Nacel English London

Sovereign House, 1 Albert Place, Finchley, N3 1QB London United Kingdom

(4.9/5) • 150 reviews

School Facilities


  • Reception Desk

Media and technology

  • Computer with internet available
  • Interactive whiteboard
  • Free Wifi


  • Self-study area
  • Student lounge

Food and Drink

  • Vending machine

Nacel English School is a school of excellence that allows every student to learn English in England in a fun, enjoyable and very qualitative approach.

98% of the students who have spent their language stay in London at this school recommend it! Find out more about this school in the Finchley district...

Presentation of Nacel English School

With its long-standing expertise, the Nacel group initiates and trains thousands of English language students in several countries around the world, ensuring an academic experience and education of excellence.

Nacel English London is located in London and welcomes English language students of all levels, from beginners to advanced.

The English school offers high standards of learning in a relaxed, warm and caring atmosphere to ensure that every student has the best possible learning experience.

Nacel English London offers a wide range of English courses such as :

  • General English courses to improve general English skills in :
    • Standard English courses,
    • Long-lasting,
    • Evening or weekend classes,
    • English courses in the city (combination of in-class and outdoor courses)
  • Preparation for several exams:
    • Cambridge University ESOL,
    • IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
    • BEC (Business English Certificates),
    • Preparing for university entrance
  • Special or personalized English courses:
    • English for work,
    • Training programme for teachers of English (TEFL),
    • One-to-one and personalized English lessons

The mission of the school

Nacel English School focuses on four imperative criteria: to provide a quality education, with personal attention, at affordable prices, in a safe environment.

The language centre also offers enjoyable lessons, comfortable facilities and amenities and allows each student to study English at their own level and pace.

The education staff actively monitors each student's progress through continuous testing and offers personal support to each student in order to make concrete progress and achieve a good level of English at the end of the course.

In addition, the school ensures a high success rate in exams and a clear improvement in the understanding and practice of the English language.

The school's teachers

The teaching staff at Nacel English School is highly qualified and provides dynamic, intuitive and fun English courses to keep all their students alert throughout their language stay.

Each teacher is dedicated to the well-being of his or her students and uses fresh and effective teaching methods.

Why choose Nacel English School?

The Independent Schools Inspectorate of England (ISI) has rated Nacel English School as the highest rated English school in England, all bodies combined.

Other selection criteria make it a school of excellence:

  • The rich and varied social programme of excursions and entertainment in London, supervised by the teachers,
  • Access to online courses, for faster progress in English,
  • State-of-the-art teaching materials with interactive whiteboards in some classrooms,
  • Ongoing monitoring of progress through monthly performance tests,
  • The high success rate in exams,
  • The incredible 98% satisfaction rate of former students.

The types of housing offered

Nacel English School offers three different types of accommodation to stay in East Barnet, Southgate, Enfield, Wood Green, Barnet, Potters Bar, Hendon, East Finchley, or Golders Green.

In this way, each student can select the accommodation that suits him or her according to his or her preferences and needs.

Host family

Homestay accommodation allows students to continue practising English outside the school and to fully immerse themselves in British culture.

Each host family is carefully selected and monitored by the school.

The different host families are located close to the school and offer budget accommodation with breakfast, evening meal and room rental included.

Student Residence apartments

The student residences are located a few minutes by metro from the school. They are equipped with high quality furnished rooms, WIFI connection and common areas for all students to be able to socialize and maintain a high social level on a daily basis.

In addition, they offer efficient and modern security measures in order to guarantee a safe place to live for its students.

Shared student house

The charming shared student house provided by the school is just a minute's walk from the main street which is full of shops, cafés and bars. The metro station that serves the Nacel English School metro stop is a 10-minute walk from the house.

It offers greater freedom than hotels, as access is possible at any time of the day or night.

It has a friendly atmosphere and several choices of rooms are available: a single room, a double room, with or without private bathroom.

This accommodation option is also very affordable, the rental of bed and bathroom linen is included, as well as the cleaning of common areas such as kitchen and bathroom.

Students can also choose to select their accommodation on their own.

Presentation of the Finchley district

Nacel English School is located in the leafy, residential area of Finchley, which is part of the Barnet district of North London.
Finchley Central Station is within walking distance and the house is also served by several bus lines
A multitude of shops, restaurants, gyms and cafés surround the school in a lively and dynamic, yet quiet and safe area.
The emblematic Victoria Park is also within easy reach for playing tennis or taking a leisurely stroll.

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Language courses

Course starts every Monday and is for all language levels.

Standard English Courses

English 16 - 99 years old

Enjoy a week or a few weeks on a shorter English course to make the most of your time in the UK. This course is great to give you extra practice while you’re here, plus you’ll learn new vocabulary and develop your English language capability in general. A lot of our students choose this course to top-up or remember their English skills if it has been a long time since they had the chance to speak English.

In addition, you get access to Nacel’s fantastic free social programme, with trips around London every week with teachers and classmates. We can also provide full accommodation support, either with your classmates or a host family where you can practice English at home.

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English Plus Coding in London

English 16 - 99 years old

You want to study English in the morning and learn how to code in the afternoon? All of our students who take English courses in the morning can enroll in additional week-long courses to learn various digital skills in the afternoon.

Just like our English courses, there are different programming courses for students at different levels, from beginners in coding for the first time to advanced computer programmers. If you would like to go deeper into a subject, it is possible to take a one-to-one course.

Whether you are an adult or a teenager, learning English and putting it into practice in the programming courses will be an asset on your CV if you want to work in a technology company or startup later!

Coding Courses You Can Choose from:

  • Android and iOS App Development with App Inventor, Swift and Xcode
  • Python Programming (one of the most versatile programming languages)
  • Game Development with Java
  • Tech Entrepreneurship
  • Web Development

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Usually the check-in is one or two days before the start of the course, and check out on the day of graduation. You can change the dates in the form.

I do not need accommodation

Hawley Crescent, Camden (20min from the school)

School residence 18 - 99 years old

Situated in Camden Town, one of the most creative and culturally diverse parts of London, Hawley Crescent is ideally located. It is only 2 minutes away from Camden Town, providing easy access to central London.

Hawley Crescent is newly refurbished; the rooms are contemporary and stylish. The residence offers a great selection of studio rooms with luxurious double beds, a private en-suite bathroom, a private kitchen area and free wi-fi. The residence also has a sky lounge area and a roof top terrace with beautiful views of London. There is also a hospitality team available to advise students on all the fun things to do in Camden Town. 

The residence is located 20 minutes by metro from the school.

  • Free Wi-Fi ✓
  • Weekly cleaning of studios ✓
  • Bed lined and towel provided ✓
  • CCTV ✓
  • TV ✓
  • Coin operated washing machine ✓

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Homestay (walking distance or a short bus/underground journey)

Homestay 16 - 99 years old

Our homestay accommodation is not only a short distance from the school but is also selected with our Nacel English quality.

Homestay accommodation is the best option for students. Not only is the location ideal, but it is also the most affordable way to live in London. In addition, living with a host family allows students to practise English outside the school and helps them to integrate fully into the British way of life.

Knowing how important home life is for students, all our host families are carefully selected and regularly monitored by our accommodation manager.
Many of our host families have worked successfully with us for many years and students stay in contact with us.
with their "London" family long after they've finished their studies...

  • The shared room is only available for students arriving and leaving at the same time.
  • A food supplement of £35 per week will be charged to students with special dietary needs. This does not apply to vegetarians.
  • A limited number of en-suite rooms are available at an additional cost of £55 per week.
  • The price per week is for 7 nights (extra night is £35).

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Options / Services

You can add these options during the booking process.


Cancellation Policies

We apply the booking and cancellation conditions of the partner school. Below is an excerpt from the cancellation conditions.

Cancellation for students NOT requiring Visa / Leave to enter the UK must be received in writing (e-mail or post).

Course refunds depend on the amount of notice given and are specified below:
  • At least 15 days before the start of the course deposit (£200, plus registration fee) is non refundable
  • 14 days or less before the start of the course 25% of course fee, (minimum £200, plus registration fee) is non refundable
  • 10 days or less before the start of the course 50% of course fee, (minimum £200, plus registration fee) is non refundable
  • 7 days or less before the start of the course 100% is non refundable
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