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.



ELC has staff and students of many different ages and nationalities and from many different backgrounds. The mix of people and cultures is what makes the school such an interesting and exciting place in which to work and study. Help us to keep ELC Bristol a happy place for all staff and students by remembering the following guidelines:

  • Respect other students, staff and visitors, whatever their race, gender, age, sexuality, appearance or dress, disability, economic background, political opinion or religion.

  • No discrimination of any sort. No bullying or sexual harassment.

  • Speak English at all times. This way, people from other countries can understand you and join your conversation.

  • Mix with people from different backgrounds and from different countries (not just your own country!). Learn new things about the world and about British life and culture.

  • English is a polite language. Use ‘please’, ‘thank you’, and ‘sorry’ to show your respect for other people.
    Think carefully about other people’s feelings before you speak or act. What may be acceptable in your country might upset someone from a different culture. For example, you should not be overly physical in public.

  • Teachers and other students may have questions about your culture, religion or background. Help them to learn more about you by sharing your beliefs and ideas, but respect that theirs may be different to yours. Remember that we are all different and this is what makes ELC Bristol such an interesting place!

If you hear or see anything that you think is unpleasant, rude or unfair please tell your teacher or talk to the Director of Studies or email the Director –



ELC Bristol recognises its responsibilities under the Counter Terrorism & Security Act 2015 to help prevent people of all ages from being radicalised or drawn into terrorism. We believe in

  • Tolerance
  • Mutual Respect Democracy Individual Freedom Respect for the law

If you believe that someone has extreme political, social or religious ideals, please tell your teacher or talk to the Director of Studies or email the Director –