About Absolutely English Young Learners


Absolutely English Young Learners is owned and managed by the very experienced husband and wife team, Siân and Petro Choma. We provide one of the most intensive combinations of lessons, supervised activities and excursions on the market. Our focus is quality, safety and results. Our programme is specially designed for young learners and the intensity of our programme means constant practice in a variety of situations, helping your child to gain confidence and skill in communicating in English.

The mix of nationalities, the immersion environment and the warm friendly atmosphere of the school combine to create a stimulating and rewarding intercultural experience for young people beginning to explore the wider world.


The prestigious Sherborne Girls school in Dorset has been home to Absolutely English since 2006. The school is located in the charming town of Sherborne in Dorset. Sherborne is a safe, picturesque location of historical interest in one of England’s most beautiful counties. The school is surrounded by 40 acres of grounds and offers outstanding sports and leisure facilities.

Absolutely English Young Learners provides a safe, picturesque location for your child to immerse themselves in the English language, while making new international friends and achieving the best possible results. Absolutely English is accredited by the British Council and is an EL Gazette Centre of Excellence, the owners personally oversee all aspects of the programme and many of our staff return year after year.

Our British Council Inspection 2014

We are very proud to now be named as an EL Gazette Centre of Excellence as a result of our 2014 British Council inspection. Our British Council inspection publishable statement reads:
“The British Council inspected and accredited Absolutely English Young Learners in July 2014. The Accreditation Scheme assesses the standards of management, resources and premises, teaching, welfare and care of under 18s and accredits organisation which meet the overall standard in each area inspected (see www.britishcouncil.org/accreditation for details).
This private language teaching organisation offers residential courses in general English for under-18s.

Strengths were noted in areas of staff management, quality assurance, premises and facilities, learning resources, academic management, care of students, accommodation, leisure opportunities and care of under 18s.
The inspection report stated that the organisation met the standards of the scheme.”

To view our full British Council inspection report, please click here.