Why choose this centre?

  • Secure modern campus only 34 km from Trafalgar Square
  • 3 half-day excursions  to London per week by private coach 
  • All half-days to London with late return and dinner out included
  • High-quality single en-suite accommodation on campus
  • Morning-only teaching throughout the summer (N.B. max 18 students per class at this campus)
  • 3 full-day excursions per 2 weeks 


Our summer school is based at the University of Hertfordshire’s College Lane campus in Hatfield, a quiet commuter town 34 km north of London. The campus is conveniently located approximately 15 minutes walking distance from The Galleria indoor shopping centre and provides modern facilities in a secure environment only 60 minutes by private coach (approx) from central London attractions.

The campus has been upgraded to a very high standard. Facilities include high quality residential accommodation (single en-suite), all weather pitches, tennis court, modern common rooms for relaxing and socialising, large bright dining room and modern teaching facilities, all located on an attractively landscaped campus.


  • High quality single bedrooms with private en-suite bathrooms (built 2013)
  • Apartment style with approximately 6 bedrooms per apartment
  • Shared kitchen/common area in each apartment
  • Common room in 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

  • All-weather & 3G pitches 
  • Tennis courts
  • Basketball, 5-a-side football, tennis and other games
  • Indoor sports hall at the nearby De Havilland Campus (in the event of bad weather)

Other Facilities

  • Several modern & comfortable common rooms
  • Pool table and table tennis
  • The Attic disco/bar for evening activities
  • Lecture theatre with large screen for film nights
  • Large, modern dining room
  • Shop open in the summer
  • Coffee bar 
  • Attractively landscaped campus
  • Self-service laundry. Approx £5 for a wash & dry


  • Free wi-fi internet access

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

Drama & Yoga Workshops (included in package price)

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


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Transport Facts

Local travel

  • Approximately 15 minutes’ walk to The Galleria shopping centre
  • All visits to London are by private coach. Approximately 60 minutes from the campus direct to London Zone 1


  • London Heathrow (LHR): 60 minutes
  • London Gatwick (LGW): 90 minutes
  • Stansted (STN): 50 minutes
  • Luton (LTN): 45 minutes