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 ClubA light lunch, 1 day a week, in a small group with an English speaker.
Language In Action Really experience the city you choose, London or Dublin, while you develop fluency.
- Study topics based on the life of the city, such as transport, history, food, markets and neighbourhoods.
- Projects and activities outside the classroom will support your learning.
IELTS Choose IELTS and improve your language and skills for examination success.
- Experienced examination preparation course teachers.
- Increase your confidence in using the language and all parts of the examination.
- Activate and improve your grammar and vocabulary in topic-based tasks and exercises.
- Regular practice tests help you develop strategies for a higher score.
Price P/W (from)
 
London Family Junior
20
£378
London Family Junior Day School
20+
£765
London Family Adult - General English Afternoon
10
£80
London Family Adult - Standard General English
20
£321

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 or sports on Friday afternoon in Hyde Park.

  • Intensity
  • 16h 40m per week
  • 09:00 - 13:00
    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, 1 day a week, in a small group with an English speaker.
Language In Action Really experience the city you choose, London or Dublin, while you develop fluency.
- Study topics based on the life of the city, such as transport, history, food, markets and neighbourhoods.
- Projects and activities outside the classroom will support your learning.
IELTS Really experience the city you choose, London or Dublin, while you develop fluency.
- Study topics based on the life of the city, such as transport, history, food, markets and neighbourhoods.
- Projects and activities outside the classroom will support your learning.

Timetable

  • No timetable

Prices

  • £437 1-3 Weeks
  • £378 4-7 Weeks
  • £378 8-11 Weeks
Prices are per week Registration fee: £75 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

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
- school certificate
- some optional activities


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, 1 day a week, in a small group with an English speaker.
Language In Action Really experience the city you choose, London or Dublin, while you develop fluency.
- Study topics based on the life of the city, such as transport, history, food, markets and neighbourhoods.
- Projects and activities outside the classroom will support your learning.
IELTS Really experience the city you choose, London or Dublin, while you develop fluency.
- Study topics based on the life of the city, such as transport, history, food, markets and neighbourhoods.
- Projects and activities outside the classroom will support your learning.

Timetable

  • No timetable

Prices

  • £795 1-3 Weeks
  • £765 4-7 Weeks
  • £765 8-11 Weeks
Prices are per week Registration fee: £75 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

Monday-Friday
20 lessons 09:00-12:30
Lunchtime 12:30 -13:30
Activities, excursions 13:30-17.00

Students must bring a packed lunch with drink every day and a travel card for Zone 1.

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


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, 1 day a week, in a small group with an English speaker.
Language In Action Really experience the city you choose, London or Dublin, while you develop fluency.
- Study topics based on the life of the city, such as transport, history, food, markets and neighbourhoods.
- Projects and activities outside the classroom will support your learning.
IELTS Really experience the city you choose, London or Dublin, while you develop fluency.
- Study topics based on the life of the city, such as transport, history, food, markets and neighbourhoods.
- Projects and activities outside the classroom will support your learning.

Timetable

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

Prices

  • £94 1-3 Weeks
  • £88 4-7 Weeks
  • £80 8-11 Weeks
Prices are per week Registration fee: £75 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

Course fees include:
- placement test and assessment
- welcome pack
- school certificate
- some optional activities


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, 1 day a week, in a small group with an English speaker.
Language In Action Really experience the city you choose, London or Dublin, while you develop fluency.
- Study topics based on the life of the city, such as transport, history, food, markets and neighbourhoods.
- Projects and activities outside the classroom will support your learning.
IELTS Really experience the city you choose, London or Dublin, while you develop fluency.
- Study topics based on the life of the city, such as transport, history, food, markets and neighbourhoods.
- Projects and activities outside the classroom will support your learning.

Timetable

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

Prices

  • £385 1-3 Weeks
  • £347 4-7 Weeks
  • £321 8-11 Weeks
Prices are per week Registration fee: £75 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

Course fees include:
- placement test and assessment
- welcome pack
- school certificate
- some optional activities


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 2023

2023 – January 3 (1-4 weeks); January 9 (1-3 weeks); January 16 (1-2 weeks); January 23 (1 week).

Week commencing January 3: 16 lessons/week. Monday January 2 is a public holiday.

Spring Programme 2023

March 20 (1-6 weeks); March 27 (1-5 weeks); April 3 (1-4 weeks); April 11 (1-3 weeks); April 18 (1-2 weeks); April 25 (1 week).

Week commencing April 3: 16 lessons/week. Friday April 7 is a public holiday.

Week commencing April 11: 16 lessons/week. Monday April 10 is a public holiday.

Summer Programme 2023

June 12 (1-11 weeks); June 19 (1-10 weeks); June 26 (1-9 weeks); July 3 (1-8 weeks); July 10 (1-7 weeks); July 17 (1-6 weeks); July 24 (1-5 weeks); July 31 (1-4 weeks); August 7 (1-3 weeks); August 14 (1-2 weeks); August 21 (1 week).

Autumn Programme 2023

October 16 (1-3 weeks); October 23 (1-2 weeks); October 30 (1 week).

Winter Programme 2023

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

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

Monday to Friday. FK Lunch Club once a week. 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, Apartments and Hotels all year round.

When viewing our accommodation section, please look in the bottom right corner for the “Family Accommodation Icon”.

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Family Activities

We offer a range of family activities with each of our programmes. These may include:

  • Tower of London (From £24.50/adult and £11/child under 18 years old)
  • Covent Garden Walk (Free)
  • Harry Potter Walk (Free)
  • Madame Tussauds (From £29/adult and £24/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£4.50/adult and £2.30/child aged 5-15 years old)
  • River Walk (Free)
  • Tower Bridge (Free)
  • Whispering Gallery (From £18/adult and £8/child under 18 years old)
  • River cruise to Tower Bridge (From £10.25/adult and £6.50/child)
  • London Zoo (From£27/adult and £17.55/child aged 3-15 years old)

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Check our current Family Activity Programme here.

Trinity Spoken English Test

Children on a course of 2 weeks or more in the summer have the option to take a Trinity Spoken English test, an internationally recognised examination, suitable for all levels, (exam fee £140, not included in course fees).

Please book and pay at the reception desk on the day of your arrival. Exams will be held on specific dates, subject to numbers.

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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What Students & Teachers Say...

Arne Wokittel

Arne Wokittel

Student at Frances King School

At Frances King I met students from all over the world and then I worked in a dynamic international environment which will be great for my future.

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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