WELCOME to Northumbria School of English, a small friendly school on the North East coast of England near Newcastle upon Tyne.

We hope you enjoy our website.

LEARN ENGLISH in the historic Northumbrian countryside at Northumbria School of English, Whitley Bay, near Newcastle upon Tyne.


Courses for Adults

General English - all levels
IELTS Preparation
English Plus Work Experience
Cambridge Exam Preparation
Adult Group Courses (English Plus)

Junior Group Courses

Summer Schools for Teenagers and Young Learners
Cambridge Exam Preparation
Tailor-made Group Programmes

Specialist Group Courses

(suitable for teenagers and adults):

English Plus Football Skills (with Newcastle United Foundation)
English Plus Surfing
English Plus Film-making
English Plus Drama & Theatre Skills


Ministay programme for school groups

General Information

All teaching and learning materials are included in your course fee. Long-term students are given a complimentary copy of the coursebook when you start your course.

You can download a sample timetable here as well as our application form and terms and conditions.

Our General English courses run throughout the year and students can enrol on any Monday or Wednesday. If you need to arrive on any other day, let us know and we can be flexible.

The school closes for Easter and Christmas holidays and holiday dates in 2018 - 19 are:

Monday 2nd April - Friday 13th April 2018
Monday 24th December 2018 - Friday 4th January 2019
Monday 8th April - Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Thank you for everything. I have got a wonderful time. I don’t forget it forever! Hiroki, Japan
Some things stay in your heart forever. These three weeks will be kept in my heart forever! Because of you! Thank you so much! Mojca and Sergeja, Slovenia

christine goodwin principalA very warm welcome from the Northumbria School of English, located on the beautiful coastline of North East England. We offer quality English Language teaching combined with excellent student welfare services and an exciting social programme. We look forward to seeing you soon.