Why choose us?

Our philosophy 

We have been an independent and family owned language school in the heart of London since 1971. We believe that everyone needs inspiring teachers and in our school you will find highly experienced and qualified staff who bring the English language to life. We are passionate about teaching and we make lessons interactive, relevant and fun.  

When you visit us, we want you to feel at home. From the moment you arrive, until the day you leave, we make it our job to ensure your stay is as smooth, comfortable and enjoyable as possible. 

See what our students have said about us

The best ever school of English I’ve ever attended! Great teachers, great atmosphere! Cheers!”
— Richard Dannecy (Facebook review)

Our dedicated team

We have a permanent staff who are native English or bilingual speakers with a University degree and a TESOL Cert or CELTA English language teaching qualifications.

We believe that the best way to learn English is to be in a relaxed, comfortable environment where you have many opportunities to practice the language. Our teachers are skilled at creating this environment.

Our teachers are enthusiastic, easy to talk to and dedicated to making your stay an enjoyable and valuable one. Many lifelong friendships are made by teachers and students from all over the world.

Jon Head of Victoria School

Jon Hooten – School Principle


Courses for everyone

We offer a wide range of courses for all levels. Whether you want to improve your everyday English speaking skills, develop your business English or prepare for an exam such as IELTS, we have the course for you.


Quality

We are accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK. This is an important mark of teaching quality, organisation and student welfare.

In 2018 we were recognised as a 'Centre of Excellence 2019’ by the EL Gazette, the most important magazine about English language teaching in the UK. The award is based on our excellent British Council inspection in 2018.

See our profile on the British Council website

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Our British Council accreditation


Our social programme

We believe that learning English at our school is not just about studying in a classroom. We have a social programme where our students get a chance to visit some of the most famous and interesting places in London with one of our teachers.

Social trips are the perfect opportunity to practice the English you have learnt in the classroom. You get to know your classmates better and many life-long friendships are made in these moments. Many of our students like to combine a holiday to London with learning English. Study in the morning, and explore London in the afternoon and night!

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Social trip to St Paul’s Cathedral


Our location

We are located in the beautiful and exclusive central London area of Chelsea in zone 1 (zone 1 is the central area in London). We are only a 3-minute walk from Sloane Square underground station and a 10-minute walk from London Victoria train and underground. We are well situated for exploring this great city!

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You will always be welcome

On your last day of studying with us, you will get to participate in our leaving ceremony, where you are given a certificate showing you have studied with us. The is a wonderful chance to say goodbye to your teachers and classmates. Following the leaving ceremony, we all normally visit the local pub and enjoy some truly British culture!

I chose to spend my first month in London in the Victoria School of English to prepare myself for my Masters-degree I am doing here at the moment. If you are looking for a school were you feel like joining a huge family, this is your choice. It is quite small and the lessons were not only good, but also funny. I joined all the social trips to different museums in London, with a good English cup of tea at the end.
— Maria Totschnig (Facebook review)