Junior Summer Academy

Summer Vacation English Courses | 4th July – 12th August 2022 | Age: 13-17 years old


Age: 13-16 years old
English Level: Beginner to Advanced
Max Class Size: 12 students, average 9
20 Lessons per week


Age: 15-17 years old
English Level: Beginner to Advanced
Max Class Size: 12 students, average 9
28 Lessons per week

Ielts Accelerator:

Age: 16-17 years old
English Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Max Class Size: 12 students, average 6
28 Lessons per week

Fun? Yes, because…

  • We go to some of the top leisure parks in Britain
  • Excursions don’t only mean seeing things – they mean DOING things too
  • Full day excursions usually include 2 or 3 different kinds of activity
  • EVERYTHING is included in the course price – no hidden extras!
  • We use top quality venues for sports, for swimming, for cinema, for football matches and discos
  • We have great barbecues – eat-as-much-as-you-want, at no extra charge
  • We enjoy it all too!

You learn? Yes, because…

  • We care that learning happens: our teachers are all qualified and enthusiastic, and know how to motivate young people
  • We have a very international environment – often 18 to 20 different nationalities here at the same time
  • We’re a small school. Our youth centre is limited to 120 students so that we can know everyone personally
  • Classes are small too: the guaranteed maximum is 12 in a class; typically 9 or 10
  • Staff monitor every student’s progress; we keep spaces open in the higher classes for promotion
  • We set homework and we check that it’s done: we give awards for good work and progress

Safe? Yes, because…

  • Students are FULLY SUPERVISED throughout the course
  • We are the only accredited language school in Shrewsbury, so we have the pick of the best families
  • We only use host families we know and trust
  • Emergency phone lines are available 24 hours a day
  • We give students a full introduction to their stay in England
  • All excursions are led by senior Severnvale staff
  • Shrewsbury is NOT a big, dangerous city
  • Our youth centre is well-equipped and comfortable

Starline Summer Vacation English Course – Key Information

  • Ages: 13-16 years old
  • Lessons per week = 20 (15 hours)
  • Students per class = 12 (max)
  • Level of English = Beginner – Proficient
  • Afternoon activities per week = 4
  • Full day activities per week = 2

Express Summer Vacation English Course – Key Information


  • Ages: 15-17 years old
  • Lessons per week = 28 (21 hours)
  • Students per class = 12 (max)
  • Level of English = Beginner – Proficient
  • Afternoon activities per week = 2
  • Full day activities per week = 2

IELTS Accelerator Summer Vacation English Course – Key Information


  • Ages 16-17 years old
  • Lessons per week = 28 (21 hours)
  • Students per class = 12 (max)
  • Level of English = Minimum Level – B1
  • Afternoon activities per week = 2
  • Full day activities per week = 2

Leisure programme


We want to make sure our students enjoy their time with us and have fun as well as learn.

Leisure Activities

We offer:

  • Well-organised leisure programmes with a variety of excursions and activities over the 6 week course.
  • A stuructured, safety conscious and supervised timetable with staff ration of at least 1 adult per 15-20 students on all excursions
  • Students receive detailed information about staying safe on their first morning induction
  • The opportunity to meet students from around the world, share experiences, memories and make long-lasting friends
  • A wide range of excursions to suit all interests, see below *
Historical and Cultural

Visits to local areas of interest e.g. Ironbridge, Powys Castle, Stratford-upon-Avon and the market town of Ludlow.

City Sightseeing

Trips to nearby major cities e.g. Manchester, Birmingham, Chester and Liverpool

Sports Events

Include swimming, football, basketball, badminton, table tennis, ten-pin bowling and cricket!


Evening Socials

Discos and outdoor BBQ’s

The countryside and seaside

Experience the beautiful coast, beaches, and mountains of Wales including Snowdonia and Llandudno.

Other places of interest

Adventure parks, football stadiums, zoos, cinema and shopping trips

*(these are examples only, excursion vary from year to year)

Junior Homestay


Similar to homestay but specially selected for students at our youth centre. Junior homestay accommodation includes all meals, with packed lunches on weekdays. All junior homestay families are police checked.

Price: £205 per week


Why Choose Severnvale Academy?

We offer:

  • Dedicated English tuition from teachers with experience in working with young adults
  • Informative, active and fun lessons, helping you to improve your English in a short space of time.
  • Small class sizes, a maximum of 12 students in each class
  • Providing individual attention and guidance
  • Guaranteed to meet, study and socialise with other young adults from all over the world
  • Homestay accommodation, be welcomed as part of the family and discover English family culture and traditions

Academy information

  • Established over 30 years ago
  • Family-run, placing emphasis on personal welfare and safety
  • Academic campus close to Shrewsbury Town Centre
  • Recently renovated facilities with modern classrooms, library/quiet study area, large assembly hall, cafeteria, “chill-out” zone, outside terrace, artificial football pitch and other sports facilities all on site
  • Well-organised, fun and varied social programme
  • Severnvale private shuttle buses to and from the Academy

Course Information

  • Students between 13-17 years old
  • All levels of language welcome from Beginner to Advanced
  • 6 week course in July and August (minimum stay of 2 weeks)
  • 2 courses: “Starline” (moderate intensity) or “Express” (higher intensity with grammar)
  • Lessons specifically designed to improve speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
  • The only accredited language school based in Shrewsbury
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United Kingdom