Harrow House

Harrow House International College is an English Language School in Swanage, a popular seaside town in the south of England, some 2.5 hours away from London.

Harrow House International College is an English Language School in Swanage, a popular seaside town in the south of England, some 2.5 hours away from London. At Harrow House we offer for students from 16 years of age Intensive English Courses, Cambridge Examination Courses, Academic Year / Semester Courses for students from 15 - 17 years as well as Junior New Year Courses, Junior Easter Courses and Junior Summer Courses for students from 8 to 17 years.

Swanage is considered the gateway town to the Jurassic Coast, the first natural UNESCO World Heritage Site in England, Swanage Beach has been ranked among the top 10 best beaches in England and Swanage Pier was voted 'Pier of the Year 2012'. 

Harrow House was founded in 1969 and continues to provide quality educational courses for students from more than 50 different countries. The College is accredited by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) and received the highest grading in all areas. Harrow House is also accredited by the British Council and is a founder member of English UK and Young Learners English UK.

We also support Education UK, which is the Government's initiative encouraging all accredited institutions in the UK to work together and promote the benefits of British education abroad. Harrow House is a member of the English UK South West regional grouping as well as of the local area association, the Recognized Accredited Language Schools Association (RALSA).

Harrow House students live in an ideal environment in which they can study, relax and have fun. Harrow House staff organise evening activities seven evenings a week.

Due to the unrivalled facilities at Harrow House, which are open until late in the evenings, students are spoilt for choice and can participate in a selection of evening activities.

They can compete in sports activities, train in the fitness studio, play games, participate in competitions and organised theme parties, take part in lively discussions, go to the disco and dance the night away, or sing their hearts out at Karaoke.

Or they can simply relax, read a book, write home, send and receive e-mails, surf the internet, play the piano, immerse themselves into self-study in the library, watch TV or a DVD, chat with friends or listen to music.

  • Unrivalled facilities in the UK.
  • On-site residential accommodation.
  • Homestay accommodation within walking distance of the College.
  • Excellent nationality mix with students from over 50 different countries in the high season.
  • Varied social programme with at least 3 options per evening.
  • Regular full-day and half-day excursions.          
  • Safe location.
  • Small and friendly classes.
  • Teaching materials, welcome folder, certificates and insurance included in the fees.
  • Continuity of qualified and experienced staff.
  • Cambridge examinations (KET, PET, FCE, CAE, CPE and BEC) available for June examination dates.
  • Competitive prices.
  • Harrow House is a Highly Trusted Sponsor under Tier 4 of the Points Based System. License number ATU625RNO.
  • Harrow House is registered with the Department for Education (DfE), inspected by Ofsted, accredited by the Independent Schools Inspectorate, British Council and is a member of English UK and RALSA.
  • We also support the Government's Education UK initiative.



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