Welcome to Exeter Academy



"Everything was perfect!"
Rolf, Business student, France

"It's been brilliant!"
Salitwong, Thailand

"Yeah! I'm so happy with my results!"
Margit, Germany

We are all passionate about providing the best service and ensuring you get the most from your stay with us whether you are studying for pleasure, for exams, for business or as a retired person.

Since 1978 Exeter Academy has become well-known for quality, friendliness, individual attention and flexibility.

Our modern school is in a traditional building with gardens and beautiful views of the countryside and coast and the lovely city of Exeter – a perfect place to study.

We have excellent accommodation within walking distance of the school and our social programme is free of charge all year.

Andy Bungay BSc.
Cambridge RSA Dip. TEFLA

I really recommend Exeter Academy if you wonder which languages school is good for you. There are a lot of good teachers and students who come here from all over the world.

"If you want to improve your English and have the time of your life then Exeter Academy is the best way to do it."
Begona, Spain

Everyone I met in this school-teachers, staff, and classmates-was friendly and very warm to me. I’m truly grateful for the assistance and the experience I have been given. I’ll never forget this great time in Exeter Academy.

I appreciated that I always got information, not only about the lessons but also trips to do…Here you will meet wonderful people, go on loads of trips and just enjoy yourself!
Rafaela Switzerland

If I want to select the language school again in the future, the first choice of mine will be Exeter Academy!

"My time at Exeter Academy helped me to pass my English Exam, to develop my personality and above all it was one of my best experiences." 
Tanja, Switz

‘Exeter Academy is very good. You learn a lot and the staff are very nice’

'If you think that it's impossible to study a foreign language and enjoy yourself at the same time... You haven't been at the Exeter Academy yet.'

'Exeter Academy is a lovely English Language School with a fantastic atmosphere. All school staff are friendly and hospitable. People in school get to know each other easily and quickly. Everybody gets on very well with each other. It is also a good place for an adult like me to learn English. I really enjoyed my time here'.
CY, Taiwan 

‘Despite the fact that I had some doubts before coming to England, Exeter Academy has been a great experience for me. I have had the opportunity to meet people from all over the world. Different people with different cultures, languages, food and religions but everybody with the same aim: to speak English. I have met people that have now become my best friends. The School is charming and the teachers are very friendly and professional. They have helped me to improve my English level a lot. My host family were delightful. I felt so comfortable, it was like home. Living in Exeter and studying in Exeter Academy has been an unforgettable experience.’
Rafaela (Spanish)

‘Never have I met such wonderful staff ! Whenever I needed help, they always tried their best. Thankyou so much indeed! I’ll miss them so much!’
Yun-Ling Shih (Betty), Taiwan

‘I was looking forward to going to school every day because all of you in the office were always kind and helpful to me.’ 
Mayumi, Japan

‘I can’t describe how much I enjoyed my stay here at Exeter Academy. Seldom have I come across such a motivated team. I would really like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your dedication and support’
Franziska (Switzerland)

‘I’ve enjoyed my studies at Exeter Academy and I’m going to recommend the school to my collegues. 
I can see that instead of two weeks I should have stayed for four and I should have come here twenty years ago !’ 

Marianne, Finland 

‘There is a good mixture of different ages. I felt comfortable and I am 66’
Fredi (Switzerland)

'I have really had a good time. I think I have mad huge progress thanks to you. I will miss Exeter Academy because there is a perfect atmosphere for studying English. If I come to study English again, I will choose Exeter Academy again ! Thank you very much !!'
Byounghoon (Kim) from Korea

‘See you next year!’ 
Cecilia, Italy

‘I am very happy to have this opportunity. I think the academy is a very nice place, with very good teachers and I really like how it works. I am also very happy with my family, they couldn’t be nicer. Thank you for everything !!’ 
Maria  (Xelo) 
General English course.

This was my third time at the Exeter Academy….The teachers are all well prepared and professional. They do their best in the class...The atmosphere is so relaxed and it’s easy to get to know the other students…It’s amazing what a mix of ages and nationalities there are.

‘I really enjoyed my stay in Exeter. At the school, I always met well-prepared teachers and nice and friendly students. 
The fact that the school is not that big seems to be the main reason for the feel good feeling I had during my stay. 
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the school to you. ' 
C2 course.

‘I was really surprised that I improved my English skills in only two weeks’
Florence (Switzerland)

‘I enjoyed meeting people from various countries. I liked the friendly atmosphere at Exeter Academy. I loved going to school again ’ 

‘I enjoyed my stay at Exeter Academy and appreciated it very much that I have been taken care for very individually and by professionals who are highly qualified. The lessons were always interesting and hilarious, never boring.’ 

 ‘Thanks to the Exeter Academy and your excellent teachers, I passed my exam 
in English. From now on I am allowed to do city tours through Lucerne in English. 
I am very happy!’ 
General English course.

‘As a final comment I would like to say that this is the best school in Britain among those where I have taken students and primary teachers. 
I will recommend it to my colleagues and to the regional department of education I am working for. 
Thanks to my teachers and to the staff of Exeter Academy.’ 

‘YEAHHH! I’m so happy about my results! It’s unbelievable-I got an A!! I never thought that I would be able to get such an exceptional score!However, Charlie and Lis believed in me… and that’s why I was so successful. When is the next CAE Exam ?!’ 

‘Exeter Academy is very generous; free tickets etc.!’ 
Monika, Switzerland

 I’ve just learned that I passed the CPE exam with grade C. I was best in Reading and use of English, the papers I was convinced that I had failed. My sincere thanks to my teachers, Lis, Jenny and Charlie who supported me during my stay at the Academy.I wouldn’t have passed without their precious help!’ 
Nadia, Switzerland

‘I’m glad to inform you that I’ve passed the CAE exam! 
I’m very happy about that and I’d like to thank YOU one more time for the good lessons and the wonderful time I could spend at Exeter Academy.’ 

Noemi, Switzerland. 

Exeter Academy - Centre of Excellence

In our 2015 inspection the British Council noted “Strengths” in:

  • Teaching
  • Course design
  • Care of students
  • Accommodation
  • Leisure facilities
  • Quality assurance
  • Academic management
  • Premises and facilities


Our 2016 ISI inspection gave us:

(we are currently not tier 4 sponsors)

Grade 1 (highest) - Exceeds Expectations in ALL areas:

  • The quality of the curriculum, teaching and learners’ achievement - 
  • Students’ welfare, including health and safety 
  • The effectiveness of governance, leadership and management 

"The quality of the curriculum, teaching and students’ achievement exceeds expectations. Students receive an excellent education in keeping with the school’s aims. Through rigorous placement testing in reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, students are accurately placed for their level in each skill and settle quickly into school life. There is flexibility to move between levels and skills if required.

The quality of the teaching is outstanding and ensures students make excellent progress. Teachers are highly qualified, very experienced and have excellent subject knowledge.

Lesson planning is detailed and thorough with due attention to students’ needs. Assessment procedures rigorously monitor student progress.

The weekly staff meeting to discuss student progress is highly effective in ensuring all staff share information with regard to monitoring of student progress and well being. Progress and achievement are excellent. A varied cultural and social programme enhances students’ overall experience.

In discussion, students reported overwhelming appreciation of all staff’s support for them. Many students extend their stay or return for a second or third visit to the school, testimony to the wholehearted commitment of staff and overall positive experience of the students."

Click on the link to read the full report via the British Council website.



Exeter Academy is a Limited Liability Company

The Company name registered at Companies House is Exeter Academy Limited and the number is 04616045

The Registered and Principal office is 64 Sylvan road Exeter EX4 6HA  telephone  01392 430303

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