Reading Summer Junior Centre

We regret to inform you that the University of Reading has decided not to host any language school for summer 2022.. Apologies to everyone who was hoping to book this centre for next summer.  Our Reading Junior Centre will be returning in 2023. Please contact us for alternative destinations for 2022.

Fantastic campus near London and Oxford

If you are looking for a summer English course near London, our Reading Centre is an ideal choice. Here you can enjoy a range of top-class facilities at a university ranked in the world’s top 200. Whiteknights campus is set in 130 hectares of beautiful parkland.

Based at the University of Reading

Ages 11-17

Summer 2023


On campus you’ll benefit from accommodation of a very high standard in modern halls of residence, a stylish new dining hall, a disco/party room and excellent sports facilities which include an indoor sports centre and 3G football pitches.
Reading is a modern, vibrant town of historical importance. The town is ideally located, being only one hour from Central London by road and 35 minutes by train, as well as being close to Oxford and Windsor.

(*) The maximum age is 17. However, we may occasionally accept an older student from the same school year as someone else in the group.
Lewis School Junior Centre, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading RG6 6UR, UK. View map >
Our junior programmes in Reading are delivered by the Lewis School of English and are not sponsored or endorsed by the University of Reading.

Classic Summer

An exciting mix of lessons and activities!
Ages 11-17
All levels

jumior english & IELTS summer programme
English & IELTS
Develop your academic English!
Ages 11-17
Higher Intermediate (B2)
or above
Teacher Training

For teachers accompanying groups
Primary, secondary & private language sector school teachers
15 hrs a week

Residential Accommodation

Residential Details (watch video)

Single en-suite rooms
Shared kitchen facilities
Bed linen and towels provided (laundry of bed linen and towels included)
For washing of clothes, there is a coin- or card-operated laundry. Students are required to pay for use of the laundry.
Green space surrounding accommodation block
24/7 university security service
Accommodation arranged by the Lewis School of English

Summer 2022
Reading Sample Timetable
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Full-Day Trips

1 per week
London, Oxford and Bath

Half-Day Trips

1 per week
Windsor, Winchester & London

Local Reading Visits

1 every week

Optional Trips

Additional fee
Thorpe Park, Warner Bros Studio Tour and more!

1 – Accommodation block
2 – Accommodation block
3 – Bedroom
4 – Kitchen
5 – Dining Hall
6 – Dining Hall
7 – Dining Hall
8 – Classroom
9 – Disco venue
10 – Lecture theatre
11 – University of Reading campus – general views
12 – IT workshop
13 – Dance studio
14 – Sports hall
15 – Reading Campus – general views
16 – Lecture theatre
17 – Face painting before evening activity
18 – Lecture theatre
19 – Face painting before evening activity
20 – Face painting before evening activity

Why Choose Reading?

Close to London and Oxford
Green, modern and  spacious campus
Fantastic accommodation
Excellent sports facilities

All prices are in GBP per week. Age range: 11-17 for all courses.

Dates Residential
No Accommodation
See below for details
Reading Summer 2023 £-TBC
No Accommodation Programmes
Fees Programme Includes* Evening Supplement
Dinner & evening activity, Mon – Sat
Reading Lessons, daytime activities & lunch, Mon-Sat

*Please note: students will need to bring a packed lunch for the weekly full-day trip.

Enrolment Fee

For all courses, there is a one-off enrolment fee of GBP 65.


We can arrange insurance through Endsleigh. For details, visit: Junior Insurance Cover
Insurance Cover Standard – GBP 6.21 per student per week
Insurance Cover Private – GBP 12.42 per student per week

Airport Transfers

See our transfer fees



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