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British Boarding School Experience

Spend a term studying the British curriculum and improving your English whilst boarding in the heart of one of the UK’s most exciting cities.

Why study with us?

  • Improve your written and spoken English
  • Live and study in one of three beautiful, historic and vibrant British cities
  • Study the globally recognised and admired British curriculum
  • High quality accommodation and pastoral support included
  • Study and live with ambitious students from around the world

Whilst you study you will become a full member of our diverse student community, with access to our exciting extra-curricular programme of weekly clubs, sports and activities, evening lectures, and university study preparation sessions.

Upon completion of your studies, you will receive a comprehensive academic report and completion certificate to take home. If you enjoy your time here, you can also choose to join the full GCSE or A Level course and complete your university studies in the UK or at home.

Please note that there are limited places on these courses available.

About the Location


Cambridge is a fusion of the everyday and the extraordinary, a place that has shaped our history and continues to make its mark on our future. For over 800 years, the city has been home to the world-renowned University of Cambridge, it is consistently voted as one of the world’s best.

Cambridge is a quiet, safe and very beautiful city. There are an enormous range of cultural, sporting, leisure and entertainment opportunities within the city and the surrounding countryside.

It is also a hub for cutting edge research and development. Technology start-ups, entrepreneurs, and established global giants such as Apple, Microsoft, ARM and Hewlett Packard all have bases here. Central London is 45 minutes away by train. The nearest international airport is just 30 minutes by train or car. European capitals such as Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels can also be accessed from the city centre.


Course Overview

You will be joining students from around the world studying on our established GCSE (14–16 years) and A Level (16–18 years) programmes. Your weekly study programme will be a combination of academic subjects and English language lessons.

Full board accommodation will be included in one of our college boarding houses.

Please note that Scholarships are not offered on these programmes.

Entry Requirements

Age: 14+
Academic Requirements: School Report and Interview
English Level: IELTS 4.5+
Locations Available: Cambridge, London & Manchester
Start Dates: September, January, April

Course Fees

The fees listed cover tuition and boarding for the stated duration of study

 Sept. 2020 – Dec. 2020 one term
Abbey College Cambridge£16,200
DLD College London£17,360
Abbey College Manchester£13,375



Interested applicants submit your application by clicking here.

Please note: All applications must be submitted via the online system.

“Cambridge has activities for all tastes, from hanging out with friends at the park to listening to academic talks in the university buildings. I’ve made friends with people from around the world and they gave me a lot of support while I learned.”

Luiz Carlos – Abbey College Cambridge

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