Hurtwood House Summer School  

A word from the Headmaster:

When my parents held their first Summer Course here at Hurtwood House in 1970, they modelled it on the kind of course they would like their own young children to attend if we had been going abroad in the Summer to learn a language.

They decided that there were three things that were important; that we should be completely safe and well looked after, that we should have structured and lively language teaching and that we should have the best holiday of our lives, full of interest and fun.

They also wanted us to be part of a residential community which would be professionally run, small and friendly, rather than large and institutional.

They were fortunate that they owned Hurtwood House, an internationally-recognised school with marvellous facilities and a team of enthusiastic English Language teachers, which was open all year round and which specialised in providing an English education to overseas children. It is situated in a beautiful country estate high up in the Surrey hills and all accommodation is fully residential in shared bedrooms.

Now, 40 years on, the next generation of the Jackson family take care of the day to day running of the course. We continue to look after the children (aged 11-17) as if they were our own and, as ever, this remains a family-run school.

We have created a friendly and informal atmosphere with a very high standard of care and supervision. Over the years we have welcomed children to our Summer Course from more than 100 countries. Many of them return year after year.

I hope that this year your children will come and join us for the best holiday of their lives.

Cosmo Jackson

Hurtwood House not only improved my English massively, it was simply the most valuable experience of my young life. See you next year!

Adriana Mancilla