The Spirit of Stafford House Study Holidays

The Spirit of Stafford House Study Holidays

For more than 25 years we have been providing high quality English Language and activity courses for young learners at a wide range of great locations throughout the UK and USA.


With 12 great locations across the UK and USA, in some of the world’s most famous places including Cambridge, London, San Francisco and Boston.

Choose from boarding schools, colleges or university campuses, in the city centre, countryside, town or near the beach.


Wide range of courses to choose from including English Language and activities, creative Art & Design, sports, and academic preparation courses.

Year-round courses for groups in the UK, as well as tailor- made courses on request (for example, teacher training course).


Our centres and locations have all been selected for their safe and secure environments, and we offer high levels of supervision. We understand that you trust us to take care of your students and we take our responsibility very seriously.

We provide exceptional student care and, with dedicated student welfare staff at every centre, we ensure that all students are looked after, safe and happy. Our English Language courses in the UK are accredited by the British Council and we are a founder member of Young Learners English UK.


We employ dedicated professional teachers who are supported and guided by an experienced academic management team at Head Office.

We use our own in-house course books and materials that are part of our student-centred communicative syllabus. This helps to ensure that we meet the needs and requirements of all of our young students.


Outside of English Classes, a variety of fun and exciting activities are organised by our teachers and activity staff, including sports, arts and crafts, drama, games, quizzes, talent shows and discos.

On Classic PLUS courses, groups will also receive tuition/coaching in their chosen sport or art.

More specialised programmes are also offered taught by specialist tutors and/or coaches and include Art and Design, Drama, Academic Summer Courses and Red Stars Football School.


We offer an exclusive programme of excursions to historical, cultural and fun destinations. These are linked to enthusing lessons which motivate and prepare students for visits to many of the country’s most famous landmarks.

Destinations include Cambridge, Canterbury, Windsor, Brighton, Oxford and London, depending on which centre students attend.

Further optional excursions (at extra cost) are available, often unique to each location, and can be booked in advance. Previous examples have included Disneyworld and Universal Studios in Florida, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter, musicals, Highland Tours in Scotland, and weekends in London, Paris or Edinburgh.