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2021 Summer School
Session 1 3 July - 23 July 2021
Session 2 25 July - 14 August 2021
Cost £4450 all-inclusive
2022 Summer School
Session 1 2 July - 22 July 2022
Session 2 24 July - 13 August 2022
Cost £4450 all-inclusive

Our fees are inclusive and cover

  • Participation in 3 Week Exclusive Summer School Programme
  • Airport transfers from Edinburgh International Airport
  • Modern, single bedroom with en-suite bathroom
  • Travel and Medical Insurance
  • 39 hours of academic tuition
  • 39 hours of elective tuition
  • All Cultural trips and outdoor activities
  • Laundry service
  • 24-hour supervision
  • Three meals a day
  • Varied and fun evening activity program
  • Course materials
  • Access to swimming pool, golf course and tennis courts
  • Weekend excursions and workshops
  • Wifi in rooms
  • Two ISSFT T-Shirts
  • Course certificate and student report
  • Private Portal Login
  • A UK Summer School experience you will never forget!
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Please note due to limited availability, a reservation fee of £500 is required to secure your place.  The remainder of the tuition fees are due 28 days later. 

If you cannot attend due to travel restrictions, we will transfer your application over to 2022 and credit your account with all monies paid.

The British government have announced that a new traffic light system will be adopted in order for international travel to resume. 

The new rules will split countries into three categories – green, amber and red, and are dependent on four key Covid risk factors.

·         The percentage of a country’s population that has been vaccinated

·         The rate of infection

·         The prevalence of variants of concern

·         The country’s access to reliable scientific data and genomic sequencing

They government have set a target date for the 17th of May; however, this will be data driven, and it is still too early to predict which countries will be on which list by the summer.  

“Green” Arrivals into the UK will need to take a pre-departure test and all arrivals into the UK need to complete a Passenger Locator Form prior to arrival. 

We hope to have some updated information on this in early May. 

What is the accommodation like?

Our accommodation is independently rated as 4-star

It’s very modern and comfortable and every student has his or her own bedroom and bathroom. Our programme keeps our students very busy, so it’s important to have a good night’s sleep. Having their own shower and bathroom is something that they really appreciate.

There are communal areas in the halls of residence so that students can socialise. However at lights out they have their own private space. Each student has their own room key and nobody else has access to that room.

How do the halls of residence work?

All of the floors are split by age and gender. The boys are on a separate floor to the girls and both floors are divided by age group.

Students are chaperoned by a member of our team, whom we call a Counsellor. Our employees are all experienced summer school chaperones and are supervised by our Residential Manager, who lives on campus 24-hours a day. The building itself is permanently manned by a dedicated concierge service.

Only a student or staff member’s key will grant access to the Halls of Residence. Student safety is always our number one priority. We also have an onsite pharmacy and medical clinic.

How does my child get from the airport to the campus, do they have to travel alone?

No, never.

We organise supervised transportation for students from Edinburgh International Airport, throughout the opening day of summer school. We can also easily arrange out of schedule pickups if required.

We will also drop your child back at Edinburgh Airport and take them to their check-in gate on departure day.

Staff will stay at the airport until all flights have left Edinburgh Airport.

Do you provide healthy meals?

Yes, we provide freshly prepared meals every day.

Each student will receive a balanced and nutritional diet, including breakfast, lunch, dinner and a healthy snack. On trip days, packed lunches with a small treat are provided.

We take our food seriously. As parents we understand that good food is an important part of feeling at home.

A final night BBQ will be provided and for our braver students, there is the option to taste some Scottish haggis at our Burns Supper!

Are there many different nationalities at ISSFT?

Yes. Last year we welcomed students from over 90 countries.

Our school aims to limit nationality quotas to a 10% mix, to ensure a truly international experience for our students.

This also discourages groups of the same nationality talking in their native language, aiding our policy of ensuring that students speak English at all times.

Are students looked after 24-hours a day?

Yes. We have an experienced pastoral care team that live side by side with our students.

Our campus is also monitored round the clock by a dedicated security team. Reassuringly, our campus is considered the safest in the UK.

Even during free time, students can enjoy our facilities, safe in the knowledge that if they need anything there will be a member of staff nearby to assist them.

My child has never been away from home - will they be okay?

Yes. We make every effort to ensure that they are.

We limit the total number of students attending ISSFT, to ensure small class sizes and create an environment where every student feels involved, valued and comfortable.

During the first few days of the summer school, we focus heavily on helping our students to settle in and make friends. All of our Counsellors and Teachers are approachable, open and friendly. It’s their responsibility to ensure that all students are happy for the duration of their stay.

Our Director is on hand throughout the summer school to promptly address any concerns students or parents may have.

Do you have an onsite nurse?

We have First Aid trained staff as well as an onsite Doctors Surgery and Pharmacy.

Not only do we have First Aid trained staff and an onsite Doctors Surgery and Pharmacy. We are also only ten minutes from the local Accident and Emergency Centre and Hospital. We have robust systems and protocols in place for all medical emergencies. If your child should ever feel unwell, we will book a doctor's appointment and chaperone them to and from it.

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2021 Summer School

session 1
3 July - 23 July 2021
session 2
25 July - 14 August 2021

2022 Summer School

session 1
2 July - 22 July 2022
session 2
24 July - 13 August 2022

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