About Us

Welcome to Nottingham English School

Nottingham English School is a Nottingham language school and specialist provider of English Language tuition based in the heart of the UK, within Nottingham City centre. The Nottingham language school is an academic department that forms part of New College Nottingham (ncn) and it is based at the historic Adams Building.

Nottingham English School offers a wide range of flexible English language training that includes:

  • General English
  • Academic English
  • Preparation for the IELTS Test
  • An English Summer School programme
  • CELTA teacher training for those who wish to teach English
  • Study opportunities for groups
  • Cambridge First Certificate (FCE)
  • 'English Plus' - English study alongside of hundreds of other subjects
  • Tailored English courses to meet individual group needs


Nottingham language school offers British Council accredited English Language tuition and is a member of English UK giving students a guarantee of the quality of tuition they will receive. Every year hundreds of students choose Nottingham English School and to date, students have arrived from over 80 different countries.

New College Nottingham is a Home Office approved highly trusted sponsor under Tier 4 of the Points Based System[1]. Students who study at the Nottingham English School have the benefits of being part of a large international college. These benefits include access to a range of learning centres and libraries across the City, the opportunity to join an active Students' Union, and support from a dedicated international support team. The Adams building also hosts a range of excellent facilities such as the Adams Restaurant and Brasserie, a coffee shop, a large rectory. English students also have the opportunity to take part in an exciting social programme that is fun and will help you find out more about British culture. Nottingham English School students receive their own email account and a special welcome pack that contains a USB memory stick and writing materials to help them get started.

New College Nottingham's, Nottingham language school is accredited by the British Council

British Council for Nottingham English School

What does British Council accreditation mean?

Accreditation provides students with a guarantee of quality.

Accreditation UK, run by the British Council and English UK, is the only internationally-recognised quality assurance scheme for English language schools in the UK. The British Council regularly inspects schools in the UK offering courses in English as a Foreign Language.

The inspection checks quality standards in teaching, course design, management, resources, student welfare and accommodation provision. Good schools which meet agreed standards of quality are then awarded accredited status by the British Council.

Most recently New College Nottingham was inspected by the British Council in 2013  when our existing accreditation was renewed for a further 4 years.

ncn  is a well-established part of Nottingham life, with campuses located throughout this great student city.