The School – and its environment
In the countryside, but only an hour from London and Heathrow Airport

Vacational Studies 2015 English Summer Course is at The Mary Hare School, Newbury, UK. Newbury is a small country town in a pleasant part of southern England in the Berkshire Downs. It is 70km west of London and 45km south of Oxford, centrally located for excursions to many parts of Great Britain

English Language Summer School in England at The Mary Hare School

The Mary Hare School

The Mary Hare School is a great venue for our multinational, residential English Language Summer School. It is on a campus comprising several buildings that we have used since 1982. Accommodation depends on age. There are 4-bed dormitories; 3 bed dormitories; twin bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and a few single rooms. For our videos we use the formal gardens; for orienteering we use the woodlands; for activities, sports and fun games we use the extensive grounds which include several playing fields, a range of tennis courts, a gymnasium and a large indoor heated swimming pool. For the many indoor events, we use the gymnasium and huge hall. During the year, The Mary Hare Grammar School is the national grammar school for deaf children.

School address and directions

To find The Mary Hare School: [click for map]
. For SatNav: RG14 3BQ:

From London, follow M4 to Exit 13 (Newbury). Leave M4 and follow signs to ‘Services’ and then ‘Donnington’. Continue for 2 kms. The Mary Hare School is signposted on the right.

Address for students’ letters:
The Mary Hare School
Newbury Berkshire RG14 3BQ.

Telephone (to contact Course Manager):

National: (01635) 244221 International: +44 1635 244221 (09.07.2013 – 07.08.2013 only)

Payphone (for students):

National: (01635) 244261 International: +44 1635 244261 (09.07.2013 – 07.08.2013 only)

The telephone numbers and address given above are only for
use during the Courses. During the rest of the year, please contact me:-

Ian Mucklejohn

Vacational Studies


Telephone in UK: 01635 523 333
Telephone international: +44 1635 523 333

Fax in UK: 01635 523 999
Fax international: +44 1635 523 999

Vacational Studies,
Pepys’ Oak,
Berkshire RG14 6JT,

Directions by rail

By train from London, leave from Paddington Station. Arrive
at Newbury Station. There are normally taxis at Newbury Station.
If not, there are taxi numbers in the phone box near the Station. The Mary Hare School is a 10 minute taxi ride.

Visits to the school

Visits to the School outside the Course dates may be made through Vacational Studies Newbury Office.


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