Hampstead School of English

Hampstead School of English is one of London’s premier English language schools with over 35 years of experience.  Voted 3rd in the Top 10 Best Value Schools in London* and awarded the status of Centre of Excellence 2016 by EL Gazette in 2016**, we are accredited by both the British Council and Eaquals as well as a member of the world’s leading language teaching association, English UK, and an official Cambridge Exam centre.

Located in Zone 2 between the quintessentially historic area of Hampstead and the leafy residential streets of West Hampstead, we are well connected to central London by a number of bus routes, and are also within easy walking distance of Finchley Road and West Hampstead underground stations.

Our full-time and part-time London CELTA courses are now available for 2017.  At £1,245, we offer one of the best value CELTA courses in London without compromising on quality, led by a dedicated Teacher Training team who have over 20 years of experience.

At Hampstead we receive consistently positive trainee feedback and have high rates of employment in EFL teaching after the course.


“I believe the most enjoyable part of doing the CELTA course at Hampstead School of English was its very personal approach, as the classes were relatively small and the students enjoyed good support from the tutors. It also gave me a real thirst to learn more about the education system and how it is evolving not only in the UK, but also in countries abroad where I intend to gain further teaching experience.”

Bronwen, London Hampstead

“Thank you so much again for all your advice and support during the course. I absolutely loved the experience of doing CELTA, and I’ve recommended it to a lot of my friends!”

Miranda, London Hampstead

“My CELTA course at Hampstead School of English was taught by two highly motivating and engaging teachers. They played a huge role in helping me achieve a high grade and firing me with enthusiasm to teach others. They monitored our lessons and gave us amazing feedback which was essential to help us recognize issues we may not have noticed ourselves - they played an invaluable role in helping us progress and better our teaching skills.”

Francesca, London Hampstead

“The CELTA course proved to be an adventure in its own right, teaching professionally will surely be rewarding if this is only the beginning. The methodology was student-centred and thought provoking, especially as applicable to our own classes that we taught. The course was well-structured and the quality of the teacher trainers’ lessons and coaching are what no doubt made it all possible for me. I remember Day One, we began the course wearing A4 name cards (T-shirts) on which we had sketched pictures indicating what our hobbies are etc…We learnt how to do an icebreaker right there. It was very effective. I used this same exercise in my first class.”

Kenan, London Hampstead

“When talking to other Russian teachers, I always say how great my choice was to take the CELTA course at Hampstead School of English in London."

Daria, London Hampstead

Teacher training in London

Our London school has a great team of friendly staff and is full of international students, making it an ideal place to meet new people in London. The Teacher Training team supports you closely at every stage of your course, with a 100% pass rate on CELTA courses and a pass ‘A’ rate of 14%, high above the international average of 4%.***

*El Gazette, survey of private schools inspected by both the British Council and ISI, May 2013
**Based on the new British Council inspection system
***Based on latest available school statistics and Cambridge statistics, 2014

As a CELTA student at our Hampstead school, you will benefit from:

  • an experienced, friendly and approachable teacher training team
  • an open learning environment with welcoming school staff
    a friendly student atmosphere, ideal for meeting new people in London
  • job search advice to help you launch your career as an English language teacher
  • intensive personal coaching, with trainers sharing decades of teaching experience across the globe
  • direct access to public transport with a bus stop located less than one minute’s walk from the school’s front door and tube stations within easy reach, taking you straight to central London. The school is also within easy walking distance of the residential areas of West Hampstead, Finchley Road, Hampstead and Swiss Cottage;
  • Hampstead Heath, one of London’s most popular outdoor open spaces with 800 acres of park, only 10 minutes away from the school by foot

Based in a bright and modern building, the school has excellent facilities for teacher trainers, including:

  • well-equipped classrooms with interactive projectors
  • two outdoor patios
  • an on-site café serving hot drinks, sandwiches and snacks
  • a home cinema available exclusively for students
  • an extensive library and quiet study space
  • free Wi-Fi throughout the building
  • dedicated classrooms for teacher trainers

How to Apply

Simply fill out the Hampstead application form and return to Please note the application form is not supported by Apple, please complete on a PC or by hand.

Location Course Weeks Dates Price Places Left Enquire
London CELTA full-time 4 05/06/17 1245
London CELTA full-time 4 03/07/17 1245
London CELTA full-time 4 07/08/17 1245
London CELTA full-time 4 11/09/17 1245
London CELTA full-time 4 23/10/17 1245
London CELTA part-time 16 19/04/17 1245
London CELTA part-time 16 18/09/17 1245
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