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Meridian School of English, Portsmouth, England UK

Among the Top 20% most popular English schools in Portsmouth in the last 12 months
3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Excellent rating of homestay accommodation

Meridian School of English

The language school Meridian School of English was founded in Portsmouth, England UK in 1979. The school is located on the 3rd floor of the Guildhall.The building is also the cultural centre of the city with a concert hall, café, meeting rooms and council chambers where local political decisions are made. The Mayor of Portsmouth has offices within the same building.



The school address is: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, PO1 2AB - Portsmouth, England UK (see on map)
Legal name / parent company: Tellus Ltd| Tax registration ID: GB834874396

Accreditations and Quality seals

British councilEnglish UKTier4Preferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalHTS, NCFE

School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Table soccer / football

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

  • Air conditioning in some classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

10

Number of public PC workstations:

10

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

  • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students but has to be returned to the school at end of course.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 100
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 30

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 6
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 3

Minimum age of students

  • 20 years
  • 16 years for specific Junior courses

English teacher qualifications

  • 100% hold a university degree
  • 100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

20
5
2
2
10
30
2
5
7
8

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Gatwick or Heatrow.

London Heathrow Airport:
91 £ pick up
182 £ return (both ways)
London Gatwick Airport:
91 £ pick up
182 £ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020, 08 May 2020, 25 May 2020, 24 Dec. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020.

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

English Courses

General Language
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Price in £ 295 281 590 561 885 841 1180 1121 1475 1402 1770 1682 2065 1962 2360 2242 2655 2523 2950 2803 3540 3363
Price in US$ 357 714 1071 1428 1784 2141 2498 2855 3212 3568 4282
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:45
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in US$ 297 593 889 1186 1482 1778 2075 2371 2667 2964 3556
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:45
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in US$ 605 1210 1815 2419 3024 3629 -- -- -- -- 605
This option is ideal for students wanting to focus on a specific area and want to study with a friend.
Starting dates
Every Day.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Private
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Price in US$ 484 968 1452 1936 2419 2903 -- -- -- -- 484
This option is ideal for students wanting to focus on a specific area and progress quicker.
Starting dates
Every Day.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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Price in US$ 357 714 1071 1428 1784 2141 2498 2855 3212 3568 4282
Exam Fee is not included. Exams are subject to availability and entry level requirements.This includes 15 hours General English and 8 hours exam preparation.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:45
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 21 day before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in £ 295 281 590 561 885 841 1180 1121 1475 1402 1770 1682 2065 1962 2360 2242 2655 2523 2950 2803 3540 3363
Price in US$ 357 714 1071 1428 1784 2141 2498 2855 3212 3568 4282
Exam Fee is not included. Exams are subject to availability and entry-level requirements.This includes 15 hours General English and 8 hours exam preparation.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:45
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 21 day before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in £ 295 281 590 561 885 841 1180 1121 1475 1402 1770 1682 2065 1962 2360 2242 2655 2523 2950 2803 3540 3363
Price in US$ 357 714 1071 1428 1784 2141 2498 2855 3212 3568 4282
Exam Fee is not included. Exams are subject to availability and entry level requirements.This includes 15 hours General English and 8 hours exam preparation.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:45
Required minimum language level
Proficiency (C2)
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 21 day before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in £ 295 281 590 561 885 841 1180 1121 1475 1402 1770 1682 2065 1962 2360 2242 2655 2523 2950 2803 3540 3363
Price in US$ 357 714 1071 1428 1784 2141 2498 2855 3212 3568 4282
Exam Fee is not included. Exams are subject to availability and entry level requirements.This includes 15 hours General English and 8 hours exam preparation.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:45  - 15:45
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Specialty Courses
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Free cancellation up to 21 day before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in £ 500 475 1000 950 1500 1425 2000 1900 2500 2375 3000 2850 3500 3325 -- -- -- 500 475
Price in US$ 605 1210 1815 2419 3024 3629 4234 -- -- -- 605
This course is designed to enhance your development by becoming a more effective teacher, coach, mentor and communicator in the English language.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Price in US$ -- 1197 1665 1891 2117 2343 2569 2795 3020 3246 3698
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Single room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Brochures
 Work & Study (PDF)
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Lesson duration: 60 minutes
School's administrative fee: 75.00 £
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 40 £. 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.

Accommodation

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Price in £ 170 340 510 680 850 1020 1190 1360 1700 2040 170
Price in US$ 217 433 650 866 1083 1299 1515 1732 2165 2598 217
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by Meridian School of English - 1
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Optional (one-off) fee of GBP 70 for bedding and kitchen pack.
Price extra night:
24 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast & lunch & dinner, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 01 Jul. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 15 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in £ 190 380 570 760 950 1140 1330 1520 1900 2280 190
Price in US$ 242 484 726 968 1210 1452 1694 1936 2419 2903 242
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Optional (one-off) fee of GBP 70 for bedding and kitchen pack.
Price extra night:
27 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast & lunch & dinner, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 01 Jul. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 15 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in £ 155 310 465 620 775 930 1085 1240 1550 1860 155
Price in US$ 198 395 592 790 987 1184 1382 1579 1974 2368 198
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 01 Jul. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 15 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in £ 142 284 426 568 710 852 994 1136 1420 1704 142
Price in US$ 181 362 543 724 904 1085 1266 1447 1808 2170 181
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Optional (one-off) fee of GBP 70 for bedding and kitchen pack.
Price extra night:
24 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
20 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 01 Jul. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 15 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in £ 162 324 486 648 810 972 1134 1296 1620 1944 162
Price in US$ 207 413 619 825 1032 1238 1444 1650 2063 2475 207
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Optional (one-off) fee of GBP 70 for bedding and kitchen pack.
Price extra night:
27 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
20 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast & lunch & dinner, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 01 Jul. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 15 £
It is advised you book your accommodation at least four weeks before the date of your arrival to guarantee the type you require.
Surcharge of GBP 30 to share accommodation with a person from the same country.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Dancing 
Sailing2 km
Squash 
Tennis 
Leisure programme for adults & juniors (sample):
 Schedule of activities - adults and juniors (PDF)
 Social Activities (PDF)

Reviews

3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4
Organisation

Rating: 3.4/5.0

3.4
Facilities

Rating: 3.4/5.0

3.4
Social activities

Rating: 3.2/5.0

3.2
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8
Value for money

Rating: 3.6/5.0

3.6
Accommodation
Homestay
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Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
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What students liked about Meridian School of English, Portsmouth
Efficiency of training
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation

Brochures

Meridian School of English Brochure (PDF)
Meridian School of English Brochure (PDF)
Meridian School of English Brochure (PDF)
Meridian School of English Brochure (PDF)
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 Cultural Program (PDF)
 Work & Study (PDF)

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    FAQ about Meridian School of English, Portsmouth

  • English courses at Meridian School of English start at 233 £ for General English 15 course with 15 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of Meridian School
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from London Heathrow Airport (91 £), London Gatwick Airport (91 £)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Meridian School varies from 1 students (One-to-One) to 8 students (General English 23)
  • 100% of teachers at Meridian School of English hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Meridian School of English comes from Italy with a 30% representation, followed by students from Brazil (20%) and Saudi Arabia (10%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Meridian School of English offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 19 during the summer and 0 for the rest of the year.
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