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Southampton School

Let your English come to life! Innovative courses for Adults, Juniors and Teachers.

Established in 1976, we welcome students from over 50 countries every year to our school, and we look forward to welcoming you too.

We’re lucky enough to be right in the centre of Southampton, next to a university and opposite a beautiful park. We are based in four 18th-century buildings with garden patios at the back and a friendly atmosphere throughout! Let’s give you a tour.

Our School

16 classrooms

Study centre & computer room

Coffee room with mini kitchen

Prayer room

Garden with table tennis

Free Wi-Fi

Classrooms & Self-Study

We have 16 classrooms, and most have either a projector or screen with computer + Apple TV. After class, if you’d like to do more study, we have a Study Centre with a mini library and 12 computers located in two rooms. Most of our classrooms are equipped with air-conditioning.

Social Spaces

At the back of the school there are garden patios where you can relax in the sunshine or play table tennis. In warmer weather we also hold barbecue parties there.

Indoors, we have a coffee room and mini-kitchen where you can buy snacks and hot or cold drinks, or use the microwave. On colder days it’s the heart of the school!

You will also find a prayer room in a quiet area of the school, and throughout the building there is a free Wi-Fi connection.


In just two minutes you can walk to the main street in the city centre, with a wide variety of shops, cafes and restaurants, as well as bus stops to our homestay accommodation. The fabulous WestQuay shopping centre is just 5 minutes away, and the train station and coach station are only a 10-minute walk.
We’re also opposite a beautiful park – perfect for picnics! Another popular choice for lunch is Southampton Solent University, which is next door to us.
Speak to us to find out all the things you can do in our vibrant city!

5 beautiful parks (one is opposite us!)


100s of shops, restaurants and cafes in the city centre (2' walk)


1 university next to us!

The Lewis School of English address is:

30-33 Palmerston Road, Southampton,  SO14 1LL, UK.

We’re right in the centre of Southampton, next to Southampton Solent University and opposite Palmerston Park.

Feel free to come and see us! Our reception is open from 9.00 to 17.30 Monday to Friday.

If you are struggling and need more information on how to find us, you contact us

by email at


by telephone on +44 (0) 23 8022 8203.

59 nationalities in 2017

547 students in 2017

16 minimum age

Adult School

We welcome English learners of all ages above 16 at our Adult School.  Our typical weekly number of students is 60-90, rising to 100-130 in July and August. We’re proud of our diverse mix of nationalities – you will find our school is very international and multicultural, which is ideal for practising your English and making friends from around the world.

Adult Nationalities 2017
Adult Nationality Percentage
Saudi Arabia 16.5
Spain 13.7
Turkey 12.3
Italy 8.8
France 7.3
UK 5.1
Oman 4.8
Thailand 2.9
Japan 2.6
Russia 2.6
Others (49 nationalities) 23.4
Adult Ages 2017
Adult Age Range Percentage
Ages 16-19 20
Ages 20-24 25
Ages 25-29 29
Ages 30-39 18
Ages 40-49 4
Ages 50-59 3
Ages 60+ 1

Percentages are based on the number of students attending our Adult and Teacher Training courses.

Junior Year-Round Programmes:

We run programmes for Junior groups all-year-round at the school. Depending on the age and the programme of choice we may be able to include students 16+ in mixed-nationality classes. Other times we have junior groups of different nationality and we can organise social activities among them.

Please note: Lessons and activities for under 16 are always kept separate from adult students.



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