Course begins Sunday 25 July

We are really looking forward to welcoming you all to the Summer School on Sunday 25 July, from 4 pm onwards. Please remember to self-test using a lateral flow test on Wednesday 21 July and Saturday 24 July, and bring your proof of negative test results with you.

The 53rd JACT Greek Summer School

Sunday 25th July – Saturday 7th August, 2021

At Bryanston School, Blandford Forum, Dorset.

Course Fees :
Students – £840 with full board and accommodation, £590 for non-residents
Teachers (one week) – £420 with full board and accommodation,  £300 for non-residents

To apply for a place, click REGISTER and complete the form. Those aged 18 or under at the time of the course need confirmation of permission from a parent of guardian. A £50 deposit is required with your application, unless you are applying for a bursary. For the best chance of a place on the course and to apply for a bursary, apply by 31st March 2021. Use the CONTACT US button if you have any queries or difficulties with the application process.

COVID-19:We appreciate that there may well be some changes to our usual routines and the facilities available in 2021 as a result of the pandemic. Since the situation is so fluid, we are not able to give details at this stage but will confirm our safety measures and any restrictions when places are offered in April.


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 4.00 and 6.30 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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