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Meridian School of English, Portsmouth, England UK


Rating: 3.8/5.0

Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square - PO1 2AB Portsmouth - see on map

Location: 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 language school Meridian School of English was founded in Portsmouth, England UK in 1979.
  • Legal name / parent company: Tellus Ltd
  • Tax registration ID: GB834874396

English Courses

General Language
Exam Preparation
Specialty Courses
Information for all courses offered by Meridian School of English
Lesson duration
60 minutes
School's administrative fee
75.00 £
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.
Individual classes
Single 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.
Days without class
In 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan. 2022, 10 Apr. 2022, 08 May 2022, 25 May 2022, 24 Dec. 2022 - 31 Dec. 2022.
If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are missed lessons recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students but has to be returned to the school at end of course.

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
Note: All courses offered by Meridian School of English, Portsmouth can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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Meridian School of English

Accreditations and Quality seals
British councilEnglish UKPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalHTS, NCFE
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)
First day of course
Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at 8:30
School Size
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Meridian School of English and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Western Union - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Table soccer / football

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Facilities for islamic students

    • Available area to pray at the school

    • Facilities to wash feet before praying

    • Halal food offered at the school

    • Homestay option that can prepare halal food

    • Homestay option for female islamic students where no men are living in household and that prepare halal food

  • 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

    • Accessible Toilet

    • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

    • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer:100
Throughout the year: 30
Minimum age of students
20 years
16 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 6
Adult courses Throughout the year: 3
Average age of students
In summer: 19 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer
London Heathrow Airport:
91 £ one way
182 £ return (both ways)
London Gatwick Airport:
91 £ one way
182 £ return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Gatwick or Heatrow.

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 180 days. Documentation regarding purpose of visit must be shown at the border in order to enter the country. For Study purposes: letter of enrolment from school, accommodation arrangements and proof of payments to the relevant institutions.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
School fee for issuing the visa documents:
30 £
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Express shipment fee (via courier)
30 £
Free shipment via regular mail
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Sailing2 km
Leisure programme for adults & juniors (sample):
 Schedule of activities - adults and juniors (PDF)
Schedule of activities - adults and juniors (PDF)
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Rating: 3.8/5.0

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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 15)
  • 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.
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