During the afternoons there are a choice of 4- 6 activity options. Activities may include; rugby, basketball, badminton, swimming, drama, music, cricket, rounders, arts & crafts, dance, volley ball, water polo and so many more!

Every Friday afternoon the children will visit Barnard Castle town centre. This historical, market town features a 12th century castle, the famous Bowes Museum and the ‘secret garden of the north’ Eggleston Hall Gardens.

Every Friday evening there is a barbecue followed by a formal presentation of prizes and leavers’ certificates followed by a disco.

Evening entertainment can include sports tournaments, quizzes, capture the flag, themed nights such as Harry Potter Night, talent shows, discos and film nights, and so many more!

Excursions, which change weekly, take place on a Wednesday and Sunday. The students of the Barnard Castle summer programme in England will get the opportunity to visit fantastic northern towns, cities and attractions including Durham (where Harry Potter scenes were filmed), York (the medieval city once home to the Vikings) and the beautiful Lake District, which inspired many artists and authors due to its natural beauty. Hereunder are typical trips offered by ACCORD ISS at Barnard Castle:

  • Full day in the city of Durham- walking tour of the city and its landmarks, visit to the cathedral and the city’s museum.
  • York- Entry to the Jorvik Viking Centre and walking tour around historic city centre, shopping in The Shambles.
  • Leeds – Entry to the world renowned Henry Moore Institute, visit to the Victorian Arcades and shopping in Trinity Leeds
  • Manchester- Entry to the Football Museum, Manchester Cathedral and shopping on Market street

Barnard Castle summer programmes in England:
Optional Activities and Sports

Alongside the ACCORD ISS social and activity programme we also have additional activities and sports available for students to book onto. These additional sports and activities are taught by fully qualified sports specific professionals so all students can expect to be challenged and motivated during the sessions.

The Paris Saint-Germain Academy England is also proposed at ACCORD ISS Barnard Castle summer school.

ACCORD ISS work closely with local and regional sports providers to provide a full range of additional activities so that all of our ACCORD ISS students have the chance to practice their hobbies or favoured sports. Some of the ACCORD ISS optional Sports and Activities take place off-site at sports specific venues so that our students receive an all rounded experience of English Sporting venues and professional coaching. Students are also very welcome to bring their own equipment however all equipment is provided, so do not worry if your baggage is a little full!

ACCORD ISS Optional Sports and Activities of the Barnard Castle summer programme in England are subject to availability and we recommend that students book onto additional sports activities as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Sports at ACCORD ISS Barnard Castle summer school:

The PSG Football Academy at the ACCORDS ISS Rossall summer programme in England.

Paris Saint-Germain Academy England

To read more about the Paris Saint-Germain Academy England, check out the Paris Saint-Germain Academy England pages or contact us!


Dance Academy

Get on your dancing shoes this summer and learn with our very own ACCORD ISS, fully qualified dance instructors. Dance Academy is available at all of the ACCORD ISS summer schools and has proven to be a very popular optional activity with our students. We welcome all ages and abilities, and all students will be taught a variety of dancing styles from contemporary, street and even breakdancing.

Throughout the week, students will work in groups developing and practicing techniques and routines and then each group has the chance to perform to the rest of the school and students.

The Dance Academy courses run for six hours per week, with sessions running for two hours across three afternoons.



The biggest Lawn Tennis competition is held here in England, famously known as ‘Wimbledon’. ACCORD ISS work very closely with the Lawn Tennis Association to ensure that our Tennis Academy is taught by highly qualified coaches ensuring that our courses are challenging, rewarding and enjoyable.

Students are invited to bring along their own tennis equipment, however the school will provide all necessary equipment. Students will receive 6 hours of tennis coaching, 2 hours per session with a total of 3 sessions per week.

Fast Facts!

  • Barnard Castle summer programme in England offer first-class facilities
  • 4-6 activities to choose from each afternoon
  • Newly built fitness suite and dance studio
  • Evening entertainment including themed nights, talent shows and discos
  •  3 full day excursions per two-week stay
  • 1 half -day excursion per week
  • Optional sports and activities available
  • Paris Saint – Germain Academy England