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.


The British Council inspected and accredited The English Language Centre, Bristol in October 2018. The Accreditation Scheme assesses the standards of management, resources and premises, teaching, welfare and care of under 18s and accredits organisations which meet the overall standard in each area inspected.
(see for details).

This large private language school offers courses in general English for adults (16+)

Strengths were noted in the areas of:

  • Strategic and Quality Management 
  • Staff Management 
  • Student Administration 
  • Publicity
  • Premises and Facilities
  • Learning Resources 
  • Academic Staff Profile
  • Academic Management 
  • Course Design
  • Learner Management 
  • Teaching
  • Care of Students
  • Accommodation
  • Leisure Opportunities 
  • Safeguarding Under 18s

The inspection report stated that the organisation met the standards of the Scheme.
To see a full copy of the British Council report, please click here.


For more information about The British Council, please click here.