Learning to light fires in the forest, shelter building, learning to play hockey, cricket and rugby, enjoying art, pottery, swimming and tennis, while at the same time speaking only in English, and living together as a community in 175 acres of stunning English countryside, guided by an exciting and dynamic staff who all care deeply about education and guiding children on their own journey of discovery. Highfield Summer School is full of fun learning opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom.

Boarding School Activities

Evening Activities and the dedicated Activities Afternoon on a Tuesday provide the opportunity for our overseas guests to experience an exhilarating range of traditional English boarding school activities. Evening Activities will be organised by a dedicated co-ordinator to bring fresh energy and ideas at the end of the day.

Evening Activities may consist of less energetic activities such as Arts & Crafts, Pottery, Choir or Cookery, or just the option to curl up with a cup of hot chocolate and watch a movie in the Boarding House Common Room. Or it may be that they make the most of the warm summer evenings to play Tennis, Football, Rounders, or to go for a swim or walk in the woods. Other activities may include Quiz nights, BBQs, Team Games, or special Theme Nights and there is a Farewell Party on the last evening. Given the ages of the students attending the course, activities are set group activities and always supervised. On Tuesday 'Activities Afternoons' students are given options of different activities to choose from.


Over the course of the three weeks the students will go on two full day excursions and two half day trips to visit places such as Windsor Castle, Portsmouth Harbour, Winchester, Arundel Castle and historic and cultural sites in London. Students also have the opportunity to develop their teambuilding skills at an Outdoor Pursuits Centre.

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