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The world is your classroom.

Students learn faster and more successfully on our young learner courses, because they are inspired, engaged and have opportunities to learn everywhere.

The route to a
rewarding future.

We live in an ever-changing world and it is critical that young learners develop essential language and life skills to prepare for their learning, life and work in the future.

Our young learner courses at Bell bring English language learning to life for students from ages 11 – 17 years.  We will encourage them to aim high, exceed their goals and become confident and capable individuals.

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Two friends emotionally saying goodbye
Student smiling in English language classroom
Maria Sofia Italy
Maria Sofia
The course made my English better because I only speak English here and practise with my friends. I am really confident now and I can't wait to help my sister when I get home!
Elizabeth Belarus
The lessons are really interesting, interactive and we learn by having fun. They are not boring and seems to go by so quickly! The atmosphere here is great, everyone is really friendly and supportive.
Lidia Poland
I came to Bell to improve my language skills, expand my knowledge and explore England. Now I think I speak more fluently and sound like a native speaker. It's the best course I've ever been on.

What is your learning goal?

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learning the bell way

An integrated approach to language learning.

Using the six principles of The Bell Way, we deliver expertly designed lessons, activities and study tours to inspire students to reach their full potential.

We also believe that students will thrive when they feel safe and supported throughout their experience at Bell. We provide an outstanding level of care to students and your child’s welfare will always be our top priority.

Explore our young learner schools

Bell The Leys

Bell The Leys

Follow the footsteps of great Cambridge scholars and study at this prestigious school, set in the centre of the famous university city - Cambridge.

The Fen Causeway,
Cambridge, CB2 7AD

Course office:
+44 (0)7714 133 977

Bell St Albans

Discover the English language through active, academic and creative activities in a beautiful and friendly school - available at any time of year.

Shenley Ln
London Colney
St Albans

Bell Tudor Hall

Discover the English language through active, academic and creative activities in a beautiful and friendly school - available in the Summer.

Tudor Hall
Wykham Park
OX16 9UR

Why study with Bell?

Here are just a few reasons why we think Bell is the right school for you.

  • Track record of success

    We are proud to be recognised as the top 2% of UK language schools for young learner courses, based on our latest British Council inspection in 2019. This is a testament to the high-quality student experience we provide, including strengths in:

    • Teaching
    • Course design
    • Learning resources
    • Care of students
    • Care of under 18s
    • Premises and facilities
    • Accommodation
    • Leisure opportunities
    • Academic staff profile
  • All-inclusive courses

    Our courses are fully-inclusive, including everything students need to thrive during their time at Bell. This means you can feel confident and assured that everything is taken care of before your child arrives in the UK. All our courses include:

    • Tuition, study materials and course portfolio
    • Residential accommodation and all meals
    • A full programme of educational and social activities
    • A full programme of study tours
    • Transfers to and from airports/stations (designated airports/stations and times)
    • Comprehensive supervision by qualified staff
    • Comprehensive insurance
    • Free internet access
    • Free laundry service
  • Available all year-round

    We will support you at the right time for you. Though summer is our most popular time, our Explorer series is delivered in winter, spring and autumn too. We also work with clients to deliver group package or bespoke courses that start and finish at anytime.

  • Prestigious locations

    Our schools are highly-regarded UK schools, based in traditional historic English settings. Each school is equipped with their own range of facilities for students to enjoy, including swimming pools, tennis courts, art rooms, science labs or multi-purpose recreation halls.

  • Outstanding student care

    We provide an outstanding level of care to ensure your child has the best home-away-from-home experience. In our latest British Council inspection in 2019, strengths were noted for our excellent care of students. With a student:staff ratio of 1:6 (1:5 for ages 7-11), we are proud to offer comprehensive supervision and support to students – 24 hours a day.

    • Dedicated houseparents, teachers and activity leaders available at all times
    • On-site nurse or trained medical first aider
    • Emergency helpline
    • Safeguarding and criminal record checks on all staff
    • Child protection training for all staff
  • Learning the Bell Way

    Each student’s learning is guided by the 6 principles of The Bell Way. A learning approach model that we developed alongside an Emeritus Professor from the University of Cambridge.

    The Bell Way is core to everything we do at Bell, enhancing student’s progress and success in achieving their goals.

  • Group specialists

    We have a successful track record of taking the bespoke needs of our clients to coordinate or design and deliver courses that exceed their expectations. We deliver measurable outcomes and a memorable experience for all our young learner groups.

Key facts and figures (2019)

We welcomed young learners from 68 different countries
of students who took the Trinity GESE successfully passed their exams
strengths based on our multi-centre British Council inspection
students were welcomed back having already studied with us

Let us help you achieve your learning goals

We are here to help you find the right course for you.

If you have found the right course, you can apply online in 4 easy steps.

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