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Mr Ben School Director

Ben Toettcher

Ben has over 20 years teaching and management experience in English Language, National Curriculum, and International Baccalaureate schools. He loves meeting families from all over the world to learn more about their culture and their plans for the future.

Director of Studies
Connor is our DELTA Qualified Principal and is committed to ensuring teaching at SKOLA is of the highest possible standard. He develops our teachers' expertise with insights into the nature of learning a language, and makes sure classes at SKOLA are informative and fun.

Connor Middleton

Connor School Principal
Abigail School Registrar

Abigail Chalhoub

Abigail is often the first point of contact with an email inquiry. She is often the first person students will meet as she checks them into the school. For questions about your booking and to extend or change your stay with us, contact Abigail for help.


Welcome to SKOLA,

SKOLA has provided education for children, adults and families for 50 years.

From the start, our founders, Niels and Ann Toettcher, placed students at the heart of everything they did. They wanted to grow their student's sense of identity by developing their confidence to communicate.


They believe this only comes from great teachers on exciting courses with enriching experiences. We continue with that philosophy today. 

Ben Toettcher
School Manager


Company details

The company behind SKOLA is Progressive Tours Ltd. The full trading name is SKOLA English in London.
Registration Number: 00450807 | Registered Office: 46 Bois Lane, Chesham Bois, Bucks HP6 6BX

SKOLA's Mission, Rules and Values

Our Mission and purpose of our summer school

At SKOLA you will learn English and discover other cultures. We hope this will help you understand yourself and the world around you better. Not only will you learn about British culture from our teachers but also about the cultures of other students on the course. 

Our Rules are the principles that our culture is based on and are visible in day-to-day interactions. 

  1. To be ready: for our staff to be ready to teach and students ready to learn 

  2. To be kind, to ourselves, each other, and our environment  

  3. To be safe: to mitigate risks so we can be adventurous and open to new ideas. 

Our Values are what we hold dear and that which bind our community together.

  • Skill – we value skilled educators and learners linking skills and knowledge

  • Kind - we value being kind to ourselves, each other, and our environment  

  • Open – we value being open-minded and welcome different perspectives

  • Language – we value clear and concise spoken, written, and visual communication

  • Adventure – we value exploring new ideas and new places, safely.


Our Priorities are what we will do in the year ahead and are based on our values.

  1. As we value skills, we will develop our training programmes for our teachers this year. 

  2. As we value kindness, we will nurture our relationships with our families and agents, and investigate how to reduce the climatic impact we have on the world.

  3. As we value openness to new ideas, we will discover and implement new ideas in teaching and learning in our next summer school.

  4. As we value languages, we will develop our knowledge of English as well as commit to learning other languages to communicate better.

  5. As we value a spirit of adventure, we will look to develop our 10-17 course with sessions in exploring and leadership to better prepare our students for the modern world.

School information and policies

Safeguarding. We are dedicated to ensuring our students are safe whilst studying with us. We risk assess all activities and put in place measures to reduce any risks. Our staff and leaders are also trained in safeguarding. Please see our Safeguarding Policy.

Complaints. We welcome feedback at SKOLA. If you have a complaint do speak to a manager to try to resolve it. Please see our Complaints Procedure.


Technology. Classrooms in SKOLA Regent's Park have 88in interactive whiteboards which help the teachers bring lessons to life. 

English Class at SKOLA Regent's Park
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