Royal Hospital School, Ipswich (near Cambridge)

Royal Hospital School is located in beautiful English countryside overlooking the River Stour.

The accommodation and facilities include boarding houses, an indoor heated swimming pool, a sports hall, tennis and volleyball courts.

Central Saint Martins and the Language Centre, University of the Arts London, present a new type of residential summer course at the beautiful Royal Hospital School in Suffolk. Young Creatives is for artistic, creative, motivated teenagers (aged 13-16) to study a practical art or fashion course for two weeks. Students can choose to combine their course with creative English language classes, choosing between English Plus Art & Design Workshops or English Plus Fashion Design & Styling Workshops. Pastoral care and evening activities are provided by Ardmore Language Schools. The course includes an excursion to London galleries and museums and a trip to visit Central Saint Martins, as well as end of course art, design and fashion exhibition for family and friends.

    • Residential Centre
    • Summer Courses
    • Suitable for Groups and Individual Students
    • Trinity Examination Available
    • Adult Student Ratio 1:10
    • European City Tours Available
    • Full day excursion to London

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Tennis courts
  • Acres of playing fields
  • Outdoor basketball and volleyball courts
  • Indoor sports hall
  • Beautiful riverside location
  • Large common rooms and dining Hall
  • Wifi


  • Single, twins, quads, and some larger rooms available
  • En-suite available (subject to availability at time of booking)
  • Shared bathroom facilities
  • Large newly refurbished boarding houses with modern classrooms containing flat screen TVs

Nearby Airports

  • 177 km from Heathrow
  • 160 km from Gatwick
  • 80 km from Stansted

A typical day with Ardmore

Students have three hours of English lessons per day from Monday to Friday, with the lessons divided into two parts.

Part One: Language input, which involves using grammar and vocabulary in various tasks/exercises.

Part Two: Fluency/practice activities aimed at developing fluency through specific tasks like designing a website or poster, conducting a classroom survey or even producing/acting in a short play.

We offer a wide range of activities, which may include: Football, Arts & Crafts, Dance, Tennis, Basketball, etc. 

Evening entertainment programme may include Talent Show, Disco, Quiz Nights, Film Nights, Sports Tournaments and more options.

Emphasis on communication helps students to use English for a variety of purposes and in various situations. Our aim is to build students' knowledge and confidence in understanding and speaking English.

Nearby attractions and Excursions

There’s plenty to see and do for a half day, or even an full day around Ipswich and nearby. A full day trip to London for a river cruise, or a visit to Cambridge and Kings College.

Alternatively there are half day excursions more local to the campus, which include a tour of the town, a half day in Colchester and Bury St Edmunds.

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