Let's do this! Invest in your child’s education by choosing ISSFT.

University of Stirling
Session 1 29 June - 19 July 2024
Session 2 21 July - 10 August 2024
Cost £6950
University of Stirling 2025
Session 1 28 June - 18 July 2025
Session 2 20 July - 9 August 2025
Cost £6950
Imperial College London
Session 1 22 July - 8 August 2024
Cost £6950
University of Oxford 2025
Session 1 6 July - 26 July 2025
Cost £6950

Our fees are inclusive and cover

  • Single, modern ensuite bedroom with shower and study a area
  • 24 hour supervision and pastoral care
  • Up to 39 hours of academic tuition
  • Up to 39 hours of elective tuition
  • All after class, evening and weekend games and activities
  • All excursions and specialist workshops
  • Travel and Medical Insurance
  • Three meals a day
  • Transfers to and from Edinburgh airport within scheduled times
  • Laundry and cleaning service (frequency dependent on location)
  • Course materials
  • Final report and course completion certificate
  • Secure online parent/student account
  • Welcome Pack full of merchandise and useful items
  • A tree planted in your name
  • Free WiFi
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Questions we're often asked

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 Our programme keeps our students very busy, so it’s important to have a good night’s sleep. 

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.

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.

Medical and Travel Insurance

Book with confidence

Our cover includes but is not limited to, Emergency medical expenses in the event of illness or injury. Protection against cancellation or curtailment charges. Cover for loss or damage to baggage and personal money

Your policy will become valid after you have completed your summer school fee payment in full and received notification that your policy is live.

See Policy Summary Outline 

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!

What does my child do after classes?

Don't worry, there is never a dull moment

After classes we run a full activity programme for all learners. During the evenings a full range of competitive sporting, artistic and socials events are also held. At weekends our learners will be taken on cultural excursions to the UK's finest cultural attractions. We never leave your child with nothing to do.

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.

Why is a tree planted in my name?

We plant a tree in your name as part of our sustainability and climate pledge.

We've partnered with environmental organisation Ecologi. Each tree is responsibly planted with Eden Reforestation, which ensures their reforestation projects have a positive human impact and a positive environmental impact. You will be able to see your tree planted in the ISSFT forest once your summer school application has been completed in full. More about Tree Planting.

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University of Stirling

session 1
29 June - 19 July 2024
session 2
21 July - 10 August 2024

University of Stirling 2025

session 1
28 June - 18 July 2025
session 2
20 July - 9 August 2025

Imperial College London

session 1
22 July - 8 August 2024

University of Oxford 2025

session 1
6 July - 26 July 2025

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