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 4000 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, whether studying General English or IELTS/FCE/CAE Exam Preparation, with activities and accommodation to make students time with us enjoyable and rewarding. We also offer English language courses for families and kids, and have a summer camp for teenagers in Kensington as well.

Our Dublin school is located in Merrion Square, in the heart of Dublin city centre. This beautiful school, in a large Georgian building, is equipped with modern teaching facilities and excellent student common areas. Our staff are always available to help you during you time with us. We offer general English, exam preparation, English for professionals, Family Programmes and a popular Homestay Teenager Programme.

Frances King is part of the Business Education Group, which also includes QuestProfessional, 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 customer service is first class – 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.

Evolution of the Frances King Logo

Below is a short video showing the evolution of the Frances King logo over the past 40 years.