Summer Young Learner Course For Pre-teens

We love running our popular pre-teen programme for children aged 8 to 12 years. We have designed our courses and train our teachers to use the natural energy and enthusiasm of the students so that their English lessons are both interactive and fun. We work hard to increase their confidence whilst still pushing them to achieve as much as possible academically. Students are tested and placed into the appropriate class with students from around the world.

  • Course Dates

Homestay Accommodation
08 June to 16th August 2020

Residential Accommodation
21st June to 19th July 2020


  • 20 English and British Culture lessons per week (15 hours p/w)
  • Mixture of nationalities
  • 24 hours supervision
  • 5 afternoon & 5 evening activities
  • 2 weekend trips
  • End of the course certificate
  • Welfare

We take welfare very seriously at Loxdale and pride ourselves on looking after your children. Our pre-teens are supervised by our teachers and staff at all times to ensure their safety and security whilst studying with us.

Students aged 12 year old can walk to and from school if they have their parent’s permission. They will not be allowed to walk around Brighton/Hove/Portslade at any other time without a member of staff.

If a pre-teen student is living with their parent, the parent is expected to bring their child to and from school each day. We will go through their programme with you so you know what times to meet him/her.

Students aged 8 to 11 are not allowed to walk anywhere off site without a member of staff, or with their parent if they are also here. This means that, if your child is living with one of our homestay providers, they must have a daily transfer (at extra cost). This transfer will pick them up in the mornings, take them home after the activities and then bring them back for the evening activity and back home.

We highly recommend that students aged 8 to 12 live at our residential centre, Truleigh Hill whilst it is open from Sunday 23 June to Saturday 27 July 2019. Our experienced staff live at Truleigh Hill with the students to care for and supervise them. They look after them as if they were their children and make sure they are available to speak with them at any time.

There are normally 6 students to a room and where we can, we try to have different nationalities so they will speak more English. It is only a small centre (maximum 35 students) so it feels more like a large host
family and is welcoming and safe. Truleigh Hill is normally a Youth Hostel at the start of the South Downs walk so it’s a beautiful countryside location, only 15 minutes away from school.

Students have breakfast at the centre and then we drive them in to school. All lessons and most activities take place at Loxdale. After the activities the students use the common rooms and site to rest, do their
homework, play computer/board games, watch films, play in the garden in their free time. Then at 6pm dinner is served at Loxdale.

The evening activities sometimes take place at Loxdale and sometimes at Truleigh Hill. If they are at Loxdale, we drive them home afterwards.

At Loxdale English Centre we provide a safe, well-structured and lively environment where there is plenty of laughter and fun. We can guarantee that pre-teens really will have a summer to remember!

  • English Lessons

At Loxdale we run a popular, fun and academically rigorous pre-teen course for 8 to 12 year olds. This is an age group with enormous potential as learners, and our lessons harness that through a wide range of fun and educational classroom activities of shorter duration, supported by a clear daily routine of learning. Suitable for all younger students of English, whether as an introduction to the language or as extra study for those talented students who already have a good level. In class our teachers make use of specialised EFL learning material and also use realia so students make the most of their stay in the UK. We even teach our students about the places they will visit at weekends and various aspects of British culture and traditions so they learn more than just English.

As with our courses for older students, Loxdale attracts some highly-skilled pre-teen language students, and we have the experience to make sure all students fulfil their learning goals while having a fun and memorable experience.

  • Social Activities

After their morning classes, our students then continue to have fun on our afternoon and evening social programme. We offer a mixture of interesting and enjoyable art, crafts, drama, team games, visits and sports activities. All are supervised by our lively and caring staff with a minimum of 1 staff for 10 students on site and 1 staff per 8 students for offsite activities. We keep the staff to student ratio low to ensure that we can pay individual attention to the students and make sure they are getting the most from the activity.

At weekends students will have the chance to go to lots of different places such as London, South Downs, Portsmouth, Oxford, Windsor, Salisbury & the New Forest and many more.



Book and pay before 31 March 2019 to get a 5% discount on your tuition fees!

If 8 to 12 year olds stay in homestay accommodation without a parent, they must have host family transfer service at £70 per week
(Morning pick-up, delivery home, delivery to evening activities)

2 weeks3 weeks4 weeks5 weeks6 weeks7 weeks8 weeks
Tuition & Activities£ 750£1,080£1,340£1,675£2,010£2,296£2,624
Full Board Accommodation£ 338£ 507£ 676£ 845£1,014£1,183£1,352
TOTAL£ 1,088£1,587£2,016£2,520£3,024£3,479£3,976

Please find more information about accommodation here.


Book and pay before 31 March 2019 to get a 5% discount on your tuition fees!

2 weeks3 weeks4 weeks5 weeks
Tuition & Activities£ 750£1,080£1,340£1,675
Full Board Accommodation£ 765£1,148£1,530£1,912

Please find more information about accommodation here.


  • Booking fee (£90)


  • One way airport transfer: Heathrow (£125), Gatwick (£90), Stansted (£170)
  • Insurance (£5.79 per week)
  • Cooked lunch (£11 per person per week), packed lunch is included in the price
  • Bus pass (£23 per person per week)
  • Daily host family transfer (£70 per person per week)
  • All of the above options cater for vegetarians, low fat diets & allergies
  • We also cater for gluten free, dairy free diets, halal & vegan at extra cost of £20 per week

Sample Programme

12:45Independent student
Independent student
Independent student
Independent student
Independent student
Baseball or ArtPercusion & Samba or
Visit to Royal Pavilion and the Laines
(13:15 to 16:30)
Visit to Littlehampton
(13:15 to 17:45)
Cake Decorating or
Computer Games & Sports
'It's a knockout'BowlingTeam GamesFilm & SportsBBQ & Games
SATURDAY08:00 to 19:00Trip to London
SUNDAY08:45 to 17:30Trip to Portsmouth
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