Experience a vibrant city in the heart of northern England and learn English in a wonderful city renowned for its hospitality

Leeds is an ideal city to learn English in as it is big enough to find plenty to do, but small enough to never lose your way. As a city steeped in culture and sports, Leeds has so much to offer visitors and students alike. Home to about one million people, the city is ready and waiting to welcome you.

CES Leeds is in a very central location with lots of cafes, sandwich bars and restaurants.  

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Courses in Leeds


You’ll find our CES Leeds school in the very centre of Leeds in its own beautiful Georgian building.  Known as one of the most reputable English language schools in the UK, we pride ourselves on our facilities, staff, and friendly welcome.

  • 10 Classrooms
  • Computer Room
  • Free WIFI
  • Central location
  • Printing facilities
  • 24 Hour Telephone


  • 10 classrooms in winter – 20+ classrooms in summer (external to main adult school)
  • Flat TV screens in all classrooms
  • Computers in all classrooms
  • Average class size of 10
  • Free Self-Access 3 hours a week
  • CES online free for all students
  • DVD library and graded readers
  • Computer room with 12 Chromeboxes
  • Free Wi-Fi and Internet access
  • Student common room
  • Official Trinity Exam Centre
  • Official IELTS Test Centre
  • In peak sessions we may use external classrooms at for adult classes at Aspire and for Junior Summer School at University Centre at Leeds City College and Swarthmore Education Centre



Our residential accommodation offers you comfort and security away from home and gives you the opportunity to be part of an international student community. We can offer self-catering residential accommodation at Hepworth Lodge year-round, subject to availability. Hepworth Lodge is a 10-minute-walk from the school. 



When you choose Homestay, you ‘ll learn so much more about English life and culture, as well as learning the language itself. You’ll find life to be informal, welcoming, and friendly, so you will have plenty of opportunities to practise your English. All homestays are carefully selected and visited regularly to ensure high standards.

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Our Address

9 Park Pl, Leeds, LS1 2RU - United Kingdom


[email protected]

+44 113 242 7171

By Taxi

Leeds is quite a large city so in most cases you will need to use public transport to get around the city.

Taxis are easily available. They are safe and reliable and they use meters. An average journey would cost between £8 and £20 but of course, it depends on how far you travel.

By Bus

You can use the bus service. You can either purchase a ticket for each journey you take. You can buy a ticket from the driver when you board the bus and an average cost of a ticket for one journey is £3.

You can also buy weekly bus passes (from the bus driver) which allow you unlimited use of all buses in the Leeds area for approximately £25 a week.

By Bike

It is may be possible to rent bicycles. Please speak to us in the school and we can help you with this. Obviously bicycles may be purchased.


It is important to remember:

  • We drive on the left-hand side of the road in the UK.
  • Wear a helmet.
  • You need lights on your bike as it is a legal requirement at night – white for the front and red for the back.
  • A good lock is advisable.

Be respectful to others and do not cycle in pedestrian areas or on pavements, which is illegal unless they are designated cycle paths

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Social Programmes

At CES, we want you to learn about the culture and people you are living with while improving your English at the same time. Our team of 'Yellow Shirts' organise a whole range of activities, events, and excursions for you during your time here.


  • Enjoy A FREE orientation tour on your first day
  • Visits to art galleries and museums
  • Tours to local historical and scenic spots
  • Full day tours on Saturday to places of interest such as York, Scarborough, Knaresborough, Skipton Castle and Whitby
  • Relax with movie afternoons, quizzes and enjoy outdoor sports, like tennis, football, and more
  • Have fun at student parties, traditional pub nights and live music events
  • Try bowling, karaoke nights and international food parties


Please note:

Some social activities are free, such as movie nights / afternoons and trips to museums. Other activities may incur small expenses. For example, students should buy their own drinks during the pub nights. Most weekend excursions are not free and are not included in course fees (unless otherwise stipulated in group packages). and are pay-as-you-go.


Hear from our Students
Larissa from Brazil studying at CES Leeds

"I really enjoyed doing the social program because it makes you interact with people and get to know other places."

Larissa, Brazil

Carlos from Colombia studying at CES Leeds

“I really enjoyed doing the social program because it makes you interact with people and get to know other places."

Carlos, Colombia

Noor from Kuwait studying at CES Leeds

“At CES Leeds , not only am I improving my English, but I also have the opportunity to get to know people from around the world and get to know more about their culture."

Noor, Kuwait

Abdulaziz from Saudi Arabia studying at CES Leeds

“Thank you CES for everything. I benefited from all the teachers, and they helped me a lot ."

Abdulaziz, Saudi Arabia

staff and students