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Kings, London, England UK

Kings

Students rated Kings, London : 4.4/5.0   (7 reviews)

1. What we like about the school  

Elegant Suburb only 17 minutes by train to Central London
Most host families within walking distance
Best rated school in London

2. London  

Events which might make your stay even more interesting in London:

Trooping the Colour ( - 11.Jun.2016), Notting Hill Carnival (27.Aug.2016 - 28.Aug.2016), New Year\'s Eve Fireworks (31.Dec.2016)

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3. Kings

General Information

The language school Kings was founded in London, England UK in 1957. Our London school is situated in Beckenham, an elegant and green suburb of south-east London only 15–20 minutes by train from central London. We have a main campus and an annexe just three minutes' walk away. It is a welcoming school which combines a relaxed atmosphere with excellent teaching and high academic standards. One of the UK’s largest shopping centres is a short bus ride from the school.

The school address is: 25 Beckenham Road, BR3 4PR - London (England UK).


Facilities

Cafeteria, computer lab, library, daily press, free after-class access to language learning software, lounge, garden, student support desk, copy machine, printer for student use, table tennis, free water dispenser, free WIFI


Facilities for disabled students

Disabled car park, wheelchair access to classroom, disabled toilet, wheelchair access to reception, wheelchair access to cafeteria, adapted for students with learning difficulty


Classroom equipment

Electronic whiteboard, heating, ample natural light in all classrooms.


Accreditations and Quality seals




UK Department of Education


Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is London Heathrow (LHR).  It takes 90 minutes by coach to school.


Average no. of students: Adult courses in summer: 400
Adult courses throughout the year: 150
School Size
XL
Average no. of levels: Adult courses in summer: 6
Adult courses throughout the year: 5
Number of classrooms: 24
Number of public workstations: 28
English teacher qualifications: 90 % hold a university degree
100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Average age of students: in summer: 20 years
throughout the year: 26 years
Minimum age of students: 16 years
10 years for specific Junior courses
Student nationalities: Brazil 4.5 %
China 7.6 %
France 2.7 %
Holland 1.5 %
Saudi Arabia 8.5 %
 
Italy 3.8 %
Japan 9.4 %
Korea 19.8 %
Switzerland 3.1 %
Turkey 7.4 %
 

4. Courses

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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 24 36 [+]Price for additional week
Price in £ -- 664 996 1328 1992 2656 3320 3612 6744 10116 301
A full-time intensive course including specialist options in Business English, IELTS, Cambridge exams, Conversation, Language Development, Professional Skills Development, Cultural Interest, etc.
Starting dates Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 07.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 03.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 03.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 05.Dec.2016
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:00
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 24 36 [+]Price for additional week
Price in £ -- 570 855 1140 1710 2280 2850 3024 5640 8460 252
Lessons usually take place every morning Monday–Friday. During high season you might have lessons in the mornings, afternoons, or a combination of both.
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Required language level Elementary (A2)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ -- 1148 1722 2296 2870 3444 4018 4592 5166 5740 6314
Course price includes accommodation: Homestay*, Single room, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner)

Combines English classes with a compulsory programme of activities and excursions, plus some free time. Students are fully supervised in lessons, on excursions and during activities. Many activities take place at the main Kings London school building.

This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Kentwood College, Beckenham, London
Starting dates 2016: 12.Jun.2016, 19.Jun.2016, 26.Jun.2016, 03.Jul.2016, 10.Jul.2016, 17.Jul.2016, 24.Jul.2016, 31.Jul.2016, 07.Aug.2016, 14.Aug.2016.
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
High season High season supplement per week: 23 £
High season dates 12.Jun.2016 - 07.Aug.2016
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ 795 1590 2385 3180 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation: On campus, Double room, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner)

Summer Course: Combines lessons, sports, activities and excursions.
Excursions include London (Covent Garden, Harrods, London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, Natural History Museum, Greenwich, Science Museum), Brighton, Oxford, Windsor, and more.
Most rooms are twin, with an average shower ratio of 1:6. Boys and girls are housed separately.
1-week bookings are only accepted for 31.07 start date. Course ends 07.08.16.


Price includes: Supervision 24/7

This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Farringtons School, Perry Street, BR7 6LR, Chislehurst
Starting dates 2016: 10.Jul.2016, 17.Jul.2016, 24.Jul.2016, 31.Jul.2016.
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ 795 1590 2385 3180 3975 4770 -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation: On campus, Double room, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner)

Summer Course: The price includes an excellent sports and activity programme (including specialist adventure activities: quad biking, mountain biking, archery, climbing wall, high ropes, etc.) + excursions including London, Bath, Bournemouth, Oxford, Stonehenge.
Most rooms are twins or singles, with some rooms for 4–6 students. Shared bathrooms (1:8). Boys and girls are housed separately.
1-week bookings for 07.08 + 14.08 start dates only. Course ends 21.08.16.

Price includes: Supervision 24/7

This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Pangbourne College, RG8 8LA, Pangbourne, Reading
Starting dates 2016: 10.Jul.2016, 17.Jul.2016, 24.Jul.2016, 31.Jul.2016, 07.Aug.2016, 14.Aug.2016.
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ 855 1710 2565 3420 4275 5130 5985 6840 -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation: On campus, Single room, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner)

Age for groups 12+ / Age for individuals 14+
20 lessons of English, evening activities and daily excursions to London's main attractions, plus weekly full-day trip to Brighton, Oxford, Windsor, Canterbury, etc.
London transport travel card included.
The student residence is 5 minutes' walk from the main classroom and dining area. Single rooms with private bathrooms.
1-week bookings for 26.06, 07.08 + 14.08 start dates only. Course ends 21.08.16.

Price includes: Supervision 24/7

This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
David Bomberg House, 282–302 Borough High Street, Southwark, SE1 1JD, London
Starting dates 2016: 26.Jun.2016, 03.Jul.2016, 10.Jul.2016, 17.Jul.2016, 24.Jul.2016, 31.Jul.2016, 07.Aug.2016, 14.Aug.2016.
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 24 36 [+]Price for additional week
Price in £ -- 740 1110 1480 2220 2960 3700 4068 7728 11592 339
General English + Specialist Business & Finance related topics and the option to prepare for the Cambridge ICFE and BEC examinations. You will have regular visits to businesses or financial institutions and may have the opportunity to attend meetings, communicate with professionals, carry out project research or work on business case-studies.
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:00
Required language level Lower intermediate (B1)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 24 36 [+]Price for additional week
Price in £ -- 740 1110 1480 2220 2960 3700 4068 7728 11592 339
General English + specialist law-related topics and the option to prepare for the Cambridge ILEC exam (supplement applies). Core subjects may include Company Law, Employment Law, Contracts, Intellectual Property, European Union Law, Property Law. We will organise educational visits to law courts and other legal institutions in London.
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:00
Required language level Lower intermediate (B1)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in £ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2520 3024
10-week course start date: 4 January.
12-week course start dates: 14 March and 19 September.
Minimum of 5 hours of homework per week. Two sets of mock exams before the exam. Test fee is subject to change and is not included in the price. Students are responsible for submitting exam application forms.
Starting dates 2016: 04.Jan.2016, 14.Mar.2016, 19.Sep.2016.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Required language level Upper intermediate (B2)
Exam dates 11.Mar.2016, 04.Jun.2016, 10.Dec.2016
Exam fee 130 £
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in £ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3010 3612
10-week course start date: 4 January.
12-week course start dates: 14 March and 19 September.
Minimum of 5 hours of homework per week. Two sets of mock exams before the exam. Test fee is subject to change and is not included in the price. Students are responsible for submitting exam application forms.
Starting dates 2016: 04.Jan.2016, 14.Mar.2016, 19.Sep.2016.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:00
Required language level Upper intermediate (B2)
Exam dates 11.Mar.2016, 04.Jun.2016, 10.Dec.2016
Exam fee 130 £
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in £ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2520 3024
10-week course start date: 4 January.
12-week course start dates: 14 March and 19 September.
Minimum of 5 hours of homework per week. Two sets of mock exams before the exam. Test fee is subject to change and is not included in the price. Students are responsible for submitting exam application forms.
Starting dates 2016: 04.Jan.2016, 14.Mar.2016, 19.Sep.2016.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Required language level Upper intermediate (B2)
Exam dates 12.Mar.2016, 04.Jun.2016, 10.Dec.2016
Exam fee 130 £
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in £ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3010 3612
10-week course start date: 4 January.
12-week course start dates: 14 March and 19 September.
Minimum of 5 hours of homework per week. Two sets of mock exams before the exam. Test fee is subject to change and is not included in the price. Students are responsible for submitting exam application forms.
Starting dates 2016: 04.Jan.2016, 14.Mar.2016, 19.Sep.2016.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:00
Required language level Upper intermediate (B2)
Exam dates 12.Mar.2016, 04.Jun.2016, 10.Dec.2016
Exam fee 130 £
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in £ -- 664 996 1328 1660 1992 2324 2656 3320 3984 332
Students wishing to take the IELTS test must complete their registration themselves online – assistance is available. We recommend doing so at least 5 weeks in advance. Test fee is subject to change and is not included in the price.
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:00
Required language level Lower intermediate (B1)
Exam fee 150 £
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 24 36 [+]Price for additional week
Price in £ -- 740 1110 1480 2220 2960 3700 4068 7728 11592 339
If you are accomplished at art, and need to improve your English while preparing a portfolio of artwork, this course is ideal. It combines General English with specialist art and design-related disciplines, taught in our dedicated art studios. Materials are included in the course price.
Starting dates Every Monday .
Required language level Elementary (A2)
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Lesson duration (minutes): 45 minutes
Individual classes: Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 55 £. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Exams offered: BEC
Average examination results: Pass at BEC
Language school closed: In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01.Jan.2016 - 03.Jan.2016, 25.Mar.2016, 28.Mar.2016, 02.May.2016, 30.May.2016, 29.Aug.2016, 19.Dec.2016 - 31.Dec.2016
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school): English
Comments about courses: All students have access to email and Internet facilities (including free wifi).

5. Accommodation

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weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in £ -- 286 429 572 143
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Twin rooms are only available to groups during Low Season, unless couples/friends wish to share. Internet access available subject to our fair usage policy. Please note that the internet access is not guaranteed during High Season. Christmas supplement £44 GBP per week.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy: Twin room.
Distance from school: 30 minutes walking
Includes: Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 14
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates High season dates 12.Jun.2016 - 07.Aug.2016
High season High season supplement per week: 41 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in £ -- 368 552 736 184
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Internet access available subject to our fair usage policy. N.B. internet access is not guaranteed during High Season. During High Season, some Homestay locations may be slightly further away. Christmas supplement £44 GBP per week.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 13 minutes walking (average reported by our former students)
Includes: Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 14
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates High season dates 12.Jun.2016 - 07.Aug.2016
High season High season supplement per week: 23 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in £ -- 480 720 960 240
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Our Homestay Extra option guarantees a large single room with double bed, TV in bedroom, and private bathroom or shower room.
Internet access available subject to our fair usage policy. N.B. Internet access is not guaranteed during High Season. Christmas supplement £44 GBP per week.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 30 minutes walking
Includes: TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Half board, Private bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 14
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates High season dates 12.Jun.2016 - 07.Aug.2016
High season High season supplement per week: 22 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in £ -- 600 900 1200 300 150
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy: Twin room.
Distance from school: 20 minutes by public transport
Includes: TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates Dates not available:01.Jan.2016 - 02.Jul.2016, 08.Aug.2016 - 31.Dec.2016
High season dates 12.Jun.2016 - 07.Aug.2016
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in £ -- 492 738 984 246 150
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy: Twin room.
Distance from school: 20 minutes by public transport
Includes: TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates Dates not available:01.Jan.2016 - 02.Jul.2016, 08.Aug.2016 - 31.Dec.2016
High season dates 12.Jun.2016 - 07.Aug.2016
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in £ -- -- -- 900 225 250
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Located in safe friendly neighbourhoods, close to shops and transport links, either within walking distance or a short bus ride from the College. Spacious single bedrooms and communal living and dining areas. N.B. All houses are non-smoking.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 20 minutes walking
Includes: TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates High season dates 12.Jun.2016 - 07.Aug.2016
High season
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Comment During the Summer High Season, most students stay in a twin room but single rooms may sometimes be available (at an extra charge).
Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
Single room always
Optional airport transfer: London Heathrow (LHR): for 127 £ (one way)
London Gatwick (LGW): for 127 £ (one way)
London Stansted (STN): for 158 £ (one way)

6. Leisure activities

Leisure activities: activity possible course possible organized by school distance from school
Basketball      
Cooking      
Dancing      
Field Hockey      
Football (soccer)      
Music      
Rugby      
Squash      
Swimming      
Table Tennis      
Tennis      
Volleyball      
Yoga      
Other leisure options: Rugby, Mini-olympics, Cricket, basketball, football.
Examples of social activities
organised by language school:
DVD, school parties, bowling, excursions, football, volleyball, basketball, etc.

7. Reviews

 
Overall rating 4.4/5.0 
(7 reviews)
City / State 4.4/5.0 
Organisation 4.1/5.0 
Facilities 4.0/5.0 
Social activities 4.0/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language 4.4/5.0 
Value for money 3.4/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family 3.7/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment) 3.2/5.0 
Other 3.2/5.0 
Students liked about Kings, London
"The atmosphere, different people from different countries that go great together" - (23 years)
"The Teachers, they always try to make the classes more enjoyable." - (18 years)
"The teachers and the classes" - (11 years)
"The the second week classroom" - (17 years)
"The availability" - (44 years)
All 7 reviews of Kings

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