The activities and excursions were brilliant, safe and comfortable. I joined them many times.

- Ayako Urabe, Japan
Intensive General English

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The Lake School is accredited by the British Council

To ensure that we are providing our students with the highest quality service, the British Council inspects our school regularly.

British Council

Publishable Statement

The British Council inspected and accredited the Lake School of English Oxford in August 2017.The Accreditation Scheme assesses the standards of management, resources and premises, teaching and welfare and accredits organisations which meet the overall standard in each area inspected, (see for details.)

This private language school offers courses in general and professional English for adults (16+), for closed groups of adults (16+) and vacation courses for adults (16+).

Strengths were noted in areas of staff management, student administration, quality assurance, publicity, premises and facilities, learning resources, academic staff profile, academic management, course design, learner management, teaching, care of students, accommodation and leisure opportunities. 

The inspection report stated that the organisation met the standards of the Scheme.

We are proud that the British Council recognises our many strengths:

The Lake School was awarded a total of 14 strengths out of a possible 15, and is one of the few British Council accredited centres in the UK to achieve this exceptional score.

Based on this and previous British Council accreditation reports, the Lake School of English in Oxford has featured in the English Language Gazette as a leading Centre of Excellence 2010 - 2018.

The Lake School is a member of English UK


English UK is the association for accredited English language providers. As members of this association, we follow a code of conduct and regulations which are designed to ensure excellent standards of teaching and welfare for foreign learners of English in the UK.