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Brighton

Breathe in the south coast’s coolest seaside town. The city often called London On Sea is a mix of the cosmopolitan and quirky.

Top 5 things to see in Brighton

  • Brighton Pier

    Brighton Pier

  • Brighton Pavilion

    Brighton Pavilion

  • The Lanes

    The Lanes

  • Brighton Wheel

    Brighton Wheel

  • Brighton Marina

    Brighton Marina

The School

With the beach in one direction and town the other, the school is located in the heart of the action. Situated in a beautiful Regency building, for which Brighton is famous, our light, bright classrooms and bespoke student zones offer the perfect combination of study, fun and socialising space! Our Brighton school also operates as a junior centre and hosts closed groups of 12-17 year olds year round.

Capacity
224
Classrooms
16
Student Computers
14
Lessons
45 mins long
Students in class
Average 10 (max 14)

School Facilities

  • Student lounge
  • IT lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Outside courtyard
  • Self study room

Accommodation

Where you live is key to your happiness and academic success. Whether you prefer the independence of a student residence or the familiarity of homestay, our accommodation options are chosen to offer you the flexibility of choice and quality you deserve.

Homestay

One of our most popular accommodation options, homestay allows you to integrate into family life and practise your English language outside the classroom, over dinner and throughout the weekend with your welcoming hosts. This is a unique way to live and study at your chosen destination.

BRIGHTON HOMESTAY

Student houses

Similar to a residence but offering more independence, you will live with other students but on a smaller scale than in a residence, allowing you to build lasting friendships with your house mates. Fully furnished and equipped for self-catering.

Our Student Houses in Brighton are located on a quiet road just 12 mins walk from the school and 2 mins from the seaside. The residences are also a two minute walk from several local bus routes.

STUDENT HOUSES - VALLANCE GARDENS

Summer Residence

This option offers you all the benefits of homestay, but with the comfort and convenience of a personal bathroom and a higher standard of accommodation.

Phoenix Hall is situated in an attractive area of Brighton less than a mile from the seafront in the residential area of Hanover. The accommodation is arranged in flats of 6-8 bedrooms, with a shared fully equipped kitchen/lounge in each flat. 

SUMMER RESIDENCE - PHOENIX HALL

Premium Residence

Our Britannia Residence is a new state-of-the-art residence in Brighton located close to the train station and near the seafront. “Ultra-modern” bedrooms and hubs are furnished with sofas, dining tables, flat screen TVs and fully equipped kitchens.

All en-suite bedrooms have tiled bathrooms, double storage beds, laptop safes and a small refrigerator. There is a private café area for students and their guests. Other facilities include 24-hour security and CCTV.

PREMIUM RESIDENCE - BRITANNIA

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Meet our team

All of our teachers hold teaching qualifications ranging from certificate to diploma level and are committed to continuous development and share our passion for learning with our students.

  • Christianne Velloso

    Student Services Manager

  • David Burgess

    Principal                                                           

  • Joanna Drury

    Director of Studies                                                 

  • Kenji Kishino

    Receptionist                                                                                            

 
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Social Programme

Speak English as much as possible - including at break time, lunch time, in the evening and at weekends! There are social activities arranged every week, an opportunity to make friends and practise your speaking skills.

  • THU

    19

    OCT 2017

    Cream Tea

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    Cream Tea

    Time: 15:00 | Price: FREE

    Meeting point: School

    Why go? Come Join us for some delicious Cream Tea and light-hearted conversation.

  • FRI

    20

    OCT 2017

    Blade Runner 2049

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    Blade Runner 2049

    Time: 18:00 | Price: £10

    Meeting point: School

    Why go? A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years

  • SAT

    21

    OCT 2017

    Uk study Tours

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    Uk study Tours

    Time:

    Why go? See Sean or Patrick about UK study tour trips.

  • SUN

    22

    OCT 2017

    Thorpe Park

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    Thorpe Park

    Time: 9:00 | Price: £25

    Meeting point: School

    Why go? First 15 people only!! This event will only take place if we have 15 people.

  • MON

    23

    OCT 2017

    BRIGHTON CITY TOUR

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    BRIGHTON CITY TOUR

    Time: 15:00 | Price: Free

    Meeting point: School

    Why go? An introduction to Brighton

  • TUE

    24

    OCT 2017

    Halloween Decorating

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    Halloween Decorating

    Time: 15:00 | Price: FREE

    Meeting point: School

    Why go? Come help decorate the school for Halloween and take part in pumpkin carving!!

  • WED

    25

    OCT 2017

    Halloween Party

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    Halloween Party

    Time: 19:00 | Price: £3

    Meeting point: School

    Why go? Come to the school for a scary Halloween party!! make sure you dress up, prize for best costume...

  • THU

    26

    OCT 2017

    HORROR MOVIE NIGHT

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    HORROR MOVIE NIGHT

    Time: 20:00 | Price: FREE

    Meeting point: School

    Why go? Come to school and watch a terrifying movie in the lounge!

  • FRI

    27

    OCT 2017

    Football

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    Football

    Time: 15:00 | Price: FREE

    Meeting point: School

  • SAT

    28

    OCT 2017

    London Dungeons

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    London Dungeons

    Time: 9:00 | Price: £25

    Meeting point: School

    Why go? Amazing cast of theatrical actors,special effects, stages, scenes and rides in a truly unique and exciting walk through.

  • SUN

    29

    OCT 2017

    Uk study Tours

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    Uk study Tours

    Time:

    Why go? See Sean or Patrick about UK study tour trips.

  • MON

    30

    OCT 2017

    BRIGHTON CITY TOUR

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    BRIGHTON CITY TOUR

    Time: 15:00 | Price: Free

    Meeting point: School

    Why go? An introduction to Brighton

  • TUE

    31

    OCT 2017

    Bowling

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    Bowling

    Time: 15:00 | Price: £6

    Meeting point: School

    Why go? Come test your skills at bowling! at the Brighton Marina.

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Nationality Mix

A healthy mix is key to students progression in English language and at Stafford House we are proud of a wide nationality mix across all our centres.

Top 5 Nationalities

  • Saudi Arabian
  • Turkish
  • Thai
  • Swiss
  • Chinese

Meet our students

To browse our student stories, click on their profile image below to read detailed student profiles.

  • Ahmad

    Ahmad

    Saudi Arabia

    Teachers here are very experienced and they are very supportive! They listen to everyone and organise lessons in a way that it is useful to all. My vocabulary is growing and that’s very important for my future studies in civil engineering. I am very confident in my progress.

  • Ghusun

    Ghusun

    Saudi Arabia

    The school is perfectly located and has a great timetable! The teachers here are very good! I’m confident in my progress and hope to get a higher IELTS score than what I actually need for University. I made a lot of multinational friends from all over the world in the school which I haven’t really expected before I came here.

  • Giuseppe

    Giuseppe

    Italy

    The school is great – I enjoy the classes and we have a nice student lounge where we can spend time with our friends, have lunch, play football table! I enjoy exploring the city and find interesting hidden galleries, shops and pubs.

  • Hee-Young

    Hee-Young

    South Korea

    I like Stafford House, teachers are very nice, my host family is great and I get to spend a lot of time with my international friends at social programme. It’s my first time in Europe and it’s been an amazing experience so far – I would recommend it to my friends!

  • Noelle

    Noelle

    Switzerland

    “I love to travel and wanted to improve my English because it’s the world’s language. My time at Stafford House really helped me a lot to talk to people from other countries and understand different accents. The classes at School of English are fun! We play lots of games and I felt immediately welcome.”

  • Talal

    Talal

    Kuwait

    Stafford House is a great school! I’m doing very well, my English is progressing very fast. When I came here I didn’t know any English and in a month and half that I’ve been here I’ve progressed to Intermediate level. Teachers here are amazing and lessons are fun – we are playing games and doing exercises but at the same time learning English and grammar! I’ve made a lot of friends here from different nationalities. We hang out a lot to practise our English more. There is a great social programme and I love Brighton! Student house is a great place to live! The bedrooms are big and it’s very clean and I keep socialising even when I’m at home.

  • Vittoria

    Vittoria

    Italy

    Brighton is like a paradise for me. Very easy to move around the city and easy to reach London and other places when you want to because of the transport links. I found it very easy to make friends, I’m an outgoing person so I like talking but we go out all the afternoon and in the evening together, or have lunch in a group. You can meet people everywhere and talk with anyone, Brighton is a friendly city.

  • Wei

    Wei

    China

    The school is very good and the lessons are very useful and I’m improving my English. After school there are a lot of activities – the social programme is very good. I can make new friends and do a lot of things I didn’t do before. Like yesterday we went to play laser tag! It was very fun. I live in a host family and I’m very happy there – my host farther is very friendly and he cooks very well! Brighton is perfect!

 
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Our Courses

We have a range of programmes to suit all english levels. You can count on our experienced teachers to empower and guide you through your journey in English, they go the extra mile to immerse you in their language and culture.

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Sample Timetables

The Essential programme consists of the Core Course in the morning.

Morning
TIME MON TUES WED THUR FRI
9.00 - 10.30 CORE COURSE
  BREAK
10.50-12.20 CORE COURSE

Standard programmes consist of the Core Course in the morning plus one module. There will be no classes on Friday afternoon

Students will be allocated one afternoon module class
TIME MON TUES WED THUR FRI
9.00 - 10.30 CORE COURSE
  BREAK
10.50-12.20 CORE COURSE
  LUNCH
13.20-14.20                                                        MODULE 1 FREE AFTERNOON

Intensive programmes consist of the Core Course in the morning plus two modules. There will be no classes on Friday afternoon

Students will be allocated two afternoon module classes
TIME MON TUES WED THUR FRI
9.00 - 10.30 CORE COURSE
  BREAK
10.50-12.20 CORE COURSE
  LUNCH
13.20-14.20                                                        MODULE 1 FREE AFTERNOON
                                                         BREAK
14.30-15.30                                                        MODULE 2