Schools and Groups
The Heart of England Study Programmes is an established language school offering group study programmes for school groups. You can choose from programmes with and without English language tuition. As we have over 20 years’ experience in organising general English language courses, CLIL programmes and tourism only courses you can be sure your students will be happy.
Do you have questions about
Why choose this area?
Our English language courses are in the beautiful Heart of England, as you may know 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?
The full-board accommodation is with friendly home-stay families. We are very proud of the standard of welcome that our hosts provide. All our families offer clean, well-decorated homes and we regularly inspect to ensure standards stay high.
Our tuition sessions are educational as well as lively, fun and well organized and based in a centrally located school. The school has large, clean, well-decorated classrooms and our teachers are all qualified and experienced teachers for the courses on which they are working.
We can recommend 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, again, unless you wish to self guide your group.
Birmingham airport is a short 35 – 40 minutes away providing easy transfers.
Additionally we include welcome packs, rucksacks and insurance in our packages and never charge administrative or registration fees.
There is 1 free teacher place per 10 students.
We provide a 24 hour emergency service which we know is important for teenagers.
General English – for a boost to your school classes book an intensive programme offering 15 – 20 English per week. in addition excursions and activities can be added if required.
Drama Based Programmes – where better than the home of Shakespeare to incorporate drama with English learning. Programmes include English lessons (if required), drama lessons, theatre tours, theatre performances as well as 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 and satisfy yourself that we can deliver what we promise;
- Use the online booking form to make a booking.
Our teachers believe in building confidence and offer a wide range of skills in addition to 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 so 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 15 years and we try to build a strong working relationship with the families. We know that they are a crucial part of the service we provide to you.
Activities and Excursions
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.
There is also a wide range of activities to try including sports, team buidling, arts and crafts and areas of the curriculum.