Summer School Information

Earlscliffe Summer School (Ages 13-17) takes place in the coastal town of Folkestone at Earlscliffe.  Located a short train journey from London, the College is renowned for its A-Level results and status as a UNESCO School. The recently refurbished campus provides students with excellent accommodation and classroom facilities.

Earlscliffe and SBC are both part of the Dukes Education family of schools.  The Earlscliffe Summer School is delivered by Earlscliffe in collaboration with SBC International.

At a Glance

  • Ages: 13 to 17
  • Length of study: 2 – 7 Weeks inclusive
  • Dates: 26th June – 13th August 2022
  • Location: Earlscliffe, Folkestone, Kent
  • Tuition Hours: 22 Hours of Tuition Per Week
  • Courses: Sustainable Futures | Uni Prep | Think Global! | Mini-MBA™
  • Certification: Academic Progress Report & Certificate
Students from Earlscliffe Summer School walking together

Hasan, Azerbaijan

Absolutely fantastic! Met lots of new friends from all over the world. Hope to see you all next year!

Academic Programme

Earlscliffe Summer School students enjoy 22 hours of lessons each week in their chosen subject.  All programmes are developed by the year-round teaching staff at Earlscliffe and are designed to help students to meet their academic goals.

Arts & Crafts class at Earlscliffe Summer School

Summer School Social Programme

Students at Earlscliffe Summer School enjoy a balanced programme including sports, arts and crafts, and cultural events.  The programme is delivered across the campus and nearby sports centre facilities.

The seaside location of the summer school enables students to take regular daytime and evening trips to the beach, whilst the campuses proximity to Folkestone’s town centre provides the opportunity for students to visit shops and cafes.

Arts & Crafts class at Earlscliffe Summer School

The Dukes Diploma

It’s your future, make an impact!

The minimum level of English B2+

As part of the Dukes Education family of schools, Earlscliffe is delighted to offer all its summer school students the opportunity to participate in this personal development programme, which runs parallel to any of our other summer courses.

Participants will be guided by our Dukes Diploma co-ordinator on how to mix and match elements from their chosen course with the opportunities offered by our rich and varied cultural activities programme in order to complete the evidence portfolio. Successful Diploma candidates receive the Dukes Diploma certificate, endoresed by the University of Buckingham.

Optional Extra Activities

Alongside our inclusive multi-activity social programme and excursions, students also have the opportunity to join some additional extra activities.  Each optional extra can be booked once per stay.


Our students take a short taxi journey to the nearby paintballing centre for an action-packed afternoon

Cost: £95 (One Session)

London Musical

Experience a world-renowned West End musical. Includes transport and theatre ticket

Price: £150

Harry Potter Studio Visit

Enjoy a magical trip to the wonderful wizarding world of Harry Potter! Includes transport and entry ticket

Cost: £150


Earlscliffe Summer School students will enjoy full-day trips on Wednesday and Sundays, as well as the opportunity to visit Ashford Designer Outlet or Folkestone on Saturday afternoons.

Every Wednesday students and staff will travel on the high-speed, direct train to London.  During the summer we visit some of London’s most famous landmarks and museums, including the London Eye; the Tower of London; the British Museum; the London Dungeons; and the Natural History Museum.

On Sunday’s students will visit nearby cities and attractions including the world-famous cathedral city of Canterbury, Thorpe Park amusement park, and Leeds Castle.

During excursions, students will have some supervised free time in small groups.

The accommodation for Earlscliffe Summer School

Accommodation and Meals

Earlscliffe offers students high-quality student residences. Girls and boys live in separate, supervised accommodation.  Rooms are mostly twin or triple rooms and all have en-suite WC and shower.  The in-town campus means that students can easily walk between classes, meals, accommodation, and activities.

Meals are taken in the college dining room and prepared by our own in-house chef.  We offer a varied menu with a mixture of British and international cuisine.  Every two weeks we offer a formal dinner, giving students the opportunity to dress up and enjoy a three-course meal.

Student Support & Welfare

The safety and wellbeing of all students is our number one priority. Summer Boarding Courses is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Students are accommodated on-site in secure and comfortable boarding houses during their stay with us. Our friendly and caring staff team is available 24 hours per day to support students, which includes dedicated and experienced welfare staff, including House Parents and Welfare Managers. We have a comprehensive Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and procedures in place to which all employees, volunteers, and contractors are expected to adhere.

We pride ourselves on offering the best possible support to students, confirmed by an official Area of Strength in Safeguarding Under 18s, Premises and Facilities, and Care of Students by the British Council accreditation scheme. To read more about our Accreditations and Awards, please see here.

More Information

The ‘Early Bird’ price below is available until 28 February 2021. The weekly fee includes all accommodation, meals, lessons, general sports, activities and events, all standard excursions including admission costs, Wi-Fi, weekly laundry service, airport transfer and travel insurance.

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