Family Programmes

Enjoy a family study holiday in the heart of London

Our excellent family accommodation options and family activity programme make this the perfect study holiday for your family.

  • Experience an international environment, make friends and really use your English.
  • English for kids with a focus on communication for children aged 6-16.
  • Optional English language courses for parents and other family members.
  • Courses available in spring, summer, autumn and winter. 
  • Parents and children study in the same location – in summer in our Belgravia school, near Victoria station, and in spring, autumn and winter in our Kensington school, opposite Gloucester Road station.
  • We also offer our London Teenager Residential School for teenagers aged 12-17 years.

Programme Descriptions

London Family Junior FJ

This fun course is designed for young learners. The emphasis is on spoken English and communication. Imaginative activities and group project work encourage speaking and rapid learning and there may be a visit to a local place of interest or sports on Friday afternoon in Hyde Park.

  • Intensity
  • 16h 40m per week
  • 09:00 - 13:00
    Monday to Friday
1-3 Weeks 4-7 Weeks 8-11 Weeks Add to Enquiry
20 Lessons per week The number of lessons included per week.

Prices

  • £345 1-3 Weeks
  • £295 4-7 Weeks
  • £275 8-11 Weeks
Prices are per week
Registration fee: £75 per student or £125 per family

Information

  • Available: 1-11 Weeks
  • Levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1
  • Children aged: 6-16 years
  • Maximum class size: 15 students
  • Each lesson is 50 minutes (+10 minutes break)

More Information

In summer, a parent or guardian of a 6 year old must also take a course. At other times of the year they must either take a course or remain in the school during lesson times. The minimum age for adult in charge is 21.

Course fees include:
- placement test and assessment
- welcome pack
- school certificate
- some optional activities

London Family Adult FA

While their children are at school, parents and other adult family members have the option of taking a course at Frances King. Our adult programmes focus on spoken English and there is also concentrated language skills practice.

  • Intensity
  • 16h 40m per week
  • 09:00 - 12:45
    Monday to Friday
1-3 Weeks 4-7 Weeks 8-11 Weeks Add to Enquiry
20 Lessons per week The number of lessons included per week.

Prices

  • £396 1-3 Weeks
  • £330 4-7 Weeks
  • £304 8-11 Weeks
Prices are per week
Registration fee: £75 per student or £125 per family

Information

  • Available: 1-11 Weeks
  • Levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 in summer; A2, B1, B2, C1 at other times
  • Adults of all ages; adult in charge minimum age: 21
  • Maximum class size: 10 students in summer; 8/14 students at other times.
  • Each lesson is 50 minutes (+10 minutes break)

More Information

Course fees include:
- placement test and assessment
- welcome pack
- school certificate
- some optional activities

London Family Junior Day School FJD

This all day programme is for ages 12-16 in summer. Participants join the Family Junior Morning Course and in the afternoon there are activities, excursions and projects. Children should be dropped off at 8.45 and collected at 17.00. Students must bring a packed lunch and a travel card.

  • Intensity
  • 16h 40m + projects/activities per week
  • 09:00 - 17:00
    Monday to Friday
1-3 Weeks 4-7 Weeks 8-11 Weeks Add to Enquiry
20+ Lessons per week The number of lessons included per week.

Prices

  • £700 1-3 Weeks
  • £650 4-7 Weeks
  • £620 8-11 Weeks
Prices are per week
Registration fee: £75 per student or £125 per family

Information

  • Available: 1-11 Weeks
  • Levels: A2, B1, B2, C1
  • Children aged 12-16 years.
  • Maximum class size: 15 students
  • Each lesson is 50 minutes (+10 minutes break)

More Information

Monday-Friday
20 lessons 9.00-12.45
Lunchtime 13.00-14.00
Activities, excursions 14.00-17.00

Students must bring a packed lunch with drink every day and a travel card for Zone 1.

Course fees include:
- placement test and assessment
- welcome pack
- school certificate
- supervision 8.45-17.00
- projects, activities, excursions in afternoons
- any entrance charges

Additional Information

Location

Parents and their children study in the same locations. The summer programme takes place in our Belgravia school, near Victoria station. The winter, spring and autumn programmes take place in our Kensington school, opposite Gloucester Road station.

Start Dates

Winter Programme 2018/2019
2018 - December 24 (1-10 weeks); December 31 (1-9 weeks).
The school is closed on the following public holidays: December 25, December 26, January 1.

2019 - January 7 (1-8 weeks); January 14 (1-7 weeks); January 21 (1-6 weeks); January 28 (1-5 weeks); February 4 (1-4 weeks); February 11 (1-3 weeks); February 18 (1-2 weeks); February 25 (1 week).


Spring Programme 2019
March 25 (1-6 weeks); April 1 (1-5 weeks); April 8 (1-4 weeks); April 15 (1-3 weeks); April 23 (1-2 weeks).
The school is closed on the following public holidays: April 19, April 22.

Summer Programme 2019
June 10 (1-11 weeks); June 17 (1-10 weeks); June 24 (1-9 weeks); July 1 (1-8 weeks); July 8 (1-7 weeks); July 15 (1-6 weeks); July 22 (1-5 weeks); July 29 (1-4 weeks); August 5 (1-3 weeks); August 12 (1-2 weeks); August 19 (1 week).


Autumn Programme 2019
October 21 (1-2 weeks); October 28 (1 week).

Winter Programme 2019/2020
2019 - December 23 (1-10 weeks); December 30 (1-9 weeks).
The school is closed on the following public holidays: December 25, December 26, January 1.


2020 - January 6 (1-8 weeks); January 13 (1-7 weeks); January 20 (1-6 weeks); January 27 (1-5 weeks); February 3 (1-4 weeks); February 10 (1-3 weeks); February 17 (1-2 weeks); February 24 (1 week).

Accommodation

We can offer a variety of accommodation suitable for families, all located in excellent central locations, close to public transport and our schools. We can offer Homestays, Studios, Apartments and Hotels all year round.

When viewing our accommodation section, please look in the bottom right corner for the "Family Accommodation Icon".

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Family Activities

We offer a range of family activities with each of our programmes. These may include:

  • Tower of London (From £24.50/adult and £11/child under 18 years old)
  • Covent Garden Walk (Free)
  • Harry Potter Walk (Free)
  • Madame Tussauds (From £29/adult and £24/child aged 3-15 years old)
  • Canal Walk to Camden Town (Free)
  • Hamley's Toy Shop (Free)
  • The Guards Museum (From£8/adult and free for child aged below 16 years old)
  • Climb the Monument (From£4.50/adult and £2.30/child aged 5-15 years old)
  • River Walk (Free)
  • Tower Bridge (Free)
  • Whispering Gallery (From £18/adult and £8/child under 18 years old)
  • River cruise to Tower Bridge (From £10.25/adult and £6.50/child)
  • London Zoo (From£27/adult and £17.55/child aged 3-15 years old)

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Check our current Family Activity Programme here.

Trinity Spoken English Test

Children on a course of 2 weeks or more in the summer have the option to take a Trinity Spoken English test, an internationally recognised examination, suitable for all levels, (exam fee £135, not included).

Please book and pay at the reception desk on the day of your arrival. Exams will be held on specific dates, subject to numbers.

Private Lessons and Mini Groups

After group classes, we can also arrange private lessons for children, to concentrate on a particular skill or language area. We can also offer private lessons and Mini Group tuition for children at other times of the year.
Click here for more information on private lessons.

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What Students & Teachers Say...

Arne Wokittel

Arne Wokittel

Student at Frances King School

At Frances King I met students from all over the world and then I worked in a dynamic international environment which will be great for my future.

Ceveagh Chan

Ceveagh Chan

Teacher at Frances King London School

As a teacher, Frances King is a wonderful place to work and is committed to ensuring each student is heard and looked after. It is a place where you can make friends for life and learn valuable lessons beyond the classroom. We are proud to play a part in students’ English language journey and strive to make it a memorable experience.

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