55th JACT Greek Summer School: 30th July - 12th August 2023

Check below for full details of our courses; we welcome students aged between 16 & 25 on the main course, as well as people undertaking a university degree as a mature student. We also offer tailor-made courses for teachers who wish to learn Greek to offer it in their schools. Please note that applications are not yet open, but you can use the contact button below if you have any queries.

The 55th JACT Greek Summer School

Sunday 30th July – Saturday 12th August, 2023

At Bryanston School, Blandford Forum, Dorset.

The course fee for resident students is £930; this includes full board and accommodation as well as over 30 hours of small group tuition. For non-resident students, the fee is £630, which includes tuition, full use of the facilities and all meals except for breakfast. The residential fee for the one-week teacher courses is £470. If you need help with these costs, please check our Bursaries page via the menu above for further details.

Applications are not yet open for the 2023 summer school. Please check back here in late January, or follow our social media channels for more information.

Students must be 16 or over by the start of the course.

Students aged 16, 17 or 18 at the time of the course will be asked to submit contact details for a parent or guardian during the application process, so that we can contact the parent/guardian to confirm their permission for the application and ensure that they are kept informed as necessary. We expect the application to be submitted by the student and the email address used to register initially will be our primary means of communicating with the applicant.

Applications and bursary forms should be submitted by 31st March. If we are over-subscribed, priority is given to beginners and pre-GCSE students and those without access to Greek on their curriculum. Places are not awarded on a “first-come, first-served” basis, so there is no rush to apply early. You should hear the outcome of your application (for a place or a bursary) by the end of April.

Late applications, submitted in April and May will be considered, but spaces will be limited by that stage.

Please contact the Course Secretary via the CONTACT link if you have any queries.


Courses offered


For those with no experience of Greek at all, beyond recognising the alphabet


For those not yet at GCSE standard who are unable to tackle unadapted Greek


For those of GCSE standard or beyond, who are already reading Ancient Greek texts

The Greek summer school programme

Students work in groups of 7-10 and have over 32 hours of Greek tuition during the fortnight.

There are three teaching sessions each day: 9.00-10, 11.30-12.45 and 4.30-5.30. Students must attend all these and to do a considerable amount of work on their own between sessions. There is also a grammar clinic after the third session each day, so students can get help with individual problems.

On most evenings, after dinner, there will be a lecture concerned with some aspect of Greek literature or culture, and on many afternoons there are seminars on a choice of Classical topics.

Wednesday and Saturday afternoons are free, as is the middle Sunday. A walk to Hod Hill fort and other optional activities will be arranged.

Students are expected to attend the full course, arriving between 4.30 and 6.00 on the first day (Sunday) and leaving after the final session on the last day (Saturday) between 10.30 and 11am.

Course features

About the school

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Beyond the greek

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Meet the tutors

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Lectures & Seminars

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