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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
Max 15

School Facilities

  • Student lounge
  • IT lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library
  • Cafe
  • Canteen
  • 65" interactive screens
  • 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.

HOMESTAY

 

Premium Studios

Our Study Inn accommodation offers stunning deluxe studios just minutes from the school. This modern residence has a great selection of communal areas including a gym, cinema and study area. All rooms come fully furnished and equipped for self-catering.

Premium Studios - STUDY INN

Premium Residence

Constructed in the summer of 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. We also offer studio apartments suitable for single or double occupancy.

PREMIUM RESIDENCE - STUDENT CASTLE

PREMIUM RESIDENCE - DARWIN STUDIOS

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.

  • Beverley Simon

    Principal                                                        

  • Kelsey Harrington

    Student Services and Accommodation Officer

    I am an Essex girl born and bred, don't let the reputation fool you! I am relatively new to this position and am excited to be working with both all of you students and staff as well. I have lived in a few places around the UK and love travelling abroad. Hopefully I will get to live abroad one day so feel free to come and convince me to move to your, no doubt beautiful hometowns.

  • Laureline Galiny

    Director of Studies                    

    I first discovered what a language school was when I did an internship as part of my Applied Linguistics Master’s degree. I worked as an activity coordinator, a receptionist and a marketing assistant in a small family-run language school in the centre of Wellington, New Zealand. This is when I decided I wanted to play a part in the English Learning world! Nothing makes me happier than to see students noticing their progress and growing on a linguistic and personal level. I hope to meet you soon at Stafford House Cambridge!

  • Pixie Ha

    Student Services Officer

    Twelve years ago, I was a young lady with an amazing opportunity. For the first time, I travelled to the UK to undertake a two-week English course with CATS. The stimulating experience of a new culture, new people, and the challenge of communicating in a foreign language were extremely fulfilling. This highly enjoyable, yet all too brief, time in Cambridge impacted greatly on the course of my life. My main aim is to ensure that students feel fully supported, welcomed and able to fulfil their potential during their stay as I myself did 12 years ago!

 
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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.

  • TUE

    19

    JUN 2018

    Fireworks Punting

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    Fireworks Punting

    Time: 20:00 | Price: £25

    Meeting point: CB5 8AG

  • WED

    20

    JUN 2018

    Midsummer Fair & Market

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    Midsummer Fair & Market

    Time: 17:00 | Price: FREE - Sign up online!

    Meeting point: Midsummer Common

    Why go? Hot dogs, toffee apples, warm candy floss, dodgems, roundabouts, ghost trains, rollercoasters…nothing beats the magic of the fair!

  • WED

    20

    JUN 2018

    Musical: School of Rock

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    Musical: School of Rock

    Time: 15:45 | Price: £51

    Meeting point: Parkside Police Station

    Why go? Do not miss the multi-talented cast of actors, book your School of Rock tickets today!

  • THU

    21

    JUN 2018

    Cat Cocktail Party

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    Cat Cocktail Party

    Time: 17:30-19:30 | Price: £10 Donation

    Meeting point: CB21 5HE Cambridge Cat Clinic

    Why go? A great chance to catch up on the latest things going on in the world of cats, have some fun and raise money for a fantastic charity.

  • THU

    21

    JUN 2018

    College Backs Tour

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    College Backs Tour

    Time: 17:15 | Price: FREE - Sign up online!

    Meeting point: A1 Student Lounge

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

  • THU

    21

    JUN 2018

    BALLARE OVER 18's ONLY

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    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

    22

    JUN 2018

    Night Market & Cinema

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    Night Market & Cinema

    Time: 18:30 | Price: FREE

    Meeting point: Market Square

    Why go? Second in the series of our Summer Night Market and Cinema Events, come join us to watch Moana and then the timeless classic Dirty Dancing.

  • FRI

    22

    JUN 2018

    King

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    King

    Time: 12:30 | Price: £10

    Meeting point: A1 Student Lounge

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

  • SAT

    23

    JUN 2018

    Stonehenge and Salisbury

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    Stonehenge and Salisbury

    Time: 08.00 | Price: £41

    Meeting point: Parkside Police Station

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

  • SUN

    24

    JUN 2018

    Canterbury Leeds Castle

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    Canterbury Leeds Castle

    Time: 08.15 | Price: £36

    Meeting point: Parkside Police Station

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

  • SUN

    24

    JUN 2018

    Singing on the River

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    Singing on the River

    Time: 19:30 | Price: £12.50

    Meeting point: King's College Back Court

    Why go? oin The King’s Men for madrigals, part-songs and close harmony on the College’s iconic back lawn.

  • MON

    25

    JUN 2018

    Lola Lo OVER 18's ONLY

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    Lola Lo OVER 18's ONLY

    Time: 22:00-4:00 | Price: £4

    Meeting point: Lola Lo

    Why go? Enter a tropical South Pacific paradise in this intimate Tiki bar in Cambridge!

  • MON

    25

    JUN 2018

    Local Tour

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    Local Tour

    Time: 15:15 | Price: FREE - Sign up through your portal!

    Meeting point: A1 Student Lounge

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

  • MON

    25

    JUN 2018

    Welcome Drinks

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    Welcome Drinks

    Time: 18:30 | Price: FREE - Sign up online!

    Meeting point: A1 Student Lounge

    Why go? Join us for a chilled evening - You'll get to meet other new arrivals, current students and members of staff!

  • MON

    25

    JUN 2018

    Local Tour

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    Local Tour

    Time: 17:15 | Price: FREE - Sign up through your portal!

    Meeting point: A1 Student Lounge

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

  • TUE

    26

    JUN 2018

    Picnic in the Park

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    Picnic in the Park

    Time: 17:15 | Price: FREE - Sign up online!

    Meeting point: A1 Student Lounge

    Why go? Bring a picnic and join us for fun in the park!

  • TUE

    26

    JUN 2018

    Water Balloon Fight

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    Water Balloon Fight

    Time: 17:15 | Price: FREE - Sign up online!

    Meeting point: A1 Student Lounge

    Why go? Join us for a giant water battle!

  • WED

    27

    JUN 2018

    Punting

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    Punting

    Time: 17:15 | Price: £12

    Meeting point: A1 Student Lounge

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

  • WED

    27

    JUN 2018

    London Theatre

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    London Theatre

    Time: 15:45 | Price: £49

    Meeting point: Parkside Police Station

    Why go? Aladdin and Les Miserables. These two London musicals are not to be missed. Enjoy the show!

  • THU

    28

    JUN 2018

    Pembroke College

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    Pembroke College

    Time: 15:45 | Price: FREE - sign up online!

    Meeting point: A1 Student Lounge

    Why go? Visit the third oldest of the Cambridge colleges!

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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.

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

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