about us

Our Mission...

“To promote international cooperation and friendship through the study of the English language.”

Founded in 1992, Chaucer College is a British Council accredited language school with over 26 years’ experience in teaching English as a foreign language. Our purpose built study centre is located in the world renowned city of Canterbury, Kent – ‘The Garden of England’.

We offer a range of courses for both groups and individuals throughout the year, from General English (both part-time and intensive) through to exam preparation and course specific modules. Our popular Junior Summer Camp offers a comprehensive course alongside a packed schedule of activities. 

Student welfare & support

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and take our responsibilities very seriously.

  • All Chaucer College staff have oversight of the safeguarding of our students
  • On duty porter, 24 hours a day, every day of the year. We also have 24 hour monitored security camera surveillance
  • All staff & host families are enhanced police checked to ensure students safety & wellbeing at all times
  • Resident house parents are on hand overnight to assist any students & group leaders staying in our residential accommodation
  • Students are accompanied by college staff & group leaders on all excursions & during activities by a ratio of 1 to 15 students
  • Emergency phone numbers are provided to all students, group leaders & parents prior to arrival & are available to be contacted on 24 hours a day

Important Information for students

For more information on travelling to and staying in England, please read the following articles:

Chaucer College Policies & Procedures:


Catherine Vines


Dr Mitsu Horri

Dean of students

Davie Hutton

Operations Manager

Louise Mead

HR manager

Dee Byatt

marketing manager

Ed Bailey

account manager

Richard Piggott

Director of High-School Courses

Tony Maver

Director of International Courses

Richard Venner

Director of University Programmes

Cathy Clark

Accommodation Manager

Mike Duckett

IT Manager

Graham Simpson

Catering manager