Study and welfare

At International House London, we do all we can to make your experience the best it can be.

This means making sure you are able to study effectively in a safe and positive environment. We have many policies and procedures to help.

Your study

Curriculum – we have a comprehensive curriculum that describes our overall educational aims and objectives, core competencies and syllabus objectives at different levels. See the IH London Curriculum for full details.

Attendance policy – we know that in order to make progress in your language learning you need to attend classes. See the IH London Student Handbook for full details.

Student agreement – this tells you what we expect from our students in order to make every classroom a positive learning environment. See the IH London Student Handbook for full details.

Academic support – we have an experienced academic manager who you can talk to about your learning at any point in the course.


Safeguarding young and vulnerable adults – we know that many of our students are living away from family and friends and we therefore train all our staff in safeguarding awareness. Please see our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy for full details.

Equal opportunities and diversity – we make sure that all staff and students are treated equally and the school is committed to working with diversity in a positive way. As part of this, we do not tolerate any form of harassment and bullying. See our Equality and diversity policy for full details.

Exclusions policy – the school is a friendly and open environment. In order to maintain this, the school will take the following steps with anyone found to be acting contrary to school policies:

Step 1: a verbal warning
Step 2: a written warning
Step 3: a letter and asked to leave the school

In extreme circumstances, the person will be asked to leave with immediate effect. In any of the above circumstances, no refund will be given.

Learning Difficulties and Disability Access – the school will look at applications from any students or trainees with learning difficulties. The appropriateness of course provision will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

It is very important that the school is aware of any learning difficulties or special educational needs before enrollment so that if an application is accepted, we can make sure adequate support and provision is in place.

The school building is fully equipped for disability access.


Health and safety – your safety and security inside and out of the school is very important to us and we have many procedures regarding fire safety, first aid and what to do in emergencies. See the IH London Student Handbook for full details.

Complaints procedure

If you have a problem or are not happy with any aspect of our services please talk to us. We need to know so that we can help you and improve our services. Please see the "I'm not happy...' section of the IH London Student Handbook for full details.

If you would like to make a complaint, please see our complaints procedure.