Preston Academy of English

Preston is a small lively city with a population of around 140,000, situated in the North West of England, near the coast. Nearby are the resorts of Southport, Lytham and the famous Blackpool. The cities of Liverpool and Manchester are about an hour away by road or rail. The scenic beauty of the Lake District National Park is only an hour away to the north.

The railway station is a 10-minute walk from the Academy and connects the city to major towns and cities across the UK. You can reach London and Edinburgh in less than 2 hours 30 minutes. The bus station is less than a minute’s walk from the Academy, and also has excellent bus routes all over Preston as well as to all major cities.

Preston is home to an extensive library and museum as well as the renowned UCLAN (University of Central Lancashire) where over 30,000 students from all over the world study. Around 1 in 5 people living in Preston are students, so you will be surrounded by like-minded people.

Shopping


Miller Arcade

Preston is a major shopping centre for many towns in the area. As well as the famous Preston market, with indoor and outdoor markets, Preston has a wide range of major brand stores as well as quirky boutiques.

As well as modern shopping centres in the city centre, Preston has a number of retail parks around the outskirts.

The city centre is host to two major shopping areas, Fishergate Centre and St Georges Shopping Centre.

Debenhams can be seen to mark the start of the high street, with other popular names to follow, such as River Island, Next, Laura Ashley, Marks and Spencer’s, HMV, Topshop, Topman and Accessorize. In the centre of the city is the Flag Market with a stunning view of the Harris Museum and Art Gallery.

To make your visit to Preston even more worthwhile, or for those residents who just simply do not want to venture to the town centre, there are two retail parks on the outskirts.

The larger is Deepdale Retail Park, situated towards the North of the city, with over 1,000 car park spaces and an array of shops and places to eat. It hosts favourites such as Argos, Boots and New Look, as well as less well known shops, such as Mamas and Papas and Hobbycraft. The food court provides something for everyone, from take-out restaurants such as KFC and Subway, to eat-in restaurants, such as Nandos and Pizza Hut. You can find out more information at the Deepdale Retail Park website.

Towards the South of the city is the Capitol Centre, which is host to a mixture of shopping and leisure. The shopping area includes home and appliance stores, such as Curry’s and Dunelm Mill; the very popular Vue Cinema, and the newest addition to the retail park, Waitrose. There are also places to eat, including Frankie and Bennies, and for something different, there is a very popular pub opposite the centre.

Preston offers both contemporary and traditional shopping experiences, the latter in the splendid Victorian architecture of the Miller Arcade. Preston Academy of English is centrally located convenient for the University campus and the city centre with its eclectic mix of shops and cafes.

Museum & the Arts

Harris Library and Museum

More than 750 buildings and structures in Preston are listed by the English heritage. One such building of historical and architectural significance is St Walburge’s Church, with the tallest spire of any parish church in England, located just behind the main campus.

The iconic Grade I listed Harris Museum and Art Gallery, stands as the arts hub of Preston and hosts a programme of internationally renowned exhibitions year round.

The Museum of Lancashire reveals the history of the county and takes an in-depth look at the area throughout the ages.

Eating Out/ Cafe Culture

Students at a restaurant

You’re never short of choice for a place to eat in Preston. The compact city centre is full of recognisable and independent restaurants with a range of worldwide cuisine to suit every taste. Stick to the high street for your recognisable and trusted brands, or venture down one of Preston’s many side streets to find real gems of independent bistros and tearooms.

The city centre houses a thriving cafe culture with numerous modern and vintage teashops and coffee houses. Whether you need to sit with your laptop to complete an assignment in peaceful surroundings, or catch up with your new friends, you’ll be able to find your ideal environment in Preston.

The Mystery Tea House is a popular place for students and offers an adventure in the world of teas, while Fanaki’s coffee shop and the Equator Arts cafe deliver a continental atmosphere against a northern English backdrop. The city centre also boasts big brand favourites, such as Starbucks, Costa Coffee and Cafe Nero, so you’re never too far from your favourite beverage.

Preston docks and marina also houses some food outlets and after a meal, you could catch the latest film at the nearby Odeon cinema.

For the takeaway option, grab a fast meal from Preston’s great variety of Italian, Chinese, and Indian takeaways, to name a few.
Preston has received the ‘Purple Flag’ award for being one of the safest, cleanest and most enjoyable places for a night out.

The Outdoors

Students visiting Brockholes Nature Reserve

The beautiful and historical Avenham and Miller parks are great spots in the city centre to relax and enjoy the great outdoors. Both parks have been awarded Green Flag status for their safe, clean and sustainable environments. During the warmer months, the parks play host to exciting festivals and events.

The Pavilion Cafe in Avenham Park overlooks the riverside, and marks the start of the scenic Guild Wheel, a 21-mile cycling greenway connecting the city to the picturesque Lancashire countryside, taking in the sights of the River Ribble, the 650-acre Cuerden Valley Park, and the old Preston railway.

Sport and keeping fit

A student playing football

Preston has a large number of gyms. In fact there is a gym across the street from the Academy with very good prices. As well as gyms, Preston has a number of outdoor football fields and also clubs and organisations for your favourite sport.

BY DAY

Lake Windermere in the Lake District

Just a couple of miles out from the city centre, you can discover the critically acclaimed Brockholes Nature Reserve, home to a diverse range of wildlife. You can also take part in a range of activities from organised walks to jewellery making.

Living in Preston, you’ll be a 20-minute train ride from Lancaster, which boasts a rich history of castles, towers and witches! A 40-minute journey will bring you to the stunning Lake District, England’s largest National Park.

By Night

Fishergate by night, Preston City Centre

Railway and motorway networks provide quick and easy access to the big urban cities of Manchester and Liverpool, as well as the famed seafronts of Blackpool and Southport, which all uncover new delights by night, particularly the spectacular Blackpool Illuminations which run from the end of August to early November.

Manchester is known for its trendy nightlife including an eclectic mix of music events and festivals. Blackpool can offer an alternative night out, from strolling down the busy illuminated promenade, to thrilling your senses on one of the world’s first super-size roller coasters.

Please take a look at our Preston Gallery.

Work for us

Job Opportunities at Preston Academy of English

Teaching Vacancies

Self Employed TEFL Teachers we are always looking for qualified and dedicated teachers for short-term cover work which may lead on to a more long-term position on our intensive courses (20 hours + per week)
Requirements

Our minimum requirements for teaching work are:

  • Trinity Cert TESOL, CELTA or equivalent
  • Bachelor degree level qualification
  • Two years’ full-time post qualification teaching experience

Applications from candidates with the Trinity diploma/DELTA or MA TESOL qualification are particularly welcome.

How to apply

Please send us a request for an application form with a CV and cover letter to info@prestonacademyofenglish.com  

Please address the email FAO the Principal. Thanks

At Preston Academy of English, we work very hard and sometimes we need a day off!

UK BANK HOLIDAYS 
 Spring bank holiday  02/06/2022  Thursday
 Platinum Jubilee bank holiday  03/06/2022  Friday
 Summer bank holiday  29/08/2022  Monday
 Boxing Day  26/12/2022  Monday
 Christmas Day( substitute day)  27/12/2022  Tuesday
 New Year’s Day ( substitute day)  02/01/2023  Monday
 The last day of 2022 that we will be open is Friday 16th December 2022. We will be closed from Monday 19th December 2022 and we will reopen on Tuesday 3rd January 2023.    
  • Preston Academy of English is accredited by the British Council for teaching English. The report for British council can be found here.
  • Preston Academy of English is a recognised preparation course centre for Trinity Secure English Language Tests
  • Preston Academy of English is a registered Trinity College London Exam Centre
  • Preston Academy of English is an EnglishUK member.

We have a strong core of teachers, who have experience teaching all levels and a wide range of nationalities. They provide personalized classes and work hard to ensure that you enjoy your experience at Preston Academy of English whilst improving all areas of your language skills.

Principal

Abdullah Nakhuda

 

Enrolment Officer

Daniel Whittle –

 

Academic Manager

Andrew Hogg

 
 

Administration & Human Resources

James Hall

School Facilities

Preston Academy of English has 8 classrooms complete with whiteboards and computer with audio and visual facilities.

Student Learning Centre

Preston Academy of English has a Student Learning Centre. The room is used for classes and testing for initial assessments as well as progress tests. Facilities include the following:

  • Networked computers with high-speed Internet access.
  • A wide range of ESL software covering all skill areas
  • Headphones for learning pronunciation

Benefits of the SLC include:

  • Improve your reading comprehension with CD ROMs and online resources
  • Expand your vocabulary with websites and course CD ROMs and online resources
  • Discover additional grammar points using a grammar program for your level
  • Enhance your writing by using online writing guides
  • Practise listening and pronunciation
  • Record and play back your voice
  • Try online ESL exercises, quizzes, dictionaries and encyclopaedias
  • Explore ESL websites (under guidance from your teacher)

Student Lounge

Includes sofas, chairs, hot and cold drinks machine, Xbox and snacks machine. The student lounge opens out to the street where students have a wide variety of places to eat.

PAE Mission Statement

The following is the Preston Academy of English Mission Statement:

Preston Academy of English will provide-

 

  • High standards of learning and teaching. Our courses will always remain relevant and responsive to student needs, and our teachers will be carefully selected for their ability and expertise. Comprehensive and relevant course information and course books will be provided.
  • Flexible and relevant courses. We incorporate the views of students, teaching staff, employers and academic managers when structuring our courses and curriculum. We review our courses regularly and can deliver courses in different ways to meet the needs of all our students. We also incorporate Core British Values, which are contained within the Prevent Duty policy within the curriculum, courses and teaching practices.

Core British Values are those of Democracy, the Rule of Law, Individual Liberty, Respect & Tolerance for those of other faiths and beliefs. These values should be observed and respected inside and outside PAE. A list of places of worship is available from the Welfare Manager.

  • Accurate and up-to-date information about learning, teaching and assessment of chosen programmes of study.
  • A welcoming, supportive and inclusive environment. Regardless of who students are and where they are from, all students are welcome at Preston Academy of English. We provide a safe environment where every student can expect to be treated equally, with fairness and respect.
  • Independent advice, information and support on academic and welfare issues. We have a dedicated Academic Manager and Welfare Manager ready to support students with any aspect of studying with us, or living in the United Kingdom. This service is free, independent and confidential.
  • Effective customer service. Our staff will respond to queries, suggestions or complaints quickly, effectively and fairly. We will make it as easy as possible to interact with us.
  • Access to effective feedback mechanisms, so students can get practically involved in the management and development of their study programme. We accept and respond to feedback to help us improve our service.

Terms & Conditions

Definitions
In these terms:
Fees means Accommodation Fees, the Accommodation Booking fees (non-refundable), Course Fees, Course Registration fees (non-refundable), Airport Transfer Fees and all other fees charged in respect of a course or accommodation.

Accommodation Fees means all fees for accommodation arranged or provided by PAE, excluding the accommodation booking fee.
PAE means Preston Academy of English of 44 Ormskirk Road, Preston PR1 2QP

Course Fees means fees for tuition.

Deposit means a deposit of 4 weeks of the total course fees or a financial guarantee from the sponsor (only refundable in cases of visa refusal notified to PAE 14 days before course start date).

You means You the individual student, or You the Agent, or You the Company or You the Organisation.

Agent means a person who makes a booking of a course for the benefit of one or more third party students

Your Students means those students who you book a course for You the Agent, or You the Company or You the Organisation.

Start Date means the start date of your course or accommodation.

Contract
This agreement is between PAE and You. By submitting Your registration form(s) or completed student’s group data sheet You shall be deemed to have accepted these conditions to the exclusion of any other terms and conditions.

PAE shall provide a course or courses teaching English as a foreign language or other course(s) to You or Your Students according to the terms of this agreement.

PAE reserves the rights to change details of its courses, including facilities and course dates, due to circumstances beyond PAEs control or where the number of students enrolled on a course is insufficient or if a course is oversubscribed or overbooked.

 Minimum age, proficiency level, and suitability of courses

The minimum age of students is 18 on or before the start date of the course. PAE courses may not be suitable for those with specific learning needs. It is Your responsibility to discuss your needs with PAE prior to booking a course. PAE can provide one-to-one tuition where agreed in advance. PAE does not make or provide any representation, warranty or guarantee as to the suitability of any course for the learning needs of You or Your Students.

Course timetable

Courses start every Monday. When Monday is a Public Holiday, the course will start on Tuesday. You will be charged for the Public Holiday if your course starts on the Public Holiday or if a Public Holiday occurs during Your course booking.

The minimum full-time course duration is 2 weeks.

Academy holidays

PAE is closed on all UK public holidays. There is no reduction for course tuition fees on these days. PAE is closed over the Christmas and New Year period (see website for dates). Tuition fees are not payable for this period.

Student holidays

Preston Academy of English is committed to the aim of upholding the values of being a “learning community”.

All our students are expected to attend 100% of their course. If a student is absent or late for a class, you need to inform the school a day before or before 9.00am on the day. You can call the school on 01772 821039 or email info@prestonacademyofenglish.com .

The school cannot issue a certificate of attendance at the end of the course if a student’s final attendance is lower than 80%. The student may not be allowed to progress to the next level. Students who have one-to-one lessons needs to give 24 hours’ notice of cancellation. Students will be charged for non-attendance of one to one classes if 24 hours’ notice is not given. Appropriate action will be taken when attendance is below 80% such as informing the sponsors of the student about their poor attendance.

All attendance letters, progress reports and final certificates are issued subject to students meeting the minimum 80% attendance level.

Preston Academy of English understands that long-term students may wish to take a short break from their course. Tuition fees will not be charged for authorised holidays agreed before the start of your course. However, if your teachers feel that you are missing a large amount of the course content, you may be asked to repeat your current level or be tested again on your return from holiday.

If you wish to request a holiday after starting your course with PAE, please remember course fees during the holiday period will not be refunded, but the course end date may be extended by the period of the authorised holiday. Course end dates will not be extended in the case of an unauthorised absence.

Students must ask for time off from their course(s) by completing a ‘Student Holiday Request Form’, at least 2 weeks before the anticipated absence. This form is available from reception, and must be returned to the reception.

If your final attendance (after any requested holidays have been taken) is more than 80%, we will accept your request, and the time off will be marked as holiday. PAE will not accept your request if your attendance is less than 80%. Any days taken off without the knowledge or permission of PAE will be marked as absent.

Do not book your flights or make holiday arrangements until you receive an email or letter from PAE confirming that your holiday has been approved.

To comply with PAE regulations, you are allowed a holiday period in accordance with your course duration.  A maximum of 2 weeks may be taken at one time, and you must give 2 weeks’ notice when booking your holidays.

If you take an unauthorised holiday, this will be noted on your attendance record.  Where students have been granted visas on the basis of their studies at PAE, the Home Office will be immediately notified of the unauthorised absence.

Students receiving course funding from the Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau (SACB) must inform the SACB as well as PAE if they intend to travel outside the United Kingdom after commencing a course of study. PAE will notify the SACB of any unauthorised student absences or requests for course extensions, and the student will be directly responsible for any refunds demanded by the SACB. The SACB will also be informed if a student withdraws, or is suspended from a course.

Insurance
You are strongly advised to arrange full insurance cover for health, belongings and cancellation of studies.

Deposits and payment of fees
All bookings will be conditional until PAE has received a completed application form from You, and full payment in cleared funds.

Payment of all Fees must be made at least 14 days before the course start date, or on booking if booking within 28 days of the course start date.

Upon receipt of a completed application form and Deposit in cleared funds, PAE will issue You with a Preliminary Confirmation Letter stating the details of our course(s) and the balance of the fees due.

Upon receipt of all Fees in cleared funds, PAE will issue a Final Confirmation Letter confirming details of your course(s).
PAE reserves the right to levy an administration charge of £50 each time course details are changed following a request by You.

Payment terms
All payments must be made in GB Pounds Sterling. You are responsible for the payment of all bank charges.

Funds may be paid by bank transfer, credit card, debit card or cash.

Refunds

Refunds will not be made in respect of Course Registration fees or express mail fees.

PAE does not give any cash refunds. All refunds will be by way of bank transfer. PAE will not be liable for any bank charges or currency fluctuations.

An administration charge of £200 will also be levied on all refunds. And the same for any further visa application refusals.

Refunds are paid 28 days after the expiry of any notice period.

For card payment refunds, the payment will be refunded through the card processing company to the original card. This may extend the  processing time for receiving the refund up to 7 days.

Visas
PAE will only issue a Visa letter to You or Your Students once a Deposit or full payment has been received.

If You are refused a visa, PAE must receive a copy of the original notification given by the Home Office/ Embassy explaining why your visa has been rejected at least 14 days prior to the Start Date. PAE will refund your  full Fees less £200 administration charge per visa refusal. If You are an Agent and one or more of Your Students are denied visas or refused entry, PAE will refund that part of the Fees relating to the relevant students.

Where we receive this evidence, the refund will be paid to you within four weeks of your providing us with bank details and signed authorisation that the refund should be paid to that account. If written evidence of a refusal is received less than 14 days prior to arrival then the refund will be paid less the administrative fee and the Deposit payment.

 

 Changing course dates before You start
You must provide a minimum of 14 days’ notice if you postpone the start of your course (or accommodation). If such notice is not given, the normal fees may be charged.

If you postpone more than once, a change fee of £200 will be charged.

PAE may refuse any request to delay course dates if PAE cannot provide the course(s) on the new dates that You request, and may charge increased Course Fees if you delay the start of Your course.

Changing course dates after You start
If You or one of Your Students wishes to cancel or postpone a course after the start of the course you must give PAE 14 days’ notice.

You will be given a credit to pay for the Course Fees at a later date. The credit will be for an amount equal to the Course Fees in respect of any part of the relevant course remaining after the later of-

  • when You or Your Student leaves the course or
  • when the 14 days’ notice period expires.The credit will remain valid for courses taking place within 12 months after the date of issue of the credit. The credit is not transferable to any other person.

Changing classes and timetables

Students cannot reduce their weekly study hours or change from a full time course to a part-time course or one-to-one class.
PAE reserves the right to alter the timetable and/or transfer students from one class to another, from one time of study to another, and to merge small classes, reschedule or cancel classes and courses.

Cancellation of courses before You start
You must inform PAE in writing if You wish to cancel your booking, or a booking for one of Your Students. There will be no refund of course fees if a student breaches visa conditions.

If You cancel a booking between 14- 28 days before the Start Date, PAE will refund the Fees, minus the Deposit and £200 admin fee.

If You cancel a booking between 0- 13 days before the Start Date PAE will refund the 50% of course Fees, minus the Deposit and £200 admin fee.

Students booked on one-to-one lessons need to provide 24 hours’ notice of cancellation for the lesson to be re-arranged. No refund or re-arrangement will be provided for ‘no-shows’ or when less than 24 hours’ notice is given.

Cancellation of courses after You start

Courses lasting up to 4 weeks cannot be cancelled after the course start date. You will not be entitled to any refund of course fees.

Courses lasting between 5- 11 weeks require 21 days’ written notice of cancellation. You will be credited for an amount equal to 75% of the Course Fees remaining after the 21 days’ notice period expires. An administration charge of £200 will also be levied.

Courses lasting 12 or more weeks require 42 days’ written notice of cancellation. You will be credited for an amount equal to 75% of the Course Fees remaining after the 42 days’ notice period expires. An administration charge of £200 will also be levied.

 

 

Accommodation

Preston Academy of English welcomes students from all over the world. Whilst studying with us, students can choose to stay in student self-catering accommodation in order to fully experience student life and culture in the UK.

Preston Academy of English provides an accommodation booking service as part of a course + student self-catering accommodation package.

We can suggest using agents and providers. Preston Academy of English has not checked these agents and providers and is not recommending them; PAE is only providing a list of local contacts and established agents. PAE does not know the levels of quality being provided and is not responsible for the student using any of the organisations. PAE is not connected with these agents; therefore, please check with the agents directly for reassurance of quality and standards.

 Limitation and exclusion of liability
PAE or its staff shall not be liable to You or Your Students under this contract for any indirect loss, costs, expenses, damage, injury or inconvenience howsoever caused, arising from-

  • This contract.
  • Any failure by PAE to provide all or part of any course.
  • The tuition or courses provided by PAE.
  • The use by You or Your Students of any accommodation provided or arranged by PAE, and whether caused by negligence, breach of contract or otherwise.

PAE shall not be liable to You for any direct or indirect loss of profit or other costs, expenses, damages, injury or inconvenience arising from any contract or arrangement between You and Your Students, or claim against You by one or more of Your Students arising from any of the events listed in the clause above.

Where PAE is unable to deliver all or any part of a course, PAE’s liability shall be limited to the Course Fees for the course not provided. In all other cases, the maximum aggregate liability of PAE to You or any of Your Students in respect of this contract, whether for any breach of its obligations under this contract, negligence or otherwise, shall be limited to the total Fees payable by You.

Nothing in this contract or in any other contract shall exclude or in any way limit PAE’s liability for fraud or for death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or any other liability to the extent that such liability may not be excluded or limited as a matter of law.

Conduct and Behaviour
Students must comply with PAEs code of conduct and all other PAE policies and procedures.
If students breach PAE’s code of conduct or other policies or procedures, or display any other unacceptable behaviour, including but not limited to harassment of teachers or other students, possession or consumption of illegal drugs or alcohol, smoking in restricted areas, malicious damage to PAE’ property or the accommodation, jeopardising other students’ safety, or breaking the law, they may be dismissed from their course at the discretion of PAE without any refund of Fees.
Students who arrive more than ten minutes late to any class without having notified PAE in advance will not be allowed to join the class.

Students are expected to inform PAE when they are unable to attend classes. Missed classes are only rearranged at PAE’s discretion, and where offered, must be taken within an agreed time scale (the original course duration). Persistent absenteeism may result in the student being dismissed from the course without any refund of Fees.

Medical Information
You must inform PAE of any special medical conditions affecting You or Your Students.

PAE reserves the right to expel from any course any student with a serious medical condition or a condition which requires regular staff supervision, and which was not notified to PAE prior to the Start Date, without any refund of Fees.

Responsibilities of Agents
If You are an Organiser, You shall-

  • Provide information on courses to Your Students or prospective students and assist such students to make appropriate choices as to their courses with PAE.
  • Assist Your Students in completing application forms and providing other required documents.
  • Provide all information and support that Your Students need in order to obtain the official papers that are required by Your Students to be able to partake in a course with PAE.
  • Forward to PAE copies of the application form and associated documents from Your Students.
  • Provide to PAE, where requested, details of Your Students’ qualifications and UK equivalents and assist PAE in making decisions regarding relevant programmes of study.
  • Assist Your Students with pre-departure requirements.
  • Advise Your Students to obtain comprehensive travel and health insurance cover.
  • Ensure that Your Students comply with the policies and procedures of PAE in force.

If You are an Organiser, You shall not-

  • have authority, nor hold Yourself out, or permit any person to hold themselves out, as being authorised to bind PAE in any way, nor do any act which might reasonably create the impression that You are so authorised.
  • Make or enter into any contracts or commitments or incur any liability for or on behalf of PAE, including for the provision of courses or the price for them, and shall not negotiate any terms for the provision of a course with Your Students.

 

Queries and Complaints
You must bring queries or complaints to the attention of the relevant reception staff, Principal or Welfare Manager of PAE immediately so that PAE can deal with your query or complaint. PAE will not deal with retrospective queries or complaints.

Force Majeure
PAE shall not be responsible or liable for its failure to perform any of its obligations, or for any disruption to courses if such failure or disruption is beyond the control of PAE, whether caused by acts of God, fire, flood, wars, embargo, strikes, labour disputes, explosions, riots, of laws, rules, regulations, restrictions or orders of any governmental authority, or any other cause beyond the control of PAE.

Where, as a result of any event listed above, PAE takes steps to arrange extra or emergency accommodation, transfers or repatriation or incurs other expenses, You shall be responsible for all costs incurred by PAE.

Governing Law

This contract and any disputes arising from it shall be governed by the law of England and Wales, and the Courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise in connection with the contract.

 Severance          

If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of this agreement (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision shall, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of this agreement shall not be affected. If any invalid, unenforceable or illegal provision of this agreement would be valid, enforceable and legal if some part of it were deleted, the provision shall apply with the minimum modification necessary to make it legal, valid and enforceable.

Courses lasting between 5- 11 weeks require 21 days’ written notice of cancellation. You will be credited for an amount equal to 75% of the Course Fees remaining after the 21 days’ notice period expires. An administration charge of £200 will also be levied.

Courses lasting 12 or more weeks require 42 days’ written notice of cancellation. You will be credited for an amount equal to 75% of the Course Fees remaining after the 42 days’ notice period expires. An administration charge of £200 will also be levied.

 

 

Accommodation

Preston Academy of English welcomes students from all over the world. Whilst studying with us, students can choose to stay in student self-catering accommodation or with a host in order to fully experience student life and culture in the UK.

Preston Academy of English does not provide an accommodation booking service. We can suggest using agents and providers. Preston Academy of English has not checked these agents and providers and is not recommending them; PAE is only providing a list of local contacts and established agents. PAE does not know the levels of quality being provided and is not responsible for the student using any of the organisations. PAE is not connected with these agents; therefore, please check with the agents directly for reassurance of quality and standards.

 Limitation and exclusion of liability
PAE or its staff shall not be liable to You or Your Students under this contract for any indirect loss, costs, expenses, damage, injury or inconvenience howsoever caused, arising from-

  • This contract.
  • Any failure by PAE to provide all or part of any course.
  • The tuition or courses provided by PAE.
  • The use by You or Your Students of any accommodation provided or arranged by PAE, and whether caused by negligence, breach of contract or otherwise.

PAE shall not be liable to You for any direct or indirect loss of profit or other costs, expenses, damages, injury or inconvenience arising from any contract or arrangement between You and Your Students, or claim against You by one or more of Your Students arising from any of the events listed in the clause above.

Where PAE is unable to deliver all or any part of a course, PAE’s liability shall be limited to the Course Fees for the course not provided. In all other cases, the maximum aggregate liability of PAE to You or any of Your Students in respect of this contract, whether for any breach of its obligations under this contract, negligence or otherwise, shall be limited to the total Fees payable by You.

Nothing in this contract or in any other contract shall exclude or in any way limit PAE’s liability for fraud or for death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or any other liability to the extent that such liability may not be excluded or limited as a matter of law.

Conduct and Behaviour
Students must comply with PAEs code of conduct and all other PAE policies and procedures.
If students breach PAE’s code of conduct or other policies or procedures, or display any other unacceptable behaviour, including but not limited to harassment of teachers or other students, possession or consumption of illegal drugs or alcohol, smoking in restricted areas, malicious damage to PAE’ property or the accommodation, jeopardising other students’ safety, or breaking the law, they may be dismissed from their course at the discretion of PAE without any refund of Fees.
Students who arrive more than ten minutes late to any class without having notified PAE in advance will not be allowed to join the class.

Students are expected to inform PAE when they are unable to attend classes. Missed classes are only rearranged at PAE’s discretion, and where offered, must be taken within an agreed time scale (the original course duration). Persistent absenteeism may result in the student being dismissed from the course without any refund of Fees.

Medical Information
You must inform PAE of any special medical conditions affecting You or Your Students.

PAE reserves the right to expel from any course any student with a serious medical condition or a condition which requires regular staff supervision and which was not notified to PAE prior to the Start Date, without any refund of Fees.

Responsibilities of Agents
If You are an Organiser, You shall-

  • Provide information on courses to Your Students or prospective students and assist such students to make appropriate choices as to their courses with PAE.
  • Assist Your Students in completing application forms and providing other required documents.
  • Provide all information and support that Your Students need in order to obtain the official papers that are required by Your Students to be able to partake in a course with PAE.
  • Forward to PAE copies of the application form and associated documents from Your Students.
  • Provide to PAE, where requested, details of Your Students’ qualifications and UK equivalents and assist PAE in making decisions regarding relevant programmes of study.
  • Assist Your Students with pre-departure requirements.
  • Advise Your Students to obtain comprehensive travel and health insurance cover.
  • Ensure that Your Students comply with the policies and procedures of PAE in force.

If You are an Organiser, You shall not-

  • have authority, nor hold Yourself out, or permit any person to hold themselves out, as being authorised to bind PAE in any way, nor do any act which might reasonably create the impression that You are so authorised.
  • Make or enter into any contracts or commitments or incur any liability for or on behalf of PAE, including for the provision of courses or the price for them, and shall not negotiate any terms for the provision of a course with Your Students.

 

Queries and Complaints
You must bring queries or complaints to the attention of the relevant reception staff, Principal or Welfare Manager of PAE immediately so that PAE can deal with your query or complaint. PAE will not deal with retrospective queries or complaints.

Force Majeure
PAE shall not be responsible or liable for its failure to perform any of its obligations, or for any disruption to courses if such failure or disruption is beyond the control of PAE, whether caused by acts of God, fire, flood, wars, embargo, strikes, labour disputes, explosions, riots, of laws, rules, regulations, restrictions or orders of any governmental authority, or any other cause beyond the control of PAE.

Where, as a result of any event listed above, PAE takes steps to arrange extra or emergency accommodation, transfers or repatriation or incurs other expenses, You shall be responsible for all costs incurred by PAE.

Governing Law

This contract and any disputes arising from it shall be governed by the law of England and Wales, and the Courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise in connection with the contract.

 Severance          

If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of this agreement (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision shall, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of this agreement shall not be affected. If any invalid, unenforceable or illegal provision of this agreement would be valid, enforceable and legal if some part of it were deleted, the provision shall apply with the minimum modification necessary to make it legal, valid and enforceable.