Select English, Cambridge is committed to all students being listened to, treated as individuals and free from bullying and abuse. We are dedicated to providing a high standard of welfare on all of our courses. This is demonstrated in our approach to welfare which includes appropriate and efficient systems, attention to detail and a commitment to caring for all of our students.


The Welfare Officer and Designated Safeguarding Lead is Kate O’Toole. Her Office is in building 15, first floor. It is her role to ensure that students are happy and healthy during their stay and to provide a clear point of contact for all welfare issues.

The Prevent Lead is Rebecca Schoeman. Her office is in 13 Station Road.

Homestay Accommodation

  • All of our homestays are carefully checked and inspected
  • The main carer in each homestay has been DBS checked
  • Homestay hosts are visited regularly by our Accommodation Officer
  • Student feedback is monitored and followed up
  • Homestay homes are mostly 3-5km from the school and this means students must take the bus to / from school

Residential Accommodation

  • Select English has 6 halls of residence all within walking distance of the school
  • All residences have live-in House Managers who look after our students.
  • All House Managers are First Aid, Fire and Food Hygiene trained

Summer Courses

Student welfare is our number one priority on all of our summer courses. Each summer course has first aid trained staff and access to a medical centre. Activities are supervised with staff ratios of 1:15 on young learner courses and 1:20 on teen and young adult courses. Select English is fully responsible for the welfare and supervision of students on the following courses: Friends’, Cambridge Juniors and English plus, Magdalene College and Cambridge Adults. At Barnardiston Hall , the permanent year round school staff are responsible for the welfare and supervision of students. Please view their website http://www.barnardiston-hall.co.uk/


Select English is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Please view our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Prevent Duty

The Prevent strategy is a government initiative to stop people becoming involved in violent extremism and/or supporting terrorism. Select English is committed to meeting their obligations relating to this. Please view our Prevent policy for further information.

Unfortunately, Select English Cambridge is unable to cater for students with mobility problems.

Care of Under 18’s

We take looking after under 18s very seriously. For each course we offer, we have written a statement about the level of care offered on that particular course. These statements form part of a consent and medical form that must be completed for all students aged under 18 attending a course with us. Please ensure that you complete and return the form that is sent with your booking confirmation to the best of your knowledge so we can offer the best care possible and know how to respond in an emergency.