London Summer School, England

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In the picturesque setting of the prosperous neighbourhood of Twickenham, close to the river Thames, St Mary's University campus is a stone’s throw from the shops of charming Richmond, and yet only half an hour from central London. It offers young learners the best of both village and city life.

LAL London Summer School
at St Mary's University

St Mary’s University boasts a modern campus based in Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, with over 15 classrooms, extensive outdoor sports fields and a recently built sports centre. The university campus also has indoor tennis courts, a student union hall and theatre. There are lots of opportunities to see London and enjoy everything it offers.

 In 2012 St Mary’s hosted many teams for the London Olympics and is the training ground for Britain’s Olympic Gold medalist, Mo Farah. 

Ages 13-17


It's all included!

Our packages include:

  • General English tuition
  • Full supervision 24 hours a day
  • Full board accommodation (except Flexi Family)
  • Health Insurance
  • Travel insurance for EU/EEA/Switzerland (no cancellation cover for non EU/EEA/Swiss students)
  • Registration Fee
  • Escorted standard meet and greet transfers from Heathrow Airport (limited times)
  • Full activity and excursion programme (except Flexi Family)
  • Wireless internet at the school
  • LAL course book and materials
  • Certificate of attendance and report

At a glance

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  • English

The School

  • Listening Facilities
  • Library
  • Lounge Area
  • Drinks available
  • Dining Room
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Kitchen for student use
  • Public Telephone
  • Car Park available


We are committed to the highest possible standards of teaching using skilled and qualified teachers. Our teachers are selected for personality and enthusiasm to ensure our lessons are fun and informative. You’ll not only learn great English, you’ll meet, learn and socialise with students from all over the globe and make friendships and have experiences that will last a lifetime.

Summer School

Our Summer Schools are carefully designed to give students a great balance of language and leisure. Each school has an action-packed timetable with morning lessons, full-day or half-day excursions and afternoon or evening activities. which ensure that students put their English into...

Flexi Family Programme

Looking for a great English language holiday for you and your family? Our Flexi Family Programme may be just the solution you are looking for. With this fully-flexible programme, you can choose which features you'd like to include to suit your needs.

Independent School Pre-Sessional Pathways

LAL’s new Independent School Pre-Sessional Pathway course will help assimilate students to the culture and the way of learning expected in the UK education system.

All Courses


LAL are experts at Leisure as well as Language. More than just classroom study, LAL will help you discover the best of the region through our unbeatable leisure programmes. Lifelong learning, and experiences that will stay with you forever – all from LAL.

All Activities & Excursions

Arrival and first day

Our Summer School packages include airport transfers from London Heathrow at set times, and transfers from other airports are available at an extra charge. We'll pick up students at the airport and arrange their safe transfer to the school.

Standard Transfers

All students will be met by an LAL member of staff upon arrival at the airport.

Standard Transfers are included for arrivals and departures on Sundays only at the following times:

Arrivals: LHR 08.00-19.00
Departures: LHR 09.00-19.00

We will make an extra charge for transfers from or to other airports or at other times.

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Mind your luggage limits

We regret that LAL staff cannot carry students' luggage for them, so it is important that students do not bring more than they can carry.

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Unaccompanied Minors

LAL makes a surcharge of GBP 30 for arrival and GBP 30 for departure for unaccompanied minors. This does not cover airline fees:  Parents or guardians must also pay the appropriate airline charges direct to the airline in advance.

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First day info

The first day will include a welcome talk, level test, tour of the school and a welcome party.

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Visa information

Depending on where you were born, where you live now and which course you wish to study, you may require a visa to study with us in the UK. In general, students can study with us without a visa if they hold a passport from the EU, European Economic Area or from Switzerland.

Students from other countries may require one of five different types of visa to study with LAL in England.

Contact school


LAL Summer Schools - London
c/o Saint Mary's University
Waldegrave Road

Booking Enquiries:
Phone: +44 20 8843 7300

Agent Enquiries:
Daniel Rosiak
Phone: +44 (0)20 8892 9050

Existing Bookings:
Phone: +44 1803 546 394

Office at LAL London Summer School:
+44 (0)20 8240 4372

Outside office hours, and only in the case of an emergency:
+44 (0)20 7099 1412