Culford Teens

Residential in Dormitories

13-16 • From

It was the best summer, thanks Culford. See you next year!

Maksim K from Russia

Culford School from side

Key Information

Age: 13-16
Class size: Maximum 12
Classes: 20 hours per week
Transfers: Free from Heathrow & Stansted (see conditions)
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Culford Teens

Residential English summer course for ages 13-16

Culford is a beautiful school built on the estate of Culford Hall, set in 480 acres of stunning grade 1 parkland. The combination of modern and historic buildings with excellent sports facilities make Culford an ideal location for a summer English course.

Students on the Culford Teens course study 20 full hours of English lessons each week and have afternoon and evening activities. Meals are taken in the dinner hall where a good variety of meals are offered.

Culford school boasts excellent sports facilities and students who are keen on tennis can book performance tennis coaching with qualified instructors for an extra charge.

Course Dates 2020

5th – 18th July

19th July – 1st August

Course Fees 2020

2 Week Course £1750+£50 Registration Fee
4 Week Course £3500+£50 Registration Fee


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  • 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.


  • Located in Bury St Edmunds, just 45 minutes' drive from Cambridge


  • Boys and girls are accommodated separately. There are twin rooms, a limited number of triple rooms and dormitories
  • Breakfast, lunch (or packed lunch) and evening meal provided
  • Shared bathroom and shower facilities
  • Bed linen provided
  • Supervised by Select English staff

Culford Activities

  • Excellent sports facilities – tennis courts, all weather basketball and football pitch, and an indoor sports hall
  • Student common rooms
  • Trips to London, Cambridge, Norwich and Bury St Edmunds
  • Computers with internet access

Culford Activities

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An example two-week activity schedule at Culford

Day Afternoon Activity Evening Activity
Monday Sports Afternoon  Welcome Party
Tuesday Museum or Tennis Football World Cup
Wednesday Cupcake Decorating or Capture the Flag Film Night
Thursday Full Day Excursion to  Cambridge Fashion Show
Friday Scavenger Hunt or Swimming Masquerade Disco
Saturday Swimming or Art Masks Free Time
Sunday Full Day Excursion to London Free Time
Monday Workshop: Entrepreneurship  Sports
Tuesday Mini Olympics Swimming or Kick Cricket
Wednesday T Shirt Making or Tennis Cupcake Decorating or Football
Thursday Rounders/Talent Show Rehearsal Casino Night
Friday Talent Show Farewell Party


  • Safe and secure location
  • Fully supervised by Select English staff
  • First Aid trained staff
  • Access to medical services (extra charges may apply)
  • 24 hour emergency contact number – 0044 (0) 7985 026835


  • 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 at 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 £190
Gatwick £215
Stansted £110
Luton £135


5th - 18th July SPACES
19th July -1st August SPACES. Closed to Italian speakers*
*We impose limits on the number of students of each nationality/mother tongue, in order to ensure a good mix of native languages on the course.

Performance Tennis

Take advantage of the world class tennis facilities at Culford and book a Performance Tennis Academy in addition to your course. Work on all aspects of your game with fully qualified instructors.
  • 8 x 1 Hour sessions per course.
  • Maximum 6 students per group.
  • £275 per course

Care of Under 18s

Please read the below as it outlines the level of care and supervision provided on this course. Once you have read this section please complete the consent form. You can complete the consent form here

If you have any questions please email 
  • Every student will be given a wristband containing the school emergency number (07985 026835)
  • Students are given safety advice as part of their pre-arrival information and first day induction. This can be downloaded from this page of our website
  • The activity programme is compulsory.


  • We endeavour to have a same-sex member of staff living on each corridor but it is not always possible.
  • Students must attend all off-site excursions unless they are feeling ill. When ill, a member of Select English staff will remain on site.
  • Staff/student ratios will generally be 1:20 at Culford School. However, ratios will be determined by the risk assessment carried out for each activity.
  • During trips students aged 14 and over 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. Students under 14 will have no unsupervised free time
  • Select English has a clear set of rules for free time which will be known to all students.
  • Students will receive three meals a day.
  • There will be a male and female member of staff with oncall overnight responsibility at each site