Academic Year Programme

Quick Facts


Minimum Age - 16


Hours/Week - 20 hours or 23 hours 20 mins


Maximum Class Size - 14 (16 in July & August for some courses)


Course Length (weeks) - 24 - 50


CEFR Course Level from - CEFR Beginner (A1) to Proficiency (C2)

Standard Course Fees 2024

24 to 35 weeks
£299 per week

plus registration & materials

36 weeks +
£286 per week

plus registration & materials

Intensive Course Fees 2024

24 to 35 weeks
£362 per week

plus registration & materials

36 weeks +
£349 per week

plus registration & materials

Course Information

English Academic Year Programme Start any Monday

CEFR Pre-Intermediate (A2) to Proficiency (C2)

 Beginners English (CEFR A1) Start Dates 2024: 

02 January

11 March

20 May

02 September

The Academic Year Programmes are designed for long-term English language training and are ideal if you plan to study English for 6 months or more. They provide excellent value for money and a flexible approach to your studies. You can choose from any of our standard or intensive courses provided you meet the entry requirements. This course is perfect for those who want to study at a UK university or develop their business careers. 

Our minimum age for individuals is 16, but we occasionally accept 15-year-olds in General English international classes if they are part of a group with a group leader. We can accept 14-year-olds only in closed groups with a group leader.

Please note: Students aged under 18 are only supervised in lessons and on class excursions.

Our average class size is 12, with a maximum of 14 except in July and August when General English and Beginners English classes may have up to 16 students. Our 14 student limit may be exceeded by a maximum of 1 student for 1 week in exceptional circumstances.

Benefits of the Academic Year Programmes:

If you would like to take an exam preparation course as part of this programme, we recommend that you do this at the end of your course. This will enable you to get the highest possible score in your exam. 

Standard or Intensive

Long Term English Courses London Standard Academic Year Programme

24 lessons/20 hours per week for 24 - 50 weeks.


1 year English Course in London Intensive Academic Year Programme

28 lessons/23 hours and 20 minutes per week for 24 to 50 weeks.


Add on one of our options classes to your standard course:

Our Options courses for 2024 are: 


When booking your standard course you can select these as add-on courses in the booking menu. You can book each course from 2 - 12 weeks

*1-to-1 lessons also require an extra supplement depending on how many lessons you book.

You will:

done Progress to a good level in all areas of English including grammar, vocabulary, speaking, listening, pronunciation, reading and writing.

done Prepare for the exams you need if you plan to go to an English-speaking college or university.

done Join any full-time standard course as part of your Academic Year Programme at no extra cost.

done Have up to 2 hours homework per day.

WSE Holiday Dates

All students can start their course on any Monday throughout the year. Please note that some public holidays in the UK fall on a Monday in which case students will start their course on the Tuesday. 

Wimbledon School of English will close for the Christmas and New Year holidays on Friday 15th December 2023 and reopens on Tuesday 2nd January 2024. 

Below is a full list of UK public holidays:

The school closes for Christmas and New Year on Friday 20 December 2024 and re-opens on Monday 6th January 2025.

Please note that there is no reduction in the course fees where a course includes a public holiday.