Westbourne Academy

Westbourne Academy is a British Council Accredited English Language school located in Bournemouth and near to the famous award winning beach.

Why choose Westbourne Academy

  • Quality school at good prices
  • General English, IELTS Preparation, Cambridge FCE & CAE courses 
  • 24-hour emergency support
  • On site café offering freshly prepared food at good prices
  • Social programme offering interesting and varied activities every week and staff-led excursions
  • Self-study and computer room
  • Free WiFi in the school and all accommodation
  • Free course materials with your course
  • Short walk to the beach
  • Part of New City College, a large, government college in London. Opportunities for higher education

Programmes and Courses

Students have the option of studying 20,28 or 40 lessons per week on either a General English or a specialised Cambridge Examination course. 

  • All course books are loaned free of charge but can be bought by students.
  •  All lessons are 40 minutes.
  • English Plus includes additional General English and Conversational English classes.
  • The maximum number of students in a class is 16.
  • Our average class size in the Summer is 12-14. Our average class size the rest of the year is 10-12.
  • Courses are normally held between 9.30 am – 12.30 pm and/or 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm Monday to Friday, depending on the student’s level. The Junior Programme is between 9.00 am – 12.00 pm Monday to Friday
  • Students cannot choose the lesson times under any circumstances. Class times are allocated according to level.
  • Examination practice materials are available to borrow for all examinations listed at the bottom of this page.
  • IELTS examinations can be arranged throughout the year when required. Students must be studying for a minimum of 8 weeks before the date of the examination.

Why study in Bournemouth

•Beautiful seaside location.

•Named number 1 for safe environment. (Poole – Branksome, Parkstone).

•Beach: the longest and best in England, 10km! Water sports.

•University town: Over 30,000 students – most popular place to study English in the UK after London.

•School: 10 minutes’ walk from the beach and 5 minutes by bus from Bournemouth town centre.

•Easy to travel and using public transport to different areas of the town and other cities.

•London 2h only. International airports nearby (BOH, LGW, LHR).

•Free time activities: festivals, markets, mini golf, bowling, 6D cinema, laser quest, Pier, restaurants, shops…

•Local area /Outside activities: Jurassic coast, New Forest, Poole, Christchurch, Winchester, Salisbury, Oxford, Bath…

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Subjects you can take at Westbourne Academy


Nationalities 2023: there were students from 38 different countries in 2023

Minimum age: 16 for individual students

Free facilities: students can use our self study centres, free wifi, table tennis, table football, water fountain

Activities: we arrange at least 2 activities each week

Homestay families: we arrange homestay which includes breakfast, dinner monday to friday and an additional lunch at the weekend

English levels: we always run at least 6 levels all year round

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