Our year round Adult School is an incredible and inspiring place to study. The school building itself is over 100 years old and has been extensively refurbished over the last few years but maintains its unique charm and elegance. Many of our teaching areas still have a number of the original features and in tradition of the rich history of the building we invest heavily into the upkeep and maintenance of the school offering our students, staff and visitors a warm and inviting place to study, work and visit. Many of our students comment on the beauty of the environment we have created at the school and as we say to all of our students , ‘This is your second home….’
Friendly and welcoming Administration staff will be on hand to help throughout the day covering all aspects of your stay from initial enquiry, visa applications and enrolment to host families and social programmes. Our Administration team are trained in all areas of student administration using a new student database management system in order to make the school run efficiently in all areas.
The classrooms are on three floors and are modern and functional. Lessons are delivered in a comfortable environment conducive to learning. All our classrooms are named after famous British Authors. You may find yourself having a class in Shakespeare’s room!
The Study/ Listening Centre and Library service
This facility is available during school opening times and incorporates a well equipped listening centre to be used for private study either before or after lessons. Here you can work on developing your listening skills, through the use of traditional English literature, authentic graded listening materials, songs and examination practice. There is a weekly library service offering a variety of graded books ranging from Beginner to Proficiency. Students are encouraged by the academic team to use the resources on offer at the school to consolidate and practice what they have been taught in class.
This facility is available to all students and is now fully wireless enabled allowing students to surf the web and email their friends and family. This service is free of charge. We encourage students to bring their laptops from home as they are free to use them in designated areas of the school.
The Social Room is the ideal place to relax, socialise and practice your English language skills with your classmates and teachers before and after your lessons. Hot and cold drinks are available. Recently refurbished, this light and attractive area of the school is where students often meet to discuss their classes, what they are intending to do that evening or just to relax and chat together.