Studio Cambridge is an indepenedent school. We are part of the Full Circle Education Group that owns several stand-alone schools in the UK, but we are not part of an EFL multi-centre group or "chain" of schools. 80% of our students come through the personal recommendation of past students and Education Counsellors overseas, not from advertising or marketing campaigns. We are proud of the reputation we have built over the past six decades, as one of the premier English schools in the UK.
Our courses run from Monday to Saturday. Therefore we encourage you to arrive on the Sunday before the course starts and depart on the Sunday at the end of your course. Airport transfers are included in your fees on Sundays, from Heathrow, Gatwick or Stansted airports. If you have chosen to stay in Homestay accommodation, we ask you to arrive in the UK no later than 20:00 on the Sunday.
Studio Cambridge is a founder member of EnglishUK; - accredited by the British Council; a member of IALC (International Association of Language Centres); accredited and inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI).
We can place you and your friend together, but only if you have the same level of English. If you do not want to be in the same class as your friend, this can often be arranged - but it will depend on the availability of places.
Most of your clothes should be informal or casual. You will need some warm and waterproof outer clothing (yes, even in the summer!) and, perhaps, something a little more formal for evenings out at a restaurant or a social event. An umbrella or raincoat is also recommended.
Hosts' houses are typically no more than 25-30 minutes' away from school, by bus, bicycle or on foot. Residential accommodation is either on campus or a 5 - 10 minute walk from the teaching centre.
Cambridge is superbly located, close to London and yet in the peaceful English countryside. It is 95 kilometres from central London, 135 kilometres from Oxford and 40 minutes' drive from the closest airport, London Stansted.
The resident population of Cambridge is approximately 100,000 and there are also 20,000 university students. Approximately 4 million people per year visit the city (tourists and business people).
British weather is seldom very hot or very cold (we have a temperate climate). It rains frequently. Here are the minimum and maximum temperatures for each season: January - March max 8 min 2 April - June max 16 min 7 July - September max 21 min 11 October - December max 15 min 3
Yes, We will need to see your passport on the first day of school. Please bring it with you.
Cambridge has fewer crimes than many other cities in Britain and is considered a pleasant and safe place to live and study.
We have a 24-hour emergency telephone number available when the school is closed. The number will be sent to you with confirmation of your enrolment.
You can arrive on other days and still join the courses but this will usually be more expensive. Your accommodation is booked from Sunday to Sunday and a transfer is only free if you arrive / depart on a Sunday. Arriving or departing on any other day will mean that an extra cost applies.
You can arrive or depart at other airports and we will still be able to arrange for someone to meet you and take you to/from your accommodation. However, this will usually be more expensive. Transfers are only free if you arrive / depart from Heathrow or Stansted airports. Arriving or departing from any other airport will mean that an extra cost applies.
This is not a problem. If you want to make your own way to Studio you should tell us on the application form.
Insurance is automatically included for all courses - if you don't wish to use it, this is no problem. There is no reduction in price for not using our included insurance.
Studio is accredited by the British Council, IALC (International Association of Language Courses) and ISI.
There are many attractive cities and towns in Britain. We believe, however, that Cambridge, Reading, Richmond, Ely and Bishop's Stortford are the ideal places for the international student - not just to study but to sample real English life. They are historic towns, with lots to see and do and a welcoming attitude. They are in easy travelling distance from several international airports.
In writing this website, we have tried to be as accurate and detailed as we can. We hope that you will find all the information you need. However, where you study English is an important decision, so please contact us if you have any doubts or need further explanations.
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