Residential Summer Schools for 14-16 Year Olds

Our Residential Summer Schools for 14 - 16 year olds are a fantastic opportunity for students to experiment with new techniques, build confidence, acquire new skills and be inspired to learn more in the summer holidays. They offer a unique, fun learning experience in a safe environment, and are a great way to meet like-minded friends from around the world.

The courses are held at Shiplake College, Henley-on-Thames, where students will board with us for two weeks. On weekdays, students will take part in timetabled classroom-based learning, and in the evenings there will be optional, scheduled activities. On the Saturday mid-way through the course there will be an escorted day trip to London for a fashion ‘Retail Safari’.

Choose from residential summer schools in Fashion Design & Making, or Fashion Styling & Media. Select a course title below to see full course information:

Residential Fashion Summer Schools for 14-16 year olds


For further information you can also download our Residential Fashion Summer School Handbook, or feel free to call the Short Courses team on +44 20 7514 7552 where we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

You can also see feedback from previous residential summer school students below. 

Student feedback

Residential Summer School Feedback

The course was very interesting and gave me a great introduction into the fashion industry.  The tutors were very good, and taught at the right level, and were interesting and knowledgable.
Eleanor, France. (Fashion Design and Making: Residential Summer School)

I found the course content to be very interesting and of high quality. It was taught very well and I was engaged in the class during the two weeks.
Farah, Australia (Fashion Design and Making: Residential Summer School)

I really loved the course. The content was great and I learned a lot of new skills that will help me with my textiles GCSE and skills that I can apply to other school subjects. The tutors (Heidi for the first week and Claire for the second week) were very helpful and genuinely wanted to help us improve our skills.
Madeleine, Isle of Man. (Fashion Design and Making: Residential Summer School)

The course was fantastic. I learnt so much about all the differnet roles in the industry. I loved learning so much about make-up and photography. I promise to keep updating my new blog!
Henri, France. (Fashion Styling and Media: Residential Summer School)