IH Bristol


Named “Best place to live in the UK 2017” by The Sunday Times Magazine, Bristol is a friendly, safe, attractive city with a long and colourful history. With a population of 500,000, it’s the cultural and commercial capital of the South West.

It’s home to a diverse community of artists, musicians, media, financial and high tech companies. Bristol has two excellent universities, hundreds of pubs and restaurants, both modern and traditional, museums, cinemas and green spaces.

Bristol was European Green Capital in 2015. For “shopaholics”, Cabot Circus shopping centre and St Nicholas Market have everything you need. There’s always something going in Bristol - music festivals, Europe’s largest hot air balloon festival, a harbour festival, food festivals and more.

For sports and outdoor activity fans, Bristol has two football teams, a rugby club, gyms, swimming pools, climbing, horse riding, mountain biking and a watersports centre in the harbour. Bristol is surrounded by places of interest: Bath, Oxford, Cardiff, Stonehenge and Stratford-Upon-Avon are all close and London is just 90 minutes away by train.

IH Bristol was established in 1987 as an EFL school.  It started life as a very small school indeed with just 16 students.  It is now the leading school in the South West of England, with over 1000 students per year.  

We not only teach English; we are also a centre for 15 other languages, teacher training, Cambridge, Trinity and IELTS exams and we offer bespoke courses in Drama, Journalism, Business, Video-making, Photography, Academic English, Leadership and specialised one-to-one programmes.  

We pride ourselves on our individual focus on each learner.  When you study with us, you have access to comprehensive online materials before, during and after your stay; you receive an Individual Learning Plan to ensure you make the most progress possible and you have regular tutorials with the academic staff to keep your learning on track