Junior English courses

We offer a range of Junior English courses designed for younger students which are run in January, April and then in summer from late June to the end of August.

Perfect for improving your English, making friends and having fun.

To apply for our Junior English courses, please fill out the application form.

    Junior Courses in Bristol

    English classes for juniors aged 14 to 17 years at Oakfield Road, Clifton. Students who study here stay with host families*.
    Our English courses for Juniors offer the best possible combination:
    • Excellent classroom teaching
    • 8 levels available
    • Mixed nationalities
    • up to 15 students per class (max 16)
    • Free access to computers and internet
    • A fantastic social programme of afternoon, evening and Saturday trip activities
    • Free Creative Classes as part of the afternoon activity programme
    • Excellent location
    Classes run from 9.15am to 12.35pm, Monday-Friday (total 15 hours per week lessons). You learn from our own specially written study booklets. 
    Lessons include:
    • Fun activities
    • Grammar, vocabulary, phrases and skills (Reading, Speaking, Listening and Writing)
    • Project 100 - learn 100 words or phrases each week (or more!)
    You then take part in Monday-Friday social activities and Creative Classes each afternoon 1.30-approximately 4pm, plus evening activities (normally 3 per week) + a Saturday trip each week. See below for more information.
    *13-year-olds can only join if they are on a course and in a homestay when travelling with a group leader, staying in the same host with an older 14 years+ sibling, or is a family member of a former IH Bristol student. Alternatively, 12/13 year olds can join a junior course if they are staying in privately arranged accommodation (not IH Bristol's accommodation); normally this will be most suitable where they are staying with a relative.

    Social programme

    We offer a full activity programme as part of the Junior courses, including cultural, sport, and social events. For examples of activities find the activity calendar here

    • A varied selection of afternoon activities and evening events:
      • Afternoon excursions to places of interest
      • Quizzes and competition
    • Creative Classes on 3 afternoons per week (see below for information)
    • Full-day Saturday trips to locations such as London, Cardiff, Oxford, Warwick Castle, and exciting local destinations like Wells or Cheddar
    • Excursions include a guided tour

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    Creative Classes

    On up to 3 afternoons each week students can take free creative classes, where they learn a new skill and work towards a project. In the winter programme we are offering drama and video-making classes, in summer there is a choice of Video-Making, Football, Drama, Journalism, and Photography.

    You can find details of these courses here: Specialist English courses.

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    Homestay Accommodation

    Most junior students stay in homestay accommodation with a British host. This allows you experience English culture first hand. Please see our accommodation page for more details.
    For more information on our supervision and welfare for junior students, please read section 6 of our Safeguarding Children Policy and our Safeguarding Children Handbook. Both of these documents are at the bottom of our Terms and Conditions page.

    Dates & prices

    Winter 2024: * 8th January- 2nd February 2024
    • Course: £314 per week + £51 registration fee
    • Homestay accommodation: £259 per week + £51 placement fee
    Easter 2024: 8th - 19th April 2024 
    • Course: £314 per week + £51 registration fee
    • Homestay accommodation price: £259 per week + £51 placement fee

    Summer 2024: 17th June - 16th August 2024

    • Course: £345 per week + £51 registration fee
    • Homestay accommodation price: £284 per week + £51 placement fee
    Optional private taxi transfer (price per journey): Bristol airport £99/ London Heathrow airport £322 / London Gatwick £363 / Other airports available on request / Unaccompanied Minor Service £25
    Bespoke junior group courses are available year round in Bristol or online - contact us to enquire 
    Please see our updated Terms & Conditions for new courses booked in 2020-22, along with our Safety Measures & FAQs for Face-to-Face courses in Bristol

    Care of Under 18s

    The safety and welfare of all our students is very important to us, but especially for students under the age of 18 and any vulnerable adults. You can see more information on our U18s policies, supervision, parental agreements, U18 permission forms here 

    Bespoke Group Courses

    We can arrange group stays all year round and organise bespoke classes and activities. For more information on group programmes and quotes please get in touch.

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    Bromsgrove Summer School (residential accommodation) - *2024*

    The Bromsgrove Summer School English course is a fully residential vacation programme based in one of the UK’s oldest independent schools, set within 100 acres of grounds, an hour from Bristol; 30 minutes from Birmingham. It has excellent facilities:

    • Single, twin, or triple, many of them en-suite
    • State-of-the-art gym and 25m swimming pool
    • Onsite medical facilities and exceptional pastoral care
    • Coffee shop
    • Dance studios
    • Tennis, badminton, dodgeball and netball courts
    • Art and Design studios
    • Extensive 100 acre grounds and lots more.

    International House Bristol provides the intensive English programme, Bromsgrove School provides accommodation, activities, excursions and pastoral care. (Please note, this programme is not accredited by the British Council, Accreditation UK scheme.) You study General English in modern, fully equipped classrooms with the latest IT equipment. Courses are available for children aged 8-11 and 12-14.

    You practise English while taking part in a wide range of activities such as cookery, football, badminton, art and design and dodgeball all arranged by Bromsgrove School. The challenging academic programme is balanced by an exciting programme of day trips and excursions.

    Being part of the Bromsgrove Summer School international community means meeting new friends from all over the world, taking part in British culture, and hearing and speaking English all day in and out of the classroom. Children from over 40 nationalities attend summer school at Bromsgrove every year and activities and excursions are with the local children attending the day camps.

    Please contact us for more information.

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