Royal Russell provides the perfect mix of city and countryside. Located in Croydon, it is situated in an oasis of green parkland and yet is only minutes from central Croydon, its easy access to central London and its world famous attractions.

The school offers a complete campus with accommodation, classrooms and sports facilities all in one place. It provides a wonderful environment for a summer vacation English language course. It is the perfect site to play different sports through our Multi sport programme twice a week or choose to go into London to experience more of London.


The optional London Experience programme offers students the perfect opportunity to experience all that London has to offer; museums, sights, galleries and culture. The programme includes three afternoon visits and one evening into central London per week during which our staff take them sightseeing or to visit important attractions.


Have fun and learn a variety of dance moves with your new friends with members of our staff.


Get involved with our multisport activity programme playing Kwik Cricket, tag rugby, volleyball, basketball, football or trying modern dance.


Our summer English courses are designed to give students the opportunity to practise their English in a friendly, multicultural environment. Students are actively encouraged to practise their English with students from other nationalities, both in class and outside. We concentrate on raising their confidence and fluency, and bringing out the English they already know, but can’t yet use.

About our courses:

  • Five levels from Elementary to Advanced
  • All students are tested on arrival to grade their spoken and written English to place them in the class of the correct level
  • 15 hours of teaching per week from qualified teachers including project work to allow them to use their English creatively and learn more about British culture and history
  • A certificate on completion of their course
  • Full activity programme including 5 afternoon activities and 7 evening activities
  • One half day excursion to local towns and cities
  • One full day excursion to more prominent towns and cities further away

The London Experience includes all the above plus three afternoons and one evening into the heart of London each week.


Half day excursions may include: Canterbury, Hever Castle, Greenwich

Full day excursions may include: Cambridge, Oxford, Brighton, London

Optional excursions may include: Madame Tussaud’s, Open Top Bus tours of London, Salisbury and Stonehenge


Key Facts:

Highlights: Greater London Location. New accommodation
Location: Greater London
Closest Airports: Gatwick, Heathrow and London City
Services Included: 24 hour Welfare and Student Support, WIFI and small laundry service
Staff to Student Ratio: 1:8
School Size: 140 students per week
Age Range: 10-14 year olds. 15-17 year olds
Full board accommodation is included as standard

Courses available:

Classic Course
London Experience Programme


FREE Multi Sport activity programme: including Kwik Cricket, tag rugby, modern dance, arts & crafts, basketball, swimming, football, and volleyball.
FREE Dance – learn new moves with your new friends and our friendly staff

Student Testimonials



If this summer school is not quite what you are looking for, you may like one of the options below instead;


  • Free London Experience
  • Close to London
  • Scenic rural campus


  • Great Value
  • Single room option
  • Seaside Location