- 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
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
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
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.
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"