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St Peters School of English, Canterbury, England UK

3.9/5

Rating: 3.9/5.0

St Peters School of English

The language school St Peters School of English was founded in Canterbury, England UK in 1966. We are an extremely friendly, family-run school in the heart of historic Canterbury only two minutes walk from the ancient Cathedral, the centre of the Anglican church, and the high street with its cafes and shops.

The school address is: 4 St Alphege Lane, CT1 2EB - Canterbury, England UK (see on map)

Accreditations and Quality seals

British councilEnglish UKPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal

School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Games room

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Billiards

  • Table tennis

  • Table soccer / football

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

8

Number of public PC workstations:

9

Our price includes

  • 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 Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by a qualified consultant

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: 45
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 15

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 5
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 4

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 15 years for specific Junior courses

English teacher qualifications

  • 80% hold a university degree
  • 100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

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

1
1
2
12
7
2
10
1
30
15
3
4
15
5
1
1
1

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is London Gatwick (Heathrow & Stansted also good).

London Heathrow Airport:
155 £ pick up
310 £ return (both ways)
London Gatwick Airport:
150 £ pick up
300 £ return (both ways)
Stansted Airport:
155 £ pick up
310 £ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 08 May 2020, 25 May 2020, 31 Aug. 2020, 18 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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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 16 17 30 31
Price in £ 241 229 482 458 723 687 964 916 1446 1374 1928 1832 2410 2290 3792 3603 3808 3618 6720 6384 6727 6391
Price in US$ 283 566 848 1131 1696 2261 2826 4447 4466 7880 7888
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  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Price in £ 260 247 520 494 780 741 1040 988 1275 1212 1530 1454 2040 1938 2550 2423 2952 2805 4046 3844 7254 6892
Price in US$ 305 610 915 1220 1496 1795 2393 2991 3462 4745 8506
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
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  - 16:15
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 17 30 31
Price in £ 197 188 394 375 591 562 788 749 1164 1106 1552 1475 1940 1843 2256 2144 3026 2875 5340 5073 5394 5125
Price in US$ 231 462 693 924 1365 1820 2275 2646 3549 6262 6325
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
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in £ 579 551 1158 1101 1737 1651 2316 2201 2845 2703 3414 3244 3983 3784 4552 4325 5690 5406 6828 6487 569 541
Price in US$ 679 1358 2037 2716 3337 4004 4671 5338 6673 8007 668
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
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  - 14:30
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in £ 579 551 1158 1101 1737 1651 2316 2201 2845 2703 3414 3244 3983 3784 4552 4325 5690 5406 6828 6487 365 347
Price in US$ 679 1358 2037 2716 3337 4004 4671 5338 6673 8007 428
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
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  - 14:30
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Business
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Free cancellation up to 14 days 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 £ 569 541 1138 1082 1707 1622 2276 2163 2795 2656 3354 3187 3913 3718 4472 4249 5031 4780 5590 5311 6708 6373
Price in US$ 668 1335 2002 2669 3278 3933 4589 5244 5900 6555 7866
15 hours of General English plus 10 hours of Business English.
If there aren't enough students to make a group for Business English, one to one classes will be offered and the price for 1 week is GBP 569.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
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  - 14:30
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 17 30 31
Price in £ 241 229 482 458 723 687 964 916 1446 1374 1928 1832 2410 2290 2844 2702 3808 3618 6720 6384 6727 6391
Price in US$ 283 566 848 1131 1696 2261 2826 3335 4466 7880 7888
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  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Exam fee
160 £
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Language Plus Activity
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 16 17 30 31
Price in £ 197 188 394 375 591 562 788 749 1164 1106 1552 1475 1940 1843 3008 2858 3026 2875 5340 5073 5394 5125
Price in US$ 231 462 693 924 1365 1820 2275 3528 3549 6262 6325
Price above does not include the golf, which will be added to the tution meaning that prices may vary.
The English plus Golf consists of English lessons in the morning and a maximum of 4 afternoons of Golf. Golf costs GBP 85 an hour and the weekly price will vary depending on the number of hours chosen by the student (minimum number of lessons is 1 and the maximum number of lessons is 4).
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
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
Reserve this course »
See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 17 30 31
Price in £ 197 188 394 375 591 562 788 749 1164 1106 1552 1475 1940 1843 2256 2144 3026 2875 5340 5073 5394 5125
Price in US$ 231 462 693 924 1365 1820 2275 2646 3549 6262 6325
Price above does not include the horse riding, which will be added to the tution meaning that prices may vary.
The English plus Horseriding consists of English lessons in the morning and a maximum of 4 afternoons of horse riding.
Transfer to the stables is not included.
Horse riding costs GBP 55 an hour and the weekly price will vary depending on the number of hours chosen by the student (minimum number of lessons is 1 and the maximum number of lessons is 4).
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
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
Reserve this course »
See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 17 30 31
Price in £ 197 188 394 375 591 562 788 749 1164 1106 1552 1475 1940 1843 2256 2144 3026 2875 5340 5073 5394 5125
Price in US$ 231 462 693 924 1365 1820 2275 2646 3549 6262 6325
The English plus Tennis consists of English lessons in the morning and a maximum of 4 afternoons of playing tennis.
The Tennis lessons cost GBP 50 for each 1.5 hour lesson. The weekly price will vary depending on the number of hours chosen by the student (min. 1; max. 4). There is an additional GBP 25 joining fee for these lessons, payable at the start of the course. The tutor will collect the student, and drop him/her back and this transport charge is included in the cost.
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
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Note: All courses offered by St Peters School of English, Canterbury can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.
Lesson duration: 60 minutes
School's administrative fee: 94.00 £
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 53 £. 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.
Comments about courses:Required deposit to guarantee a place at school:
- Non-visa students: GBP 100.
- Visa students: GBP 200.
No lessons on Friday afternoon.
Two-to-one lessons are available in General and Business English for GBP 30 per person per hour (if the students are at the same level and book together).
Airport transfer fee (optional): - From Luton Airport: GBP 165 (one way).
- From Heathrow Airport: GBP 155 (one way).
- From Gatwick Airport: GBP 150 (one way).
- From Stanstead Airport: GBP 155 (one way).
- From London City Airport: GBP 150 (one way).
- From Ashford International Airport: GBP 80 (one way).

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in £ 144 288 432 576 720 864 1008 1152 1440 1728 144
Price in US$ 178 356 534 711 889 1067 1245 1422 1778 2133 178
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
17 minutes walking (average reported by 10 former students)
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 30 Sep. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 20 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in £ 124 248 372 496 620 744 868 992 1240 1488 124
Price in US$ 154 307 460 613 766 919 1072 1225 1531 1837 154
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
30 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 30 Sep. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 20 £
Homestay accommodation is usually within 30 minutes walking distance to the school, although occasionally it is slightly further and you can get the local bus.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Dancing1 km
Golf4 km
Horse riding6 km
Squash1 km
Swimming1 km
Tennis2 km
Yoga1 km

Reviews

3.9/5.0

Rating: 3.9/5.0

City

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 3.6/5.0

3.6/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 3.2/5.0

3.2/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 3.6/5.0

3.6/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
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Other
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Students liked about St Peters School of English, Canterbury
The good teachers
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
2.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
1.0/5.0
Other
1.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
1.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: The school and the teachers are fine, I was happy about this. The problems were about the family who hosted me... they are good person but were cheapskates (they never cooked me any fish or steak during my 4 week stay there.) The temperatures at times were cold in the house, and they cooked me potatoes 85% of the time. It seemed they hosted people just for money and not for passion.
Central location, very helpful and patient teachers.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Since October, there are much less students, so the groups are much smaller.
Classes made by an international group
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
3.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Good teaching
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Other comments: it is good
The size and the small number of students per classroom. Different teachers for each session.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
Accommodation

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    FAQ about St Peters School of English, Canterbury

  • English courses at St Peters School of English start at 188 £ for General Course B 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 St Peters School of English
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from London Heathrow Airport (155 £), London Gatwick Airport (150 £), Stansted Airport (155 £)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at St Peters School of English varies from 14 students (Intensive Course A) to 14 students (Intensive Course A)
  • 80% of teachers at St Peters School of English hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at St Peters School of English comes from Italy with a 30% representation, followed by students from Spain (15%) and Japan (15%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • St Peters School of English offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 20 during the summer and 35 for the rest of the year.
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