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Kings London

Our school in London is located in the leafy suburb of Beckenham.
Central London is a 20-minute train ride away
and you can easily walk to a wide range of local shops and cafes.

Campus Highlights

Bright, spacious classrooms and interactive whiteboards

Large, modern cafeteria

Outside eating area

Table tennis area


Reception and Student Services

Wireless internet

Computer Learning Centre

Address and contact details

Mailing address

Kings London
25 Beckenham Road

Contact details

Telephone: +44 20 8650 5891
Emergency number: +44 7702 564405
Fax: +44 20 8663 3224

Kings London on Facebook

Follow us on Facebook for up-to-date news of what is happening and a taste of life at Kings London:
Kings London on Facebook

Monthly activity calendar

This month's Kings London activity calendar

The College

Kings London is located in a safe, green and prosperous London suburb called Beckenham. It is only 20 minutes by train to central London but does not have the noise, expense or uncertainties that city centre living can bring.

The College has seen recent modernisation and expansion, including the construction of a stylish 'Link' building that houses a bright reception area and popular cafeteria.

An Annexe two minutes' walk up the road provides additional classrooms, a media room and teacher offices.


In London you can choose to stay in a comfortable student house, or to live with a host family. In both cases, you would be within easy reach of the campus.

For full details go to the Kings London accommodation page.

Learning facilities

  • Well-equipped, spacious classrooms
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Science lab
  • Art and design studio
  • Computer Learning Centre
  • Library
  • Free wireless internet

Catering facilities

  • Large, modern cafeteria
  • Outside dining area

Leisure facilities

The main College building at Kings London is directly opposite an excellent leisure centre which has range of facilities including a large swimming pool, gym, health suite, dance studio, health and beauty centre and sports court.

As a student at Kings London, you can use these facilities for special reduced prices.

Local fundraising for United World Schools

As part of our partnership with United World Schools and our commitment to fund the building and resourcing of at least one new school in Cambodia each year, Kings London staff and students organize fundraising events on a regular basis. 

Follow Kings London fundraising effort on their team JustGiving page and donate if you can!

You can find updates on the project we are currently funding at our United World Schools page. 

Accreditation and awards

Kings London is accredited by the British Council. Accreditation UK, run by the British Council and English UK, is the quality assurance scheme for the UK ELT sector.

Kings London is registered as an independent school with the UK Government Department for Education, and is subject to regular inspection by Ofsted. See below for details of the most recent inspection.

Kings London is also a registered UCAS centre.

We are ESL School Group of the Year 2017.
ESL are one of the largest and most respected agencies for language courses in Europe.

All ESL awards are based on feedback from their students and staff.

ESL School of the Year award 2017

British Council report - March 2018

The British Council inspected and accredited Kings London in March 2018. The Accreditation Scheme assesses the standards of management, resources and premises, teaching, welfare, and safeguarding under 18s and accredits organisations which meet the overall standard in each area inspected (see for details).

Strengths were noted in the areas of strategic and quality management, staff management, student administration, premises and facilities, learning resources, academic management, course design, learner management, care of students, leisure opportunities, and safeguarding under 18s.

The inspection report stated that Kings London met the standards of the Scheme.

Read the full report

Ofsted report - January 2018

The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted) is the official body for inspecting schools in the UK. Inspectors visit schools, sit in lessons, view student work, speak to students, teachers, management and parents and rate the school on the basis of their findings. Ratings go from Outstanding – 1 to Inadequate – 4.

The most recent inspection by Ofsted took place on 23-25 January 2018. 

Kings London received the following rating:

Overall effectiveness: Good - 2
Effectiveness of leadership and management: Good - 2
Quality of teaching, learning and assessment: Good - 2
Personal development, behaviour and welfare: Outstanding - 1
Outcomes for pupils: Good - 2

Overall effectiveness at previous inspection: Good - 2

For more details, read the full Kings London Ofsted report January 2018.

Key dates

Kings London is open all year except for the following public holiday dates:

Public Holidays 2019

Friday 19 April (Good Friday)
Monday 22 April (Easter Monday)
Monday 6 May (May Bank Holiday)
Monday 27 May (Spring Bank Holiday)
Monday 26 August (Summer Bank Holiday)

Christmas holiday dates 2019–20

23 December 2019 to 5 January 2020 inclusive.

Term dates for academic programmes

Please go to our Academic term dates page.

Teacher numbers and qualifications

Kings London employs approximately 40 teachers.

For academic subject teachers we expect a minimum qualification of a first degree, although the majority of our teachers hold a PGCE qualification and/or Masters degree.

For English language teachers, we expect a minimum qualification of CTEFLA and many of our teachers hold a Diploma qualification or relevant Master’s degree.

A full list of qualifications for all staff at Kings London is available from the College on request.

Please contact us for details.  

Student results

School policies and procedures

The welfare and well-being of our students is our utmost priority. The responsibility we have towards our students is defined by our policies and procedures.

Go to our Policies and Procedures page