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Our School

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.


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Photos show garden patios, front of school, computer room/study centre, classroom, table tennis & coffee room

  • 16 classrooms

  • Study centre & computer room

  • Coffee room with mini kitchen

  • Prayer room

  • Garden with table tennis
  • Free Wi-Fi

School Facilities

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.

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.

Table tennis at Lewis School

Just a Short Walk…

beautiful parks (one is opposite us!)
Students walking through the park
of shops, restaurants and cafes in the city centre (2-minute walk)
Bargate in Southampton city centre
university next to us!

Our school has a very convenient location.

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.

Visit our Southampton page or speak to us to find out all the things you can do in our vibrant city.

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Our Students

nationalities in 2017
students in 2017
minimum age

We welcome English learners of all ages above 16 at our Adult School (younger students can attend our junior courses). 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. See our graph below.

Please note: we sometimes have groups of junior students at the school. However, lessons and activities are always kept separate from adult students.

Adult Nationalities 2017

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

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.

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