The UK’s Number 1 School.*

*According to the EL Gazette rankings based on
British Council inspectors’ publishable statements.

Read the interview and article which explain what makes ELC Bristol the number 1 ranked UK school.

ELC Bristol is a family-run school, offering intensive General English and examination preparation courses in Bristol, a lively university city in the South West of England.


  • Almost all of our accommodation is located within walking distance of the school.
  • ELC Bristol is in Clifton, one of the most attractive parts of the city.
  • As most of our students live within walking distance of the school, they don't always need to take public transport.
  • We arrange the accommodation ourselves and don't use an agency.
  • The school was established in 1969 and many of our homestays have been with us for years.
  • 55% of our students live in homestays, 35% live in independent student houses and apartments and 10% find their own accommodation.
Andrea takes care of homestays
Lauren looks after self-catering student houses

Before you come, have a look at this map to see exactly where you will be living.
A = Pembroke House, B = Abon House, C = ELC Summer Centre

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