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Cambridge

World class University City, Cambridge has the edge when it comes to beauty, history and culture. This elegant yet compact city boasts spectacular architecture in the shape of colleges, chapels, churches and courtyards combined with green parks, wide open spaces and the River Cam, which winds through its heart.

Top 5 things to see in Cambridge

  • Punting

    Punting

  • Kings College Chapel

    Kings College Chapel

  • Trinity Great Court

    Trinity Great Court

  • The Round Church

    The Round Church

  • Fitzwilliam Museum

    Fitzwilliam Museum

The School

Stafford House Cambridge is located in the heart of the storied city. The school’s modern classrooms, canteen and student access centre in the old city are just steps away from the most famous colleges in the world. Students in Cambridge love taking advantage of the unique activities that make this corner of the UK famous: punting on the river Cam, tours of St John’s College, Evensong at King’s College Chapel, and exploring the theatres and boutiques in the city centre.

Capacity
150+
Classrooms
9
Lessons
45 mins long
Students in class
New school (max 14)

School Facilities

  • Student lounge
  • IT lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library
  • Cafe
  • Canteen
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • 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.

Student house

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.

STUDENT HOUSE - MONTAGUE LODGE

Premium Residence

Recently constructed in summer 2016, Student Castle is one of the finest examples of modern accommodation for students in Cambridge. Only moments from Jesus Green, and less than 15 minutes walking distance from the school and the city centre, students can benefit from contemporary and comfortable living in this central location.

PREMIUM RESIDENCE - STUDENT CASTLE

Summer Residence 18+

Offering you more space to yourself, our hand-picked student residences provide the chance to live more independently with like-minded people from all over the world.

SUMMER RESIDENCE 18+

Summer Residence 16-17

We offer fully supervised residences for 16 & 17 year olds in July and August. This comes with a bespoke social programme designed for this age group as well as full board catering.

The residences include breakfast, lunch and dinner at Stafford House canteen and live-in residential supervisors. This is a great alternative to homestay for students under 18.

SUMMER RESIDENCE 16-17

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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.

  • Adam Bandstra

    Principal                         

    After graduating from university with a degree in literature, I moved from my home in the USA to Southern Germany. My plan was to teach there for one year and return to America to continue my studies. But, I liked teaching too much.  One year turned into five, and then 10, and now almost 15 years in English language training and I’ve never looked back.  The reasons I have never looked back are the motivated students and teachers who inspire me.  My goal is simply to inspire them just as much as they inspire me.

    In Germany, the USA, and India, I have been really fortunate to work with a huge variety of learners: managers, artists, explorers, train conductors, mayors, musicians, doctors, florists, programmers, and, and, and – Every one of them with their own unique experiences.  Now I have the pleasure of hosting learners as they gain new and exciting experiences in Cambridge while they work toward achieving their unique language goals.

    So, I am happy I get to work with different international people because if I can help them to achieve their goals and find their perfect university place or job or life, then I have found mine.

  • Lucy Pereira

    Director of Studies            

    My first job after I finished my BA in German and Music was as an English language teacher and I immediately knew it was the perfect job for me. Teaching English was just so much fun from the beginning, and so rewarding. I've taught people of so many nationalities and learners with a diverse range of needs and interests - from absolute beginner to practically native speaker, from IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge Exams to specialist Business English or English for Special Purposes courses, from large groups of thirty to one-to-one courses.

    Before coming to Stafford House Cambridge, I also worked as a Teacher Trainer, an Assistant Director of Studies and a Director of Studies. I taught for over 10 years in Germany and for 7 years in London. I've lived on three continents, travelled in five, and one of the reasons why I love what I do here is that I get to talk to people from all over the world every day! Finding out more about cultures, customs and languages is an added bonus in this job.

    But the best part is that I get to see teachers develop their skills so that they can help students progress. By working together with both teachers and students, I do what I can to help you really improve your English skills so that you get the most out of your time in the UK. I understand how each and every person is different and that language development is a very individual journey. Sometimes you may need a bit of extra advice about which path to take and I'm happy to help you decide what's best for you and give you some tips for organising your studies.

    I'm excited to be part of the Stafford House team in Cambridge and I look forward to seeing you here!

 
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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

    17

    AUG 2017

    Sports in the Park

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    Sports in the Park

    Time: 15.30 | Price: FREE - Sign up through your portal!

    Meeting point: A1 Student Lounge

  • THU

    17

    AUG 2017

    Arts 'n' Crafts Challenge

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    Arts 'n' Crafts Challenge

    Time: 15.45 | Price: FREE - Sign up through your portal!

    Meeting point: A1 Student Lounge

    Why go? Join in the fun at building, designing and creating something awesome. But what could it be?

  • THU

    17

    AUG 2017

    Harry Potter Studio

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    Harry Potter Studio

    Time: | Price: £61

    Meeting point: Parkside Police Station

    Why go? This is your chance to go behind the scenes of the magical movies

  • FRI

    18

    AUG 2017

    College Backs Tour

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    College Backs Tour

    Time: 14:30 | Price: FREE

    Meeting point: A1 Student Lounge

    Why go? Discover the beautiful college backs on this walking tour.

  • FRI

    18

    AUG 2017

    Italian Afternoon

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    Italian Afternoon

    Time: 14.30 | Price: FREE

    Meeting point: A1 Student Lounge

    Why go? Come along and experience a little piece of Italy!

  • SAT

    19

    AUG 2017

    Walk to Grantchester

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    Walk to Grantchester

    Time: 10.00 | Price: FREE

    Meeting point: Round Church Garden

    Why go? Take a scenic walk to Grantchester and its tearooms. Grantchester is also famous for the TV series filmed there!

  • SAT

    19

    AUG 2017

    Stonehenge and Salisbury

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    Stonehenge and Salisbury

    Time: 08.00 | Price: £38

    Meeting point: Parkside Police Station

    Why go? See the amazing and historic Salisbury and Stonehenge. Includes return transport

  • SUN

    20

    AUG 2017

    Greenwich/Thames Cruise

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    Greenwich/Thames Cruise

    Time: 08.15 | Price: 27.00

    Meeting point: Parkside Police Station

    Why go? Take a river boat on the world famous River Thames

  • SUN

    20

    AUG 2017

    Thorpe Park

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    Thorpe Park

    Time: 08:15 | Price: £45

    Meeting point: Parkside Police Station

    Why go? For those thrill seekers, visit one of England's most famous theme parks

  • MON

    21

    AUG 2017

    Local Tour

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    Local Tour

    Time: 15:45 | Price: FREE

    Meeting point: A1 Student Lounge

    Why go? A local tour of Cambridge for new students.

  • TUE

    22

    AUG 2017

    Coffee and Conversation

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    Coffee and Conversation

    Time: 15.45 | Price: FREE

    Meeting point: A1 Student Lounge

    Why go? Like coffee? Want to improve your English? Join us at one of Cambridge's popular cafes

  • WED

    23

    AUG 2017

    Fitzwilliam Museum

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    Fitzwilliam Museum

    Time: 15:30 | Price: FREE

    Meeting point: A1 Student Lounge

    Why go? It's the 200th birthday of the museum! Come see some of the amazing delights is has to offer! Sign up online via your student portal, or in Reception

  • WED

    23

    AUG 2017

    Punting

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    Punting

    Time: 15:45 | Price: £10

    Meeting point: A1 Student Lounge

    Why go? Try punting along the river Cam with your friends!

  • WED

    23

    AUG 2017

    Punting

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    Punting

    Time: 15:45 | Price: £10

    Meeting point: Recpetion

    Why go? Try punting along the river Cam with your friends!

  • WED

    23

    AUG 2017

    London Theatre

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    London Theatre

    Time: 15:45 - 00:00 | Price: £49 and £42

    Meeting point: Parkside Police station

    Why go? The Phantom of the Opera and Thriller Live, two amazing London musicals not to be missed. Enjoy the show!

  • THU

    24

    AUG 2017

    Sports in the Park

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    Sports in the Park

    Time: 15.30 | Price: FREE - Sign up through your portal!

    Meeting point: A1 Student Lounge

  • THU

    24

    AUG 2017

    Arts 'n' Crafts Challenge

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    Arts 'n' Crafts Challenge

    Time: 15.45 | Price: FREE - Sign up through your portal!

    Meeting point: A1 Student Lounge

    Why go? Join in the fun at building, designing and creating something awesome. But what could it be?

  • FRI

    25

    AUG 2017

    King's College tour

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    King's College tour

    Time: 14.30 | Price: £6.00

    Meeting point: A1 Student Lounge

    Why go? Why not enter one of the most famous colleges in the world. It is absolutely spectacular.

  • FRI

    25

    AUG 2017

    Cambridge Photo Hunt

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    Cambridge Photo Hunt

    Time: 14.30 | Price: FREE - Sign up through your portal!

    Meeting point: A1 Student Lounge

    Why go? Get into groups and hunt for the famous attractions around Cambridge.

  • SAT

    26

    AUG 2017

    Windsor

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    Windsor

    Time: 08.15 | Price: £39

    Meeting point: Parkside Police Station

    Why go? Enjoy a self-guided audio tour of the historic castle (admission price included) and see the sights of Windsor

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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