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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
50 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 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.

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.

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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.

  • Kelly Sibley

    Accommodation manager

    I am new to Stafford House but have been working in Accommodation and Welfare for the last 2 years. I love working with international students and learning about new cultures. Whilst at University I spent an academic year living in Granada, Spain. During this time I taught English privately whilst studying at the University. I think this experience has helped me to understand and be able to relate better to new students arriving in the UK for the first time. I also believe that it was this experience and my studies that lead me to work in an international environment. 

    In my free time I enjoy learning new languages, I speak Spanish and would like to learn Italian and Arabic. Another passion of mine is travelling; I have travelled in Europe, Latin America and a little in North Africa and hope to travel even more in the future.

    I look forward to meeting you at Stafford House Cambridge!

  • 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.

  • MON

    23

    JAN 2017

    Local Tour

    Local Tour

    Time: 15:45 | Price: FREE

    Meeting point: Reception

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

  • TUE

    24

    JAN 2017

    Harry Potter Studio Tour

    Harry Potter Studio Tour

    Time: | Price: £59

    Meeting point: Parkside Police Station

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

  • TUE

    24

    JAN 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 Geroge

  • WED

    25

    JAN 2017

    London Theatre

    London Theatre

    Time: 15:45 - 00:00 | Price: £49

    Meeting point: Parkside Police station

    Why go? The Lion King and Mamma Mia. These two London musicals are not to be missed. Enjoy the show!

  • WED

    25

    JAN 2017

    Film Afternoon

    Film Afternoon

    Time: 15:45 | Price: FREE

    Meeting point: Reception

    Why go? A film of your choice with free popcorn!!

  • THU

    26

    JAN 2017

    Football in the Park

    Football in the Park

    Time: 15:45 | Price: FREE

    Meeting point: Reception

    Why go? Come and play football in the park and represent Stafford House Cambridge against other Cambridge language schools!

  • THU

    26

    JAN 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

    27

    JAN 2017

    Amsterdam 3 Day Excursion

    Amsterdam 3 Day Excursion

    Time: | Price: £185

    Meeting point: Parkside Police Station

    Why go? 2 nights' accommodation with breakfast.Walking tour of Red Light District • Canal boat cruise • Visit to Dutch cheese and clog factory

  • FRI

    27

    JAN 2017

    Whipple Museum

    Whipple Museum

    Time: 15:45 | Price: FREE

    Meeting point: Reception

    Why go? The History of Science Museum

  • SAT

    28

    JAN 2017

    Windsor and Oxford

    Windsor and Oxford

    Time: 08:15 | Price: £40

    Meeting point: Parkside Police Station

    Why go? Includes return transport

  • SUN

    29

    JAN 2017

    York

    York

    Time: 08:00 | Price: £32

    Meeting point: Parkside Police Station

    Why go? Enjoy a guided walking tour of this historical city and wander around the ancient Roman walls

  • SUN

    29

    JAN 2017

    Paintballing

    Paintballing

    Time: TBC | Price: £32

    Meeting point: Parkside Police Station

    Why go? Price includes return transport and paint balls

  • SUN

    29

    JAN 2017

    York

    York

    Time: 08.00 | Price: £31

    Meeting point: Parkside Police Station

    Why go? Visit the historic city of York in the north of England

  • MON

    30

    JAN 2017

    Local Tour

    Local Tour

    Time: 15:45 | Price: FREE

    Meeting point: Reception

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

  • TUE

    31

    JAN 2017

    Coffee and Conversation

    Coffee and Conversation

    Time: 15:45 | Price: FREE

    Meeting point: Reception

    Why go? Afternoon coffee and conversation with friends

  • WED

    01

    FEB 2017

    Arabian Pub Night

    Arabian Pub Night

    Time: 18:00 | Price: FREE

    Meeting point: The Empress, 72 Thoday Street

    Why go? Come and join us for fun and laughs at The Empress on 72 Thoday Street.

  • WED

    01

    FEB 2017

    London Theatre

    London Theatre

    Time: 15:45 - 00:00 | Price: £49

    Meeting point: Parkside Police station

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

  • THU

    02

    FEB 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

  • THU

    02

    FEB 2017

    Football in the Park

    Football in the Park

    Time: 15.45

    Meeting point: Reception

  • FRI

    03

    FEB 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.

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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