Students - frequently asked questions

Getting to the school

How can I join the school?

Our school is currently full, but please contact us to join our waiting list.

When are the lessons?

Our lessons are every Monday and Wednesday evening during the school terms, the full calendar can be viewed here. Lessons start at 18:50 and finish at 20:45 - it is important that students are on time to get the most out of them.

Where are the lessons?

Our lessons are all at Elthorne Park High School, Westlea Road, Hanwell, W7 2AH. It is a ten minute walk from Boston Manor tube station and a thirty second walk from the Christopher Avenue bus stop (E8/195). You are welcome to use the school's cark park, however please note, there are sometimes school events and it can get full very quickly. Parking is available on some residential streets nearby, however please ensure you do not obstruct anyone's driveways.


Which levels of English do you teach?

We teach all English levels, from our basic beginners class to students who have no or very little English, to our advanced classes where students learn complex grammar, comprehension and writing. You can see our full class list, with their equivalent qualification levels here.

What things are covered in the lessons?

We teach across all four language areas - speakling, listening, reading and writing - at all English levels. We teach vocabulary that will help students integrate into their communities that they can use in their daily lives. We also focus some classes on understanding life in the UK.

How do you decide which level a student goes into?

At the enrolment evening, students are given a short assessment to identify the best level for them. If at any stage during the year, they find the classes too easy or too difficult, they are welcome to discuss this with their teacher and the Head of School.


I can only come one evening a week. Can I still join?

Yes, you can still join the school, and we will do our best to give you the materials from the lessons you miss. Please be advised that it is much better to attend both lessons to get the most out of your time at the school.

How much does it cost?

We charge £80 for the year - September to June. Payment is by bank transfer only and we will provide details at the evening. If you are unable to pay this, please let our team know at enrolment and we can discuss this further. We do not turn any student away, so please be assured you will be able to come to the school.

I do not finish work until after the classes start. Can I still join?

Many of our students work shifts and cannot always make the classes at the start time. Please come to our enrolment evening and let us know and we can decide on the best course of action together.

Do you still have a question? Contact us.