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International Summer School in Scotland -
International Summer School
         in Scotland
International Summer School in Scotland -
                                                      Swimming                  Sports Hall

                                                                                                        2021 Dates
                                                      Junior Years
                                                                                                        General English Programme
                                                                                                        Arrival                              Departure
                                                                                                        Week 1: Sunday 4th July 2021         Sunday 11th July 2021
                                                                                                        Week 2: Sunday 11th July 2021        Sunday 18th July 2021
                                                                                                        Week 3: Sunday 18th July 2021        Sunday 25th July 2021
                                                                                                        Week 4: Sunday 25th July 2021        Sunday 1st August 2021

                                                                                                        Youth Leadership Programme
                                             Lawn                                                       Arrival                              Departure
                                                                                                        Programme 1: Sunday 4th July 2021    Sunday 18th July 2021
                                                                                              Sw        Programme 2: Sunday 18th July 2021   Sunday 1st August 2021
                                                               Senior School
                                                              (Main Building)
Sports Field

                                                                                                                          Boarding Houses

                                                                                              Centre               Ba                   Sw                Ma

                                                                                                                  Barat             Swinton              Mater
 astroturf pitch                Equestrian

                                                                                                                        Butterstone          Parking
International Summer School in Scotland -
Who we are
Kilgraston School is an independent day and boarding
school, established in 1930, known for providing a high-
quality level of education.
Located in the countryside of                Our goal is to provide a safe and
Perthshire, at the gateway to the            complete learning environment for our
Scottish Highlands, Kilgraston is just       students. Keeping our students safe
a short distance from mountains,             and      supported   is  of    highest
rivers and beautiful coastlines.             importance      to   us,   and     our
Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh, as well as    teachers, activity leaders, residential
the cities of Glasgow, Dundee, Stirling      staff     and    management      team
and Perth are also within an hour of the     will be on-site 24-hours to make
school, and the cultural sites in these      sure all students’ needs are met, and
locations are easy to reach.                 that they have fun while they are here
                                             with us.
Kilgraston has been running an
International Summer School since 2013,      Our camps run over a 4-week
which provides students with an              period, and students can stay for a
immersive English-language experience,       minimum of 1-week, or a maximum of 4-
with interesting language lessons, a         weeks, depending on the course.
range of afternoon activities that           Because of the Coronavirus pandemic,
also         involve        native-English   we have had to make some changes
speaking          students,          and     to how we work, and to the
excursions         to locations across       activities that we offer. Please note
Scotland.       We give students a           that we will follow the advice of the
chance to connect with Scottish              Scottish     government   in    summer
culture and have fun at the same             2021, and any important changes
time!         2021        sees        the    will be communicated to parents
introduction        of      our      new     before the start of the Summer
Youth      Leadership        Programme,      School. We hope that this guide
which is designed for teenagers              clearly explains how        our   2021
with a high-level of English, wanting        Summer School will run, but please
to develop life-skills in their second       contact:
                                    if you
                                             still have any questions.
International Summer School in Scotland -
Where we are
Scotland’s main international airports, Edinburgh and Glasgow,
are both easy to reach from Kilgraston School. These airports
connect with most major European cities and international airports,
as well as providing regular flights to London airports.
Airport transfers are included on our arrival/departure day,
and a staff member from Kilgraston Summer School will be at
the airport to meet students on arrival, as well as on the return
journey to the airport at the end of their stay. We will also
provide a contact person for anyone traveling as
an unaccompanied minor.

Airport Transfers


                                    10 mins          mins


                                               50                     Accommodation at Kilgraston Summer                                 Our residential staff are housed in staff-rooms within the boarding
                                                                                                                                         house, and students are supervised at all times throughout
                                              mins                    School is both comfortable and secure.                             the night. Our residential staff will make sure that students are
                                                                      Students are housed in single-sex accommodation within
                                                                                                                                         healthy and happy, make sure that they know where they need
                                                                      Kilgraston’s school boarding houses, located within the
                                                                                                                                         to be and that they get there safely.
                                                                      main school buildings. Bedrooms are usually twin-rooms, each
                                                                      with a sink in the room, and a shared bathroom facility.           A full laundry service is provided for students who are
                                              Edinburgh                                                                                  staying longer than a week and may need to wash their
                                                                      In order to encourage the use of English at all times throughout
                                                                                                                                         personal clothing. Kilgraston School will provide bed linen
                                                                      the Summer School, students will share their room
   Glasgow                                                                                                                               and towels, although students can choose to bring their
                                                                      with another student of the same sex and similar age, but a
                                                                                                                                         own if they wish. Wi-Fi is available throughout the boarding
                                                                      different nationality.
                                                                                                                                         houses, which allows students to easily stay in touch with their
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Sample Timetable

                                                                                                              7.30         9.00      12.30       13.30          16.00            18.00     19.00       21.00     22.00

General English Programme                                                                  Sunday                             Arrivals / Departures
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Down      Lights
                                                                                                                                                                             BBQ                       time       out
Our General English Programme is designed for Junior
and Senior students.
                                                                                                           Wake up/      English                                                          Evening      Down      Lights
Students in our General English              Juniors will have a 1-hour project-based     Monday                                     Lunch     Academy       Social time         Dinner
                                                                                                           breakfast     lessons                                                          Activities   time       out
Programme will receive 15 hours of           class per day, which will have
classes per week, with our qualified         students work together in English
and        experienced        English        on a creative project that will be
Language teachers. Teachers at               presented to the whole Junior School at                       Wake up/      English                                                          Evening      Down      Lights
                                                                                          Tuesday                                    Lunch     Academy       Social time         Dinner
Kilgraston Summer School are trained         the end of the week. Examples of                              breakfast     lessons                                                          Activities   time       out
to     create    a     student-centred       projects could be creating a short
environment, where the focus is on           play, making a board game, or
building learner confidence        and       inventing a crazy machine.                                    Wake up/      English                                                          Evening      Down      Lights
language fluency, at the same time                                                      Wednesday                                    Lunch        Off-site excursion             Dinner
                                             Seniors will have a 1-hour life                               breakfast     lessons                                                          Activities   time       out
as    developing    accurate English.
                                             and communication skills class per day,
In addition to classes being arranged        which will have students work
by age (Juniors: 8 to 12, Seniors:           together in English on a task that will                       Wake up/      English                                                          Evening      Down      Lights
                                                                                         Thursday                                    Lunch     Academy       Social time         Dinner
13 to 17), students will also be             be presented to the whole Senior                              breakfast     lessons                                                          Activities   time       out
classed according to their level of          School at the end of the week.
English. To discover      this,  each        Examples of these tasks could be
student will do a placement test on          delivering a group presentation,                                                                                                                           Down      Lights
                                                                                                           Wake up/      English                                                          Evening
Day 1 of the course.                         pitching an idea to a panel, or               Friday                                    Lunch     Academy       Prizegiving         Dinner                  time      out
                                                                                                           breakfast     lessons                                                          Activities
                                             creating and presenting a poster                                                                                                                          (21.30)   (22.30)
Both Junior and Senior students will have
                                             project – skills that students can use
2 classes per day. Both age
                                             in their future studies and in their
groups will have a 2-hour General                                                                                                                                                                       Down      Lights
                                             future careers.                                               Wake up/
English      class,    which          will                                                Saturday                                      Off-site excursion                       Dinner    Disco         time      out
focus             on         developing      Class sizes are small, with a                                                                                                                             (21.30)   (22.30)
vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation,          maximum of 16 per class (but
as well as the four skills: speaking,        usually smaller),    which     means
For      the
                         and listening.
                          class, Junior
                                             increased teacher-student
                                             and lets the teacher develop a
                                                                                        2021 General English Programme Prices
and Senior groups will be a little           greater understanding of the students’
different.                                   needs.                                     One week - £1000 per person
                                                                                        BUT – if you book in for more than one week, you pay £900 for each following week. Price includes all tuition,
                                                                                        activities, excursions, accommodation and airport transfers on arrival/departure days.
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Sample Timetable

                     7.30       9.00     11.15    12.30       13.30         16.00       18.00        19.00          21.00   22.00

                                                                                      Welcome                       Down    Lights
   Sunday                              Arrivals / Departures                                  building
                                                                                       BBQ                          time     out

                  Wake up/      Class Group                                Team                    Evening          Down    Lights
  Monday                                    Lunch           Academy                    Dinner
                  breakfast     work work                                 Planning                 Activities       time     out

                                                                                                                                      Youth Leadership Programme
                  Wake up/      Class Group                                Team                    Evening          Down    Lights
  Tuesday                                   Lunch           Academy                    Dinner
                  breakfast     work work                                 Planning                 Activities       time     out
                                                                                                                                      Our Youth Leadership Programme is designed for teenagers
                                                                                                                                      who want to develop essential leadership skills that they can
                  Wake up/      Class Group                                                        Evening          Down    Lights    use in the next steps on their education and career pathways.
Wednesday                                   Lunch            Off-site excursion        Dinner
                  breakfast     work work                                                          Activities       time     out
                                                                                                                                      A new course for 2021, this course is for       the role of House Captains, which reflects the
                                                                                                                                      students aged 14 – 17 years old with a          ‘prefect’ roles that senior students take in
                                                                                                                                      minimum of a B2 level of English (CEFR).        Kilgraston’s main school each year, and put
                  Wake up/      Class Group                                Team                    Evening          Down    Lights                                                    into practice the leadership skills that are
 Thursday                                   Lunch           Academy                    Dinner                                         This course will develop students’ skills and
                  breakfast     work work                                 Planning                 Activities       time     out                                                      discussed in the classroom each morning.
                                                                                                                                      behaviour relating to self-leadership, team-
                                                                                                                                      leadership, problem solving to achieve          This course will run twice during the summer
                                                                                                                                      objectives, working as a team, putting plans    school, and each will have a maximum
                                                                                                                 Down        Lights   into action, building resilience when things    capacity of 20 students. This course is also
                  Wake up/      Class Group                                 Prize-                 Evening
   Friday                                   Lunch           Academy                    Dinner                     time        out     don’t go to plan, and reflecting on self and    open to local students, so international
                  breakfast     work work                                   giving                 Activities
                                                                                                                (21.30)     (22.30)   team performances.                              students will have the chance to communicate
                                                                                                                                                                                      in English throughout the course with native
                                                                                                                                      This is a 2-week course, running over 40
                                                                                                                                                                                      English-speaking classmates.
                                                                                                                 Down        Lights   hours. Twenty hours will be dedicated to
                  Wake up/                                                                                                            classroom-based instruction, with the           As the minimum level of English for enrolment
  Saturday                                     Off-site excursion                      Dinner        Disco        time        out
                  breakfast                                                                                                           remaining 20 hours consisting of project work   on this course is B2, students will have a level-
                                                                                                                (21.30)     (22.30)
                                                                                                                                      and planning.                                   test interview that will be arranged after receipt
                                                                                                                                                                                      of the application form. This will involve writing
                                                                                                                                      Under the supervision of our Youth Leadership
2021 Youth Leadership Programme Prices                                                                                                programme instructors, participants will take
                                                                                                                                                                                      a short essay, as well as a spoken interview
                                                                                                                                                                                      via video-link.
                                                                                                                                      the initiative in planning and leading the
Two weeks - £2000 per person                                                                                                          summer school’s House Championship
                                                                                                                                      events, which will run during the summer
Price includes all tuition, activities, excursions, accommodation and airport transfers on arrival/departure days
                                                                                                                                      school’s evening social programme. The Youth
Limited places available - we advise booking early
                                                                                                                                      Leadership programme participants will take
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Afternoon Activities                    Equestrian Academy                                               Tennis Academy                                                    Dance Academy
Students can pre-book one of our        Kilgraston is the only school in Scotland with Equestrian        Taught by Kilgraston School’s year-round LTA Level 4              New for 2021, our Dance Academy is run by a qualified dance
                                        facilities on campus, and our Equestrian Academy is run by our   Senior Performance coach, our Tennis Academy is                   instructor with years of experience dancing in shows and
specialist Academies for their          highly-qualified Equestrian team, who work at the school year-   designed for players of all abilities, from beginners through     productions both in the UK and overseas.
afternoons at Kilgraston Summer         round.                                                           to performance athletes.
                                                                                                                                                                           Dance sessions will cover ballet, jazz, contemporary and
School, or can sign up for our Multi-   Our Equestrian Centre is well-equipped and includes a 60m x      This Academy consists of a variety of sessions to help            hip-hop styles, and will be adapted to the level and
Activity options on a daily basis.      40m arena, hacking track and jumping paddock. We have a          improve tennis practice. Each session will consist of exercises   experience of each student participating.
                                        good selection of horses and ponies and our teaching staff       to improve basic skills and technique, agility and footwork,
                                                                                                                                                                           Each session will focus on the skills and techniques for
                                        are fully-qualified. Sessions are designed to consider the       fitness and overall performance. If the student wants to and
                                                                                                                                                                           the different styles of dance, as well as choreography.
                                        abilities of each rider, and will include dressage, show-        is able, there will also be a focus on competition. The main
                                        jumping, hacking and games. The focus is on progress,            goal of Kilgraston's Tennis Academy is to allow students          Students will learn how to create their own work, and will
                                        variety and fun, and each session will combine riding with       to learn and play tennis in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.         perform some incredible dances for the whole school at the
                                        stable management.                                                                                                                 end of the week.
                                                                                                         Kilgraston has 5 artificial grass courts and 3 hard courts,
                                        During     Kilgraston     Summer   School's    Equestrian        n e w l y resurfaced in summer 2020.                              The focus will be on improving dance skills, but having fun at
                                        Academy, students will learn how to ride, and also how to                                                                          the same time.
                                                                                                         Local students also enrol in our Tennis Academy
                                        care for and prepare the horses.
                                                                                                                                                                           Local students also enrol in our Dance Academy.
                                        Equestrian supplement = £150
                                        Limited places available - we advise booking early
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Multi-Activities                                          Multi-Arts                                                     Multi-Sports
Our Multi-Activity courses are suitable                   Multi-Arts is the perfect choice for creative                  Multi-Sports is a mix of everything:
for students who like more variety each                   students, and includes a variety of visual                     swimming, athletics, football, touch
day, and would like to make their activity                and performance arts:- drawing,                                rugby, rounders, badminton, basketball,
choice when they get here.                                painting, crafts, music, drama, cooking,                       netball, volleyball, hockey, rock-climbing,
These courses can be selected on a                        creative writing, dance, jewellery making,                     and many other sports.
daily basis, allowing students who enjoy                  and motion capture animation.                                  This programme is run by our experienced coaches, who will
                                                                                                                         try to include your favourite sports. Sports-based games are
both Sports and Arts to take part in                      Our Multi-Arts sessions make use of various                    also a big highlight of our Multi-Sports sessions, and include
                                                          spaces in the Kilgraston School building, including
both.                                                     the stunning art department, our state-of-the-art theatre
                                                                                                                         such games as Capture the Flag, obstacle courses, cat and
                                                                                                                         mouse, and the highlight of everyone’s week – the dodgeball
Local students also enrol in our Multi-Activity courses   and drama studio, and even the lawn and woodland               tournament!
                                                          grounds for outdoor sessions in the sunshine. With so
                                                          many options, we guarantee that every day will be different.   Multi-Sports uses the school’s high-standard sports fields:
                                                                                                                         grass pitches, Olympic-sized astro-turf hockey pitch, full-sized
                                                                                                                         indoor basketball court with viewing gallery, indoor climbing wall,
                                                                                                                         yoga studio, as well as the woodland areas that surround the
                                                                                                                         school. Students have lots of choice with Multi-Sports.
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Social Programme                                           Excursions
Evenings at Kilgraston Summer                              Students will go on two excursions per
School are filled with fun                                 week to sites of interest around Scotland.
activities, team-work, and time to                         Students will have a full-day excursion each Saturday,
make new friends in English.                               and a half-day excursion each Wednesday afternoon.
                                                           Excursions are heavily supervised, and will adhere to
Our social programme starts on Sunday as soon as           any government guidance in place at the time regarding
students arrive. We have an arrival barbecue,              visitor attractions.
followed by team-building games and activities             With Edinburgh and Glasgow both approximately 1-hour
designed to break the ice and have students mixing         away, we are close to many exciting and interesting
and getting to know one another.                           locations that will provide a fun and culturally rich experience
From Monday to Friday we run a range of                    for students.
fun      activities,     including      our     House      Excursions in previous years have taken students to:
Championship. Students will be allocated a school          Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Yacht Britannia, Dynamic Earth,
‘House’ on arrival and together with their house-          Edinburgh’s Camera Obscura and World of Illusion, Glasgow
mates, will compete to win the House Cup, which            Science Centre, the Scottish Deer Centre, Auchingarrich
will be awarded on the Friday of each week.                Wildlife Park, the Wallace Monument and Stirling Castle, the
House competitions will run several evenings a             Scottish Crannoch Centre at Loch Tay, South Queensferry
week, and may include treasure hunts, team                 boat trip and Forth Bridge viewing, the Kelpies and the
quizzes, sporting competitions, or various other           Falkirk Wheel, Falkland Palace, Glasgow’s Tall Ship and
activities. Our Youth Leadership participants will be      Museum of Transport, RRS Discovery Dundee, Dundee
actively involved in this area, under the supervision of   Science Centre, and many more.
our Activity Leaders and Activities Manager.
Other evening events include a Scottish
ceilidh dancing experience, student free-choice
events, movie night, karaoke, and much more. Each
week will have a different schedule of activities
running. One regular event will be our Saturday
evening disco, which will occur each week and will be
our goodbye party for students leaving on the
For students staying longer than one-week, Sundays
will be a relaxed day. We will run activities on site
for students who want to remain on campus, but we
will also arrange supervised trips into Perth to
locations such as to the cinema, leisure pool, or the
shopping centre, where students have the chance to
buy some souvenirs to take home with them.
We will also arrange short supervised nature
walks on trails around the local area for some
outdoor adventures.
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‘The teachers are very          ‘I made a lot of friends and I
                                                                                                                                            friendly. I like them.          could visit nice places, and the
                                                                                                                                            The school is so natural.       staff were really cool and kind.
                                                                                                                                            I like it so much.’             I love Kilgraston.’
Booking information                                                     Cancellation Policy                                                 Wilson, China, Summer 2019      Ana, Spain, Summer 2019

To reserve a place, students must complete a booking form               We understand that current circumstances are difficult and can
and pay a deposit of £200.                                              change very quickly. If we have to cancel the summer school
                                                                        for any reason relating to COVID 19, we will offer a full refund,
Booking forms are available through our website or by
                                                                        including deposit, or a credit transfer to any bookings made at
contacting our Summer School Course Director.
                                                                        that time, no matter how close to the course start-date.            ‘I liked the staff and the      ‘Be sure that you have
Prices                                                                  If a student has to cancel due to any CO-VID restrictions put in
                                                                                                                                            teachers, the classes,          marked my life with laughter
                                                                        place by either their or the UK government, we will offer a full

General English Programme
                                                                        refund including deposit.                                           the activities, the evening     and excitement. I will
£1000 for one week, £900 for each subsequent week
                                                                        General non-CO-VID related cancellations will be given a
                                                                        refund, minus the deposit, if made 4-weeks prior to the start of
                                                                                                                                            activities. I don’t have a      remember Kilgraston and
Youth Leadership Programme                                              the course. Any cancellations made within 4-weeks of the start-
                                                                        date will be charged the full course fee.
                                                                                                                                            best thing because all          love everyone there with all
£2000 for two weeks                                                                                                                         was perfect.’                   my heart.’
Horse-riding supplement                                                 Contact                                                             Valeriya, Russia, Summer 2019   Maria, Brazil, Summer 2019
There may be additional costs for arriving out-with the                 Donna Douglas
scheduled arrival date, or for arriving at a different airport to our   Summer School Course Director
two designated arrival airports: Edinburgh International Airport
or Glasgow International Airport.                             
                                                                                                                                            ‘There were so many nice        ‘I think the atmosphere was
                                                                                                                                            people, and always something    very fun, the landscape is
                                                                                                                                            new every day. I was never      nice, and it was cool to try
                                                                                                                                            bored.’                         many different activities.’
                                                                                                                                            Ioannis, Greece, Summer 2019    Ludric, France, Summer 2019
Kilgraston School, Bridge of Earn, Perthshire, PH2 5BQ
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