At a glance

The Inspire Education Global Citizenship Course at Bradfield College is designed for ambitious young learners who want to understand more about the world around them.

Our global citizens programme offers our students the opportunity to research subjects related to our ever-changing world. The project focuses on topics such as global interdependence, diversity of identities and cultures, sustainable development, peace and conflict and inequities of power, resources and respect. We believe at Inspire that, in the words of John Dewey, ‘Education is not a preparation for life, it is life itself’.

We are fortunate enough to have some truly amazing personalities and characters that join us each summer on our courses. We not only aim to help them improve their English skills, but also challenge them to question and consider the wider world and have a sense of their own role as a world citizen. Our project provides the foundations for this and in a flexible, fun and proactive environment, through the use of teamwork, our students work towards giving short presentations at the end of the course on one of the subject matters that they feel strongly about.

In previous years these presentations have provided the platform to practice English and improve confidence when presenting, as well as encourage a willingness in our students to, in their own small way, help to make the world a more equitable and sustainable place.


  • Bradfield College, near Reading
  • 20 hours of academic study
  • Multinational mix
  • Course report. Trinity Exam also available
  • 1 to 3 staff ratio for safety and security

Dates & Fees


3rd July - 16th July

Residential at Bradfield College for 10-16 year olds


18th July - 31st July

Residential at Bradfield College for 10-16 year olds


2nd August - 15th August

Residential at Bradfield College for 10-16 year olds

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Focus Choices

Creative Arts

For our creative students! Wonderful creative options – including fashion and design, drama skills and techniques, art classes and many more!

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British Multi Sports

Tennis, Badminton, Football, Rounders, Rugby, Cricket and many more! For our active and sporty students who are interested in trying lots of different sports.

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LTA Tennis Coaching

One of our additional focus choices available at an extra cost; Students will improve their all round game, as well as focus on nutrition, attitude and training.

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PGA Golf

One of our additional focus choices available at an extra cost; Improve all aspects of your game at our on site golf academy. Fully qualified PGA professional coach

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Horse Riding

One of our additional focus choices available at an extra cost; Instruction in small groups for all levels

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Active Leadership

Communication and leadership skills through activity and challenge

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Meet the staff

Andrew Tyler

Andy is a seasoned summer school teacher and manager having run residential courses for children and teenagers since 2001. This year Andy will be leading our course at Bradfield College and brings with him extensive experience and knowledge of language teaching (he is DELTA qualified) and also a passion for education in general. Andy enjoys sports, drama and music and we look forward to welcoming him onto the team for 2017.

Maiken Hutchings

Maiken lives in Madrid during the academic year teaching a variety of ages and levels. Maiken first worked for Inspire in 2016 and was a vital part of both the academic teaching staff and also the entertainment in the evenings. Maiken also speaks Spanish and Danish which helps with her teaching of English to our international students!

Sean Duvall

Sean is the founder of Inspire Education and with 20 years of summer school experience had designed the programmes at Bradfield College to bring out the best in our students. Sean will be at the school, meeting students and parents and helping the staff team produce the best courses possible.

Jack Whitehead

Jack is in his 2nd year at Cambridge University reading English Literature. Jack is a talented musician, film maker and enjoys all our sports activities. Jack runs our photography focus choice and last year inspired his students to produce incredible portfolios in a short 2 week course. We look forward to welcoming Jack back to Bradfield in 2017.

Alex Day

Alex 'Doris' Day has been working for Inspire for many years and is a huge part of our courses. Doris brings a wealth of experience of summer courses and his creative edge helps keep Inspire fresh and fun! Doris helps mould our social programme, brings energy and verve to the course and trains new staff to meet the high standards we expect.

Nicole Mawby

Nicole is an English teacher who lives in Seville in Spain. Nicole joined us for the first time last year and made an immediate impact as a passionate and conscientious classroom teacher but more importantly as a caring, hardworking and empathetic counsellor to our students. Nicole enjoys music, art and photography and this creativity was seen in abundance in her work last year. We look forward to seeing her at Bradfield again in 2017.


London Full Day

A full day trip to London to visit the famous sites including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, The House of Parliament, Horse Guards parade and many more. There is also an opportunity to visit the main shopping areas.

Oxford Half Day

A half day trip to Oxford to visit the University of Oxford colleges, see the beautiful parks and punt on the River Thames.

London Class Trip

An educational trip to one of the famous London museums. This is a project based trip and will be planned within your class.

Cambridge Full Day

A half day trip to the beautiful Roman city of Bath.

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