About Us

Video - SKOLA Welcome

Summary: A video profile of the SKOLA Group of Schools, UK. With interviews of students, teachers, and principals.
Duration: Approximately 5 minutes.
Downloadable Version: skola-intro.zip 23Mb

Dear Reader,

I offer you a warm welcome to SKOLA. My family started connecting with students over 40 years ago. Since then we have developed a wide range of schools here in the UK. The following pages show the breadth of our current offer. At the heart of each course lies the same idea: that education is all about making connections.

For a student, relocating to a new country, with or without the family, is a challenging process.

We place our students at the heart of our thinking as we help them settle into their new surroundings. Our wide range of courses gives students great freedom of choice as they develop their own sense of identity and the confidence to achieve more than they thought possible.

Schools should be a safe place in which to learn. Each student should be challenged at the right time according to his or her learning journey. The expertise our teachers have comes from rigorous training in British and International education institutions. This equips them with the power to create the lessons each student needs for the best possible educational outcomes.

This may be the first connection we make,
but I hope it leads to many more.

Ben Toettcher

Our Mission

SKOLA has been at the forefront of education in English for over 40 years and our goal is to provide the highest possible quality tuition to our international body of students.

Our Values

Our values are rooted in celebrating diversity and the wide variety of educational opportunities this affords within a structured, caring and environmentally literate framework.

Our Culture

We are a friendly, internationally minded organisation, open and supportive of new ideas from our staff, parents and students, business clients and suppliers.

Our History

The founders of SKOLA, Niels Toettcher and Ann Alexander, began teaching English to adults over 40 years ago, when they founded the Marble Arch Intensive English School in Central London. The International Community School was set up in 1979 and Alexanders International School in 1981 to teach children English within a full curriculum International School. Today SKOLA focuses on English languages courses for children from 7 years old, English language courses for adults and teacher training.

SKOLA English Courses are operated by 2 organisations within the SKOLA Group. Our Central London sites centre around Regent's Park London offering options for adults and children within walking distance. Outside London we have an English Language school in Exeter with cheaper accommodation.

Our courses are provided by the following SKOLA Group organisations:

SKOLA English in London (now incorporating SKOLA English Study Tours)

SKOLA English Study Tours offers a range of English Language courses in central London for individuals and groups of International students 7-17 years old. Our Camden centre offers courses all year with our Summer courses taking place at the Gloucester Gate centre.

Our Adult Language Centres are a perfect location for parents and other adults 18 + who want to learn English and experience all that London has to offer.

SKOLA English in Exeter

SKOLA English in Exeter offers Adult Students a taste of traditional England in beautiful picturesque surroundings. Students can choose General EnglishIELTS, amongst its course, with the added option of residential accommodation in the Summer. We now offer junior residential and homestay programmes in summer.

List of Companies that form SKOLA

Marble Arch International School Ltd.
SKOLA English in Exeter is a trading name of Marble Arch International School Ltd. 
Registration Number: 1396224 
Registered Office: 42 Longbrook Street, Exeter, Devon EX4 6AE

Progressive Tours Ltd. 
SKOLA English in London, SKOLA Teacher Training and SKOLA English Study Tours are trading names of Progressive Tours Ltd.
Registration Number: 00450807 
Registered Office: 27 Delancey Street, NW1 7RX