Summer English Course for 10- 16 Year Olds

Summer English Experience for 10 - 16 Year Olds

Our course at Great Ballard is a language immersion experience with 100 hours of English each week, ultimate All Inclusive core programme, outstanding welfare and British students for natural language exchange.

Great Ballard is situated in Eartham, a picturesque, quintessentially English village on the South Downs. The school is set in 10 hectares of enclosed parkland with extensive grounds ideal the wide variety sports and games played at CLAC. 

Small classes (maximum 14 students), attentive care from a high ratio of staff to students (minimum 1:4), and personalised care from the onsite Housemother, all mean students have the highest levels of care, with correspondingly high rates of student satisfaction.

The CLAC experience focuses on friendship and with over 20 nationalities students make friends from around the world. Students are encouraged to socialise through the activity programme, making their own choices on what to enjoy from the activities, sports, trips and social experiences available.

Over 70% of students return the following year, proof of the special experience students enjoy at Great Ballard School.

Facilities include:

  • Heated outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Tennis courts, netball and badminton
  • Playing fields for football, rounders, and team games
  • Indoor hall for sports and activities
  • Art and Cookery Rooms
  • Themed events and international evenings
  • Drama and music workshops
  • Aerobic and dance classes
  • BBQs, discos, quizzes and competitions
  • Nature walks and treasure trails
Welfare and Safety

CLAC takes very seriously its responsbility to take care of all the children in its care…

Learning English

Summer language courses for 8 – 12 Year Olds at Great Ballard School


Topic based classes designed specifically for CLAC students and led by a professional instructor

A typical day at Great Ballard School

CLAC days start with a meeting, which everyone attends to learn about the day’s programme ahead and news of upcoming events. The meeting is followed by timetabled English classes until lunchtime, with a short break mid-morning for a drink, snack and catching up with friends.  After lunch, the timetabled programme continues until 3pm with specialist workshops such as filmmaking, photography, yoga, drama, cookery and more.

After workshops, the social programme starts when students can choose from a variety of activities including arts, sports, games and local trips. These are displayed on the Social Programme noticeboard and students sign up for their chosen activities.

Evenings are for big events, famous CLAC games such as the Scary Walk, Cluedo, parties, campfires and other activities that involve the whole course. Everyone is included.

2022 Dates and Prices

Course Period Weeks Fees Availability
Sunday, 17 July  – Sunday, 31 July 2022 [ 2 Weeks ] £2,780 Available
Sunday, 31 July – Sunday, 14 August 2022 [ 2 Weeks ] £2,280 Available
Sunday, 17 July – Sunday, 14 August 2022 [ 4 Weeks ] £4,500 Available

Accommodation is full board with breakfast, lunch, dinner, break-time refreshments and evening hot chocolate. The food on CLAC courses is cooked on-site and is homely and plentiful. There are two hot choices at both lunch and dinner, a vegetarian option and a salad bar with bread and fresh fruit.

We are also able to cater to individual dietary requirements such as allergies and intolerances if notified in advance.

Bedrooms and bathrooms are separate for boys and girls. Students are placed with similar age groups and mixed nationalities in bedrooms from 2 to 6 students, in order to encourage new friendships and maximise English speaking.

All rooms are comfortable and clean with plenty of storage and hanging space for each student. Bathroom and showering facilities are well situated for easy access throughout the accommodation areas.

There are always enough facilities for everyone. Included in the fees is a personal laundry service and also bed linen, which is changed once a week.

The Activity Programme provides an opportunity for students to relax, meet up with their friends and practise their English through fun activities. Every afternoon after classes there are sports, excursions and events that make the most of what CLAC and the surrounding area have to offer.  The programme is designed to appeal to different personalities and to not only interest, but also include everyone.

Each evening the Social Team arranges group challenges and tournaments, as well as CLAC quiz nights, discos and parties to entertain and involve all of the Great Ballard students. There is always something happening for all of our students to be take part in. We also understand that some free time is desired and this is included in the programme.

CLAC, Great Ballard School, Eartham, Chichester PO18 0LR, situated in the heart of West Sussex in the small village of Eartham.

  • 5 miles from the historic town of Arundel
  • 8 miles east of Chichester
  • 10 miles west of Worthing.
  • Approximately 50 mins travel time from London Gatwick
  • Approximately 90 mins travel time from London Heathrow

Our nearest train station is Chichester with direct links to London Victoria.

Included in the Fees

  • 20 Hours of English Tuition per week: 15 Hours of English Classes, 5 Hours of English Plus
  • English Plus options: Film & Photography, Dance & Drama, Football Academy, Yoga & Wellbeing, Forest School
  • 100 hours of English immersion in total each week through classes, academies and activities
  • Full Board Residential Accommodation in shared bedrooms and all meals and snacks
  • Insurance covering cancellation
  • Return airport transfers from Gatwick, Heathrow or Southampton
  • Ultimate all-inclusive core social programme including local day trips
  • Full day excursions to London, Brighton or Portsmouth
  • Small classes taught by qualified and engaging English teachers
  • 1:4 Staff to Student ratio for exceptional levels of care
  • Maximum 15% of any single nationality (so that English is the common language)
  • Free WiFi, Course T-shirt, Certificate, Report and Photo Memories
  • 92% ‘Excellent’ rating by students in 2019
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