Frequently Asked Questions
About the School
Ingla School of English is based in Turnpike Lane, an area within the borough of Haringey in north London.
Our school is a 1 minute walk from Turnpike Lane underground station, which is in Zone 3 on the Piccadilly Line. There are many bus stops close by, and the buses served by these go to many destinations across north and central London.
We also offer a wide range of online courses – so you can be part of the school no matter where you live!
We are an English language school created in 2010 by the staff of Wellington Study Centre, which had been established since 1989. In July 2016 we started trading as Ingla School of English.
Ingla School of English is accredited by the British Council.
The British Council is an official organisation that monitors English language school in the UK.
What this means is Ingla has met the standards required by the British Council’s English in Britain Accreditation Scheme and is an indication that the quality of lessons offered by Ingla is very good. Please see the British Council web site for more information.
About Registration and Booking a Course
You may register at any time up to the day before you want to start. We cannot guarantee a place until you have paid a deposit.
You must pay 50% of your course fee to complete your registration. In most cases, you can pay the rest of your fee in instalments. This needs to be agreed by the Admin Team. Contact us today to organise your payment plan.
At Ingla we have continuous enrolment which means that you can start your course at any time of the year, and on any day of the week. This said, we believe that it makes the most sense to start a course on a Monday.
You can take one holiday during your booking, which you need to apply for by completing a Holiday Request Form at least 2 weeks in advance. At Ingla, our school is generally closed for a week after each term, and for UK Bank Holidays.
Like most other schools and services, Ingla is closed on UK Bank Holidays. Also, Ingla is generally closed for a week after each term.
Yes, you may have one free trial lesson before deciding to enrol. See the teacher – see the school – see everything!
About Ingla Students (Inglans)
Ingla has the potential of having about 120 students at the school during any school day, as well as many more students online who are around the world!
Ingla has continuous enrolment, so there is always availability for new students to join our vibrant learning environment.
Most of our students are between 20 to 35 years old, although we have taught students over the age of 70 before!
The minimum age is 18 years old.
We have students at school and online of almost every nationality. Many of the students are Spanish, Italian, French, Turkish, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Polish and Brazilian but we also have students from China, Russia, Japan, Germany, Mexico, Ecuador and many other places!
If you want to study at our London school, you can apply for a Short Term Study Visa and study with us for up to 11 months. Check our Student Visa page for the latest information.
Of course, you do not need any visas or travel documentation if you are studying online from the comfort of your own home.
If you need a Visa to come to the UK, we will send you a Course Confirmation Letter for your booking after receiving the deposit of 50% of the full amount. You can then include the document in your UK visa application.
To obtain a Student Visa you must study for a minimum of 15 hours per week and you must study at a school listed under the Accreditation UK scheme managed by the British Council – Ingla is listed.
You might also need to book an appointment for biometrics to include in your UK visa application. Please remember that it can take a long time to get an appointment at the embassy or consulate so it is always a good idea to book your course early.
In the case that your visa is refused, a refund is only payable on Ingla being shown original documentary evidence of your visa refusal. We will then refund fees paid minus bank charges and a £150 administration fee.
Check out our Student Visa page for all information
If you are an EU citizen and have a National Insurance number you can work in London without limitations.
According to UK immigration law, non-EU citizens studying in the UK are not allowed to work in UK.
Our previous students return year after year, and a lot of our new students are friends of previous students.
As part of the Ingla Enrichment programme at our London school, we offer learning and social trips to many places during each term.
We take students to cultural venues in London such as the British Museum, the Tate Modern, and the National Gallery. We are always looking for new places to go, including theatres, musicals and some of the amazing pop-up events that happen regularly in our beautiful city.
These trips may include a small charge for entry or travel costs.
Ingla is Wi-Fi friendly. You can access the Internet from your mobile device or laptop to stay in touch with your friends and family back home and to visit websites related to learning English.
This is difficult to answer, as so much depends on you!
However, generally you will need at least £60 per week to cover your expenses for travelling, food and entertainment. And then there’s rent, which can add up to £120 onto your weekly expenses, so a lot depends on your choices and your lifestyle. Have a look at our page about How to Save Money as a Student for more information about using your money in London.
We can advise you where to go to look for accommodation, either online or locally. Look at our Accommodation page for more advice about how to find somewhere to live in London.
If there is an issue, or you want to make a complaint, then please talk to us. Your voice is very important to us and we value feedback. Any of our team at Reception will be happy to help you.
Read more about Complaints.
If you arrive in the UK or in London from outside, it’s possible for Ingla to help you to arrange a taxi to pick you up and either take to to your accommodation or bring you to the school. If you need us to help in this way, you need to tell us at least 7 days before.
To give you an idea of how much things might cost, usually taxis from London Heathrow airport are approximately £50 and this is slightly higher for taxis from London Stansted and London Luton airports.
If you arrive by train or coach, taxis from London Kings Cross are priced at approximately £20 and from London Victoria are approximately £30.
Another option is the public transport system in London – bus, underground train, and overground train. It’s is an easy and cheap way to travel.