our mission

SCL International College offers an all-inclusive educational experience in one of the world's greatest cities.

We create learning opportunities that develop students’ language and cultural knowledge to advance their personal, academic and professional growth. By providing both classroom space and accommodation under the same roof, we can accelerate language acquisition within a supportive and safe environment.


under one roof

On-Site Accommodation

The Stay Club offers premium housing for up to 4 people per room, including a private bathroom and kitchenette.

Our 21st Century Schools

We forged a brand new model for studying English, encompassing every aspect of your stay in London.

The Classroom Experience

Learn via dynamic discussions and innovative activities using state of the art interactive technology.

Your Learning Community

Join a fun, vibrant community of international students and enter a welcoming oasis in the midst of London.

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our values



We want our students and colleagues to have an amazing learning experience that helps them realise their potential and perform to the best of their abilities.


We listen to each student and offer a personal service to make everyone feel comfortable when they stay with us.


Our team believes in the quality of our school and the courses we offer. We love making sure they meet the specific needs of each student and we want students to become better people, in and out of the classroom.


People from many different cultures live in London and our schools are no different. We have over 50 different nationalities staying with us.


We remain open on all public holidays except from Christmas Day to New Years Day.

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campus = community

SCL International College's origins date back to 2013 when it opened as The Stay Academy. In 2017, the company rebranded once again to become Stay Campus London and expanded to include four campuses, each one offering its unique character and personality, while also providing a consistently safe and supportive environment for international students.

In 2021, the school achieved accreditation to provide private further education to international students, leading to the school's rebranding as SCL International College. We now proudly offer University Pathway programmes to complement our existing portfolio of English language courses for Young Learners and Adult students.

We understand that a city as vast as London can appear intimidating to foreign students who might be traveling alone or visiting for the first time. That's why we strive to create a community atmosphere where everyone is welcome, and there's always a friendly face to greet you, have a chat with, or lend a helping hand.

We are proud to say that students have returned to our school time after time and have recommended us to their family, friends, and colleagues. We are also delighted to have been named a finalist in the industry PIE Awards for two years running as Accommodation Provider of the Year in 2020 and for the International Student Living Award in 2021.

our accreditations & memberships


SCL International College is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English as a foreign language in the UK. To earn accreditation, the school follow strict regulations relating to school buildings and facilities, teacher qualifications, teaching quality, administration and welfare. We are regularly visited by their inspectors.

Stay Campus London Private Further Education ISI Certification

PFE (Private Further Education) is a division of the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI), which is an approved Educational Oversight inspection body authorised by the UK Home Office to inspect privately funded further education colleges and English language schools in England and Wales. Our status with PFE further reinforces our legal ability to sponsor international students to come to the UK on a Tier 4 visa in the UK immigration points-based system.


We are a member of English UK, the leading association of language schools in the UK, and we follow its rules of practice. Accreditation under its scheme, among the most rigorous in the world, demonstrates that a provider has achieved professional standards in its internal management, teaching, environment, resources, student welfare and safeguarding of those under 18 years old.


The Association of Language Travel Organisations provides a global platform for leaders and decision makers within the language travel industry to further develop and grow the industry through networking, professional development, idea and information exchange.


The British Educational Travel Association represents some of the biggest and best-known businesses across the full spectrum of the inbound, outbound and domestic youth, student and educational travel industry.


We are a registered examination centre for Trinity College London and have exams on-site at our school. Trinity is an examination board which offers graded and diploma qualifications across a range of disciplines in the performing arts and English language learning and teaching in over 70 countries worldwide.

our partners

Are you working in a student recruitment agency or institution?

The team at SCL International College works with student recruitment agencies, public and private schools as well as universities around the world.

Our partners enjoy collaborating with us for a variety of reasons such as:

  • You'll have one point of contact within SCL for both English classes and accommodation.
  • We have year-round capacity for large groups.
  • We regularly customise programmes for groups of juniors, teens or adults based on your educational needs and study abroad goals.
  • We have flexible meal plan options like continental breakfast and hot lunches and dinners. Every room has its own private kitchenette so students can also cook up their own treats 24/7.
  • Every booking includes lots of freebies like on-site social events plus discounts across London.

Send us a note to become a partner and we'll schedule a private call to kickstart our collaboration.

"We have been working with The Stay Club for just under 10 years now and are happy to highly recommend them. Over that period of time we have placed students in all of their properties, from groups in Colindale, to students in Camden, to young professionals and interns in Willesden. We have always found the booking process to be easy due to their friendly and professional team.

Their residences are in excellent locations, are clean and well maintained - but above all - offer character and a homely atmosphere, something which is greatly appreciated by the guests who stay with them. We have the upmost confidence in their on-site management who have always resolved any potential issues quickly and professionally, ensuring our customers are satisfied and have an amazing time in London."

-- James McCall  

Director of Accommodation at London Homestays  

“Over the past two years, my organisation has had the pleasure of partnering with The Stay Club to provide a high quality central London accommodation option for hundreds of international students and clients under my care. The sales team and reception teams have always been so prompt and polite with their communication to ensure the best for the visitors.

Comments from the students include how safe they feel at the accommodation, the good range of amenities in the surrounding areas, and ease of travel. I have no doubt that we will continue our strong partnership for many more years to come."

-- Rhiannon Haydock  

Capital City College Training  

"We were looking for a comfortable and all round well maintained accommodation to match the needs of our American students while they are studying in London. The Stay Club not only met, but exceeded our expectations by offering accommodation in their brand new Kentish Town building with excellently equipped rooms, gym and even a cinema on-site!


We received very positive feedback from our students and are proud to be able to provide such a great place for them to stay.

Additionally, The Stay Club showed professionalism when dealing with Coronavirus crisis by setting out a clear plan of actions and being responsive to changed circumstances."

-- Auguste Silvanaviciute  

Administrative Manager at the British American Drama Academy  


We offer a wide variety of programmes across three campuses in London.

You'll love it here!


Max 15 students
per classroom

Personalised education catering to each individual's needs and strengths.



Courses are offered year-round and start any Monday.


1 lesson =
45 minutes

Get more value for money when you study with us.



We've passed British Council inspections with flying colours.



All of our teachers are certified, native-level English speakers.



When you live and learn under one roof you'll be surrounded by English speakers 24/7.


All ages

Courses for all ages starting from 12 years old



Strong Wi-Fi throughout the building and all classrooms have the latest hardware and software.

free with every booking

At SCL International College we believe in going the extra mile to help you develop your academic, personal and professional growth. Beyond providing an excellent educational experience, your booking also gives you access to discounts at dozens of places across London and includes loads of free perks such as in-house social events every night, which help you mix and mingle in a truly multicultural environment with students and staff of all ages and backgrounds.

Explore our campuses

You are welcome to visit any of our London campuses, with one more opening in 2024!



65 Holmes Road

0203 141 7539



34 Chalk Farm Road

0203 141 7539



200 Western Avenue
W3 6FW

0203 141 7539

Wondering which course is right for you?