General Information


All students under 70 years old are insured against Medical and Travel costs while at the school under the Endsleigh Student Insurance Policy. Students should consider whether they are adequately insured for their possessions or pre-existing medical conditions.

Our policy is available to view on our website and covers eventualities like cancellation, course fees and medical expenses. It is your responsibility to- check that you have cover for everything that you require. A copy of what the policy covers is available on request.


Cheltenham has a variable but generally mild climate and weather extremes are rare. Students should come prepared for all types of weather during their stay in England. For information on English weather today and a forecast for the week visit


Mobile telephones can be brought into England. Customers with subscriptions to GSM services, providing they have a roaming agreement with the English network operator(s) may use their subscription. Pay-as-you-go mobile phones are available in Cheltenham shops. You can buy a mobile in Cheltenham for as little as £20 and a SIM card on ‘Pay as you go’ arrangements. For information on the major mobile phone operators in England, please see links below:


Banks are open Monday to Friday from 0900 to 1700. ATMs in England accept most major credit cards. Visitors are advised to change their bank notes at banks and the Bureau de Change to get the best exchange rate. Opening a bank account in England is an option for students staying three months or longer and have booked and paid for at least 12 weeks’ accommodation. We are able to give advice on opening a bank account. Full details will be given at reception when the students arrive here at inlingua Cheltenham.


The opening hours of most shops in England are 0900 until 1800, Monday to Saturday. Supermarkets and shops are open on Sunday from 1100 to 1600.


Cheltenham has a wide variety of entertainments on offer including numerous shops, restaurants, pubs and bars, discos, 2 theatres, an 11 screen cinema, minigolf, recreation centre and a number of beautiful parks – ideal in the summer! For further useful information about Cheltenham and the Cotswolds, please visit the following links:


Calling into England: When making a call into England from another country, the lead zero of the area code is dropped and the country code for England (+44) is added. For example, to reach inlingua Cheltenham, you will dial the number as +44 1242 250 493.

Calling out of England: When making a call to another country, the international access code is “00” or + followed by the country code for the country you are calling, followed by the area code then phone number.