School integration

Our school integration course: Embrace the English culture

School integration is the best way to be immersed into the British school system.

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The Astute School Integration Programme is designed for students who would like to experience living like a British teenager for a short period. Students stay with carefully selected host families and attend British schools immersing themselves fully in the language and culture. They attend lessons alongside local students of their age group and will experience a range of both academic subjects such as Science, Geography or Maths, as well as non-academic subjects like music or sport. This gives students the opportunity to feel like part of the school community while improving their English. Students also have the opportunity to attend school events and full-day excursions on Saturdays.


  • One or two full weeks in a British Secondary School where students are part of an already established classroom of their British peers.
  • First-hand experience of the British Secondary School Curriculum.
  • Future integration into the UK school system becomes easier, with a more manageable culture shock for students.
  • Students will benefit from visits and mini orientations to prestigious universities within the UK.
  • Assistance with any university admission enquiries and applications.
  • Students will have the option of experiencing what boarding life is like in the UK or choose to live with a host family
  • Assistance with the UK visa process and visa
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Course objective

  • To help students develop effective and appropriate communication skills.
  • The experience promotes both independent and collaborative learning.
  • The course provides context for cross curricular links.
  • Students gain access to a range of topics through educational, cultural, and social interaction.

  • Weekend arrival
  • Welcoming and friendly homestay accommodation
  • Full board - including 3 meals a day
  • 5 days per week full immersion in a British school
  • Full day Saturday excursion
  • Certificate of Attendance

Price per student / week £1200 (2022)

Additional charge for unsocial arrival / departure times (23 30 – 06 00) £20 return

Airport transfers included for groups of 15+ from all London airports (additional £20 per person for smaller groups)


Autumn Term 2021: 1st September - 17th December

  • Winter holiday (Christmas): 20th December - 3rd January

Spring Term 2022:  4th of January - 1st of April

    • Spring half term: 14th - 18th February
    • Spring holiday (Easter): 4th - 18th April

Summer Term 2022: 19th - 22nd July

  • Summer half term: 20th May - 3rd June
  • Summer holiday: 25th July - 31st August
Day Time Programme
Sunday TBC Students arrive in London and meet Homestay Hosts
08:30 – 08:45
08:45 – 15:45
Meet Astute Academy School Integration staff at School Reception.
All day lessons such as English and History at Secondary School with English buddies.
Free time with Homestay Hosts and evening meal
08:30 – 08:45
08:45 – 15:45
19:30 - 22:00
School resumes
All day lessons such as Geography and Science at High School with British peers.
Free time with Homestay Hosts and evening meal
Student group evening out. (Activity to be agreed)
08:30 – 08:45
08:45 – 15:45
School resumes
All day lessons such as with British peers
Free time with Homestay Hosts and evening meal
08:30 – 08:45
08:45 – 15:45
19:30 - 21:00
School resumes
All day lessons such as with British peers
Free time with Homestay Hosts and evening meal
Late night shopping activity
08:30 – 08:45
08:45 – 15:45
School resumes
All day lessons such with British peers
Free time with Homestay Hosts and evening meal
Saturday 07:20 – 20:00 Full-Day Excursion in London which may include visits to: Houses of Parliament, Whitehall, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and Covent Garden with lunch in St James’s Park. Free time to visit an art gallery or museum or do some spot of shopping
Sunday Times to be advised Students depart London for return journey home

Our homestay service is outstanding and cost effective. All host families are vetted and carefully selected for your safety and comfort. School groups on educational trips particularly enjoy using our homestay services because it’s excellent value for money.

During your time in our homestay, you will have the chance to experience British culture, different English accents, learn phrases and idioms and taste traditional British dishes. You will participate in everyday life, practising your English with your hosts.

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