Very quick responses to emails, a solution for every problem/question. Bus service from door to door – luxury!
Welcome to Sidmouth International School
'Learn English for the modern world in a small, traditional and very welcoming English seaside town'
We are a privately owned and family run English language school.
Established in 1976 and accredited by the British Council, we offer a personal, friendly and professional service to all our students.
Our team has the experience to help you enjoy your study, tailor your courses and achieve your aims in a supportive environment.
We are open all year for long and short stays and offer a wide range of courses for students of all language levels from 14 years old.
Our junior department (8-13 years) offers spring and summer courses which enables junior students to combine learning English with having lots of fun!
Groups are welcome outside of our summer season.
Located in the picturesque town of Sidmouth on the beautiful Jurassic coast and renowned heritage site. This area of outstanding natural beauty is just 20 Kms from the cathedral city of Exeter and within easy access to Dartmoor and the historical cities of Bristol, Bath and Cardiff.
The school boasts a central Sidmouth location, just a short walk from the beach, parks, shops and all other town amenities.
English for Everyone
What our students say about us
As a mother (Italian MUM!) of a child of 12 years I was looking for a small school, where I was sure that my child was always supervised. My expectations have been absolutely respected. Staying with local families is an educational experience for our children. My son came back home with good vocabulary and older! Great experience. Thank you, SIS.
We spent a wonderful time, both leaders and students were happy to the utmost, enjoyed themselves thoroughly, and it could not have been much better.
I had a nice, lovely, interesting, beautiful… week in Sidmouth. It was fantastic! So I thank you, all the teachers and my lovely family. I’ll come back next year!
Thank you for Pauline’s great time in England! She returned so happy and satisfied. Her English has improved significantly and she dreams of coming back next year.
My son came back delighted, the atmosphere of the school, his family stay, the leadership; everything was wonderful!
This is my seventh visit to the school! I started as a complete beginner and have now successfully achieved a B1 level. I love Sidmouth and would strongly recommend the school to students of any age and level.
I had a great time while being in Sidmouth. I was able to meet amazing new people, who have become really good friends of mine. We spoke English constantly and I feel like I've almost become fluent.
It's been a pleasure to spend two lovely weeks at Sidmouth International School. All my students have enjoyed a lot and their host families were wonderful to them. It has been a great experience and we will repeat again next summer.
My experience in Sidmouth was fantastic. I was so lucky to have such a caring, kind and wonderful host mother. It felt like home! During my stay I learnt a lot about English culture and visited a lot of the cities in England. I learnt to speak the language more fluently and I have improved my grammar as well. The leaders were amazing, always nice and made a lot of effort to make sure that we enjoyed our stay. I couldn’t have been happier.
Sidmouth International School is proud to be accredited by the British Council for teaching English and is a member of English UK.