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About us

Breaking cultural and linguistic barriers

We provide English language lessons, at all levels, to adults in the Ealing area and the wider community on Monday and Wednesday evenings.

Our aim is to help English language learners improve their English and integrate better into their communities, as well as achieve their personal and career aspirations.

We also work with a range of other organisations supporting speakers of other languages to help our students improve outside the classroom.


The school was established in 2005 and has grown from a small church hall classroom, to operating eight classes in a secondary school in Hanwell, west London.

We are an entirely volunteer-run and led school, with a team of over 20 volunteer teachers, teaching assistants and administrators, supporting a community of over 200 students from over 50 nationalities.

Meet the team
Dominic Jury

Head of School

I completed my CELTA in 2015 and joined the school immediately after.

I taught a variety of levels at the school for several years and in 2017, I assumed the Head of School position.

I manage the school's operations, facilities and administration and look after our students and volunteers.

Working with Ata, I've focused on reaching more sections of our west London community, and grown the school to over 200 students a year.

I'm always looking for ways in which we can deliver the best quality teaching consistently to our students.

In my day job, I work in cybersecurity.

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Ata Rahman

Deputy Head of School

I've been teaching English for ten years in the UK and abroad and I joined ECSE in 2013.

For five years, I taught a variety of levels at the school and in 2016 I completed my CELTA.

In 2018, together with Dominic, I launched the teacher training programme for our new volunteers and have trained over fifteen teachers since.

I'm currently completing my DELTA to advance my teaching knowledge further.

I also look after all of ECSE's communications, marketing and events.

In my day job, I work in Communications and PR.

Stefan Anstis

Founder and Emeritus Head of School

I trained teachers from a wide variety of backgrounds and also coached then for the CELTA exams for over two decades.


For many years I specialised in piloting courses for professionals to improve their English and help them requalify in the UK.

In 2005, I founded the Ealing Community School of English, having realised that there was a great need in west London for an affordable way that people could improve their English and improve their opportunities.

The school grew quickly, from a small classroom in the church, to a fully-fledged operation at Elthorne Park High School, where it has been based since 2009.

I strived to build a solid community at the school, introducing new ways for our students and volunteers to connect, including trips and social events.

I am still in very close contact with the school and am very proud of its continuing successes.

Colin Reed

Emeritus Deputy Head of School

I completed my CELTA in 2015 and joined the school immediately after.

I taught a variety of levels over six years and supported the training and onboarding of new teaching volunteers over that time.

I focused my attention on ensuring our teachers had the tools to deliver the best quality lessons, working 1:1 with many volunteers.

I also worked with Stefan to increase opportunities for our students, connecting ECSE with the CAP Job Club to help students find employment.

I continue to be a part of the school community and wish everyone at ECSE continued success in the future.

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Our volunteers come from a wide variety of backgrounds, cultures and industries.

We have over 20 teachers in our team who plan and deliver lessons on Monday and Wednesday evenings to our students.

Supporting our teachers and the school leaders, we have a handful of teaching assistants, a school administrator and staff at St Paul's Church in Northfields who provide us with printing and an events space to run workshops and social events.

If you're interested in joining our team, we'd love to hear from you!

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