Centre of English Studies Harrogate

School Overview

Founded in 1979, CES has over 30 years' experience teaching the English language to students from across the globe. In the UK all teachers have, as a minimum, either the Trinity TESOL or Cambridge CELTA qualification, with many holding specialist EFL teaching diplomas and degrees.

All CES schools offer homestay and a wide variety of accommodation options. The combined academic knowledge, administrative skills  and depth of experience of our staff in the UK and Ireland means that CES can provide and deliver courses and service that will meet your exact requirements.

The Social and Cultural programme in each CES school will form an important part of your stay in CES. As well as being a great way to improve your English, our social programme includes visits and tours that enable you to see your new city through the eyes of local people.

CES Harrogate Facilities

  • 8 bright, modern and cosy classrooms
  • Maximum class size of 9
  • Average class size of 6
  • Modern study centre with computers for study and internet use
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the building
  • Guided E-Learning pre / during and post course / CES online and on-the-go
  • Study centre and library with graded readers and a large DVD collection
  • Dynamic teaching staff and caring and experienced administration staff
  • 24 hour emergency phone facility
  • Fully serviced canteen serving tea, coffee, snacks and sandwiches
  • Comfortable student common room with large TV and a selection of board games
  • Full time Accommodation and Safeguarding Officer to look after students' welfare and deal with any concerns that students may have
  • Excellent cafes and restaurants within 5 minutes' walk of the school

School Message

Founded in 1979, CES has over 30 years' experience teaching the English language to students from across the globe.

About Harrogate

The beautiful spa town of Harrogate is located at the most southerly point of the Yorkshire Dales. Rated by 'Best Move' as the best place to live in the UK every year since 2013, it is easy to see why, with wonderful restaurants and cafes, and beautiful antique shops, it has so much to offer.

Our Location

8 Royal Parade, Harrogate HG1 2SZ.

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Courses Overview

  • General English
  • Intensive English
  • IELTS Preparation
  • Cambridge Preparation



All our homestays have experience in hosting overseas students. The majority of our homestays are within walking distance of the school or close to public transport links. Homestay accommodation includes breakfast and dinner, Monday to Friday, and on weekends students also receive their lunch.

Homestay accommodation is charged on a 7 nightly basis. If you stay an extra night there is a charge of £20 per night for a single room and £19 per night for a shared room.

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