About Padworth Summer School

With a strong academic focus, our two-week Summer School 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:

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.