The English Language Centre Bristol


English school in Bristol ELC Bristol is the number 1 English Language School in the UK according to British Council inspectors


Established in 1969, ELC Bristol is a family-run English school and the UK's number 1 rated school.

It offers an excellent nationalities mix and skilled, caring teachers and staff.

Located in Clifton, adjacent to the University, students often don't utilise public transit since most are within walking distance.

The language school is a Centre of Excellence recognised by the British Council and a member of Quality English, The English Network (10) and IALC (the International Association of Language Schools).

Why ELC Bristol is the best English School to study English in Bristol

  • Number 1 rated school in the UK according to the British Council Inspectors’ reports.
  • Family operated since 1969.
  • Great nationality mix.
  • Excellent housing choices with homestays and two residences situated near the school.
  • No beginner students but all other levels, including Proficiency, all year long.

Most popular activities that English School ELC Bristol organises in the afternoons and evenings in Bristol


  • BBC Tour of the Studios.
  • Conversation Club every Wednesday.
  • Cream Tea.
  • Fish and Chips Walk.
  • Football every Thursday.
  • Harbour Cruise.
  • Job Club every 6 weeks.
  • Street Art Walking Tour (includes Banksy) every 12 weeks.


  • American Pool.
  • Bowling.
  • Bristol Bears matches – Rugby.
  • Bristol City matches – Football.
  • Free Jazz evenings at the Old Duke.
  • Laser Quest.
  • Theatre.

Most popular excursions and trips that English School ELC Bristol organises at the weekends

  • Trip to Bath.
  • Trip to Bournemouth.
  • Trip to Cardiff.
  • Trip to Costwolds (Bibury and Bourton-on-the-Water).
  • Trip to Exeter.
  • Trip to London.
  • Trip to Oxford.
  • Trip to Stonehenge.
  • Trip to Wells and Glastonbury
  • Trip to Windsor and Eton.


SchoolThe English Language Centre Bristol
Address1 The Avenue, Clifton
CodeBS8 3HG
Phone (emergencies)+44 796 978 2846
Street viewGoogle Street View


Library Library
Student Lounge Student Lounge
Free Wifi Free Wifi
Computer Room Computer Room
Interactive White Board Interactive White Board
Multimedia Learning Centre Multimedia Learning Centre
Terrace Terrace
Garden Garden


Total students capacity200
Number of classrooms19
Age minimum16
AccreditationsBritish CouncilEnglish UKIALCQuality EnglishTEN The English Network
Last day for 2025 bookings with 2024 prices31/Oct
Year 2024
Holidays (school)21/Dic → 05 → 01
Holidays (country)01/Jan, 29/Mar, 01/Apr, 06/May, 27/May, 26/Aug, 25/Dic, 26/Dic
High season period courses10/Jun → 09/Aug

Statistics on ages

Low Season

Students total average160
Students per classroom maximum14
Students per classroom average10

High Season

Students total average320
Students per classroom maximum14
Students per classroom average10

Statistics on nationalities

Low Season

Total nationalities35

High Season

Total nationalities40



Year 2024
Enrolment fee60£ ≈ 0
Placement fee50£ ≈ 0
Material course total60£ ≈ 0


Homestay accommodation in Bristol

Homestay accommodation in Bristol

Live the experience of full immersion living with a British host family in Bristol

Student Houses and Flats in Bristol

Student Houses and Flats in Bristol

Student accommodation in Bristol at 5 minutes walk from the school

Unite House Residence

Unite House Residence

University summer residence for students over 18 years old and a 27-minute walk from the school

Residence Unite Students

Residence Unite Students

Young adults summer residence in Bristol for 16-17 years old students with game & cinema rooms 16-minute by public transport from the English school


#LanguageCourseWeeksLessons WeekAge MinimumProfilesLevelsRelated ExamsPrice Week from (GBP)Price Week from ()
1ENGeneral English Course 28 lessonsThe most popular general English course intensive 28 lessons per week in Bristol, England {999}2-50 2816Adults 18+General EnglishA2B1B2C1C2295£≈ 0
2ENFull-time Cambridge FCE Course 28 lessonsCambridge B2 preparation course full time 28 lessons per week in Bristol, England {1001}11, 12, 132816Adults 18+Cambridge FCEB2C1C2320£≈ 0
3ENFull-time Cambridge CAE Course 28 lessonsCambridge C1 preparation course full time 28 lessons per week in Bristol, England, United Kingdom {1002}11, 12, 132816Adults 18+Cambridge CAEC1C232£≈ 0
4ENFull-time Cambridge CPE Course 28 lessonsCambridge C2 preparation course full time 28 lessons per week in Bristol, England {1003}9, 122816Adults 18+Cambridge CPEC2320£≈ 0
5ENFull-time IELTS Course 28 lessonsAcademic IELTS preparation course full-time 28 lessons per week in Bristol, England {1000}4-50 2818Adults 18+Cambridge IELTSB2C1C2295£≈ 0