The UK’s joint number 1 School.*

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

Read the article which explains what makes ELC Bristol the joint 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.



Good news: UK lifts 2-week quarantine rules for many countries from July 4th

We are hopeful that other countries will follow soon. If quarantine restrictions still apply to you, let us know if you would like our help with the arrangements.

More good news – the Lord Mayor of Bristol has been invited to reopen our school on August 3rd :) 



We are delighted to announce that ELC Bristol will be reopening from 3rd August with classes running as normal, but with all the required social distancing and safety measures in place. We are really looking forward to welcoming you back to our wonderful school and city.

Please see the attached ELC Bristol Covid-19 Safety Charter to understand the precautions we are taking to ensure the safety of students, staff, homestays and our community at this time.

If you are interested in enrolling or if you have further questions, please reach out to us at

We can’t wait to welcome our lovely students back again!

Very best wishes

John, Margaret and Andrew


After 50 wonderful years and thousands of happy students, we are sad to report that the school is now closed. We plan to reopen as soon as possible and will soon be keeping you informed with regular posts on our school Facebook page.  Take care, stay safe and with love and best wishes from John, Margaret, Andrew and all the teachers and staff at ELC Bristol.


Aerospace Bristol

On Friday we visited Aerospace Bristol, one of our city's best museums.

As well as seeing the fascinating interactive exhibits, we had the chance to explore the last Concorde ever to be built!


Cinema Night

ELC lads at the cinema last night :)

What better activity on a rainy Wednesday evening?