The UK’s Number 1 School.*

*According to the EL Gazette rankings based on British
Council inspectors’ publishable statements.

Read the EL Gazette article where John explains what makes ELC Bristol their number 1 ranked UK school.

ELC Bristol is family-run school, offering intensive General English and examination preparation courses in Bristol, a lively university city in the South West of England.


By Credit Card (Visa and Mastercard only) or by UK Debit Card

If you are paying by credit card or any card from a bank outside of the UK, please note that 2.5% is added to cover bank charges.  There is no extra charge if you are paying by UK debit card.

If you  wish to pay the deposit for your course by credit or debit card, you should make the payment when you complete the on-line enrolment form.

For any other credit card payments to the school, please click on this link.


By bank transfer to:  

ELC Bristol Limited

HSBC Bank, 149 Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 2RR

Account Number: 01603981

Bank Sort Code: 40-14-09

You are responsible for paying bank charges, so when transferring money you should add £12.00 to cover the charge made by our bank. You should also fax or email a copy of the bank transfer document to the school, stating clearly your name and course dates.

European banks require IBAN numbers and Swift Codes:

IBAN: GB56MIDL40140901603981
Swift Code: MIDLGB22    


INTERNATIONAL PAYMENTS – Paytostudy lets you make international payments to ELC Bristol for free, without paying international banking charges, while receiving competitive foreign exchange rates.

- By £ Sterling bank draft made payable to: ELC Bristol Limited.

- By cash


Accredited English language centres rarely close down, but if they do it can be traumatic for students.  However, ELC Bristol is a member of English UK and members are automatically covered by a Student Emergency Support Scheme which ensures that if a school closes, students can complete their studies and do not lose their accommodation money.  For full details see  here.