Junior Vacation

ISE Brighton Summer School for Young Learners English course

2023 Junior Vacation dates:

Junior Vacation classes will run from 11 June to 27 August 2023. 1-4 weeks course duration. 

Courses are suitable for children and teens ages 8 - 17 and are delivered at a partner school in the city (not at ISE Brighton). 

The Junior Vacation programme is a complete package of activity based study, homestay accommodation, group activities, cultural visits, team sports and weekend excursions. Courses run from a single week to up to 4 weeks, allowing young students the chance to learn, have fun and make friends from all over the world. 

We know that you learn best by doing, which is why the Young Learner lessons are full of activities where you use and practise English. Experienced and student-focused teachers make sure lessons are exciting and fun. 


Students study Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 12:00 &/or 13:00 to 16:30, with short breaks. Learning is activity based with an emphasis on speaking and building young students' confidence in a second language. Classes start at Elementary level with maximum class size of 16. Students will also receive homework to be completed for the next day. 


Teachers are carefully selected to work with young students and have specific Young Learners qualifications and experience. They work to develop each student's English using a range of communicative classroom techniques. 


There are many different nationalities at the school and English is the only language used in class! Expect to meet students from all over the world! 


Young Learner activities include: Paddle boarding, Beach Volleyball, Cinema, Football Coaching, Ten Pin Bowling, Indoor Rock Climbing, Racketball, Treasure Hunt, Ghost Walk, Hip Hop and Salsa Dance Workshop, Brighton Horse Races visit, Sea Fishing, Raft Building (& Testing!), Sea Canoeing, River Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Football, Basketball, Tennis, Kung Fu, Pottery Class, Evening Disco, Team Frisbee, Rounders/Baseball and Park Olympics.

ISE Summer School students on Cambridge trip
Punting at Cambridge

ISE Brighton Summer School students at karoake
Karaoke / Future Pop Stars!

All activities are run and accompanied by a qualified instructor or responsible Youth Leader as appropriate.

ISE SUmmer School students on rafting activity
Raft-building team try to cross the river at Adur

Cultural Visits

(taken in afternoons or weekends)

As well as afternoon activities, Young Learners groups will spend some afternoons on visits Brighton PavilionBrighton & Hove MuseumSealife CentreLewes CastleArundel CastleDevil's DykeDrusillas Zoo ParkZippo’s CircusBrighton PierBrighton Horse RacesBeachy Head & Seven SistersThe RockeryStanmer Park Farm and the Maze of Maize.

ISE Brighton trip to Arundel castle
Arundel Castle

Weekend Excursions

Organised every weekend, full day excursions to popular destinations are an excellent way of discovering more of England, famous sights, English history and culture. Excursions are included every Saturday and optional on Sundays to: 

  • London including a guided Sightseeing. Big Ben, Piccadilly Circus, Buckingham Palace, The Tower of London, St James’s Park & Madame Tussauds.
  • Oxford, Windsor & Eton College
  • Cambridge & Greenwich
  • Bath & Stonehenge

Summer School weekend excursions photos

ISE Summer School students on London trip at Picadilly Circus
Picadilly Photo Stop for Young Learners group

ISE Summer School students on London trip at Buckingham Palace
Guided Tour of London stops outside Buckingham Palace

ISE Summer School students on London trip outside Buckingham Palace
"Who can tell me who lives here?"

Programme and Timetable

Study, activities and making friends are all part of the programme with the Summer School package.

Example 3 weeks timetable: 

  08:30 - 12.00 12:30 to 1:30 13:00 to 16:30 17:00 - 21.30
Sun  Arrival & transport from airport to homestay
 Mon Class Lunch Activity Dinner at homestay
 Tue Class Lunch Activity Dinner at homestay
 Wed Class Lunch Activity Under 18 disco
 Thu Class Lunch Activity Dinner at homestay
 Fri Class Lunch Activity Dinner at homestay
 Sat Excursion to London - Guided Tour of Famous Sights & Shopping
 Sun Free day or optional extra excursion
 Mon Activity Lunch Class Dinner at homestay
 Tue Activity Lunch Class Under 18 disco
 Wed Activity Lunch Class Dinner at homestay
 Thu Activity Lunch Class Beach Barbecue
 Fri Activity Lunch Class Dinner at homestay
 Sat Excursion to Oxford, Windsor & Eton College including Harry Potter's College
 Sun Free day or optional extra excursion
 Mon Class Lunch Activity Beach Barbecue
 Tue Class Lunch Activity Dinner at homestay
 Wed Class Lunch Activity Under 18 disco
 Thu Class Lunch Activity Dinner at homestay
Fri  Class & Certificate Lunch Activity Farewell Party
 Sat Excursion to Cambridge
 Sun Transport to airport and return flight

Optional Extras

We can also offer trips to many destinations as well as complete weekend trips (3 days, 2 nights) to Dublin, Paris, Amsterdam and Scotland. We use Discovery Tours for external trips. These trips are charged directly by Discovery Tours, please contact them for a quote.  


ISE Summer School students on lunch break
Lunch time in the sun!



Accommodation is very important for younger students. Homestay accommodation hosts have been carefully chosen and inspected. All hosts hosting under 18 year old students will require a DBS certificate. 

Rooms are organised on a sharing (twin) basis. We can place Young Learners together in groups of friends, or mix with other nationalities if requested. 

Single rooms are available for a £60 per week supplement. 

Our hosts are located throughout Brighton & Hove. All homestays are inspected by school staff and then again every 24 months. 

Junior students aged 17 and under can be accommodated unaccompanied in a homestay for a maximum of 4 weeks, as per UK regulation. Students wishing to staying longer than 4 weeks must be accompanied by a parent / guardian. 

Junior Vacation PricesISE Summer School logo

1 weeks Young Learner course - £850
2 weeks Young Learner course - £1400
3 weeks Young Learner course - £1950
4 weeks Young Learner course - £2500

Price includes:

  • All tuition fees & registration fee
  • Materials to use in class & materials to take home
  • Homestay accommodation in shared (twin) room, providing breakfast and dinner
  • Homestay packed lunch
  • Local bus pass with unlimited travel
  • Afternoon and Saturday Trips and excursions, including entry fees
  • Certificate of acheivement

Junior Sunday Coach Transfers

  • Gatwick / Brighton (return) £70
  • Heathrow / Brighton (return) £90

Taxi Transfers

  • Gatwick £95
  • Heathrow £160
  • Airport check in service £45

Taxi transfer prices one way.

Care & Safety

From arrival in the UK until departure, students are supervised to ensure their safety and comfort. Students are monitored during lunchtime and throughout all afternoon activities. All students will use Brighton & Hove Buses to travel around Brighton and are given weekly bus tickets for the duration of their stay.

24/7 Safety Plan

For complete piece off mind, total 24/7 care and supervision is also available for younger students, available by special request. 

The 24/7 care plan ensures students will be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times: in the homestay, on any journey, at school, on activities, breaktimes and any other free time, costing a supplementary £120 per week. 

Summer School dates: 

Summer Term: 11 June to 27 August 2023

Please complete (1) Summer School Enrolment Form and (2) Parental Consent Form for each student. 

Venue information

*Summer School courses are organised and delivered externally as ISE Brighton is an adults only centre. Details given on application. 

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