SKOLA Gloucester Gate - Summer

Dates: 5 June to 26 August 2017
Times:
09.00 – 1640 (Monday to Saturday)*
Location: Camden, Central London
Minimum study: 1 week
English lessons: Minimum 15 hours per week 
Accommodation: Homestay or Hotel optional
Maximum class size: 15 
Ages: 7-17 years
Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Excursion: 2 half day & 1 full day*
Catering: Hot lunch & healthy snacks included

*The Saturday excursion is an optional extra for 7-9 year olds and they must be accompanied by their parents.

We are an award-winning English language summer school for children, combining lessons with activities and excursions to the most famous attractions in London.

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Location

Address:

SKOLA Gloucester Gate
14-15 Gloucester Gate
London, NW1 4HG

Contact:
SKOLA English Study Tours information centre
+44 (0)20 7387 7575
Email Gloucester Gate

The Gloucester Gate centre is on the edge of Regent's Park, close to London Zoo. In the summer some classes are also held at SKOLA Camden nearby. The nearest underground station is Camden Town. 14 Gloucester Gate is part of the historic royal estate surrounding Regent's Park built in the Regency style of architecture in the early 19th century.

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Gloucester Gate Summer Courses

At SKOLA Gloucester Gate we are passionate about teaching and aim to inspire our students. The courses combine English lessons with sightseeing, cultural visits, sports, activities appropriate to the age group and a chance to explore the British Culture. All courses include at least 15 hours of English lessons.  The lessons focus on all skills with particular emphasis on speaking. Lessons and activities provide opportunities for learning and English practice in an exciting international environment.

All our teachers are qualified to teach English as a Foreign Language and hold a degree as well as a teaching qualification. They can model the English language accurately and are friendly, approachable and creative.

All courses include a hot lunch and healthy snacks throughout the day.

English courses for 7-9 years (English Study Club Summer)

This programme is specially designed for younger children aged 7-9 years old to embrace an additional language and encourages English learning through 18 hours per week of exciting activity based lessons in classes of maximum 15 students.  Students learn English through interactive and fun activities like storytelling or team games. Classes are mixed ability with activities and play breaks appropriate to the age group.

Students are assessed on their first day. All students receive a certificate and a report at the end of the course.

The course includes a weekly excursion to a place of interest in London.

All 7-9 year old students can join our Saturday excursions but they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The cost is £45 each per Saturday. Other siblings can also join.

English courses for 10-17 years (Young English Studies)

Class of Students

Class of Students

This is a full day programme with English lessons in the morning and an afternoon programme of sports, art, excursions, themed parties as well as a full day Saturday trip.

Our lessons focus on communication with students fully engaged in exciting projects like preparing a play or designing their own board game. Students are also given opportunities to perform learning tasks and projects under supervision outside the school in places such as Regent’s Park or Camden Market. A high ratio of staff supervision on all outside activities means that children are always safe and secure throughout the school day.

Students are tested on their first day and placed into classes based on their level and age with maximum 15 students in a class. Students are encouraged to work with different nationalities and English is the only language spoken in class. All students receive a certificate and report at the end of the course.

Parent & Child

The course gives an opportunity for both parents and children to study at the same time in central London. Parents study in either SKOLA Soho or our adult summer school at SKOLA Baker Street. Travel time between the school and SKOLA Soho (underground or bus), and SKOLA Baker Steet (bus or walking) is approximately 30 minutes. Adult courses start one hour later than junior courses.

For more information visit the Parent & Child page.

Timetables and Excursions

 

7-9 year olds – Sample timetable

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9.00-10.15

English lesson

pre-excursion lesson
9.00-10.00

English lesson

10.15-10.50

break

Discover London Excursion (includes packed lunch)

break

10.50-12.15

English lesson

English lesson

12.15-13.00

lunch

lunch

13.00-13.45

quiet playtime

quiet playtime

themed party: SKOLA’s Got Talent

13.45-15.00

English through art

story time

English through drama

15.00-15.15

break/ snack

Discover London Project

break/ snack

15.15-16.30

sports activities/ walk in the park

sports activities/ walk in the park

16.30-16.40

daily round-up

 

7-9 years Excursions & Themes

Theme of the week

Wednesday Excursion

Saturday Excursion*

IT’S SHOWTIME

8th June

London Eye

11th June

Brighton

NATIONAL TREASURES

15th June

Tower Bridge

18th June

Leeds Castle

BE A HERO

22nd June

Science Museum

25th June

Cambridge

WELCOME ABOARD

29th June

Museum of Docklands

2nd July

Greenwich

THE WORLD AROUND US

6th July

Natural History Museum

9th July

Whipsnade Zoo

THE LONDON EXPERIENCE

13th July

London Aquarium

16th July

Hampton Court

FOOTSTEPS INTO THE PAST

20th July

Transport Museum

23rd July

Canterbury

TO BE OR NOT TO BE

27th July

London Zoo

30th July

Stratford-on-Avon

BACK IN TIME

3rd August

HMS Belfast

6th August

Dover

TEA WITH THE ROYALS

10th August

Royal Mews

13th August

Windsor Castle

GEEK WEEK

17th August

Science Museum

20th August

Greenwich

ON STAGE

24rd August

Kidzania

27th August

Oxford

 *Optional extra, see terms & conditions

 

10-17 year olds – Sample timetable

 Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

9.00-10.30

English Lesson:

Testing of new Students

Revision

English Lesson:

Language and Skills

Pronunciation

English Lesson:

Language and Skills

Post-excursion work

English Lesson:

Language and Skills

Pronunciation

English Lesson:

Language and Skills

British Culture

Full day excursion outside London
Approx. 8.45-17.30

10.30-10.50

Break

10.50-12.20

English Lesson:

Getting to know you

Functional Language

English Lesson:

Project work

Pre-excursion work

English Lesson:

Project work

Functional Language

English Lesson:

British Culture

Pre-excursion work

English Lesson:

Project work: presenting the project

12.20-13.00

Lunch

13.30-16.40

Activities: sports or art

Excursion

Activities: sports or art

Excursion

Themed party at school

 

10-17 years Excursions & Themes

Theme of the week

Tuesday Excursion

Thursday Excursion

Saturday Excursion

IT’S SHOWTIME

7th June

London Eye

9th June

Emirates Arsenal Stadium

11th June

Brighton

NATIONAL TREASURES

14th June

British Museum

16th June

Tower of London

18th June

Leeds Castle

BE A HERO

21st June

RAF Museum

23rd June

Wellington Arch and Hyde Park

25th June

Cambridge

WELCOME ABOARD

28th June

Museum of London Docklands

30th June

Tower Bridge Exhibition

2nd July

Greenwich

THE WORLD AROUND US

5th July

Natural History Museum

7th July

Kensington Palace

9th July

Whipsnade Zoo

THE LONDON EXPERIENCE

12th July

Museum of London

14th July

St. Paul’s Cathedral

16th July

Hampton Court

FOOTSTEPS INTO THE PAST

19th July

British Museum

21st July

Westminster Abbey

23rd July

Canterbury

TO BE OR NOT TO BE

26th July

Victoria and Albert Museum

28th July

Globe Theatre

30th July

Stratford-on-Avon

BACK IN TIME

2nd August

Imperial War Museum

4th August

HMS Belfast

6th August

Dover

TEA WITH THE ROYALS

9th August

National Gallery

11th August

Buckingham Palace

13th August

Windsor Castle

GEEK WEEK

16th August

Science Museum

18th August

London Transport Museum

20th August

Greenwich

ON STAGE

23rd August

Covent Garden

25th August

Madame Tussauds

27th August

Oxford

 

Welfare

SKOLA English Study Tours is committed to safeguarding and the welfare of our students. Our aim is to provide a safe and secure environment for all our students

Accommodation

We can provide homestay accommodation, airport transfers and school bus services. Homestays are arranged by partner agencies. The minimum age for unaccompanied children in homestay is 11 years old. Unaccompanied children younger than 14 years must use the school bus service.

For more information about accommodation and welfare see - Junior Accommodation.

School Bus Service

For an additional fee we provide a daily school bus service which brings children from their accommodation to school and back home at the end of the day. The service can be 5 or 6 days per week depending on whether your child attends the Saturday excursion. The map below gives you an indication of the areas of London that we can usually cover. Please contact us before booking your accommodation so that we can confirm availability of the service in your location.

Minibus Pickup Zones Map

Feedback

Summer 2015 - Student feedback

What did you think of?
 

Excellent-Very good

Good

OK

Needs improvement

Lessons 98 2 0 0
Activities 95 4 0 0
Excursions 91 6 1 1
Food 47 21 16 16
Bus service 90 7 2 1

 

Did you improve your English with SKOLA?
 

Better than before

Same as before

Speaking 89 11
Reading 66 34
Listening 84 16
Writing 60 40
Grammar 68 32
Vocabulary 81 19
Pronunciation 82 18

 
What have you improved?

The majority of the students improved all skills, especially speaking (89%). They also improved grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation

Top 10 things the students liked about SKOLA English Study Tours

  1. Sports
  2. Discover London excursions
  3. English lessons
  4. Friends/ Meeting new friends/ meeting people from other countries
  5. Staff
  6. Afternoon activities
  7. Food
  8. Bus service
  9. Art
  10. Games in class

What can we improve on?

Food

Student Comments

  • You did for me all that you should do! Thank you! - Polina, 12, Russia
  • It was very good school. I had very good time here. - Ana 11, Georgia
  • SKOLA is great! - Carmen 11, Spain
  • Thank you for good teacher! I like this school very much. - Nastya  13, Russia
  • My speaking is much better now - Diana, 15, Russia
  • I don’t like beans with ketchup and I love SKOLA because the teachers are interesting and easy to understand. - Davide 13, Italy
  • I think the food must be more good and tasty but the other things are perfect I think. I love my new friends and class! - Kaan, 13, Turkey
  • Bus has gone every day on time - Elena, 12, Russia
  • I’m very happy in this school. - Yigit, 10, Turkey
  • The school is friendly and good. - Tarek, 10, Saudi Arabia
  • Andrew, Ani, Mary, Gafur, Eolan and Jose-the best teachers in SKOLA - Mukhtar-Ali, 12, Kazakhstan
  • I like this school. There are many children and the teachers are very friendly! I like lessons and activities! This school is very funny. Thank you!  - Anastasia, 10, Russia
  • This big school is very comfortable and students are friendly. Lunch very nice foods and thanks for the server. - Yerasyl, 12, Kazakhstan
  • I think that the lessons were good and we studied a bit of everything. - Isabela, 15, Portugal
  • I liked every lesson with Sarah because she’s funny and she’s a very good teacher. - Andela, 14 Serbia
  • I always like the first lesson because you meet new people and you talk a lot about you and them. - Chiara, 14, Italy
  • The lessons were perfect because we learned a lot and we had fun too. - Henrietta, 14, Germany
  • This school is very good and this school have good teachers. - Brando, 13, Germany
  • SKOLA should improve the food taste. - Ana, 14, Portugal
  • I can speak better now because I spoke in English almost all the time in this 2 weeks. - Chiara, 14 , Italy
  • I like the football in the park. - Marianna, 17, Italy
  • I’m not shy anymore and I can speak good. I can write what I think. - Phuong, 10 Vietnam
  • I think my speaking has improved because I was with friends who speak English. I think my pronunciation got better because Caroline my teacher spoke slowly and clearly. - Ai, 15, Japan

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Course Dates 2017

Gloucester Gate

5 June to 26 August 2017

For courses from September to May please visit SKOLA Camden

Course Fees Summer 2017

Registration fee (new students)

£90

Full-day programme (per week)

£595

 

Accommodation & Transfer Fees
2017

Single Room (11-15 years) per week

£280

Single Room (16-17 years) per week

£235

Twin Room (11-15 years) per week

£245

Twin Room (16-17 years) per week

£225

Arrangement fee

£50

Parent & Child Homestay Accommodation
(per 7 nights)

1 adult, 1 child

£455

1 adult & 2 children

£685

2 adults & 1 child

£670

2 adults & 2 children

£855

Parent & Child Accommodation Arrangement fee

£100

Airport Transfers (London airports)

Arrival (for up to 3 persons)

£115

Departure (for up to 3 persons 16+ years)

£115

Departure (for up to 3 persons below 16 years)

£220

School Bus Service – Children Only

Door-to-door minibus service (6 days for children on the Saturday excursion)

£144

Door-to-door minibus service (5 days)

£120

No accommodation for children under 11 years unless sharing with parent