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?

School Facilities

Future Success Room

Our newly renovated Future Success Learning Hub is the perfect learning space designed to  make it easier to work together, with technology, resources and multi-disciplinary tutors, students work without barriers to create, innovate and collaborate inside and outside the school.


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!

The Basement

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 phone 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

group studying

Capital School of English – Summer Adult School (16+)
at Bournemouth University

Every year during our summer term (29th June 2020 – 28th August 2020), Capital School of English uses additional facilities at Bournemouth University – Talbot Campus, located a short walk (approx. 10 mins) from the year round school.
Our summer adult lessons (16+) are held across 2 sites (Our year round school and Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus)


Here you will be taught in modern surroundings on a campus that we are proud to call our second home

All classrooms are set up to make the learning of the language comfortable and relaxed

There is free  and secure WiFi access across the whole campus

The campus also has a number of areas to socialise and relax as well as an excellent student and staff restaurant offering a delicious and varied menu where you can buy hot and cold food throughout the day

Students are able to use all facilities across both summer sites