About us

Phoenix is the right choice for you if you are looking for a holiday course, are preparing for University, need English for your business, or simply enjoy learning. We have created a welcoming, comfortable and supportive learning environment, giving you a top-quality study experience ensuring that you will feel right at home from the very beginning.

Learning

We will create a bespoke learning programme to help you get where you need to be. Our combined traditional and whole person approach to learning will take you on an unforgettable journey of discovery of yourself and the world around you.

You will live and study in our newly revamped and decorated in English Heritage style smart building. Our resources are modern and highly effective and the learning journey is outstandingly delivered by well qualified and experienced teachers.

Phoenix provides English courses for individuals and groups throughout the year, including our Summer School for adults. As well as General English classes full and part time, we run additional activities such as English with Yoga & Meditation, Art, Music, Business skills and Sport.

We take the maximum of 18 adult students at any time with an average class size of 7. We will insist you speak English at all times.

Living

The living facilities are inspired by The English heritage and presented in a bespoke, beautiful and functional style, by a very talented young designer Victoria Cox. There are 8 bedrooms – 2 single, 3 double and 3 triple, some with en- suite. There are 2 kitchens, dining room, living room and a well-kept garden. There is an ample parking space at the front.

Superfast WiFi is freely available throughout the building and gardens.

Food

In Phoenix we provide a balanced menu including vegetarian food, meat and fish. We use organic and local produce mostly. We all eat together in our dining room and mealtimes are a wonderful opportunity for conversation, reflection and fun. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and teas/coffees are all included in the price. We ask each student to help once a week on a rota system to help serve and clear the meals.

Free time

The school is in the centre of Yeovil next to the beautiful Sydney gardens and within 5 minutes walking distance to a wide range of shops, pubs, cafes and supermarkets.

After school activities

There is a range of educational, cultural and sporting facilities which include Yeovil Country Park, Nine springs park, many beautiful National Trust properties such as Montacute House and Barrington Court. The area is rich in Museums – Fleet Air Arm, Haynes International Motor, Somerset Rural life etc.

Nearby is one of the most beautiful medieval towns in England – Sherborne with its abundance of ancient and beautiful buildings, superb Abbey and two Castles (one built by Sir Walter Raleigh), Sherborne’s many attractions- antiques, art and boutiques make for a captivating visit.

Less than an hour’s drive away is the famous landmark Stonehenge.

Yeovil has two theatres; The Octagon and The Swan, a ten-screen cinema and 18-lane ten-pin bowling alley.

Somerset, "a county of dramatic landscapes, spectacular views, abundant wildlife, tranquil gardens and historical houses, steeped in legend and traditions, all waiting to be explored." National Trust

Excursions

We offer a choice of excursions to nearby tourist attractions during the week and visiting popular destinations in London and South-West at the weekend such as Weymouth, Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Oxford and London.

Ethos

Live your life fearlessly and fully! Become the best version of yourself!

Location and transport

Yeovil is easily reached by road from London via the M3 and A303

London (Waterloo) to Yeovil by train is 2 hours 15mins

Yeovil has two railway stations: Pen Mill on the Bristol/Weymouth line and Yeovil Junction on the London Waterloo/Exeter line.

There is also a bus station in Yeovil

Heathrow Airport to Phoenix school by car is 2hours.

Nearest Airport: Bristol (64km), Exeter (77 km), London Heathrow (174 km - approx. 2 1/2 hours)

Nearest Stations: Yeovil Junction (12 km - 16 mins), Yeovil Pen Mill (8 km - 12 mins), Sherborne, Dorset (10 km - 14 mins)