Becoming a Preparation Centre (Registered School)
What is a Cambridge English School?
Schools that meet certain criteria can become a Cambridge English School. Becoming a Cambridge English School means you can access additional benefits and support for your school, such as teacher development, marketing support and access to a Cambridge English logo and plaque.
The Cambridge English School programme has four elements:
- Use a programme structure that links to international standards
- Prepare your students for Cambridge English exams
- Use Cambridge English materials for your courses
- Develop your teachers using Cambridge English support
When you become a Cambridge English School, we can support you in a number of ways with your marketing and communications, making it easier for you to get your message across.
Every school is unique – you have your own vision and goals for your school. Cambridge English can help you align your goals to internationally recognised standards. This helps parents, teachers and other stakeholders understand your vision and your ambition.
We are part of the University of Cambridge, the world’s number one university, and committed to excellence in education.
Our work is backed up with extensive research and validation. Exams and materials are based on a deeper understanding of how English works and how students learn. We have built the largest corpus of language learner data in the world, and we are continually gaining new insights into how we can support learners.
Cambridge English has been a leading organisation in the development of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This gives us unrivalled expertise in understanding how the framework applies to schools around the world. We are leading a research programme to define the vocabulary, grammar and functional English mastered at each CEFR level – the English Profile Programme.
We can offer you a range of curriculum services to ensure your school meets international standards
Build your students’ confidence progressively with our Cambridge English for Schools exams. We offer a range of fun, motivating tests from beginner to advanced level:
- Designed for children
- Familiar topics, engaging activities
- Step-by-step way to learn English
- Recognised internationally
- Extensive support for you and your students
Find out more about Cambridge English for Schools exams
Cambridge University Press course materials help children learn. We stimulate their curiosity, open up their imagination and make learning fun, using carefully designed materials that support teachers and learners every step of the way.
There are also plenty of online materials, workbooks, reference resources, games and videos – to support those children who need extra help, and to stretch those children who need a greater challenge.
Your teachers are the heart of your school. Support them and your school will grow.
Support for teachers using new courses
Cambridge English courses come with a wide range of support for teachers – the Teacher’s Book, CDs and DVDs, classware, online resources, additional activities for students, progress tests, etc.
Support for teachers preparing students for exams
Register your teachers for unlimited access to downloadable materials for exam preparation - lesson plans, worksheets, classroom activities and a lively online teacher community on our Teaching Support website for exam preparation.
Workshops for teachers
Cambridge English provides practical workshops for teachers. Subjects range from motivating your students to preparing for exams to using online technology.
Qualifications for teachers
Help teachers to gain new skills and become more motivated by taking one of our teaching qualifications. A range of online and printed materials are available to help them prepare.