Quality English courses in Bournemouth, Southbourne School of English

Learn English at Southbourne School of English, Bournemouth, UK. Choose from general and specialist English language courses at this Quality English school.

Southbourne School of English is a privately owned School situated in a beautiful residential area of Bournemouth, only a short walk from the beach.

Founded in 1966, we offer the latest teaching technology with 17 interactive classrooms, free internet cafe, library, language lab. ALL families within easy walking distance of the school. Examination centre for Cambridge, BEC and Trinity.

Quality English writes..."Celebrating its 48th year, Southbourne School of English is going from strength to strength. Interactive whiteboards are installed throughout, with modern facilities and a new large cafeteria. The school is building on its already high standards in every way, providing a quality education in a caring and friendly environment. With the summer residential centre in easy walking distance, it’s a wonderful place to study."



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School Features

  • 17 classrooms - 17 interactive white boards
  • Recently renovated and re-furbished School
  • Internet Cafe - WIFI throughout school buildings - free
  • Well stocked library
  • Coomber Language Laboratory - 16 stations - Free lessons
  • Cinema room for over 120 students, large screen - surround sound
  • Student cafeteria - hot lunches, snacks, drinks, packed lunches for groups on request
  • Interesting social programme, films, quizzes, theme nights, student nights
  • Weekend excursions, London, Oxford, Bath, Brighton etc
  • Specialised weekend trips, Paris, Belgium, Edinburgh, Dublin, Theatre trips, premier league football


General English IELTS TOEIC Cambridge English Preparation Classes Business English Certificate TESOL + TKT COMBO programme

Academic Year General Course - AYGC

Academic Year Intensive Course - AYIC

Bournemouth Collegiate School, ex Wentworth College, Junior Homestay Course - BCS

Bournemouth Collegiate School, ex Wentworth College, Junior Residential Course - BCS

Business English Certificate (Higher) - BECH

Business English Certificate (Preliminary) - BECP

Business English Certificate (Vantage) - BECV

Certificate in Advanced English (Advanced) - CAE

Certificate of Proficiency in English - CPE

Combination courses

First Certificate in English Upper-intermediate - FCE

General English Course - GC

General English Course PLus - GCP

Intensive English Course - IC

Intensive English Course PLus - ICP

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Courses - IELTS

Key English Test (Pre-intermediate) - KET

One-to-one Tuition - OTO

Over 50s Courses - 50 PLUS

Preliminary English Test (Intermediate) - PET

Southbourne School and Annexe Junior Course - BYS

Summer Vacation General Course (15 hours) - VGC

Summer Vacation Intensive Course (21 hours) - VIC

Social Programme

We offer a fun and varied weekly social programme including full and half day excursions to London, Oxford, Bath and many other places of interest, student nights, films and quizzes, local inter-school sports events, pub visits to The New Forest, theatre nights and weekend tours to Edinburgh, Dublin, Paris with Eurodisney and Belgium.


We know how important it is to be happy where you are living so that you can get the most from your time in England. This is why we choose all student accommodation with special care. We offer three main types of accommodation which you can read more about below.




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Andreas Riesen,  Switzerland

"I love the location, because it’s easy to reach. Bus station right around the corner. In a quiet residential area, restaurant and shops just about 5 minutes away by foot. The classrooms are equipped with the newest technology, there is a good cafeteria with friendly staff and a computer room for the students! You can choose from a large range of courses from starter to advanced. Furthermore, there are a lot of exam courses. I love to study here there are so many students from different country. If you need anything just ask, they’ll try everything to help you. They are always friendly. I’ll be back"

Jonas ,  Venezuela

"I like the school, I like my teachers, the staff, the classroom, everything. Excellent. The location was nice. Southbourne School of English, the best! I’d like to come back again, I hope soon. I learned a lot and I’d like to spend more time here. I think that my host family is great. I enjoyed all the activities, trips, field games, movies, beach games. If I could, I’d like to do it all again"

Dinibel ,  Venezuela

"I’m sure this has been the best experience of my life, I could learn a lot of English (grammar, vocabulary, writing, listening, etc). All the people here have been really kind and nice. I’m sure that I’ll come back again. I love all my teachers and friends. It’s a nice memory for all my life"

Khalid  Alharti,  Saudi Arabia

"Studying at Southbourne School of English was a great experience. I’ve learned a lot about the language and English culture. Besides that I’ve made really good friends. Good quality of teaching, you’ll definitely improve your English in a friendly and familiar atmosphere. You’ll find helpful and nice teachers and staff. Up market technology in large and comfortable classrooms. The school organise trips in weekends, so you have the opportunity to know a lot of cities around Bournemouth. In addition, in afternoons they have activities such as films and games. You’ll never feel bored!"

Ayaka Takahata,  Japan

"We can borrow books from the library, and the language lab is fantastic because there are many kinds of listening practice and there is a teacher called David who helps you. I live with a host family. They are absolutely fantastic and hilarious. Also, they are very kind. The school location is good. It is quiet, so we can study well and relax. It is also near the beach. School trips are brilliant, and there are many good activities like volleyball and also there are films"

+44 1202 422 022
Southbourne School of English
30 Beaufort Road
United Kingdom

Bournemouth has seven miles of golden sands and sparkling sea. The vibrant cosmopolitan town of Bournemouth has it all – a vast variety of shops, restaurants and holiday accommodation, buzzing nightlife, events, theatres & shows and endless countryside with beautiful award-winning gardens and watersports including Europe's first artificial surf reef in Boscombe. It's a great place to learn English, see you soon.

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