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English school in
Cambridge England Embassy English England

Choose our English school in Cambridge and you’ll be in the perfect student city – compact, safe, and popular with students from around the world.

Why you’ll love Embassy Cambridge

Our school is only 20 minutes’ walk from the historic city-centre, in a peaceful location, close to the river - the perfect contrast to the lively centre with its shops, markets and international restaurants.

Professional teachers trained in the latest technology will help build your confidence and your skills. Excellent rail connections to London - only 50 minutes by train - make Cambridge a great city to learn English in.

When in Cambridge…
Go punting (like boating) on the River Cam.

Facilities

  • Extensive programme of activities
  • Weekend excursions to other cities in the UK and Europe
  • WiFi-enabled
  • IT suite
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • University application counselling
  • Cafeteria
  • Courtyard and gardens
Embassy Cambridge student residence exterior
Embassy Cambridge residence - student bedroom
*Although you may not stay in the accommodation pictured, you will stay in accommodation of a very similar quality.

Student Residence (age 18+ / 16+ in summer)

Have fun sharing a residence with other international students

Distance from school

5 minute cycle ride to city centre, 10 minute cycle or 25 minute walk to school

Meals provided

Self-catering plus in summer 14 meals (breakfast and evening meal) also available

Rooms

Single rooms with private bathroom; shared bathroom in summer

Other facilities

See factsheet


Homestay (live with a host family)

Live with an English-speaking host and practise your English every day!

Distance from school

20-40 minutes by public transport or walking

Meals provided

14 per week (breakfast and evening meal)

Rooms

Single

Homestay breakfast only (18 years+):

Live with an English speaking host (breakfast only)

Choose long-term, short-term, standard or intensive English tuition from elementary to advanced level.
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Get the English and the study skills to successfully take a degree course in the UK, Australia, the USA or Canada.
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Get the best tips and advice on how to pass your Cambridge Advanced English (CAE).
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Focus on skills you’ll need to pass the FCE level with our professional teachers and technology-rich classrooms.
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A typical bicycle-filled street in Cambridge England

Local facilities

Nearest supermarket: 5 minutes' walk
Nearest café/restaurants: 5 minutes' walk
Nearest newsagent: 5 minutes' walk
Nearest church: 2 minutes' walk
Nearest mosque: 15 minutes by bike
Nearest post office: 5 minutes' walk
Nearest bank: 20 minutes' walk
Nearest shopping centre: 20 minutes' walk
Nearest bus stop: 2 minutes' walk
Nearest park: 5 minutes' walk

Travelling around the city

On foot or by bicycle
Cambridge is one of the top cycling cities in the UK; getting around on foot or by bike is easy and we can help you hire a bike.

By bus
Stagecoach offers a network of frequent and reliable buses, these provide excellent access to all parts of Cambridge.

By train
There are frequent trains to/from London (up to 3 an hour in peak time) and other major cities in the UK.

Historic streets and buildings of Cambridge Explore the city by gondala-like boats called "punts" Cycling is a great way to explore Cambridge

Cost of Living

We currently advise that students should budget approximately GB £60 per week. This will cover all transport, food and entertainment costs.

Sample prices (all in GB £):

Item Price in GB £
A cup of coffee (in a chain like Starbucks) 2.50 - 3.50
Can of Coca Cola 0.70
Big Mac hamburger
2.50
Hot meal in the school cafeteria
4.00
Three course meal in a reasonably priced restaurant From 25.00. Add 10% tip
Cinema ticket 8.00
Nightclub entrance 5.00 - 15.00
Taxi 2.60 minimum and 20p for each additional 187 metres
Bus From 3.90 for a day pass; 12.50 for a week pass
Train A return ticket to London is from 15.40

Popular trips from Cambridge:

  • Stratford-upon-Avon. Birthplace of William Shakespeare
  • London. The country’s capital is a must see!
  • Oxford. Cambridge’s famous rivals – another beautiful university city
  • Bath. Old Roman baths set among stunning Georgian architecture
  • Stonehenge. Prehistoric monument and UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Windsor Castle. Medieval castle as well as royal residence of the current Queen
  • Alton Towers. Fun theme park with thrilling rides
  • Ely Cathedral. A magnificent Norman Cathedral

No two weeks are ever the same, but here's an idea of what to expect:

  • Punting (like boating) on the River Cam
  • Walking tour of historic Cambridge
  • Cycling, Football, Basketball, Volleyball
  • Dance and fitness classes
  • Cinema visits
Punting on the River Cam, Cambridge Local tour of historic Cambridge Roman Baths, Bath England Windsor Castle, England Note: Actual activities may vary on arrival All activities and trips are optional and some will have a cost attached.

Finding our school from the station

  • At the end of Station Road, turn right into Hills Road.
  • At the Catholic church crossroads turn left onto Lensfield Road. Continue until the mini roundabout, then go straight over onto Fen Causeway.
  • Continue over the bridge to the next roundabout, where you turn left and then right onto Barton Road.
  • After approximately 100m turn right at the first traffic lights into Grange Road. The school is 50m on the right.
  • 10 minutes by taxi or 30 minutes' walk

Centre Director

Katherine Palmer (Acting Centre Directorl)

Address

Embassy Cambridge Study Centre
8 Grange Road
Cambridge
CB3 9DU
Tel: +44 1223 345 650

Average student age

21

Accessibility

Accessible to wheelchair users.

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