Now we are part of the Experience English group but nothing has changed – we still offer the same high-quality courses we are known for.

Located right in the heart of Manchester, one of the UK’s most cosmopolitan cities, this school provides an ideal location to study English while exploring what life in a big, British city is all about.

Our summer centre in York offers a great learning experience with modern facilities and fun activities for everyone.

If you have any questions, please contact us and we will be happy to help!

Our goal is to enhance your learning experience through social activities and outdoor learning. We are really committed to your welfare and we make our best to ensure you enjoy a problem-free stay. 

Located in the heart of York, the school is the perfect place to study an English language course while exploring life in a beautiful, historic English city, full of atmosphere and with everything you expect from a modern city on its doorstep.

Together, we share over 100 years’ experience teaching English language courses at our four superb schools. You can learn more about our Hampstead school here.

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"I thought it was going to be good and it's beyond great... enthusiastic staff and well-rounded confident children"

The Sixth Form at Hampstead School is popular and successful. The school's approach means that students enter the sixth form with below average standards.[8] A large number of students study science and mathematics; the school is among the 20 best schools nationally for participation in advanced level science courses. In many cases, students progress to advanced courses by building on foundation or intermediate programmes of study. Most go on to university when they leave.[8]

Some aspects of the school's performance according to Ofsted dipped after the 2005 inspection. In particular, attendance and GCSE results fell sharply in 2006. However, according to Ofsted this dip was corrected by 2008.[8]

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Located on George Street, the city’s most prestigious street, Edinburgh Language Centre is an ideal venue for developing your English language skills whilst studying in the heart of one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in Britain.

We believe in delivering academic excellence, top-quality learning and teacher training whilst allowing you to experience British culture and city life first hand with our busy social programme. Our schools are accredited by the British Council and are recognised as Tier 4 Sponsors by the British government.

The Experience English Group brings together four prestigious English schools – Edinburgh Language Centre, Hampstead School of English, Manchester Academy of English and English Language Centre York – to form one brand.

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Since our foundation in 1977, Hampstead School of English has become one of London's premier English language schools. In that time, we have added new courses, accommodation and facilities, while maintaining the key to our original success - individual attention to each student.

The 2012 Ofsted report graded the school as 'good' for both achievement of pupils and quality of teaching.[10]

Explore our centre in Manchester to find out more.

"You do such a brilliant job (working with teenagers is not easy) and I am so glad we chose Hampstead."

We have a wide selection of courses in General English, Academic English, Cambridge ESOL exam preparation, Teacher Training and Executive English for professionals. We have options for students and professionals of all levels and of all ages.

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The school was awarded a 'gold star' accolade by Ofsted in 2001, which placed it within the top 6% of schools in the country. This was despite half of its 1,275 pupils speaking English as a second language and 10 per cent being refugees. Compared with similar schools, Hampstead was rated well above average for exam results and given an 'A' grade.[7]

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Hampstead School is a large comprehensive school in the London Borough of Camden, England. The school building is one of the oldest in the borough. It has been recognised by Investors in People. It has about 1,300 students between the ages of 11 and 19 attending the Lower School (Year 7 through to Year 11) and the Sixth Form College (Year 12 and Year 13).

Our parents and staff, but particularly our fantastic students tell us that Hampstead School is a very special place. An unwavering focus on progress, always underpinned by the quality of relationships found in our school, has led to year-on-year improvements. Our lack of any complacency and drive to continually improve  remains the single most important attribute in our determination to be a truly great school for all our learners. In expecting.....

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Hampstead School of English is committed to quality. We adhere to the strict guidelines provided by the British Council and EAQUALS. We are members of English UK, the world's leading language teaching association and following our ISI inspection in October 2012, Hampstead School of English has been awarded the grade of 'exceeds expectations' in all 3 categories: The quality of the curriculum, students' welfare and effective governance and management.


Hampstead School re-introduced a uniform for Lower School students in December 2006 following a consultation with parents, pupils and staff. The current uniform consists of a black jumper with the school crest, a white shirt, which must be worn with a school tie, black trousers or skirt and black shoes. In September 2011 a black blazer with the school crest was introduced.[11]

Our summer centre in Manchester offers a great learning experience with modern facilities and fun activities for everyone.

Explore our centre in York to find out more. English Language Centre York

Our summer centres in Edinburgh offer a great learning experience with modern facilities and fun activities. Explore our two centres in Edinburgh to find out more. NEW! Edinburgh Live

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Our large school is located close to Hampstead, a lovely area and one of London's best-preserved old villages and we are also within walking distance of Hampstead Heath. Hampstead School of English is the perfect location to study an English language course while exploring Britain’s vibrant capital.

GCSE students sitting their examinations in 2010 achieved the school's highest Key Stage 4 results to date, surpassing the record set by the 2009 cohort.[9]

The school's Debating Society meets every Friday and includes students from all year groups.[12]