Discovery Summer

Discovery Summer was founded in 2002. The owner, Jane Merrick, and Manager, Mary Shipley, have extensive experience in running summer schools in the UK. Together with a team of consultants, they dedicate their time throughout the year to developing innovative programmes and preparing for the running of top quality courses for children and teenagers.

Our students come from 60 countries worldwide. Most students come by recommendation, either from family or friends, or from our network of international representatives, some of whom have been working with Jane for 25 years. Many students return summer after summer.

In 2014, 50% of our summer staff had worked with us in previous years. This makes for continuity and a great sense of community. It also fosters an environment where new members of staff can quickly learn 'Best Practice' methods from their more experienced colleagues. Discovery is committed to training and runs training weekends each spring for senior staff and Activity Leaders.