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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

    30

    MAR 2017

    Football in the Park

    Football in the Park

    Time: 15.30

    Meeting point: Reception

  • THU

    30

    MAR 2017

    BALLARE OVER 18's ONLY

    BALLARE OVER 18's ONLY

    Time: 22:30-04:00 | Price: £5

    Meeting point: Ballare

    Why go? Enjoy international night with the unique blend of music from some of Cambridge's best DJs

  • FRI

    31

    MAR 2017

    Round Church

    Round Church

    Time: 14.30 | Price: £1

    Meeting point: Reception

    Why go? One of Cambridge's most treasured historic landmarks and also one of only four round churches in England.

  • SAT

    01

    APR 2017

    London

    London

    Time: 08:15 - 19:30 | Price: £22

    Meeting point: Parkside Police Station

    Why go? Visit the world famous capital city of England!

  • SUN

    02

    APR 2017

    Canterbury Leeds Castle

    Canterbury Leeds Castle

    Time: 08.15 | Price: £34

    Meeting point: Parkside Police Station

    Why go? Visit the country's oldest cathedral, the Roman museum and Leeds Castle (admission included)

  • MON

    03

    APR 2017

    Local Tour

    Local Tour

    Time: 15:45 | Price: FREE

    Meeting point: Reception

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

  • TUE

    04

    APR 2017

    St Mary's Chruch

    St Mary's Chruch

    Time: 15:45 | Price: £3.30

    Meeting point: Reception

    Why go? Why not enter an 800 year old church and see Cambridge from the tower.

  • WED

    05

    APR 2017

    Museum of Archaeology

    Museum of Archaeology

    Time: 15.45 | Price: FREE

    Meeting point: Reception

    Why go? Visit the museum to explore the large collection of Greek and Roman sculptures

  • WED

    05

    APR 2017

    Paintballing

    Paintballing

    Time: TBC | Price: £32

    Meeting point: Parkside Police Station

    Why go? Price includes return transport and paint balls

  • THU

    06

    APR 2017

    Football in the Park

    Football in the Park

    Time: 15.30

    Meeting point: Reception

  • THU

    06

    APR 2017

    BALLARE OVER 18's ONLY

    BALLARE OVER 18's ONLY

    Time: 22:30-04:00 | Price: £5

    Meeting point: Ballare

    Why go? Enjoy international night with the unique blend of music from some of Cambridge's best DJs

  • FRI

    07

    APR 2017

    Latin American Night

    Latin American Night

    Time: 14.30

    Meeting point: Reception

    Why go? Come and learn about some Latin American country's culture, language and cuisine. See you there!

  • SAT

    08

    APR 2017

    Windsor

    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

  • SUN

    09

    APR 2017

    Bath

    Bath

    Time: 08.00 | Price: £30

    Meeting point: Parkside Police Station

    Why go? Visit the historic Roman city of Bath

  • MON

    10

    APR 2017

    Local Tour

    Local Tour

    Time: 15:45 | Price: FREE

    Meeting point: Reception

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

  • TUE

    11

    APR 2017

    Colleges Walking Tour

    Colleges Walking Tour

    Time: 15:45 | Price: FREE

    Meeting point: Recpetion

  • WED

    12

    APR 2017

    Pub Night

    Pub Night

    Time: 18:00 | Price: FREE

    Meeting point: Reception

    Why go? Come and join us for fun and laughs at The Fort St. George.

  • WED

    12

    APR 2017

    London Theatre

    London Theatre

    Time: 15:45 - 00:00 | Price: £45

    Meeting point: Parkside Police station

    Why go? Wicked is one of the most successful London musicals and is not to be missed. Enjoy the show!

  • THU

    13

    APR 2017

    Football in the Park

    Football in the Park

    Time: 15.30

    Meeting point: Reception

  • THU

    13

    APR 2017

    BALLARE OVER 18's ONLY

    BALLARE OVER 18's ONLY

    Time: 22:30-04:00 | Price: £5

    Meeting point: Ballare

    Why go? Enjoy international night with the unique blend of music from some of Cambridge's best DJs

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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