The UK’s Number 1 Multi-Campus Summer School

Founded in 2009, SBC is the first, and currently only, summer school provider in the UK to have achieved a perfect 15 Areas of Strength in a British Council inspection. The inspections cover a wide range of areas including Care of Students, Safeguarding Under 18s, Teaching, Course Design, and Leisure Opportunities. The EL Gazette publishes a league table based on these results, and SBC has been ranked Number 1 in 2018, 2019, and 2020. We are very proud of this achievement and will continue to grow and develop our courses to offer students extraordinary experiences.

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About Us

Our Mission

“Uniting the cultures of the world through education”

We aim to offer our students a truly enriching, multinational environment to study in. We’ve welcomed over 12,000 students from 151 different countries to our summer schools, with many students returning year after year to reunite with friends and continue their academic journey with us.

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About Us

Stronger Together

Summer Boarding Courses is part of Dukes Education, a family of schools and educators, bought together by a common purpose: to give children the foundations for an extraordinary life, through education. Our shared expertise from year-round schools, colleges and university application support enables us to develop truly inspiring courses.

Our Courses

Alongside our award-winning residential Summer Schools, SBC also offers a range of other courses.  Students can join our Day Camps alongside local English children, or study Online with one of our qualified tutors.  We’re committed to offering students the best educational experiences throughout the year.

Dukes Education

Summer Boarding Courses is part of the Dukes Education, a family of Schools, Colleges, and Educational Services.

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