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"I loved the excursion around the city, the centre of Edinburgh and many other things. I would like to come to Scotland very much again.”


Olesya (10), St. Petersburg

International Summer Schools
Summer schools provide an ideal start for students whose first language is not English

We are proud to collaborate with some of the UK’s finest summer schools and sports camps in providing a high quality service as well as guaranteeing a safe and supportive environment in which your children will feel happy and at home.


Our Scottish summer schools are split into three groups – Residential and Non-residential, and Specialist Programmes – offering English language and cultural experiences, multi-sport programme, day activities and classes, evening entertainment, special project work, and many exciting excursions. 

English & Adventure in the Scottish Countryside

This boutique international summer school is located
in a National Park on Scotland’s West Coast

We are delighted to offer an exclusive English language and Adventure summer programmes to children aged between 8-16 years.

These two all-inclusive and well-balanced packages (Adventure English and Adventure) are available to individual students as well as groups and guarantee plenty of enjoyment, and cater to various levels of English competence (Beginner to Advanced).

Located in the beautiful Scottish countryside, our summer courses are hosted in a boutique summer camp, giving our students a great opportunity to be immersed in the language and culture by combining English lessons and exciting outdoor activities, evening entertainment and enriching excursions to some of Scotland’s best and most famous sights. We can provide a sample itinerary, please enquire.

Language & Culture in the Heart of Edinburgh

This summer school programme combines English language learning

with culture and history in Scotland’s capital.

The programme is designed for international students aged 10-17 who want to improve their English and experience British life and culture. It presents a unique opportunity to learn and improve English at one of the world’s most elite boarding schools, based in central Edinburgh.

These fantastic courses are also ideal preparation for students planning to enter full-time British education.

The all-inclusive package covers English language tuition, all teaching materials, excursions and full-board accommodation.

Language and Culture programmes include:


  • 17.5h of English tuition

  • 2 afternoon excursions per week

  • Full board meal plus snacks

  • Course materials

  • Homework diary

  • Fun evening programme

  • 24h supervision

  • End of course certificate and graduation ceremony

  • Free water bottle and welcome pack

  • Junior Programme (age 10-13)

  • Young Student Programme (age 14-17)


Location: Edinburgh

Availability: 2nd July-12th August

Duration: 2-3 weeks

Price: From £930 per week

Golf and English at Europe’s best Golf Academy

Located just outside Edinburgh, this programme is run by Scotland’s

oldest boarding school with Europe’s best golf facilities.

This residential programme is designed for young golfers aged 11-16 years, who are interested in learning and improving golf as well as English language skills. The Golf Camp and Golf and English Camp provide a great opportunity to be immersed in the language and culture and are ideal camps for children of all golf abilities and catered to all levels of English.


Located in the grounds of an elite private boarding school near Edinburgh on Scotland’s ‘Golf Coast’, its Golf Academy is considered to be the premier golf school in Europe. Children will have coaching sessions in Academy’s brand new indoor golf facility and play at excellent local golf courses including Craigielaw, Royal Musselburgh, Musselburgh & Haddington.

Golf sessions and English classes are run by the experienced team of Golf Academy Professionals and highly qualified ESL teachers. 

These programmes include:


  • 15h of English tuition per week* or Golf only

  • Placement test

  • Small classes (max ratio 1:15)

  • Comprehensive activities and cultural programme

  • Golf coaching sessions led by the professionals

  • Play at Local golf courses

  • Certificate of Achievement

  • Other sporting activities including football and tennis

  • Competitions and prizes

  • Evening entertainment such as BBQ’s, ten-pin bowling and dinner out


* Young golfers who do not require English tuition and are more interested in mastering their golf skills have the option of practicing their communication skills by having the extended coaching sessions at the Indoor Golf Centre and partners clubs.


Location: East Lothian, Scotland’s Golf Coast

Availability: 9th-29th July

Duration: 1-3 weeks

Price: From £815 per week

Non-residential Programmes

Come and spend your family holidays in Scotland and give your children an opportunity to practice their English and to learn something new or simply develop already existing skills in their area of interest.

Learn more about our Family Programmes here.

Open to children aged 5-15 our multi-sport summer clubs in Edinburgh run a variety of sports coaching sessions and activities to ensure maximum enjoyment. Day of activities begins from 8am and finishes by 6pm.

Sporting activities will give a child a unique opportunity to be independent and active while being immersed in the culture. Children will benefit from interacting with other British children and coaches and are guaranteed to have great fun and make friends. Parents can also study in the accredited language school, which would be located nearby.


  • Set within prestigious private schools grounds

  • Fantastic sports facilities (modern sports hall, playing fields, swimming pool, tennis courts, etc.)

  • Interactive activities

  • Individual approach and positive encouragement

  • Training by both male and female qualified coaches

  • Daily and week-long competitions

  • Certificates and prizes for all participants


Adventure English and Adventure* programmes include:


  • 15h of English tuition and 15h of Adventure activities per week OR

  • 30h of Adventure activities per week*

  • Full board meal plus snacks

  • Two full-day and one half day excursions per week

  • Course materials

  • Fun evening programme

  • 24h supervision

  • Report and end of course certificate

  • Transfer to and from airport

  • Free T-shirt


*Advanced learners will have the option of focusing on practicing their communication skills through adventure activities as part of the Adventure programme.


Location: Loch Long, Argyll

Availability: 25th June-12th August

Duration: 1-6 weeks

Price: From £935 per week (Discounts are available for 2 weeks or more)

Multi-sport Camp

Football Training Camp


A mixture of sports coaching opportunities for children aged 8-14 will include sessions in Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Dance, Fencing, Football, Floorball, Gymnastics, Hockey, Judo, Netball, Softball, Tennis, Sub Aqua, Swimming, Tag Rugby, Volleyball and Water Polo.


In addition to the main camps all sport activities, an extra two-hour session of your chosen specialist activity can be available on request. 


Location: On the grounds of Edinburgh ’s elite private schools

Duration: 1-3 weeks

Price: From £195

Learn football skills and practice English with your team players and coaching staff!

The football club runs coaching camps for boys and girls aged 7-14 years, during the summer. The club shares the family atmosphere as well as encourages team spirit, interaction and improving football skills, and having great fun. Children will benefit from full access to the 3G Astroturf guaranteeing football on a perfect, all weather surface and fantastic experience.

The camp runs from 9am until 3pm (Mon-Fri). A child can be enrolled for one or two weeks.


Location: Edinburgh University Facilities

Duration: 1-3 weeks

Price: From £110 per week

Specialist Programme



Does your child have a hobby or a special interest in music, art, drama, dance or screen and would like to learn more? Does he or she need to boost language confidence in the English-speaking environment?

Explore our specialist programmes organised and delivered by the experts from Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow and St. Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh .


These summer schools are inspiring one to two-week courses for students aged 12–17. Students will benefit from gaining knowledge, developing skills through daily sessions, having technique classes, individual lessons, playing and performances, as well as master classes.

All our summer schools programmes will be particularly beneficial for those children who plan to enter boarding school in September. Spending their summer holidays In Scotland while doing something they love is an excellent way to help your child settle into the new environment, familiarise themselves with British culture, while also building language confidence.


Looking for accommodation in Edinburgh?

Our clients receive a special discount on bookings at this 5* luxury Edinburgh apartment.


Palmerston House Educational Services specialises in arranging educational and cultural tours and placements in Scotland.

We are committed to offering an individual approach, professional advice and cost-effective service prior to and throughout your or your child’s stay in the UK.



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