Wimbledon School of English

Quality Education - Perfect Location

Wimbledon School of English is widely known as the UK’s leading English language school. We have been ranked number one out of all British Council-accredited language centres (EL Gazette magazine rankings based on British Council inspection results) every year since 2014.

We offer a wide range of English courses and flexible delivery options including online flexible training 1to1 and closed group courses and school-based options for both our part-time evening & afternoon courses and our full-time courses. We have courses for every need including teacher training, pre-sessional, university preparation, specialist programmes for professionals such as doctors, nurses and lawyers, examinations such as IELTS and Cambridge, and exciting programmes for juniors or general English language improvement. We also offer the full range of English language examinations including IELTS, Cambridge, OET (for health professionals), & TEA/TEAC (for pilots), all taught by our highly dedicated & experienced trainers. All courses include free access to a wealth of additional material on e-wimbledon, our free online learning platform.

WSE has been here for over 55 years and is one of the oldest EFL schools in the UK. We’re in a beautiful building with a large garden right in the centre of Wimbledon, 3 minutes from the station & only 20 minutes from Central London.

Get the best preparation for your university study by taking a pre-sessional at Wimbledon School of English (WSE). WSE has been running pre-sessional courses for over 20 years. We are in a beautiful building with a large garden right in the centre of Wimbledon, only 20 minutes from Central London.

We know how to deliver excellent lessons to promote effective learning and help students get the best possible results.

“I started studying at WSE in mid-2019. My English was not good so I started learning from the beginner level but moved to the next level quickly. I studied hard until I reached the advanced level within seven months...I gained a lot of experience and knowledge, and then I was able to achieve the dream that I came to the United Kingdom for, which is to get a master’s degree and I actually got it from Queen Mary University of London...I am very proud of what I have accomplished and also proud that I was one of the students of Wimbledon School of English, where I benefited greatly.”

Abdul, Saudi Arabia

  • General English (Standard & Intensive)
  • English for Work and Life (30+)
  • Junior Summer Centre (12-17)
  • English & Culture (ages 40+)
  • Course for Families
  • Academic Year Programme
  • Cambridge Exam Preparation
  • OET Preparation
  • IELTS Preparation
  • Teacher Training Courses
  • Business English & Professional Skills
  • English for Law with TOLES Preparation
  • 1-to-1 or 2-to-1
  • General English + Options
  • Basic Communication Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Pronunciation
  • Grammar and Writing Workshop
  • Creativity and Well-Being
  • IELTS Preparation (Academic) & Academic Writing
  • Cambridge Exam Preparation
  • One-to-One or Two-to-One
  • Homestay (Standard, Standard Plus and Superior)
  • Student House Share (some with en suite)
  • Houses, flats, apartments – self-catering
  • Hotel/Guest House
School Factfile
  • Established in 1964
  • 22 permanent classrooms (extra available during peak season)
  • Terrace and garden
  • Average Adults 2022: 162 students (Sept-June) 221 (July & August)
  • Maximum: 350 students (including adults & juniors, July-August)
  • Age: minimum 16, average 25
  • Nearest airports: London Heathrow & Gatwick
  • 20 mins to Central London (Waterloo)


The world’s best city for students (QS Best Student Cities Ranking, 2023)

We are located in a beautiful building with a large garden, in lovely part of London. Wimbledon, is famous for the tennis championships and is a very safe, beautiful and lively area. It is ideally situated just outside the centre of London (20 minutes journey time to Central London), which means it is the perfect place if you want to enjoy all the fun of London without the stress. It has great facilities just a few minutes’ walk from the school: multiplex cinema, shopping centre, theatre, sports clubs, sports clubs, over one hundred cafes, bars, pubs & restaurants, and the train and underground stations. Ten minutes walk from the school you will find Wimbledon Village, one of the most beautiful parts of London with inviting cafes, fantastic designer shops and traditional pubs, and a huge 500 hectare area of grassland, woods & lakes, Wimbledon Common. So, it’s the perfect place as it combines one of the world’s most exciting cities with a gorgeous traditional English village and lovely green countryside.

“"This school is my second home"”

Martinho, Angola

London Factfile
  • Home to 89,000 international students and is named the world’s best city for students (QS Best Student Cities Ranking, 2023)
  • 300+ free museums & galleries
  • More than 3,000 parks and open spaces
  • 17 professional football teams
  • 18,000 theatre performances each year
  • 250+ music festivals per year
  • 337 nightclubs
  • 66 Michelin Star Restaurants
  • Excellent transport links for UK & Europe

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