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Our UK Locations

Beauty, history and culture
The traditional English experience
The UK's coolest seaside town
The UK capital

Our US Locations

San Francisco
'The city that knows how'
An All-American experience
San Diego
'America's finest city'
'America's College Town'

Our Canada locations

Dynamic multicultural metropolis
Traditional Canadian Experience



Our locations

Canada is the second largest country in the world, surpassed only by the Russian Federation. It is very diverse in its people, its cultures, its climate, and the way of life. Our two schools are strategically located to introduce you to the best it has to offer.


You can find out if you need a visa, and what type of visa you need, using the government of Canada’s 'Come to Canada Wizard'.


International students who wish to study in Canada for up to 6 months may need a Visitor Visa depending on the country for which they hold a passport. Please check the list of Countries and Territories Whose Citizens Require Visas in order to enter Canada as visitors.


Students do not need a "Study Permit" for study programs that last 6 months or less. If you plan to study in Canada for longer than 6 months, you must obtain a Study Permit. This is available through your local Canadian Embassy. Students may apply for a Study Permit even if they are going to study for 6 months or less. If students are coming for less than 6 months and are thinking of possibly extending their studies to more than 6 months, they should apply for a Study Permit in their home country. Students can extend their Study Permit from within Canada, but they cannot get a Study Permit from within Canada.

Your first day

At Stafford House, our job is to make your stay with us as comfortable and smooth as possible.


Coming to Canada to improve your English language skills is a big challenge in itself and that is why we are here to help you every step of the way. There will be lots of people to help you settle in and to answer any questions that you have. You will meet some of these people during your orientation on your first morning, and you will be able to see photographs of most of the staff in the reception area to help you remember their names.

What to expect on your first day

When you arrive at the school (at around 8:30AM) you will be greeted by our receptionist who will provide you with a welcome. 

English Test

When you arrive, you will need to do a placement test to make sure you go into a class that is at the right level of difficulty for you. Once you have completed this test, we will tell you your English level, teacher and classroom.

If at any point you are not happy with your level then you will be more than welcome to meet your Director of Studies.


All new students attend an induction on their first day. This covers:

You will also meet our team, including the Principal and Director of Studies.

When you register we will give you a student handbook and your course book (which is included in the fees).

What to bring

  • Your Passport
  • Any Fees Due
  • Confirmation of Registration

We look forward to meeting you!

Accreditations & the group

  • Study Holidays

    Courses for juniors and teenagers based at university campuses or in prestigious boarding schools in centres across the UK, USA and Canada.

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  • Languages Canada

    Canada's national language education association representing more than 225 private and public members that offer accredited English and French programs.

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  • CATS

    CATS College is one of Britain’s most distinguished education providers. For over 60 years we have helped thousands of students achieve their ambitions and progress to some of the world’s most prestigious universities.

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    Our ONCAMPUS centres offer pathways to a wide range of degree programmes at Undergraduate and Master's level in the UK, USA and Europe. Many pathways offer guaranteed degree progression.

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    Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts - UK’s leading provider of Art & Design, Drama and Music pathway and degree programmes, accredited or in association with the UK’s leading institutions.

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  • Cambridge Education Group

    Since 1952, Cambridge Education Group has been delivering the highest quality academic, creative and English Language programmes, preparing thousands of students to progress onto the world’s leading universities.

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