Knighton House School

Knighton House School is a British independent day and boarding girls preparatory school set in 30 acres of beautiful Dorset countryside. Founded in 1950, the school delivers great academic results whilst maintaining a unique home from home environment.

Education at Knighton House is varied; music, sport and riding are integral to the daily routine. Small class sizes allow staff to really get to know the children and build on their natural talent and strengths to reach their full potential.

The school produces happy, grounded children who LOVE Knighton – the pupil experience is outstanding.

Summer School Aims

The Summer School is an opportunity for your child to gain an insight and understanding into the language and culture in Britain.

This stimulating and rewarding experience will develop breadth and management of your child’s English, enhance their intercultural understanding, help build confidence, allow your child to make new friends and above all have some FUN!



There will be a number of multi activity courses and a riding course running at the school during this period allowing your children to socialise with British boys and girls during their time in the UK.
Study Programme:
Up to 26 lessons a week: focus on EAL, see provisional timetable for more detail
7 – 13 year olds
Class sizes 4 – 8
Sports programmes in afternoon and activities in the evening

Activities and Sport:
The following are some of the activities and sport the children may take part in during their stay: Arts & crafts, sketching, cooking, music, dance, quiz, bingo, murder mystery, film night, strike soccer, table tennis, wall climbing, running, football, rounders, netball, five-a-side, gym, dodgeball, cricket, basketball, badminton, zorbing, Knighton House Olympics, hiking and horse riding.

There will be excursions during the week which give students time to explore and enjoy places of interest, cultural and historical sites. These include a walk along the Jurassic coastline and a picnic on the beach. Places of interest may be a Safari Park, Stonehenge, Corfe Castle, Glastonbury Tor, Bath and Sherborne the ancient Abbey town.

Student accommodation is in the boarding house in comfortable furnished bedrooms. Staff will also live in the house with the students. Girls and boys are in separate well supervised boarding areas. Rooms have a number of beds in them with shared bathroom facilities.

Meals are served in the dining hall and catered for by our own specialist chef. There are hot options including a vegetarian choice as well as cold dishes, vegetables, fruit and salads. Drinks and snacks are available during break times, at sports activities and in the boarding houses in the evening. Packed lunches and fruit juices and water are taken on excursion days.

We cater for any religious, special diets or allergies. Laundry service
is available. Bedding and toiletries provided.

Health and Welfare:
Qualified staff are on site all day and at night.  Medical staff are available at set times during the day. A doctor will be available but students might have to pay for this out their pocket money. A hospital is at Blandford Forum, 5 miles away for minor injuries. There is also a 24 hour accident and emergency unit at the hospital and in an emergency we will call an ambulance. Students who have a European health card may be covered by the National Health system. However, it is strongly advised to take out comprehensive medical and dental insurance cover. There is 24 hr supervision of all students and many of the staff are trained first aiders.

£2400 for 14 days
(includes lessons, accommodation, excursions, laundry, meals, sporting activities, transfer to and from airport. Flights and insurance are not included).  

Additional expenses:
Pocket money.

Airport Transfers:
Students can be collected and dropped off at London or regional airports. This cost is included in the price.

To check availability and enrol your child, please email, or telephone us on 01258 452065 for further details.

A deposit of £250 (non-refundable) will be required to secure your place. Payment of the balance of fees must be made at least 30 days before arrival.



More information

For more information including a provisional timetable please download our Summer School Brochure.
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