Our School, Your Family

Capital School of English is a family-run, independent language school.

Our school is located on the south coast of England in a seaside town called Bournemouth.

Students have been studying English at Capital School of English since 2003, and also via our live online courses since 2013.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help and support every student on their personal learning journey;
to develop their English language skills and confidence, and achieve their individual English language potential.

The Capital Experience

Ensure every student receives the highest possible quality experience of English language courses, social activities and homestay

Quality Delivery

Deliver the highest possible quality of English language courses, social activities and homestay experience

Safe & Supportive

Create a safe and supportive environment


Treat everyone with respect

Promote Culture & Values

Promote British culture and core values

Value for Money

Provide value for money

Our team is here to help and support you on your personal learning journey; before, during and after your course.

Our Accreditations & Memberships

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Meet Our Team

A little about our Founders

Paulina Fordham

Co-Founder and Finance Director

Iโ€™m originally from Venezuela and have been living in the UK all my adult life.

I understand the transition our students go through while they adapt to life in the UK.

My background is in finance and in 2003 Spencer and I decided to combine our expertise and Capital School of English was born.

Spencer Fordham

Co-Founder and Managing Director

Prior to opening Capital School of English, I worked for a National Newspaper, where I gained experience in sales and marketing. I also have a recognised English Language Teaching Qualification.

I sit on the English UK Board of Directors (our National Association).

My main area of responsibility includes travelling to support our partners overseas.

Academic Management

Our Academic Management Team ensure you have the most suitable study programme.

Talk to them about:

Your study programme

Taking an external exam

Taking a day off/holiday

Any concerns or issues


Our teachers have a range of experience in teaching different levels and different courses. They have a recognised English Language Teaching Qualification and continue to develop with regular training.

Talk to them about:

Your English language goals

Your progress

Any concerns or issues


Our social activities are an opportunity for you to experience the local area and British culture. Our teachers play an active role in our social programme.

Talk to them about:

Activities you would like to do

Places you would like to visit

Any concerns or issues

Student Support

All members of the school community are here to help you.

Talk to them about:

Your homestay

Your travel arrangements

Your study programme

Any concerns or issues

Talk to us on the phone

+44(0)1202 546875

Get in touch by email


My English has improved here. We have friendly teachers and good lessons!


I really like the activities because you can meet the other guys from other countries and you can also see the English culture.


The lessons and teachers here are really nice. You understand everything very well and they explain everything clearly. Iโ€™ve only been here one week and Iโ€™ve already learned so much!


All the sessions were perfect! I was really glad to participate in all of these sessions. Our tutor was great! Everything was interesting and productive. I’m looking forward to the same sessions in future.