Cambridge Juniors

Residential & Homestay

Ages 14*-17 • From

| *Students aged 13 travelling with a group leader may be accepted in residential accommodation
It is a fantastic experience and great opportunity to improve your English

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Key Information

Age: Ages 14*-17
Class size: Maximum 12 students per class
Classes: 20 hours per week. Elementary – Advanced levels
Transfers: Free from Heathrow and Stansted (see conditions)
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Cambridge Juniors

Residential and Homestay Summer English Language Course for Ages 14-17

Our Cambridge Juniors Summer English Language Course is held in our permanent site in Cambridge and takes full advantage of the cultural heritage of this beautiful university town (River Cam and King’s college shown above). It’s a 10 minute walk from the centre of Cambridge. There you will find many of the beautiful university buildings that Cambridge is famous for, along with shops, restaurants and cultural activities for you to enjoy. It’s a lively course and there’s always something going on. There are four full hours of English lessons per day with afternoon and evening activities. On Saturday, there is a full day trip to London with the opportunity to see the sights as well as some free time to do some shopping. Students on the English Plus Course take part in the same activities and will live in the same accommodation.

There is the option to add extra English lessons to this course by choosing to add an English Academy to your course. If you like sport, you can also add a Tennis Academy. The Tennis Academy is taught by highly qualified instructors and will teach you some key skills. View the full details of these options in the Academies tab.

Cambridge Juniors Course Dates for 2020

28th June – 11th July

12th – 25th July

26th July – 8th August

9th – 22nd August

Cambridge Juniors Course Fees for 2020

Junior Homestay
2 Week Course £1520 +£50 Registration Fee
4 Week Course £3040 + £50 Registration Fee
6 Week Course £4560 + £50 Registration Fee
8 Week Course £6080 + £50 Registration Fee
Junior Residential Twin
2 Week Course £1720 + £50 Registration Fee
4 Week Course £3440 + £50 Registration Fee
6 Week Course £5160 + £50 Registration Fee
8 Week Course £6880 + £50 Registration Fee
Junior Residential Single
2 Week Course £1780 + £50 Registration Fee
4 Week Course £3560 + £50 Registration Fee
6 Week Course £5340 + £50 Registration Fee
8 Week Course £7120 + £50 Registration Fee
Junior Residential Single in The Railyard
4 Week Course £3660 + £50 Registration Fee
6 Week Course £5490 + £50 Registration Fee
8 Week Course £7320 + £50 Registration Fee
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Teaching & Lessons

  • 20 full hours teaching per week
  • Maximum class size of 12
  • Elementary – advanced levels
  • Reports and certificates

Course Timetable


Placement test

On your first day, you will take a short written test and have an interview with a teacher so that we assess your level of English and choose the best class for you.

English classes

Our English classes are based on our school’s topic based syllabus. You will develop your language skills while discussing topics that are relevant and interesting to you. You should expect to work in pairs and groups regularly, and take part in class discussions and other activities that make learning enjoyable and fun. Classes will help you to:
  • Expand your vocabulary
  • Increase your grammatical accuracy
  • Improve your pronunciation
  • Gain confidence in using English in every situations

Project classes

In our project classes, you will use English to work on a project together with your class mates. You will be able to choose the focus of your project with help from your teacher. Popular projects include:
  • Creating a school magazine
  • Surveys of Select staff or members of the public
  • Making a guide to Cambridge for future students
  • Preparing a presentation on your hometown

Drama classes

On your final day at Select, all classes put on a short performance for the rest of the school. In your drama classes, your teacher will help you to prepare and rehearse your performance. This is an excellent way to build your confidence and is also lots of fun!

Reports and certificates

At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate with your English level and a report from your teachers.

Cambridge Juniors Course Location

  • 10 – 15 minutes ‘walk from central Cambridge

Cambridge Juniors Accommodation


Stay in one of our supervised residence buildings near to the school. We have 6 halls of residence all within walking distance of the school. Walking distance means from around 5-20 minutes depending on the residence. Residences are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
  • Students will stay in twin or single rooms depending on the course booked. Please check the booking confirmation carefully to ensure you have the accommodation you were expecting. In some residences triple rooms are available during the summer and these must be requested in writing. We will advise you if your request is possible or not
  • Boys and girls are accommodated on separate floors supervised by school staff
  • Breakfast, packed lunch and evening meal provided
  • Weekly laundry
  • Bed linen is provided (students should bring their own towels)


  • Twin rooms
  • Breakfast, packed lunch and evening meal provided
  • Weekly laundry
Students aged 16 or over may be placed in Private Homes. These are homestays who host more than 4 students. Private homes offer meals and laundry but may offer a reduced opportunity to interact with hosts due to the number of guests.
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Cambridge Juniors Activity Programme

The Cambridge Junior course has an exciting and varied activity programme with sports, games and excursions.
  • Full-day excursion to London
  • Half-day excursion to Bury St Edmunds

Cambridge Junior Activities

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An example two-week activity schedule for Cambridge Juniors

* Activities with a £ will incur a small charge. The cost per week to attend all activities is £15.
Day Afternoon activity Evening Activity
Monday Walking Tour of Cambridge Welcome Party
Tuesday Select Olympics or Bowling (£) Evening Punting
Wednesday King’s College Visit Disco (£) or Garden Games
Thursday Half-day Excursion to Bury St. Edmunds Free Evening
Friday Photo Treasure Hunt or Swimming (£) Film Night or Sports
Saturday Full-day Excursion to London Free Time
Sunday Sports Afternoon or Shopping Free Time
Monday Punting Swimming or Kwik Cricket
Tuesday T-Shirt Making or Tennis Cupcake Decorating or Football
Wednesday Tea Party or Sports on the Park Disco (£) or Garden Games
Thursday Museum or Market Trip Football, Karaoke (£) or Film Night
Friday Select’s Got Talent Farewell Party


  • On site Welfare Manager
  • Medical Centre 5 minutes’ walk from school
  • Qualified first aiders on site
  • Supervised sports and social programme
  • Live in House Managers in residential accommodation
  • 24 hour emergency contact number – 0044 (0) 7985 026835


Cambridge Juniors Transfers

Free transfers are available on the Cambridge Juniors courses.
  • To qualify for a free transfer on arrival, you need to book a flight that lands on Sunday between 9am and 5pm at London Stansted or London Heathrow. Note: this is based on the time of the flight, NOT the projected time of the transfer itself.
  • To qualify for a free transfer on departure, you need to book a flight that takes off on a Saturday between 9am and 5pm from London Stansted or London Heathrow. Note: this is based on the time of the flight, NOT the projected time of the transfer itself.
  • If your flight is outside these hours, to/from a different airport or on a different day, you will need to either make your own way, or arrange a private taxi transfer. Please contact us on to arrange this. It is highly recommended that students under the age of 18 arrange a private transfer.
Prices for one way taxi transfers are below:
Heathrow £150
Gatwick £165
Stansted £95
Luton £105

Cambridge Juniors Course Availability

Junior Homestay
28th June - 11th July SPACES
12th - 25th July SPACES
26th July - 8th August SPACES
9th - 22nd August SPACES
Junior Residential Shared
28th June - 11th July SOLD OUT
12th - 25th July SOLD OUT
26th July - 8th August SOLD OUT
9th - 22nd August SPACES
Junior Residential Single
28th June - 11th July SOLD OUT
12th - 25th July SOLD OUT
26th July - 8th August SOLD OUT
9th - 22nd August SPACES
Junior Residential Single (The Railyard)
12th - 25th July SPACES
26th July - 8th August SPACES
9th - 22nd August NOT AVAILABLE
Select English Academy   The Select English Academy is run by our Director of Studies and classes are taught by our Summer School teachers. These are intensive classes in small groups tailored to the needs of the students. After an initial assessment of the student’s objectives, teachers will put together a plan for the module. Students may attend in preparation for exams or simply to improve their reading, writing, speaking or listening skills. Academy classes can be tailored to meet the needs of students. You can add the English Academy to the Cambridge Juniors or English plus courses. The cost per week is £115.
  • Small groups
  • Subject specific courses
  • Exam preparation
  • End of course report and certificate stating skills learnt
  • Maximum 4 students per group
  • 2 x 1.5-hour sessions per module

Care of Under 18s


  • Every student will be given a wristband containing the school emergency number (07985 026835)
  • Every student will be given a Select English ID card with their name, address and contact information for their accommodation in Cambridge
  • Students are given safety advice as part of their first day induction. This can be downloaded from our website .
  • The activity programme is compulsory. You can give your child permission to not take part in afternoon activities by completing the relevant section of the Consent Form.

If you give your child permission NOT to attend afternoon activities, it means that

  • They will not be supervised by Select English staff
  • Between 15.00 and 18.00 they will be free to walk around the city, go into shops or engage in other activities that are unknown to Select English staff
  • Students must return home by 6pm for dinner. Residential House Managers and homestay hosts will contact the school when students fail to do so. Returning home late is considered serious misconduct and may result in disciplinary action

Travelling to and from homestay accommodation

Students living in homestay accommodation must travel to and from school independently either on foot, by public bus or by taxi. Select English aims to keep all of our students safe and have therefore,

  • Carried out a risk assessment for this period of time
  • Requested details from each homestay on the safest route to and from their home to the school and detailed this on the homestay profile that is issued to students
  • Provided students with safety advice in their pre-arrival information

After all evening activities the following will happen in order to get students home:

  • Students in residences will be walked home by teachers or social staff
  • Students living in homestays will be accompanied by staff to the bus stop
  • If students require a taxi, a member of Select staff will call a taxi for them.


  • On social activities and trips staff/student ratios will be at least 1:20. However, ratios will be determined by the risk assessment carried out for each activity.
  • Students must return home immediately after evening activities. If an afternoon activity finishes early, students may have some free time in town but must return home by 6pm for dinner
  • During trips students will be allowed to leave staff to visit shops and other amenities for a maximum of 90 minutes and will be told to stay in groups of at least three. After 90 minutes they must check in with the designated supervisor.
  • Select English has a clear set of rules for free time which will be known to all students.


Free time

There are times during the course where students will have short periods of unsupervised free time. There are clear rules for free time. These are detailed below


  • After afternoon activities: Students normally have an 1-2 hours free time before they must return to their accommodation for dinner. They must not leave the city centre and should stay in groups of a minimum of three.
  • Dinner: Students can choose to have dinner once a week with friends in the city centre. They need permission from the Course Director and need to inform their homestay host or Hall of Residence Manager at least 24 hours before.
  • After Evening Activities: Students must go straight home at the end of the evening activity.
  • Saturday Evening following the full-day excursion to London: Students are allowed free time in the city centre and must stay in groups of a minimum of three. Students must return home in time for curfew.
  • Sunday: Students are allowed free time in the city centre. Students must stay in groups of a minimum of three and return home for curfew. Students must attend the afternoon activity offered by Select English on Sundays
  • Thursday Evening following the half-day excursion: Students are allowed free time in the city centre and must stay in groups of a minimum of three. Students must return home for curfew.


  • Evenings & Weekdays: 21.30
  • Disco Night (Wednesdays): 23.00

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