash Down Water Park and Longleat Safari Park.  

Would you like to know what trips are planned during the weeks you want to join us? Contact us on for detailed schedule.


Bristol: Integration with native speakers

Our Adventurers in Bristol enjoy a close relationship with children from local holiday club "Shipmates".  Shipmates attracts local children aged 5-12 during the summer.  The two groups enjoy some activities and lessons together.

This is a wonderful opportunity for our young Adventurers to practice speaking English with native speakers as well as making friends with children from the UK.  Our students find that when they are learning and playing alongside English speaking children they make fast progress without even realising!

Many of the children who attend Shipmates are students at Sidcot School so for any Adventurers considering Sidcot School, this is an excellent opportunity to meet potential future classmates


LONDON: Trips every afternoon

Adventurers in London will be able to explore the city every afternoon- Houses of Parliament, Shakespeare's Globe, Tower Bridge, Diana Memorial Playground, Buckingham Palace, Natural History Museaum, London Eye and Kidzania are just some of the attractions we will visit. We are going to get competative during our sports days in Hyde Park/St James Park before having a traditional afternoon tea.   On Thursday afternoons we will chill out back at school with crafts and acitivity afternoons.  

Would you like to know what trips are planned during the weeks you want to join us? Contact us on for detailed schedule.