About Us

English in York is a dedicated English language school in the UK with a friendly atmosphere, enthusiastic teachers and supportive staff

Our qualified teachers and staff are helpful, supportive and committed to giving a rewarding learning experience. 

We value a learner-centred approach and use a variety of teaching techniques and resources.

Established in 1985

English in York was established in 1985 and is known for its high level of quality and student experience.

We measure our success by the number of students who return to study at EiY, as well as by the number who recommend the school to family and friends.  

The strong relationships we have formed with our partners, agents and clients all over the world is a testament to what we do.

Peasholme from outside with the gate showing
Maeva and Liz

Vision and mission


We aim to build a stronger global community by helping people across all cultures to build better relationships using a shared language. 


Our mission is to provide exceptional English language, academic skills and specialised communication training which helps people to achieve their maximum potential internationally in their personal and professional lives.


  • Show professionalism and respect
  • Maintain an approach which fosters Inclusion and diversity
  • Act with openness and accountability
  • Demonstrate care and empathy
  • Inspire learning


  • To be ranked as a top school by the British Council in the provision of a high-quality educational experience for all our students
  • To develop groundbreaking courses with a blend of English language, academic and life skills relevant to students’ aspirations
  • To create a fully global learning environment in York with sustained student representation from each continent
  • To be a leading ELT school in its integration of educational technology, with Google Classroom fully implemented in 2024
  • To be fully prepared to launch a new offsite English summer camp in 2025
Bob and student talking
EiY Sign on the gate

EiY in numbers

years of teaching experience
students at peak
tourists visit York each year
staff and teachers
to London by train
0 hours
years of history
major universities
the year English in York was established

Where our students come from

We take pride in fostering a truly international learning environment for our students, making their time at English in York an enriching and memorable experience.

Take a look at where our students are from in the map below.

© 2024 York Associates