Manchester, Chetham’s School
Summer Vacation Courses England and Scotland

Chetham’s School

A college founded in 1653, situated in the heart of Manchester and home to the oldest public library in the world.

Age Range

11 - 17



Duration of Stay

15 Days / 14 Nights

Courses start

8/22 July


in most areas

In this Centre


Manchester located in the centre of the county of Greater Manchester in north-west England and founded by the Romans owes its expansion to the many industries that in the 18th century, following the industrial revolution, made it one of the largest centres of the whole country. Today Manchester is a tourist hub of great appeal and a destination sought after by those who love modern cities full of life and shops.


Chetham’s School of Music enjoys a strategic position located in the heart of Manchester, a short walk from the Cathedral and the city’s main attractions. The college, founded in 1653, houses the world’s oldest public library and has beautiful buildings dating back to the Middle Ages. In contrast to this part that oozes history, stands the newly built building that houses classrooms equipped with the latest equipment and a computer room. The College has a well-furnished Canteen where students can relax and socialize.

Language Course

The course includes 15 lessons per week of 60 minutes in standard classes of max 16 students and lessons alternate between the morning and the afternoon.


Single, double, triple and a few quadruple rooms with en-suite bathrooms shared between a maximum of 3 students. college provides towels. On arrival, students must pay a security deposit required by the school of £25/ €25 the deposit will be returned at the time of departure unless the college needs to deduct payment for reasons stated in the school regulations.

Sports Equipment

Small multipurpose gym.

Free Time and Activities

  • 2 full day excursions: Blackpool including admission to the Pleasure Beach Theme Park, York including admission to the cathedral.
  • Half day excursions to Manchester: The Imperial War Museum, Tour of Old Trafford stadium, The Museum of Science and Industry, BBC Headquarters.
  • Afternoon and evening activities

This programme may change for organisational reasons.

Where is it?

Other Activities



Included in the price

The PCTO course includes an 18-hour English business programme designed to provide students with a detailed picture of the business sector with case studies, role-playing and business skills development. On three afternoons a week, workshops run to develop skills such as:

  • CV writing
  • applying for a job and interview techniques lessons

There is also a company visit. At the end of the stay, PCTO hours are certified along with language proficiency.

English Plus

English Plus

Included in the price

Choices regarding the following options must be received by our offices no later than 15 May. Students not indicating a preference will take part in the standard program. Courses start with a minimum number of 10 participants.

  • Dance: 3 dance lessons per week each lasting 3 hours.
  • Drama: 3 Theatre lessons per week each lasting 3 hours.
  • Football: 3 Football lessons per week each lasting 3 hours.
  • Intensive English: 3 extra English lessons each lasting 3 hours.

English + Media

English + Media

Included in the package
for students between 14 and 17 years old.

The course combines the learning of the English language with an experience in the real world using a creative approach. Classes will focus on journalism, mass media and advertisement. 3 lessons per week of 3 hours each.


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