Family Programme for children and their parents

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 their children study in the same location in our Kensington school, opposite Gloucester Road station, or nearby annexe within walking distance.
Programme Name
Lessons per weekThe number of lessons included per week.
Language Development Focus on building spoken fluency and accuracy.
- Increase your knowledge of grammar, vocabulary and colloquial phrases with speaking and pronunciation practice.
- Conversation classes encourage active use of spoken English.
Language Skills Expand the depth and range of your skills in all four skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing. Classes may include preparation for optional activities after class.
Language for You! Focus on international communication in English.
- Practise speaking and vocabulary with conversation and role-plays.
- Topics of interest are chosen for research, discussion, debate and task-based learning.
FK Lunch Club A light lunch with an English speaker and a group of students, once every 2 weeks, providing an opportunity for conversation and to make friends. The school pays for the lunch, taken in local cafes, restaurants or at the school.
Junior course Fun course designed for young learners.
- Emphasis on spoken English and communication.
- Imaginative activities and group project work encourage speaking and rapid learning.
- Visit to a local place of interest.
- Sports on Friday afternoon in Hyde Park.
Afternoon Supervised Activities Guided and supervised activities, excursions and projects, 5 afternoons a week.
Price P/W (from)
 
London Family Junior
20
£400
London Family Junior Day School
20+
£727
London Family Adult - Standard General English
20
£352
London Family Adult - General English Afternoon
10
£176

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.

  • Intensity
  • 16h 40m per week
  • 09:00 - 12:50
    Monday to Friday
20 Lessons per week The number of lessons included per week.
Language Development Focus on building spoken fluency and accuracy.
- Increase your knowledge of grammar, vocabulary and colloquial phrases with speaking and pronunciation practice.
- Conversation classes encourage active use of spoken English.
Language Skills Expand the depth and range of your skills in all four skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing. Classes may include preparation for optional activities after class.
Language for You! Focus on international communication in English.
- Practise speaking and vocabulary with conversation and role-plays.
- Topics of interest are chosen for research, discussion, debate and task-based learning.
FK Lunch Club A light lunch with an English speaker and a group of students, once every 2 weeks, providing an opportunity for conversation and to make friends. The school pays for the lunch, taken in local cafes, restaurants or at the school.
Junior course Fun course designed for young learners.
- Emphasis on spoken English and communication.
- Imaginative activities and group project work encourage speaking and rapid learning.
- Visit to a local place of interest.
- Sports on Friday afternoon in Hyde Park.
Afternoon Supervised Activities Guided and supervised activities, excursions and projects, 5 afternoons a week.

Timetable

  • 09:00 - 12:50 Junior Course

Prices

  • £470 1-3 Weeks
  • £423 4-11 Weeks
  • £400 12 Weeks
Prices are per week. Registration fee: £100 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

More Information

Start dates: For dates, check "Additional Information" section below.

Timetable:
Monday to Friday: 4 x 50m lessons 09:00 - 12:50
Timetable includes break time.

A parent (or guardian) of a 6 year old 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
- study guide
- activity programme
- school certificate


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
20+ Lessons per week The number of lessons included per week.
Language Development Focus on building spoken fluency and accuracy.
- Increase your knowledge of grammar, vocabulary and colloquial phrases with speaking and pronunciation practice.
- Conversation classes encourage active use of spoken English.
Language Skills Expand the depth and range of your skills in all four skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing. Classes may include preparation for optional activities after class.
Language for You! Focus on international communication in English.
- Practise speaking and vocabulary with conversation and role-plays.
- Topics of interest are chosen for research, discussion, debate and task-based learning.
FK Lunch Club A light lunch with an English speaker and a group of students, once every 2 weeks, providing an opportunity for conversation and to make friends. The school pays for the lunch, taken in local cafes, restaurants or at the school.
Junior course Fun course designed for young learners.
- Emphasis on spoken English and communication.
- Imaginative activities and group project work encourage speaking and rapid learning.
- Visit to a local place of interest.
- Sports on Friday afternoon in Hyde Park.
Afternoon Supervised Activities Guided and supervised activities, excursions and projects, 5 afternoons a week.

Timetable

  • 09:00 - 12:50 Junior Course
  • 12:50 - 14:15 Children eat packed lunch at school
  • 14:15-16:45 Activities
  • 16:45 - 17:00 Parents pick up children from school

Prices

  • £855 1-3 Weeks
  • £770 4-11 Weeks
  • £727 12 Weeks
Prices are per week. Registration fee: £100 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

More Information

Start dates: Summer only. For dates, check "Additional Information" section below.

Timetable:
Monday to Friday: 4 x 50m lessons 09:00 - 12:50
Lunchtime 12:50 -14:15
Activities/excursions 14:15-16:45
Timetable includes break time.

Children should be dropped off at 8.45 and collected at 17.00.
Parents must provide a packed lunch with drink every day and a travel card for Zone 1 & 2.

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


London Family Adult - Standard General English FAS

While their children are at school, parents and other family members have the option of joining our Standard General English Morning course. Designed for adults of all ages who want to achieve fluency and accuracy in everyday English. Develop the four language skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing - by learning and practising language in real life situations, with a focus on listening and speaking.

  • Intensity
  • 16h 40m per week
  • 09:00 - 12:50
    Monday to Friday
20 Lessons per week The number of lessons included per week.
Language Development Focus on building spoken fluency and accuracy.
- Increase your knowledge of grammar, vocabulary and colloquial phrases with speaking and pronunciation practice.
- Conversation classes encourage active use of spoken English.
Language Skills Expand the depth and range of your skills in all four skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing. Classes may include preparation for optional activities after class.
Language for You! Focus on international communication in English.
- Practise speaking and vocabulary with conversation and role-plays.
- Topics of interest are chosen for research, discussion, debate and task-based learning.
FK Lunch Club A light lunch with an English speaker and a group of students, once every 2 weeks, providing an opportunity for conversation and to make friends. The school pays for the lunch, taken in local cafes, restaurants or at the school.
Junior course Fun course designed for young learners.
- Emphasis on spoken English and communication.
- Imaginative activities and group project work encourage speaking and rapid learning.
- Visit to a local place of interest.
- Sports on Friday afternoon in Hyde Park.
Afternoon Supervised Activities Guided and supervised activities, excursions and projects, 5 afternoons a week.

Timetable

  • 09:00 - 12:50 Language Development / Language Skills

Prices

  • £414 1-3 Weeks
  • £373 4-11 Weeks
  • £352 12 Weeks
Prices are per week. Registration fee: £100 per student or £125 per family.

Information

  • Available: 1-11 Weeks
  • Levels: A2, B1, B2, C1
  • Adults of all ages; adult in charge minimum age: 21
  • Maximum class size: 14
  • Each lesson is 50 minutes

More Information

Start dates: For dates, check "Additional Information" section below.

Timetable:
Monday to Friday: 4 x 50m lessons 09:00 - 12:50
Timetable includes break time.

Course fees include:
- placement test and assessment
- welcome pack
- study guide
- activity programme
- school certificate


London Family Adult - General English Afternoon FAS

While their children are at school, parents and other family members have the option of taking a course at Frances King. The afternoon option is for parents who are busy with child care in the mornings.

  • Intensity
  • 8h 20m per week
  • 13:45 - 15:30
    Monday to Friday
10 Lessons per week The number of lessons included per week.
Language Development Focus on building spoken fluency and accuracy.
- Increase your knowledge of grammar, vocabulary and colloquial phrases with speaking and pronunciation practice.
- Conversation classes encourage active use of spoken English.
Language Skills Expand the depth and range of your skills in all four skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing. Classes may include preparation for optional activities after class.
Language for You! Focus on international communication in English.
- Practise speaking and vocabulary with conversation and role-plays.
- Topics of interest are chosen for research, discussion, debate and task-based learning.
FK Lunch Club A light lunch with an English speaker and a group of students, once every 2 weeks, providing an opportunity for conversation and to make friends. The school pays for the lunch, taken in local cafes, restaurants or at the school.
Junior course Fun course designed for young learners.
- Emphasis on spoken English and communication.
- Imaginative activities and group project work encourage speaking and rapid learning.
- Visit to a local place of interest.
- Sports on Friday afternoon in Hyde Park.
Afternoon Supervised Activities Guided and supervised activities, excursions and projects, 5 afternoons a week.

Timetable

  • 13:45-15:30 Language for You!

Prices

  • £207 1-3 Weeks
  • £187 4-11 Weeks
  • £176 12 Weeks
Prices are per week. Registration fee: £100 per student or £125 per family.

Information

  • Available: 1-11 Weeks
  • Levels: A2, B1, B2, C1
  • Adults of all ages; adult in charge minimum age: 21
  • Maximum class size: 14
  • Each lesson is 50 minutes

More Information

Start dates: For dates, check "Additional Information" section below.

Timetable:
Monday to Friday: 2 x 50m lessons 13:45-15:30
Timetable includes break time

Course fees include:
- placement test and assessment
- welcome pack
- study guide
- activity programme
- school certificate


Additional Information

Location

Parents and their children study in the same location in our Kensington school, opposite Gloucester Road station, or nearby annexe within walking distance.

Start Dates

Winter Programme 2024

January 2 (1-5 weeks); January 8 (1-4 weeks); January 15 (1-3 weeks); January 22 (1-2 weeks); January 29 (1 week).

Week commencing January 2: 16 lessons/week. Monday, January 1 is a public holiday.

Spring Programme 2024

March 25 (1-6 weeks); April 2 (1-5 weeks); April 8 (1-4 weeks); April 15 (1-3 weeks); April 22 (1-2 weeks); April 29 (1 week).

Week commencing March 25: 16 lessons/week. Friday, March 29 is a public holiday.
Week commencing April 2: 16 lessons/week. Monday, April 1 is a public holiday.

Summer Programme 2024

June 10 (1-12 weeks); June 17 (1-11 weeks); June 24 (1-10 weeks); July 1 (1-9 weeks); July 8 (1-8 weeks); July 15 (1-7 weeks); July 22 (1-6 weeks); July 29 (1-5 weeks); August 5 (1-4 weeks); August 12 (1-3 weeks); August 19 (1-2 weeks); August 27 (1 week).

Week commencing August 27: 16 lessons/week. Monday, August 26 is a public holiday.

Autumn Programme 2024

October 7 (1-4 weeks); October 14 (1-3 weeks); October 21 (1-2 weeks); October 28 (1 week).

Winter Programme 2025

January 6 (1-5 weeks); January 13 (1-4 weeks); January 20 (1-3 weeks); January 27 (1-2 weeks); February 3 (1 week).

Monday to Friday. Private lessons in the afternoon, as requested.

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 and Apartments all year round.

When viewing our accommodation section, please look for the mention:  “Suitable for students and families“.

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Family Activity Programme

We offer a range of family activities with each of our programmes. Activities are guided. Parents must accompany their children. Entrance charges are not included. The activity programme may include:

  • Tower of London (From £33.60/adult and £16.80/child under 18 years old)
  • Covent Garden Walk (Free)
  • Harry Potter Walk (Free)
  • Madame Tussauds (From £37/adult and £33/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£6/adult and £3/child aged 5-15 years old)
  • River Walk (Free)
  • Tower Bridge (Free)
  • Whispering Gallery (From £23/adult and £10/child under 18 years old)
  • River cruise to Tower Bridge (From £12.40/adult and £8.40/child)
  • London Zoo (From £31/adult and £21.70/child aged 3-15 years old)

 

Prices subject to change. Last updated: Sept 2023.

Check our current Family Activity Programme here.

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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Alejandro, Gema and family - Spain

Alejandro, Gema and family - Spain

Students at Frances King School

We all enjoyed our course and really improved our English. The school is very friendly and looked after our family very well.

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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