Schools and Groups
The Heart of England Study Programmes is an established language school offering group study programmes for school groups with and without English language courses. We have over 20 years’ experience in organising general English language courses, CLIL programmes and tourism only courses so you can be sure your students will be happy.
Our English language courses are set in the beautiful Heart of England. This area is famous for being the home of William Shakespeare, Warwick Castle, Oxford, Birmingham and The Cotswolds. It is also an easy train or coach ride to London. We have organised a wide range of courses for many schools, all individually designed to suit the specific requirements of the group leaders.
September – June
Why Choose Our Programmes?
Full-board accommodation with great, friendly home-stay families in clean, well decorated homes which are all inspected on a regular basis.
Lively, fun and well organized tuition in a centrally located school with large, clean, well decorated classrooms with qualified and experienced teachers for courses including tuition.
Fascinating afternoon activities including cultural, sporting and language based outings including fantastic places such as Warwick, Stratford-upon-Avon, Birmingham and Coventry. Activities include entry fees and transport unless you provide your own coach. The activities are all accompanied by a representative from The Heart of England Study Programmes
Easy access airport transfers
Welcome packs including maps, local information
1 free teacher place per 10 students
24 hour emergency service, important for teenagers
General English – for a boost to your school classes book an intensive programme offering 15 – 20 English per week with excursions and activities if required.
Drama Based Programmes – where better than the home of Shakespeare to incorporate drama with English learning. Activities include English lessons (if required), Drama lessons, Theatre Tours, Theatre Performances and Voice Coaching.
Cultural Programmes – Make the most of this area of outstanding and varied culture. From the home of the Industrial Revolution, to traditional rural agriculture and British heritage, to history including Kings and Queens as well as social and cultural history to The Arts and Literature, we have it all.
Curriculum Based Courses – Bring your school subjects to life by including excursions designed to stimulate interest in specified areas of the curriculum.
What can I do if I am interested?
- Contact our office for an individual quote with details of your preferred dates, the approximate number of students, arrival airport, length of stay and any special requirements such as drama sessions
- Join our Familiarisation Trip
- Use the online booking form to make a booking
Our teachers believe in building confidence and offer a wide range of skills as well as an in-depth knowledge of English teaching techniques. We appreciate that everyone has different learning requirements so your package will be individually designed for you. Our teachers and guides are professional, welcoming and reliable. They all have years of experience in working with English language learners and understand the problems that may be encountered during an English study course.
Host Family Accommodation
We have a large number of families in the Leamington Spa and Stratford-upon-Avon area who offer accommodation in a caring and welcoming environment. All families are vetted before they work with us and are again visited on a two yearly basis after that. We require families to provide clean, comfortable, welcoming and responsibly managed accommodation. Some of our families have worked with us for over 10 years and we try to build a strong working relationship with the families as we see them as a crucial part of the service we provide to you.
The Heart of England probably provides the greatest range of activities for learners of English with culturally, historically, and geographically diverse areas on our doorstep. We can provide tours and excursions to suit any age group, area of interest or price range. For school study groups or one to one students we can design activities to suit your group or offer a general introduction to the area with a range of different excursions.