Key Facts & Ratings

Excellence in English Language Training since 1955

Every year around 10,000 students from over 100 different countries choose St Giles for their language and learning needs. Established in 1955, we offer 67 years' experience in providing excellence in training for people of all ages, all needs, and from all over the world.

Why Learn English at St Giles?

  • 67 years' experience teaching English
  • An international reputation for high-quality teaching
  • Choice of locations in the UK and Canada
  • Flexible programmes designed for a range of ages, abilities, and objectives
  • A personal learning experience, with a focus on you and your needs
  • Exciting, fast-paced, and learner-centred lessons
  • Modern teaching centres offering the latest resources
  • Excellent value for money.

There are many reasons why people choose to study English. Whether you want to learn for travel, to enhance your career or work life, for further study or just for fun, we can help you learn quickly and effectively!

All teachers at St Giles International must have, as a minimum requirement, a recognised certificate for Teaching English as a Foreign Language, for example the Cambridge CELTA or the Trinity Cert. TESOL or equivalent, as well as a University degree. In exceptional circumstances, we may employ teachers who do not possess one of the above qualifications, if in our opinion they may be reasonably deemed to be appropriately qualified or experienced.

Download our Statement of Educational Purpose

The St Giles Promise:
Our Mission Statement

To provide high quality courses for international students and trainee teachers in a positive and inclusive environment, focusing on the students’ and trainees’ real and practical aspirations. 

To offer a range of student support services prioritising student welfare, safety, comfort and choice to enable our students to enjoy their courses to the full.

Our Values

High Quality

We are committed to high quality education

Improve & Develop

We constantly strive to improve and develop

Family Values

We have strong traditions and family values


We use our experience to support our students

International experience

We offer a truly international experience


The Queen's Awards

The Queen’s Awards are announced annually by Her Majesty The Queen, on the advice of the Prime Minister, and are regarded as the most prestigious business awards in the country, recognising companies that are outstanding in their field. We demonstrated that our business has achieved substantial growth in overseas earnings and in commercial success (for our business size and sector) through continuous achievement over a six year period.

The Sunday Times
International Track 200 (2014)

St Giles International ranked 77th of the top 200 UK private companies that saw the fastest growth in overseas sales within a 2-year period with an average 48.5% overseas sales growth ending December 12, 2013.

Partner Awards

English Language and Teaching Accreditations

St Giles International is fully accredited and regularly assessed for the teaching of English by the British Council in the UK and Languages Canada in Canada. These are major independent bodies that control quality standards in language centres in the UK and Canada. Our St Giles UK centres are members of English UK.

This year, St Giles International joined Association of Language Travel Organisations (ALTO), the only forum joining leading language travel agents, schools, and national associations as one global community.

St Giles Vancouver has EQA designation and is recognised by the British Columbia government as having met quality assurance standards. St Giles Vancouver is also recognised by PTIB as providing Class C programmes.

You can view the latest British Council reports for each school below:

  • St Giles Brighton British Council Report
  • St Giles Eastbourne British Council Report
  • St Giles London Central British Council Report
  • St Giles London Highgate British Council Report
  • St Giles Cambridge British Council Report