About us

BEET was established by its founder, Clive Barrow, in 1979 with just 3 students! Since that time it’s grown in size but firmly remains an independent, family-run school. We aim to help each and every one of our students to achieve their English language goals in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Our students’ happiness is our priority, they come first!

We operate an open-door policy at all times which means our students are always able to come to us whenever they feel the need. They don’t need an appointment to talk to us; we are always on-hand to help!


Why choose BEET?

  • Friendly, family-run school with over 40 years of experience
  • Highly-qualified teachers providing ongoing academic support
  • FREE unlimited access to BEET Online for 1 Year from the start of your course
  • All course books & materials included in registration fee
  • Regular assessments to track your progress throughout your stay
  • FREE in-house social programme 5 nights per week
  • Teacher-led Saturday excursions
  • Low cost of living (significantly cheaper than London)
  • All accommodation within 20 minutes walking distance – FREE placement!
  • Active town: water sports, swimming pools, gyms, racket sports, golf & more
  • Vibrant university town offering excellent international student facilities
  • International students parties
  • International airport 15 minutes away

We’re a medium-sized school with an average of 150 students from between 20 and 40 countries; our size enables us to provide a properly structured learning programme with a focus on individual attention.

The language centre occupies a charming 19th century church school building, benefiting from the latest technology.

Situated in a residential area within easy access of Bournemouth centre and our miles of award-winning beaches, Bournemouth is a bustling town with plenty to do and see and easy access to the countryside and London.

We have a programme of fun evening events and lectures and weekend excursions run by our teachers.
This is why so many of our students call BEET their second home!

Mission Statement


• To encourage each individual student to reach their full potential.

• To foster a family atmosphere amongst students and staff.

• To maintain a harmonious international community.


• Our central thought should be to deliver excellence in every aspect of our organisation.

• To regard each student as an individual and respect their diversity.

• To remember that every student, of whatever age, is going through a life-changing experience, which will influence them for the rest of their lives.

• To give maximum professionalism and care to every student, regardless of their course length.

• To build enduring relationships with all our partners.