Why choose this centre?

  • Discover the historic city of York – one of UK’s top tourist destinations
  • Secure modern campus in safe location only 8 km from city centre
  • 3 half day excursions per week (2 to York city centre + 1 other)
  • All trips to York city centre by private coach 
  • 3 full day excursions per 2 week course –  Liverpool, Manchester & Scarborough. Anfield Stadium tour included.


Our summer school takes place at Askham Bryan College’s York Campus, set in a safe and peaceful countryside location yet only 8 km  from the vibrant and historic city centre of York. The York campus was originally built in 1936 and has a good range of facilities including ensuite accommodation, indoor and outdoor sports facilities, dining room, students’ union, extensive grounds and even its own wildlife park. The programme includes 3 half day excursions per week by private coach, two of which are to York.


  • Single en-suite accommodation in 3 halls of residence (63 bedrooms per residence)
  • Shared snack kitchen and separate communal lounge on each floor of ensuite residence
  • Single bedrooms with shared bathrooms in 5 smaller residences (10 bedrooms per residence)
  • Shared bathrooms at a ratio of 1:5, wash hand basins in all standard rooms. and shared snack kitchen with table and chairs in each standard residence
  • Bedroom key, bed linen and towel provided
  • Rooms cleaned and bed linen & towel changed once per week
  • Damage deposit of £40 taken on check-in and refunded on departure

Sports Facilities

  • Large sports halls with multi-use courts
  • 2 all-weather sports pitches
  • Grass playing fields

Other Facilities

  • Student Union Bar area & disco for evening activities
  • Lecture theatre with large screen for films
  • Starbucks Coffee bar
  • Wildlife & conservation park
  • Conference Hall with stage & screen
  • Self-service laundry facilities (approx £5 for a wash & dry)


  • Free wi-fi on campus

Optional Enterprise English Workshops (included in package price)

  • Optional 3 hours of Enterprise English per week (in addition to 15 hrs General English)
  • Focusing on the world of work and including interview skills, CV & cover letter writing & work based role plays
  • Available in all centres at no additional cost
  • Ages 16 – 18, Minimum level B1
  • Must be booked in writing before arrival
  • Takes place instead of sports / activities

Optional Drama & Yoga Workshops (included in package price)

  • Students can choose to do 1 drama workshop and 1 yoga workshop per week  
  • Led by specialist instructors
  • Workshops usually take place during sports sessions
  • Open to all students at no additional cost


Map and directions

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Transport Facts

Local travel

  • 8 km / 15 minutes by private coach to city centre
  • Nearest bust stop is 15 minutes walk from campus so we use private coaches for scheduled trips into York


  • Manchester: 90 minutes
  • Leeds/Bradford: 60 minutes
  • LHR: 225 minutes