Blog April 21, 2012 by

St Giles

Happy 25th Anniversary St Giles London Central!

It has been 25 years since St Giles first opened its doors in 1987 to teach English to international students in central London.  On Friday 20th April we held a party for all the students and staff at our London Central school to celebrate with birthday cake, cupcakes, music from 1987, a slide show and a quiz with prizes up for grabs!

On this special occasion Mark Lindsay, the Managing Director of the St Giles Group, gave a few words of thanks to all the staff and students over the years that have contributed to the continuing progress and success of the school:

When I opened this school all those years ago [in 1987], I opened with 21 students and 10 classrooms, so the building was empty. I did all the accounts, a lot of the maintenance and I had one general receptionist, two teachers and a part-time Director of Studies.

There are now almost one hundred members of staff in this school and last year we had 750 students at one point. Over 3000 students a year now attend this school and many come back. It is the largest school in the St Giles group and one of the biggest schools in London.

St Giles London Central has come a very long way and we are fortunate to have so many conscientious staff who care passionately about the quality of service we provide to the students. I would like to thank the staff for making the school a continued success, but most of all, I would like to thank the students because without them, we are nothing. I know that you have a choice, so thank you for coming to this school!

I would like to propose a toast to St Giles London Central – Happy 25th Birthday!

If you want to find out more about our London Central school, take a look at the school’s video on our YouTube homepage, where you can also find videos for all our other centres across the world:

Alternatively, please feel free to email us or visit the St Giles website.