• Live and study in the centre of London 
  • Visit London’s most famous sites- Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, Oxford Street and Hyde Park
  • Explore the UK’s favourite cities including Cambridge, Oxford, Windsor and Stratford-Upon-Avon
  • Learn from world-class teachers 
  • Prepare for your future & make lifelong friends from around the world 
  • Have the summer of your life! 



Make the most out of your time with these 6 study tips.

With exam season approaching we’ve put together this handy guide to help you get the most out of your study time. We hope you find it useful. 


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Win 1 of 3 free weeks at Academic Summer Camp 2023 each worth up to £1450!*

Win 1 of 3 free weeks at Academic Summer Camp 2023 each worth up to £1450!* 

You could be in with the chance of winning 1 of 3 incredible summer experiences courtesy of Academic Summer.  There are 3 fantastic prizes up for grabs as we are giving away a free week in Bristol, Taunton and  Canada**.
More about Win 1 of 3 free weeks at Academic Summer Camp 2023 each worth up to £1450!* here.


BAC Inspection Report

During the summer of 2022, in between trips, teaching, and awarding leadership certificates, we had our BAC inspection. 
And now we are excited to share our BAC inspection report 2022 with you. 
We and our participants are already aware that Academic Summer offers high-quality, first-rate programmes, but it is always reassuring to have this validated by a glowing accreditation report. 

More about BAC Inspection Report here.

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Academic Summer will help you achieve your personal best through our exciting learning programmes.  If you are aged 7-17, our experienced and inspiring teachers will give you an Academic Summer to remember.   Learn about your favourite subjects, develop life-changing study skills and prepare for your future by giving yourself a competitive edge.  We know that not everyone learns in the same way; whether you are a visual, auditory or kinaesthetic learner, we have a teaching style that will suit you and bring your learning to life.  
If English is not your first language, there is no better way to improve than through our teaching methodology - CLIL - Content and Language Integrated Learning.   We integrate content  (academic subject matter) and language development following the IB’s liberal approach to learning.  Discovery and exploration are more highly valued than simply learning content.  You will develop your competence in the communicative use of English as an international language, whether you are a native or non-native speaker of English.     
Our goal is that every student who comes to Academic Summer finds a love for education that will stay with them for life.  


age 7 to 12 (day only)

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 from 8.30 to 12.15 and then enjoy a leisure activity in the afternoon before going home at 5 pm. We'll take good care of them until you come to collect them at the end of the day. 
Adventurers benefit from cross-curricular lessons taught by experienced primary teachers,  small groups of maximum 12 students.  This allows them to put their learning into practice and use their strengths in one area to support themselves and others in areas where they feel less confident.  
The results are truly amazing; children blossom at Academic Summer. They  grow in confidence and learn about themselves: they discover what they want to become and uncover what they need to do to get there. Find out more here

Explorers Age 13-14

Academic Summer offers the exciting Explorers programme for students aged 12-14. Explore and discover your education in small groups (15 students max) .
Our camp is based on the broad IGCSE/GCSE curriculum and covers a wide range of academic subjects, including English, applied mathematics, sciences, social studies, humanities and art. The medium of instruction is English, and students will have 27 hours of inspiring learning per week.   Explorers gain a real insight and excellent preparation for any GCSE, pre- IB or equivalent programme. You will learn invaluable study skills to help you in your academic career whilst being introduced to different learning styles. Read more here


age 15 to 17

Take an exciting dive into A Levels/IB in the subjects that you want to study. That’s right, you chose your subjects- any subject, any combination!   
We offer Engagers an extensive range of academic subjects to prepare for  A-Levels/IB.   Select your subjects before arrival, and we will create your individual timetable. 
 Chose from the following: 
 Applied Mathematics  Art • Biology • Chemistry  Economics business and entrepreneurship  English  Environmental systems and societies  Essay Writing  History and Politics  Literature  Media Studies  Physics  Presentation and Interviews  Psychology  Social studies  Theory of knowledge
Read more here.

Get ready for medicine

Get Ready for Medicine has been the pivotal moment which kick-started many young doctors’ careers. The specialist weeks can be booked on their own or combined with the standard programme.  
This intensive, two week, 40 hour per week course is tailor-made for aspiring medical students. Our interactive and innovative programme includes a day with a doctor, clinical workshops, biology and chemistry practicals (including a heart dissection!), first aid qualification,  visits to real clinical settings and pioneering medical research facilities . Find out more here

Be a leader & Trips

Academic Summer is not just about time spent in the classroom but also what you do once the lesson is 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 attractions. In addition, you will 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. At Academic Summer, there is never a dull moment.
You’ll explore the 'real' England and visit some of the most popular tourist destinations. Our weekend excursions will take you to Oxford, Windsor, London, Cambridge, Henry VIII's Hampton Court, and Shakespeare’s Stratford-Upon-Avon. We will also indulge in some merriment at the UK's best theme and waterparks, plus visit places of natural beauty, including a day at the British seaside, a hike in a national park and water sports on a lake. 
Come to DLD and be amazed by the London experience. You'll explore the city including Houses of Parliament, London Eye, Downing Street, Bank of England, Trafalgar Square, The Mall, National Gallery, Piccadilly Circus, Horse Guards Parade, Royal Albert Hall and Tower of London.   
Check out your exciting schedule here.
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Location & Accommodation

Boarding for students aged 13-17 & Day options for students aged 7-17

This iconic city is buzzing with energy, trepidation, and innovation. London is well-known for its vibrant culture and rich history, as well as its world-class museums, historic landmarks, and, of course, its red buses.  Walk the streets and  feel as though you are on the film-set of classics such as Harry Potter, Oliver Twist and James Bond (see if you can spot DLD trailer for Spectre!)

Academic Summers' London home, DLD College, is located in the city centre and overlooks Westminster and the River Thames; there is no better London location. Your home for the summer is situated at the foot of Westminster Bridge, among some of the most prestigious and historic buildings in the city. Read more.

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Work for us

Recruitment for our 2023 courses in February. Please complete the application form available in the Work For Us dropdown menu.
We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic individuals to join our team for our Academic Summer and Academic Camp 2023
Academic Summer is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects its staff to share this commitment. 

In the summer, we employ a team of qualified teachers to teach their subjects and have experience with A-Level, IB, GCSE, IGCSE, and primary subjects, depending on the subjects and ages you're interested in teaching. TOEFL experience is a plus. As well as experience we are looking for teachers who have the enthusiasm and a love for their subjects. We like our teachers to make their subject options interesting for their students, and the lessons will be a mixture of theory and practical work. 

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). We are looking for teachers who are available for a minimum of 2 weeks, but priority is given to teachers who are available for the whole course. 
Camp Counsellors
We also look for enthusiastic Camp Counsellors. Ideal for this role are lively people comfortable leading groups of students through activities and trips. You will be responsible for planning and leading activities/electives (elective options include art, baking, dance, sports, engineering, robotics and photography), leading the students in daily activities on campus, leading afternoon and full-day trips as well as caring for students in the boarding house and supervising them at meal times and break times and making sure our students have a fantastic, fun-filled summer. You will need to be flexible, well organised and have great time management skills.

We are primarily looking for camp counsellors who are available to work for the duration of the course.
Please get in touch with us for more information by email:   
Please see our brochure (available on the main page for your chosen school) 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 2 number of 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 
  • Good pay rate 
  • Accomodation if required 
  • Great atmosphere and working environment with supportive colleagues
All successful applicants must have a clean DBS certificate or police check (if from outside the UK) to work with Academic Summer and Academic Camp and must have the right to work in the country applied for(we are unable to sponsor visa applications)
We are looking for someone who: 
  • Can work a minimum of 4 weeks in July/August, with priority given to applicants who are available for the duration of the course
  • Would like to work with international students aged 7 to 17 
Your primary duties will include: 
  • Running on-campus activities and electives
  • Leading trips
  • Supervising students during mealtimes/breaktimes/free time
  • Running the Be a Leader programme (using the materials provided)
  • Course admin (making and checking risk assessments, preparing materials for trips and activities, checking attendance etc.)
We are offering: 
  • A fun, active summer role
  • Acomodation and meals
  • Excellent reemployment opportunities (including year round opportunities)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Access to school facilities 
  • Good pay rate 
  • Great atmosphere and friendly team to work with
All backgrounds and experience levels are welcome to apply. All successful applicants must have a clean DBS certificate criminal record check to work with Academic Summer and Academic Camp and must have the right to work in the country applied for (we are unable to sponsor visa applications).
Medical Studies Teacher and Camp Counsellor
We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic individuals to join our team for our medical studies program 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 be working with international students aged 14-17 who are interested in studying medicine. You will teach up to 4, 1-hour lessons a day and lead afternoon trips, as well as taking part in evening activities with the students (please note, you will work with students from across the course during trips and activities). 
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 
- Good pay rate 
- Great atmosphere and working environment 
- Excellent reemployment opportunities
- Acomodation and meals
- Opportunities for working as a Camp Counsellor for the remaining weeks if desired
All backgrounds and experience levels are welcome to apply. If you would like to apply, please complete the online application form. All successful applicants must have a clean DBS certificate criminal record check to work with Academic Summer and Academic Camp and must have the right to work in the country applied for (we are unable to sponsor visa applications).