About Us

A welcome from the Summer School Director

“We are delighted to be re-launching our successful Summer School.  We are, once again, ready to welcome students from around the world to experience the unforgettable journey that awaits them at Padworth Summer School. 

Coupled with high quality teaching, a varied academic timetable, an action-packed social and leisure programme, all within a safe, highly engaging environment, we aim to provide students with an unforgettable journey. From the moment they step foot on our campus, they will be greeted with warmth and open arms. We very much look forward to welcoming students onto our beautiful campus in summer 2024.”

Gavin Ayre
Director of Summer School

Padworth Summer School Overview

With a strong academic focus, our two-week courses are designed to be highly dynamic and enjoyable, providing students from all over the world with the chance to delve into subjects they are passionate about. Whether it’s Global English, Explore STEM or Discover Business, our courses allow students to fully unlock their potential and lay the groundwork for future success by:

  • stimulating intellectual curiosity.
  • developing key skills.
  • providing real-life opportunities to embed skills through academic trips.
  • providing insights that enhance learning through guest speaker talks.

However, we firmly believe that education extends beyond the classroom, which is why our courses also offer an action-packed leisure programme that includes thrilling trips, sports, and a variety of activities to keep students engaged and enable them to discover new.


Padworth Summer School is structured to allow for flexibility in the course of study:

Students must first choose one Academic Pathway:

  • Global English
  • Explore STEM: Engineering & Tech or The Sciences
  • Discover Business (MBA-X)

The Academic Pathway courses involve 3 hours per morning, 5 days per week – i.e., 15 hours per week.

Next, students must choose one Module from the following:

  • Debating and Public Speaking
  • British Culture
  • Creative Writing
  • Global Citizenship
  • Engineering: Building the future
  • Computer Science: Coding and Emerging Tech 
  • Future Global Leaders

Modules involve 1.5 hours in the afternoon, 4 days a week, plus an academic trip (4 hours) or guest speaker appearance – i.e., 8 hours per week.

Finally, students must select two Padworth Xperiences – one for each week:

  • Week 1: Horse Riding*, Tennis Skills, Invasion Sports, Art, Outdoor Activities* and Swimming.
  • Week 2: Golf*, Football Skills, Cooking, Creative Pursuits, Student Wellbeing and Swimming.

[*] additional cost incurred.