The first college I have ever been to where the English lessons are really useful.


Our programme provides 22 hours of English lessons each week, during which students are divided by age into juniors and seniors. A placement test ensures they are placed with students of a similar ability, in order to provide lessons tailored to their needs, and to maximise language development. Our well qualified and very experienced teachers use a wide variety of teaching methods to provide the best tuition and promote understanding.

In 2017, 100% of parents said their child’s English language skills have improved as a result of attending Sedbergh International Summer School (surveymonkey 2017)

English is taught through different weekly themes; this takes place both inside and outside the classroom. By providing a structured focus, the learning of grammar, speaking, listening and reading as well as general comprehension is promoted.

As small classes are maintained, teachers are able to monitor each student’s progress and provide individual assistance. Every student receives a full academic report and certificate at the end of the course. This contains their teacher’s recommendations on how to continue improving their English once they return home along with comments from their Houseparent and the Course Director.