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What makes Hilderstone College special
Since 1970, Hilderstone has established an outstanding reputation for running top-quality courses and works closely with universities, companies and government agencies in the UK and worldwide. As a non-funded state further education college its mission is to provide quality English language training for students and teachers of English from around the world.
We aim to provide you with the highest quality in all aspects of your course – in the classroom, with your homestay family, in the College itself, and outside the College during social activities. We have a rigorous system of quality assurance, and do everything we can to ensure that you enjoy and benefit from your time at the College.
The College is accredited by the British Council, and was awarded 13 strengths in its last inspection, placing it among the highest-rated language schools in Great Britain. Hilderstone is a member of English UK and the International Association of Language Centres (IALC).
Click here to read our last British Council Accreditation UK report.
Centre of Excellence
The College has been named an EL Gazette Centre of Excellence in 2016, for the 6th year in a row. This is awarded to schools and colleges who receive the greatest number of 'strengths' or when they 'exceed expectations' in external inspections.
Over the last 5 years (2011 - 2015) 99.2% of students said our language school was 'good' or 'very good' (based on responses in end-of-course questionnaire all students complete).