Harrow House has been providing quality English Language Courses to all ages since 1969 and continues to offer a unique combination of on-site facilities and residential accommodation in a safe seaside location. We are dedicated to providing students, employees and partners with the highest standards of learning and personal development in a fun and culturally diverse learning environment.
Harrow House offers course options to students of all ages so that every member of the family is catered for – all within the beautiful seaside town of Swanage, situated on the Jurassic Coast, England’s only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Harrow House Swanage is situated in one of the safest coastal locations in the UK and offers English Language Courses and unrivalled facilities for all ages with excellent links to all UK attractions.
Swanage has a mild climate compared to much of the UK and enjoys a long, beautiful sandy beach, stunning natural scenery and wonderfully traditional English architecture. The Swanage Steam Railway is one of Isle of Purbeck’s most popular tourist attractions and is a huge favourite with students and visitors to the town. Nearby locations of Corfe Castle, Bournemouth, Poole and Dorchester offer added variety to students attending a course a Harrow House.
Harrow House has a pool of experienced, professional staff all of whom are specifically trained and qualified in the teaching of English as a foreign language. The care and attention given to students by our teaching staff, both inside and outside of the classroom, contributes greatly to the friendly and happy atmosphere at Harrow House.
The College is registered with the Department for Education (Dfe), inspected by Ofsted and the Independent Schools Inspectorate, receiving the highest grading in all areas from the ISI. Harrow is also accredited by the British Council and is a founder member of English UK and Young Learners English UK.
Harrow House has a long history of teaching students from all over the world and welcomes students from over 40 countries throughout the year. This provides a rich and diverse mix of nationalities and a truly international experience.
Junior students at Harrow House regularly get the chance to interact with English students at local schools in after school clubs and joint activities. This is part of an ongoing integration initiative. We maintain small class sizes ranging between 8 and 16 students. At Harrow House we take great pride in the progress our students make, both linguistically and personally, and our ability to satisfy our students' needs. Our dedicated welfare team ensures the highest standard of student care at all times.
Harrow House is not just a 9 to 5 English language school. We offer much more, including an English boarding school experience. Our unrivalled facilities provide students are provided with a wide variety of social and sporting activities when not in the classroom.