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Severnvale AcademyShrewsbury, England UK


Rating: 4.0/5.0

1 students - overall rating
25 Claremont Hill - SY1 1RD Shrewsbury - see on map
From 375£ per week
What we like about the school
  • Weekly disco, live music or BBQ evenings included in the Junior Programmes.
  • Specialist courses include Legal and Business English.
  • Small class sizes
  • Excellent nationality mix. No student nationality makes up more than 15% of students.
What we dislike about the school
  • Younger students should consider that the average age of students at this school is significantly higher than at most other schools.

Location: Severnvale Academy is located in the beautiful medieval town of Shrewsbury, England. Surrounded by the River Severn and only moments away from attractions such as the Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, shopping centres and beautiful green spaces such as The Dingle Gardens and The Quarry Park, the school is in a fantastic location. The home of Charles Darwin, Shrewsbury offers a unique backdrop for learning English.

School facilities: Severnvale Academy is well experienced, teaching English for over 35 years to the highest of standards. The facilities of the school offer all that students need to fulfil their language goals. Facilities include a library, computer lab, garden, lounge area, fridge and microwave use and a student support desk for any questions or queries. All classrooms have heating and ample natural light to create an optimal learning environment.

Course selection: Course selection with the school is extensive, including specialist courses in Legal English, Exam Preparation (TOLES, FCE, CAE, IELTS)and Business English.

Additional information: An independent language school, Severnvale Academy promotes a relaxed but highly engaging professional learning environment. With much more to offer than solely classroom lessons, the school and staff advocate a personalised approach to each student's studies and experience, ensuring they leave their studies having fulfilled their language goals whilst having a memorable time.

English Courses

General Language
Exam PreparationWhy exam preparation courses are excellent for optimum progress

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes

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Rating: 4.0/5.0

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Severnvale Academy, Shrewsbury
Location of the school

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Social activities

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Rating: 4.0/5.0

Quality of teaching

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Value for money

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Student opinions about Severnvale Academy, Shrewsbury

Verified reviews only, uncensored. All student opinions from students who booked a course at the school with LanguageCourse.net.
It was good to meet students from various countries.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Participate actively in various cultural experience as well as study. I think it's a good opportunity to make friends from all over the world.
Overall rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0


Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Standard Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Unlike the university, it was good to have a variety of cultural experience after school activities. It was a pity that I couldn´t participate actively because I didn´t speak English.
Other comments The family atmosphere and the kindness of everyone helped me to study very comfortably.
Course: Gen 2 - 6 weeks
12. Sep. 2019
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.

Severnvale Academy

Accreditations and Quality seals
British councilEnglish UKPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal
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 8:20
Student gender mix
50% male / 50% female
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoBank Transfer - logo
Year of school foundation
Legal name / parent company
Severnvale Academy Limited | Tax registration ID: 5650907

General school facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Daily press

  • Movie rental

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Table tennis

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Non-smoking (all indoor areas, but not all outdoor areas of school)

  • Smoking zones (outdoors)

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in most classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 9
    Number of public PC workstations: 5
    Paid parking (<500m)

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Disabled car park

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Wheelchair access to reception

    • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

Student Age / Nationality

Minimum age of students
20 years
13 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 5
Adult courses Throughout the year: 5
Junior courses In summer: 5
Junior courses Throughout the year: 5
Average age of students
In summer: 40 years
Throughout the year: 42 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Information for all courses offered by Severnvale Academy

Lesson duration
45 minutes
School's administrative fee
100.00 £
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.
Comments about courses

Airport transfers:
Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham: GBP 135 one way.

Coventry, Nottingham East Midlands: GBP 145.

London Heathrow and Luton: GBP 245.

Stansted, London City, Gatwick: GBP 255.

Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 70 £. 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 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2024, 23 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024, 30 Dec 2024, 31 Dec 2024.
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.
Lessons needed per English language level
Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 80 4
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 160 8
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 180 9
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 200 10
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 220 11
C2 Proficiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

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.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
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
Dancing1 km
Football (soccer)-
Ice Hockey25 km
Swimming1 km
Yoga1 km

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

Walking Tour of Shrewsbury

Adults - Paid activities

Shrewsbury Castle tour, 5.00GBP
Video about leisure activities at Severnvale Academy Shrewsbury



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Questions and answers about Severnvale Academy

  • Payment will be made in two parts:
    Firstly, you will need to pay a prepayment, which corresponds to approximately 30% of the course price. This will be paid in euros.
    The remainder of the payment will subsequently be paid directly to the school, and will be payable in pounds sterling. Transfer or payment by card may result in conversion fees from your bank.
    Melanie Besnard, LanguageCourse.Net - Oct 11, 2023

FAQ about Severnvale Academy, Shrewsbury

  • English courses at Severnvale Academy start at 375 £ for General English Course 1 course with 25 lessons per week. When booking here you get the guaranteed best price.
  • The accommodation Standard Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of Severnvale Academy
  • Yes. The following courses can be attended as an absolute beginner: TOLES Exam Preparation Course
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Severnvale Academy varies from 1 students (One-to-One English Course 25) to 6 students (General English Course 2)
  • 100% of teachers at Severnvale Academy hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Severnvale Academy comes from Germany with a 13% representation, followed by students from France (12%) and Switzerland (12%).
  • Severnvale Academy offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 40 during the summer and 42 for the rest of the year.

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