About Us

Frances King School of English

The school was founded in 1973 in London. Our commitment to excellence has made us a leading English Language school, welcoming about 2000 students a year.

Our London school is in Kensington, a beautiful part of central London. We offer high quality English language courses for adults of all ages all year, whether studying General English or Examination Preparation. We also offer English language courses for families.

Our summer camp in Dalkey, on the Dublin seaside, takes places on a beautiful campus, in a lovely area of the city. There are programmes for teenagers and families.

Frances King is part of the Business Education Group, which also includes Quest Professional, a central London college offering business training programmes for school leavers and graduates.

The school’s goals are:

  • to provide a meaningful, purposeful, and rewarding experience for each student, insuring that this is significantly different to what they can receive back home in a local language school
  • to provide a personalised service to each student

What is important to us – our values – are:

  • We care about the progress each student makes during their time with us
  • We want each student to enjoy the whole experience of being with us in London or Dublin
  • We care that our student services are friendly, informative, helpful and positive
  • We want each student to feel safe and secure, and that we are always here to help
  • We want all our staff to be well-trained and to receive continuous professional development that enhances their career and supports our goals


Frances King is a member of Quality English and IALC. The school in
London is also accredited by The British Council and is a member of
EnglishUK. The school in Dublin is also accredited by ACELS and is a member of MEI.

Evolution of the Frances King Logo

See the short, fun video showing the evolution of the Frances King logo over the past 50 years.