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Sparsholt College


A former capital city of England and famous for its magnificent cathedral, Winchester is a heritage city only one hour from London. With its rich history reflected in spectacular architecture and narrow winding streets, as well as its charming valleys and waterside trails, it makes a perfect exploration ground for our adventurous young learners.
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Key Facts


8 – 17 years


15 contact hours per week




University Campus




500 max beds per week


6 hours free teacher training


  • Full-day trips to Oxford and London
  • Amazing outdoor spaces and countryside
  • Visit to an Oxford University College
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About the programme

  • English levels: Elementary – Proficiency (programme can be adjusted to lower English levels)
  • Maximum class size: 20*
  • Visit London, Oxford and Portsmouth
  • Explore the Great Hall of Winchester
  • 2 full-day excursions to London**
  • 1 full-day excursion to Oxford*
  • Full Group Leader Programme included- Download here

*in exceptional circumstances, this maximum may be exceeded

**In a two-week programme



  • Trinity GESE exam***
  • Employability for the 21st Century syllabus: Available for students aged 14+ with minimum English level B1
  • Academic Skills for Higher Education syllabus: Available for students with minimum English level B1. Minimum of 12 students


***subject to demand and minimum student numbers required


Oxford International Junior Programmes understands that occasionally slightly young/older siblings or friends may wish to come in a group. Oxford International Junior Programmes reserves the right to accept students who are slightly younger or older than the advertised minimum/maximum age. These exceptional requests must be approved by our admissions team in advance. Appropriate welfare and safety provisions will apply.

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Turn 1

01 July - 15 July 2024


Turn 2

15 July - 29 July 2024


Turn 3

29 July - 12 August 2024

Sparsholt College


Sports: Impressive sports centre with a full-size sports hall, allowing for activities such as basketball, tennis, volleyball and football. A fitness suite for Group Leaders with induction and fee. Arts & Crafts, Table Tennis, Pool table and TV.

Other: Set amongst beautiful Hampshire countryside this campus has spacious classrooms where the students can also partake in drama and dance workshops as well as conversation clubs.


  • Twin en-suite rooms within accommodation blocks located either side of the central Oxford International office
  • Accommodation is arranged in flats of 6 to 8 rooms
  • Most blocks have a communal kitchen space or lounge where students can relax in the evening
  • Accommodation is monitored by a 24-hour team of wardens to ensure a safe and secure environment for the students


Rail: Winchester Train Station – Direct to Waterloo (1hr – 1hr 10mins)

Bus: Sparsholt College to Winchester Rail Station (Route 7 Stagecoach Bus). The bus reaches the centre of campus at Sparsholt College at 31 minutes past the hour.


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Sparsholt College

Westley Lane, Winchester SO21 2NE, UK

Winchester Train Station

Cityline House, Station Hill, Winchester SO23 8TJ, UK

Winchester Town Centre

Winchester SO23 9BE

Central London

Charing Cross Underground Station, Charing Cross, London WC2N 5DR, UK

London Heathrow Airport

Condor Way, Longford, Hounslow TW6, UK

London Gatwick

North Terminal, Departures Rd, Horley, Gatwick RH6 0NP, UK

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Sample Programme

Day 1ArrivalsArrivalsCampus tour and ice-breaker activities
Day 2Placement Test and Lesson 1Onsite ActivitiesWelcome Disco
Day 3Lesson 2Shuttle into Winchester with entrance to Great HallOnsite Activities
Day 4Full day excursion to London with Politics and Royalty walking tourEntrance to National Gallery and Covent GardenDepart London at 19.00 for extended day
Day 5Onsite ActivitiesLesson 3Karaoke/Lip Sync Battle
Day 6FUN DAY - Whole campus activityLesson 4Onsite Activities
Day 7Onsite ActivitiesLesson 5Disco
Day 8Full day excursion to Oxford with walking tour of the cityEntrance to an Oxford CollegeOnsite Activities
Day 9Lesson 6Onsite ActivitiesTalent and Fashion Show
Day 10Lesson 7Lesson 8Onsite Activities
Day 11Lesson 9Onsite ActivitiesBritish Quiz Night
Day 12Full day excursion to London with choice of Museum visitVisit to Hyde Park and shopping on Oxford StreetDepart London at 19.00 for extended day
Day 13Shuttle into WinchesterLesson 10Farewell Party
Day 14Optional ExcursionOptional ExcursionOnsite Activities
Day 15DeparturesDeparturesDepartures

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