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Stonehenge - The Oldest In The World

  Duration: 10 days / 9 nights; Tour Type: Cultural, Historical; Best Period: May - October; Distance to be passed: 1300 km; Country: Armenia See more details

Holy Mount Ararat

Duration: 9 days / 8 nights; Tour Type: Cultural, Historical; Best Period: May - October; Distance: ~1080 km; Country: Armenia See more details

Guaranteed Departures

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights; Tour Type: Cultural, Leisure; Best Period: according to set dates; Distance: ~500 km; Country: Armenia See more details

Armenia – Top Destination of the year

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights; Tour type: Cultural, Historical, Wine; Best Period: March - November; Distance to be passed: ~1150 km; Coutnry: Armenia See more details

ARMENIA UNESCO

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights; Tour Type: Historical, Wine, Cognac, Hiking; Best Period: May - October; Distance to be passed: ~1550 km; Country: Armenia See more details

Following the Great Silk Road

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights; Tour Type: Silk Road, Cultural, Historical, Wine; Best Period: May - October; Distance to be passed: ~1050 km Countries: Georgia, Armenia See more details

Feel The Road from Armenia to Karabakh

  Duration: 14 days / 13 nights; Tour Type: Jeeping, Historical, Adventure, Wine Best Period: May - October; Distance: ~1900 km; Countries: Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh See more details

Pearls of Caucasus

Duration: 13 days / 12 nights Tour type: Cultural, Historical, Wine, Gourmand Best Period: March - December Distance: Countries: Armenia, Georgia See more details

Sussex Summer Schools is a specialist provider of residential English language and activity programmes for international boys and girls of all ages. The shool offers a choice of courses ranging from the ever-popular general English and multi-activity programme at the Duke of York’s, to the more specialized intensive course at Frewen and our super intensive course at Earlscliffe.

The Duke of York’s

For students aged 8-17 years (General - 16 hours per week)

The Duke of York’s Royal Military School is a prestigious British boarding school set on a large, spacious, secure campus in the Kent countryside. Founded by The Duke of York in 1801 it still retains its royal connections, with its current Patron being The Duke of Kent. Situated not far from Dover, the school is accessible for all the London airports and the Eurostar terminal at Ashford. The Duke of York’s is the biggest of the three centers, with up to 170 students living there in the busiest weeks. The school has sole use of the campus – it is not shared with another summer school.

Earlscliffe

For oldest teenagers aged 14-17 years (Super Intensive - 23 hours per week)
Earlscliffe is a small centre where older teenagers enjoy a stimulating and challenging programme of intensive English language development. Earlscliffe was built in 1870 and underwent complete renovation and refurbishment in 2011-12. It is located in the desirable West End of Folkestone.

Frewen

For students aged 13-17 years (Intensive - 20 hours per week)
Built in the 17th century, Frewen is an impressive country house with renowned gardens and 30 hectares of beautiful grounds. Frewen is the centre for teenagers wanting an intensive English and multiactivity programme, and is well-located in the beautiful Sussex countryside, near to Hastings, Battle and Rye. Frewen hosts up to 70 students and SSS has sole use of the centre.

Learning at The Duke of York’s

The qualified teachers deliver 16 hours per week to average class sizes of fifteen. The morning lessons focus on reading, writing, speaking and listening, and afternoon ‘Active English’ session gives students a chance to acquire and strengthen language skills as they participate in various interactive sessions throughout their stay, such as drama, music, cookery, sport and arts & craft.
All students receive a certificate of course completion, an English Language report and an activity participation report at the end of their stay.

Sports and cultural events at The Duke of York’s

The Duke of York’s offers a vast selection of on-campus activities for all students to enjoy in the afternoon and evening. There are many hectares of green playing fields for football; tag rugby; cricket and other team games; a full-size Astroturf; many tennis courts; 4 squash courts; an athletics track; a large indoor swimming pool; an indoor sports hall; courts for volleyball and basketball; biking areas; table tennis tables and much more. We also offer regular dance sessions led by a professional instructor.

The supervised afternoon and evening activities include treasure hunts; karaoke nights; the ‘Summer of Talent’ show; disco nights; quiz shows; the fashion show and casino nights, as well as arts and craft sessions, including tie-dye T-shirt design in the art studio; mask making; face painting and jewellery making. In the regular cookery sessions, we offer the chance to bake your own fresh brownies, flapjacks, cupcakes and biscuits. Taking part in such activities is a wonderful way to break down barriers while improving language skills and making new friends from all over the world. Participation and fun are the twin aims of activity programme.

Day trips include excursions to Science Museum; the London Natural History Museum; Chelsea Football Club or Wembley Stadium; the London Eye; Buckingham Palace; Canterbury and its world-famous cathedral; Thorpe Park and Chessington World of Adventures theme parks; Leeds Castle and Ashford outlet centre; Hever Castle and Royal Tunbridge Wells; Hastings and 10-pin bowling; Port Lympne safari zoo and the historic coastal castle at nearby Dover. Optional trips: Warner Bros Harry PotterTM Studios, The Oxford Weekend Experience.
Accommodation and meals at The Duke of York’s

All meals are provided and are taken in the magnificent dining hall, truly a Harry Potter experience for the students and guests. There is a choice of dishes available at each main meal and any special dietary needs are catered for. Students are given packed meals on day trips. The Duke of York’s offers a range of rooms for the different ages:

– For students aged 16-17 years the school offers very high standard single rooms with en-suite WC and shower facilities plus access to a large common room in a recently completed new building.
– For those aged 15 years the school offers new accommodation in multi-bedded rooms where each student has their own private single unit, offering bed, desk, chair and wardrobe.
– For the younger students aged 12-14 years and 8-11 years, some of whom may be away from home for the first time, the school offers multi-bedded rooms (up to six) where each child has their own private unit consisting of bed, desk, chair and wardrobe.

These rooms all open on to large, welcoming common rooms within the house which provide a homely, social area for students to relax in and make friends. All showers and toilets were recently installed. Young students need to be with friends around them and this accommodation suits their needs. Each residence is run by a Head of House and staff are on call 24 hours per day. Centre Manager supervises rooms, meals and the general health, safety and well-being of our students.

Earlscliffe

Super Intensive course includes 23 hours of lessons per week in a group of maximum 12. At Earlscliffe a student will develop language skills through engaging with varied tasks, themes and topics.

Sports and cultural events at Earlscliffe

Students play volleyball, basketball, badminton, billiards and table tennis on-site at Earlscliffe in the summer and within walking distance the school has football, other field games, swimming, tennis, squash, a fitness gym, basketball and dry slope tobogganing. Weekly competitions add to the fun.

The trips include visit to Tate Modern; Chelsea Football Club; the London Eye; St Paul’s Cathedral; the British Museum; the London Dungeon, and Buckingham Palace. On Sundays children may visit Canterbury including a river boat tour and its world-famous cathedral; Leeds Castle and Bluewater; Hever Castle and Royal Tunbridge Wells; Thorpe Park theme park; Dover Castle. Our day trips are supervised at all times.

Optional trips:
– Warner Bros Harry Potter TM Studios
– The Oxford Weekend Experience

Meals and accommodation at Earlscliffe

A large investment saw a complete renovation and refurbishment of Earlscliffe in 2011-12. Most rooms are spacious twin or triple rooms with private WC and bathroom. All rooms are Wi-Fi connected. The high standard of accommodation is attractive to today’s students, and all the more so given the beautiful Victorian faзade of the building in which it sits. Meals are taken in the college dining room and prepared by own chef and team. Meals are varied and often international, such as Chinese, Mexican or Indian, but not forgetting occasional British fish and chips! Any student’s special dietary needs can be catered for, i.e. vegetarian, nondairy etc.

Intensive course includes 20 hours of lessons per week to average class size of 15. The morning lessons focus on reading, writing, speaking and listening, and our afternoon lessons give students a chance to work on projects, presentations, discussions and debates. Teachers use a variety of materials and resources to engage students’ interest and enhance progress.

Sports and cultural events at Earlscliffe

There are green playing fields for football and team games, a tennis court, outdoor volleyball, a large outdoor swimming pool, courts for 5-a-side football and basketball, and table tennis.

Frewen

The Frewen campus itself offers an intimate environment which students often describe as providing a big family atmosphere. The afternoon and evening activities include karaoke nights; the ‘Summer of Talent’ show; disco nights; quiz shows; the Frewen Fashion Night, campfire and songs and casino nights, as well as arts and craft sessions, including tie-dye T-shirt design as well as cookery sessions.
The day trips at Frewen

Frewen is well-placed for trips to a variety of attractive destinations. Visits include London for sightseeing and shopping; Buckingham Palace tour; Chelsea Football Club or Wembley Stadium; the London Eye; Brighton and the Sea Life Centre; Canterbury and its world-famous cathedral; Thorpe Park theme park; Leeds Castle and Ashford Outlet centre; Hever Castle and Royal Tunbridge Wells; Eastbourne and 10-pin bowling.

Sports and cultural events at Frewen

There are green playing fields for football and team games, a tennis court, outdoor volleyball, a large outdoor swimming pool, courts for 5-a-side football and basketball, and table tennis.
Optional trips:
– Warner Bros Harry PotterTM Studios
– The Oxford Weekend Experience

Meals and accommodation at Frewen

All meals are provided and taken in the pleasant, traditional school dining hall. Any special dietary needs are catered for and students are given packed meals on day trips. Frewen offers comfortable rooms for two, three or four occupants. The majority is located in the grand old building and boys and girls are allocated different floors. Almost all rooms have their own shower and toilet facilities.