We understand that language courses are only one aspect of your overall education. We want you to have a good time, relax, make new friends from all over the world, and improve your English at the same time while you’re here with us.

We also provide weekend excursions for you to join at extra cost, including full-day visits to places of interest such as London, Blenheim Palace, Bath, Stratford upon Avon, Brighton, Stonehenge and Winchester.

The following is a list of our current excursions: We’ll also include it in your Welcome Pack when you arrive at the school. You may book the trips with our pleasant, experienced social organiser, Rob Tanner, who orchestrates and leads them. He can also provide you with a wealth of information about Oxford and other areas of England.

If there’s anything unique you want to do, an interest you’d want to maintain, or a sport you’d like to play, just let us know and we’ll assist you in obtaining information.

Example weekend excursions

London Tour.

To discover many of the key sites, students will go on a group tour of the city. Students will learn about London’s history, customs, and people while taking in some free time for browsing and sightseeing.

Stonehenge and Winchester.

The trip to Salisbury takes you closer to the kingdom’s ancient history in addition to a tour of the city of Winchester with its magnificent cathedral. There will also be some free time for shopping!

Stratford on Avon and the Cotswolds.

Lake School excursions are organized on a 1:15-25 scale, depending on the age and risk profile of the children participating.

Adult programs are offered at the Lake School. Parents of children aged 16 or 17 should be aware that their kids are accompanied on these optional weekend trips, but there is still some free time during the day. There is a 1:15-20 ratio for supervision of under 18s. This process is followed at the Lake School for students aged 16.

Outside of classes, students’ free time is unrestricted. The School recommends activities for teenagers 16 and 17 that are both fun and educational.