OISE Newbury Hall

OISE Newbury Hall

Ages 13 - 17

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  • 8 students per class
  • Intensive Academic Literacy
  • Meaningful content
  • Residential Accommodation or host family (summer)

About OISE Newbury Hall

Newbury is a small town located near Oxford, London, Bath and the magical Stonehenge. Its main economic activity is local commerce, giving its streets an overwhelming mix of tradition and culture.

In Newbury, the OISE curriculum aims to develop an instinctive knowledge of English. The presence of students aged 13 to 17 from all over the world and the courses limited to 8 students per class ensure an intense linguistic stay.

The small size of the school, nestled in a Victorian building, and a safe environment in the heart of a country town, make Newbury the ideal destination for young people who want to take a language course in England.

Preparation of exams

Preparation and passing of the FCE, CAE or IELTS exam possible on certain dates.
Check with the offices for dates.
The exam preparation program taught by Newbury Hall provides candidates with a solid foundation for the exercise, practicing a variety of real-life scenarios with their tutor and peers using copies of past summonses.

The official exam preparation course is aimed at students aged 15 to 17 who wish to gain the confidence necessary to obtain the highest score on the test. The official exam is taken at the end of the course.


With more than 40 years of experience in summer language courses, OISE has developed an excellent learning program. Each day, participants, in groups of up to 8, follow 4 different types of sessions. 

This includes courses dedicated to learning English but also the implementation of projects or the study of specific subjects in workshops, such as history or theatre. Excursions are also planned and complement the new concepts learned every day.

During the school year, the school is also open for short stays - 1 week, or long stays, one term or a full school year.

Stays of 1 or 2 weeks: taking advantage of the short holidays to get a head start, this is the objective that secondary school pupils set themselves when they choose to devote their February, Easter holidays or Summer holiday  to a language course. These courses are designed to enhance their fluency in English.

A full term in Newbury is a unique and enriching experience for students who want to develop their language skills, but also their personality. This academic and personal enrichment makes it possible to build lasting foundations for a cosmopolitan future.

The Newbury program can prepare students for access to English universities, for English exams such as: A Level - GCSE. Check with the OISE offices for information.

Cultural Programme

Every week, leisure activities complete the course programme. During their language stay in Newbury, students have the opportunity to spend a day in London. During the week, relaxation evenings are organised. All the students then get together, for example, for a bowling trip, a movie night, or a quiz night.

During the afternoons, OISE Newbury Hall proposes various activities organized to encourage young students to use English in all possible contexts through formal and informal language registers. Activities include team sports (the sports centre is 10 minutes from the school), bowling, swimming, photography, gardening, cooking workshop, film night, talent and general knowledge competition, mini-disco, barbecue night and DJ workshop night.

Full day excursions to nearby London and Oxford are made every Saturday, visiting museums and other points of interest.Weekend excursions and afternoon activities are included in the total course price.



Our purpose-built residence offers a number of clean, smart, single bedrooms with a private shower, W.C., broadband and study area. The residence is overseen by our Housemaster, who is trained and experienced in dealing with all day-to-day matters from homesickness to a sore throat.


All meals are served in The Forum and cooked in-house by a professional team, working with top quality fresh ingredients, delivering a well-balanced and varied menu of international dishes. A choice of continental and cooked breakfasts are available each day, as well as a hot lunch and dinner 7 days per week. In addition, a late-night snack is always available in the Forum and fresh fruit is accessible throughout the day.

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Travel and location

Airport and Eurostar transfers are included in the course fees on arrival and departure. Newbury is a 50 minute drive from Heathrow Airport and a 55 minute direct train from Paddington Station, London.
Young Learners are greeted by members of the OISE courier team at London airports or the Eurostar terminal within standard hours as part of the package and escorted to their onward transportation direct to the school. During the summer, students are usually accompanied to the Welcome Lounge, a facility with food and refreshments as well as activities to keep students occupied until they are taken onward to the school.

Newbury is an affluent and historic market town about an hour from London and also within easy reach of Oxford, Winchester and Bath. Dating from the 11th century, the town has a population of around 30,000 and boasts a beautiful town centre with picturesque canal and superb facilities including a wide range of shops, cafes and restaurants. In addition there is a modern local cinema, excellent theatres and a whole host of sporting opportunities.
Historically the town's wealth was based on the cloth trade of the 16th century and, uniquely, it was the site of two major battles in the English Civil War in 1643 and 1644.
Nowadays, Newbury has a fresh, rural atmosphere with a thriving twice weekly market and the surrounding countryside is classed as an area of outstanding natural beauty.


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Newbury Hall International Study Centre

DurationPrice per week
1 week£1625
2-3 weeks£1535
4-7 weeks£1505
8-12 weeks£1325
13 weeks + £1200

Courses start on every Monday throughout the year with arrival on Sunday evening and departure on Saturday morning.

Learning materials and course certificate • Accommodation and all meals • Leisure activities and full-day excursion • Education and careers advice • Arrival/departure transfers on standard dates and times • 24-hour emergency telephone cover.

Newbury Hall Timetable