School Overview

To help you get a better idea of each school's feel, we include here a short summary of what to expect if you decide to book a course...

Abbey College, Malvern

Abbey College, Malvern

Located 60km south-west of Birmingham in the town of Great Malvern, Abbey College occupies a beautiful old building on the slopes of the Malvern hills. The College is a residential boarding school providing year-round secondary education as well as English courses for international students. It is set in a 30 hectare campus in a country setting so is ideal for sporting and other activities away from city life yet easily accessible by car or train.

Concord College, Acton Burnell, Shrewsbury

Concord College, Acton Burnell, Shrewsbury

Located 80km west of Birmingham in some of Shropshire's finest countryside, Concord College offers year-round boarding to students aged 13-19 years. The campus of 32 hectares is centered around an old English country mansion to the south of Shrewsbury and offers outstanding facilities. The College also offers a summer school programme which has been running for over 30 years. Access is best by train to Shrewsbury then by car / taxi.

inlingua, Cheltenham

inlingua, Cheltenham

Located 80km south of Birmingham in the beautiful Cotswold town of Cheltenham, inlingua occupies an elegant Georgian building close to the retail centre. The school offers a very wide variety of courses to students from 16 years up, but has a separate building for business courses for mature adults. Cheltenham is an elegant town with a very pleasant shopping area, and travel to the town is easy by train from Birmingham and London.

Oxford House College, Stratford-upon-Avon

Oxford House College, Stratford-upon-Avon

Located 50km south of Birmingham in Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon, the college occupies a quiet building with a large garden, situated beside the beautiful river Avon and just 5 minutes’ walk over the medieval stone bridge from the centre of the town with its drama theatres, shops, cafes, bars and riverside gardens. Stratford is always buzzing with people and activity, and it's easy to get there from most major centres.

Severnvale Academy, Shrewsbury

Severnvale Academy, Shrewsbury

Located 75km west of Birmingham in the centre of the market town of Shrewsbury, Severnvale occupies an elegant building in the heart of the commercial area. The academy offers a range of courses to age 20+ students as well as a junior school in the summer holidays. Shrewsbury is a comfortable and pleasant town away from large numbers of tourists and access is easy from both Manchester and Birmingham.

Worcester School of English

Worcester School of English

Located 50km south of Birmingham, WSE is a very small school offering short English courses to mature adults - both professionals and general / leisure travellers. The light and spacious school building is right in the centre of the city (pop. 90,000) so it is easy to go shopping at lunch times and the homestay families are all within walking distance. Travel to Worcester is easy by train from Birmingham and London.