Embassy Summer Oxford Headington – England
Available: 26 June – 14 August 2016
Ages: 13 – 17
Location: Oxford Brookes University, Headington Campus
Time to London: 1 hour (by train)
Our Headington summer school is based on the main campus of Oxford Brookes University in the attractive Oxford suburb of Headington.
Classes, meals and sports are all conveniently on one site. The area of Headington is also convenient to local shops and cafes which students can visit during supervised trips.
The historic city centre of Oxford, home to England’s oldest university, is just a short bus ride or walk away, waiting for you to discover.
Embassy Summer school students are housed in standard rooms in the Clive Booth Halls, a short walk from the main campus. These residences are two-storey blocks of flats, with green land surrounding.
Students will have a standard single study bedroom, containing modern furniture. Rooms are arranged in ‘flats’ with 5 – 6 rooms in each flat, sharing 1 – 2 shower rooms, toilets and a kitchen-lounge area.
- Classrooms: : Lessons take place in modern, well-equipped classrooms.
- Sports facilities: Excellent modern sports facilities which includes a large sports hall. Green field areas are available for sports in local parks close by.
- Dining Hall: Large, bright hall in a very new and modern wing close to the classrooms and Embassy Summer office.
- Common room: Sports Hall bar with a social and dance area is available for evening discos and activities. Films are shown in the lecture theatres.
- WiFi: Available across campus. Computer suite available at set times under supervision.
Travel time to major airports and stations: †
|Airport or Station||Transfer time|
|London Heathrow (LHR)||1 hour|
|Luton Airport (LTN)||1 hour 30 minutes|
|St Pancras International (Eurostar)||1 hour 30 minutes|
|London Gatwick (LGW)||2 hours|
|Stansted Airport (STN)||2 hours 30 minutes|
- Sports: Football, Softball, Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton, Aerobics and Table Tennis.
- Non-sports: Show rehearsals, Crafts and Treasure Hunts.
- Local visits: Town walks, Museums and Covered Market.
- Blind Date, International Show, Discos, Talent show, Fashion show, ‘It’s a Knockout’ and Karaoke.
* Examples of typical activities offered are shown
Included in the course price:
- One full-day excursion by coach each week.
- Three half-day excursions each week. Two of these are into Oxford. The third half-day is an excursion outside of the Oxford area.
- Transport for local visits not included.
Examples of typical included excursions:
- London: The UK capital offers an unrivalled choice of shopping, world-class galleries, museums and so much more.
- Warwick Castle: Explore Warwick Castle, where you’ll be surrounded by jaw-dropping history, magic, myth and adventure!
- Stratford-Upon-Avon: Famous as the birthplace of playwright William Shakespeare, visit historic English buildings dating back centuries.
Examples of typical optional excursions:
- Buckingham Palace: Visit the Queen’s Gallery and, during a few weeks of summer the state rooms at the British Monarch’s primary home.
- Cadbury World: Visit the factory of one of the World’s favourite chocolate brands.
- Chessington World of Adventures: A zoo and theme park on the edge of Greater London, with roller-coasters and water rides.
- London Eye: Take a ride on Europe’s tallest ferris wheel and enjoy fantastic views over London.
- Madame Tussauds & Marvel 4D Experience: Waxwork museum, now with a unique 4D cinema, where you ‘feel’ the film as well as see it!
- Shakespeare’s Globe Exhibition & Rose Tour: Visit the site of two 16th century theatres, the rebuilt Globe Theatre, and the excavated Rose Theatre, both on London’s South Bank.
- Thorpe Park: A leading theme park offering over thirty extreme rides and attractions.
- Tower of London: For centuries this palace, with its prison tower was the place of many royal executions.
- Windsor: Visit the Queen’s favourite weekend home. The oldest, and largest, inhabited castle in the world.
** Examples of typical excursions shown. Optional excursions require extra payment for travel and entrance