English in Chester was established in 1976 and is the only British Council accredited full-time, year-round English language training centre in Chester.

English in Chester is a community. People make the school what it is today. The teachers and staff are very important parts of this community. We are fortunate to have some wonderful, clever and charismatic people working at English in Chester. Many have been working at the school for more than ten years. They all contribute towards creating the excellent quality standards that English in Chester is so proud of.

Our students are an equally important part of the community. We regard everyone as an individual and want them to feel that they are a vital part of the school from the moment they arrive in Chester.

Of course, a school also needs buildings, equipment and facilities. We have our own historic buildings in the centre of Chester, which we have skilfully adapted to modern educational usage. We are constantly working to maintain and improve the quality of the study environment for our students. We also invest heavily in learning resources including classroom technology, to give our students the best possible English language learning experience.


Our mission is to provide exceptional English language tuition and student services for international clients to enable our learners to operate more effectively and independently in a global context. We strive for continuous improvement in everything we do in a professional, friendly and supportive environment.


We pride ourselves on being a learning community: when students join the school, they become part of that community, and are at the centre of our thinking. The community also includes the local contacts students will have, including homestays, local excursions and activities, and involvement with the community of Chester.

We have an independent outlook, which allows us to make our own decisions about how we develop, about how we improve and how we maintain excellence at all levels.


  • English for Teachers
  • FCE
  • Young Learners Summer School

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