Capital Centres

Capital School of English (Year round centre)

Located in the University district of Bournemouth, Winton Banks, Capital School of English is conveniently placed in both a residential and commercial area. The school situated in a former bank Building and boasting many of the original features has been carefully renovated making for a wonderful learning environment.

The School

Our year round Adult School is an incredible and inspiring place to study. The school building itself is over 100 years old and has been extensively refurbished over the last few years but maintains its unique charm and elegance. Many of our teaching areas still have a number of the original features and in tradition of the rich history of the building we invest heavily in the upkeep and maintenance of the school offering our students, staff and visitors a warm and inviting place to study, work and visit. Many of our students comment on the beauty of the environment we have created at the school and as we say to all of our students , ‘This is your second home….’

Why not take a look around?


The classrooms are on three floors and are modern and functional. Lessons are delivered in a comfortable environment conducive to learning. All our classrooms are named after famous British Authors. You may find yourself having a class in Shakespeare’s room!

Our newly renovated basement social area is the perfect place for students to relax, study or enjoy themselves. Comfortable chairs, a place to charge your photo or tablet, Wifi throughout, table football, a playstation and a variety of board games... what is not to like!
Look out for our original artwork on the walls - which of the home nations does each picture represent?

Shelley - Our Self-Study Centre & Library

This free facility is available throughout the day and incorporates a wide selection of self-study materials for students to use when they are not in class. Students can work on improving any aspect of their English.
There is a teacher available within the study centre three times a day for students who want some extra help with their work. Many students take advantage of this extra opportunity to ask about the finer details of what they are studying. The teacher is also there to help students find additional activities/exercises to help improve any areas. Shelley is also home to the school library where students are encouraged to borrow books (for up to 2 weeks at one time). Within the library there are a variety of graded books ranging from Beginner to Proficiency. All students are encouraged by the academic team to use the resources on offer at the school to consolidate and practise what they have been taught in class.

Teacher available - 09:00 - 10:00; 12:30 - 13:00, 13:45 - 14:45

Summer School Arts University Bournemouth Campus (AUB)

Every year during our summer term (19th June - 25th August 2017), Capital School of English runs courses from the prestigious Arts University Bournemouth (AUB). Located a short walk (approx 15 minutes) from the year round school, Capital School of English summer centre is an inspiring place to learn. The centre boasts a number of excellent facilities. These include:

Refectory-Serving hot and cold food. Students will receive great discounts with a typical meal costing around £5.

Student Social Hub- Students will be able to meet, relax with fellow students, book activities, watch films…


Our summer Adult lessons are conducted across 2 sites
You will either be taught in our year round facility or our incredible summer centre the AUB
We are fortunate to be partnered with one of the top Arts Universities in the UK namely the AUB. Here you will be taught in modern surroundings on a campus that we are proud to call our second home
All class rooms are set up to make the learning of the language comfortable and relaxed. Teachers often use the inspiring environment of the campus to bring the language alive
WiFi access across the whole campus
The campus also boasts a beautiful, modern Refectory where you can buy hot and cold lunches as well as snacks at break times
The internet suite is available for Adult students to use throughout the day in our open plan student social room. Games console/films and table games are available throughout the day
The library and listening room facilities are available to all students studying at the AUB campus as Capital School of English is just a 15 minute walk away!
During the summer term at Capital School of English Adult students can stay in the international student residence which is located in the town centre. The residence is a great place to meet other students studying at the school.

See our summer residential information