Set in Monmouth, a rural market town and area of outstanding natural beauty, this top boys only boarding school has:
A picturesque setting
A purpose built indoor sports hall
A modern swimming pool & outdoor watersport facilities
25 acres of playing fields with £2.3 million pavilion
The Blake Theatre with a 500 seat auditorium
Spacious, well equipped common room
Recently refurbished dining facilities
Warm and inviting dormitories (single and multiple occupancy)
This best boys boarding schools in UK has also very good accommodation facilities: individual rooms, twin rooms and rooms that sleep up to six. Dorms are assigned upon arrival, therefore we do not take size preferences. Dorms are divided by age and gender, so boys and girls only share with others in the same age group.
Summer Camps run by Xkeys Ltd Company
Activities at XUK Excel
One of the things that makes XUK Excel so unique is the opportunity campers get to follow their passion. Mornings are focused on their selected 'Elective'. This could be something they loved or something new. Electives are a great chance for campers to take ownership of their holiday, develop and improve skills and have a focus.
1) Summer sports boarding school
Sports enthusiasts will develop their skills in a variety of disciplines. Each morning they will focus on two sports. There will be matches and competitions, complimented with a focus on tactics and fitness.
What you could be doing: Football, Swimming, Basketball, Athletics, Rugby, Volleyball, Dodgeball, Cricket, Hockey, Water Zorbing, Fitness
2) Performing arts boarding schools
Discover the breadth of your creative potential with other like-minded campers. You will develop your physical creativity in performance based workshops in fully equipped theatre. Outstanding art studio, flooded with natural light, enables campers to focus and create their own masterpieces and crafts.
What you could be doing: Musical Theatre, Drama Games, Making dream catchers, Cookery, Variety of dance workshops, Decoupage, Knitting, Script writing
Inspiration is everywhere
XUK Excel will help you find your creative eye this summer. You will use your new or improved camera techniques to complete a series of fun and exciting projects, inspired by our modern, social media based world! With outstanding facilities and nearby beauty, you will be desperate to get out there and create something you are proud of!
What you could be doing: Developing and improving your photography & film skills, Create a short movie, Blogging, Animation, Magazine articles, Vlogs, Pod casts, Editing workshops
4) Water & Forest Adventure
This is the place to find it as campers face challenges both in the water and on land. It’s called the great outdoors and plenty of it in this programme which has been designed to develop leadership & teamwork, while having a great time.
What you could be doing: Water Zorbing, Canoeing and Kayaking, Bridge Building, Climbing, Abseiling, Archery, Raft Building, Water Polo, Caving
At XUK Excel there are four boarding areas. Rooms are allocated to campers according to gender and age. Upon booking, you can request your child be put into a dorm with their friend. If your child is coming alone, do not worry - we have many campers come alone every year and we will ensure they are put in a friendly and fun dorm. Every child has a dorm leader who they can talk to if they need anything and who will support them throughout camp.
Safety is always number one priority . The school have implemented own safety system at XUK Excel specialist camp which includes the following:
Registering every child at least 6 times per day
All areas are safety checked before activities take place
Staff lock up every night
Staff undergo a rigorous training scheme before camp every year
Wi-Fi is available at XUK Excel for everyone which means you can further contact your children online. If you wish to have a regular update on your child's day to day activities, head over to Facebook and Flickr pages during camp.
The School promotes healthy eating and choice. Following a substantial breakfast, our lunch and dinner always include: A wholesome main meal, A vegetarian main meal option, A salad and pasta bar, Delicious pudding, Fresh fruit (available all day)
Citizen of the Week
Every week, after a difficult decision amongst staff, one of campers will be crowned the title "XUK Excel Citizen of the week". A Citizen of the week is a child that is fun, enthusiastic, helpful, understanding and importantly they must embody everything that we love about XUK Exce.
Not only will this child win the award but they will also receive one week free of charge at camp next year.
Week 1: Sunday 08 July to Sunday 15 July
Week 2: Sunday 15 July to Sunday 22 July
Week 3: Sunday 22 July to Sunday 29 July
Week 4: Sunday 29 July to Sunday 5 August
Week 5: Sunday 5 August to Sunday 12 August
A Week at XUK English: £730
A week at XUK English includes all morning lessons, afternoon & evening activities, study trips, food and accommodation.
Optional Extras: English: £150, Airport/St Pancras service:£70 each way