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Best English Language School in the UK

18th September 2015

Wimbledon School of English is still the joint no.1 English language school in the UK according to El Gazette Magazine (based on British Council inspection results)

To see the 2020 rankings, click here.

Last year, we published a blog post about the EL Gazette Centres of Excellence and Wimbledon School of English was the top-ranked English language school in the UK. We are delighted to announce that one year later, we are still the only school in the UK have received 15 strengths in a British Council inspection. This is a perfect score, meaning we exceeded expectations in every single area of the inspection.

Why is this score so important? 
With so many English language schools claiming to offer high quality, it can be difficult to differentiate between one and the other. Every British Council accredited school is given a score at the end of their inspection so comparing these scores is the best way to compare quality.  

What are the different areas of the inspection?

  1. Academic staff profile
  2. Academic management
  3. Accommodation
  4. Care of students
  5. Care of under-18s
  6. Course design
  7. Learner management
  8. Learning resources
  9. Leisure opportunities
  10. Premises and facilities
  11. Publicity
  12. Quality assurance
  13. Staff management
  14. Student administration
  15. Teaching

What did other schools score?
Schools can receive anywhere between 0 and 15 strengths under the current British Council Inspection format and the average score is 4.05 according to EL Gazette. We are the only school to have 15 strengths so we can proudly say that Wimbledon School of English is the best English language school in the UK.

What should students expect from the best English language school in the UK? 
You should expect top quality across all areas of the school and you can rest assured that we are able to deliver on our promises. Our British Council Inspection Report is available online if you would like more details about how we performed in each area.