Frances King School of English

Family Junior Course Afternoon
Language Courses > Parent & Child

This fun course is designed for 8–16 year olds. 7 year olds are also accepted if an older sibling is taking the Junior Course. The emphasis is on spoken English and communication activities. New language – vocabulary, colloquial English, idioms, grammar – is introduced and practised in small groups. Imaginative activities and group project work encourage real communication and rapid learning and there may be a visit to a local museum or park.

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 conducted by an examiner from Trinity College, London and suitable for all levels.

Course Location

The summer programme takes place in our two Belgravia schools. One building is for children and the other mainly for their parents. They are a short walk from each other. Family members between ages 17 and 20 years, study in our Kensington or Marylebone schools. The spring, autumn and winter programmes take place at our Kensington schools. Your Free Time Outside class times, families are free to enjoy London’s many attractions and can take part in a special family activity programme. Juniors must be accompanied by an adult family member.

One-to-One and Mini Groups

We can arrange One-to-One and Mini Group tuition for children throughout the year in our Kensington or Belgravia schools. Please ask for more information.

Accommodation for Families

  • Parents and children on the Family Programme in the summer, can choose from homestay, Vancouver Studios, Southside & Eastside Residences, Think Apartments, budget apartments and hotels.
  • Parents and children on the Family Programme, at other times of the year, can choose from homestay, The Residence (children must be 14+ years), Vancouver Studios, Think Apartments and hotels.

Course Focus

  • Courses for children aged 8–16, optional courses for parents and other family members in central London
  • Children must be accompanied in London by a parent or guardian
  • We can arrange accommodation in homestays, residences, studios, family apartments or hotels in excellent areas
  • Activities on 3 afternoons a week and weekend excursions outside London
  • Scheduled programmes in spring, summer, autumn and winter
  • One-to-One and small group programmes by arrangement throughout the year

Class Times

Monday to Friday


Additional Notes

Minimum age: Adult in charge: 21; Other adults: 16; Children: 8 (7 year olds are accepted if an older sibling is also taking part in the Family Programme).

Travel to/from school: Children on these courses must be accompanied to and from the school each day by a parent or guardian of age 21 or over. After the first day, students aged 14 and over may travel unaccompanied with parental permission.

Frances King School of English

77 Gloucester Road

General Information

Course Number:FK40
Study Mode:Full Time / Intensive
Qualification:Course certificate
Entry CEF level:A1

Class Size

Maximum15 student(s)

Student Age

Suitable Age From8
Minimum Required Age7