Language school insurance

Preferred insurance partner for English UK and BETA

Specialist advice and dedicated support for a wide range of educational organisations across the UK, including summer, short-term or established language schools.

Partnered with English UK

Partnered with English UK

Partnered with BETA

Partnered with BETA

Commercial insurance solutions for the language school sector

We’re specialists in protecting international students, and the preferred insurance provider for English UK and BETA. Our long-established specialist education insurance team covers a wide range of education sectors, including specialist private language schools, state schools, independent education, boarding schools, further education and universities – so we have the knowledge and hands-on experience to help make sure your establishment stays protected at every step.

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Access to products

We offer language schools a comprehensive range of covers, including public and employers’ liability, buildings and contents, business interruption, directors’ and officers’ liability, professional indemnity and more. We cater for both full time establishments and summer schools.

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Expert consultation and advice

We want to build a long-term partnership you can rely on. That’s why we’ll provide a dedicated account manager who will work with you to build an insurance solution that meets the specific needs of your school.

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Dedicated claims management

We work with some of the UK’s leading insurers to make sure the process with us - from quote to claim - is as smooth as possible. Our team of specialists will take the time to support you through the claims process and get your claim resolved.

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Recommended by NUS

We’ve been partnered with NUS since 1965, and work closely with them to make sure our products are built around the needs and concerns of the student and education community. Did you know we’ve also been voted the UK’s ‘Best Student Insurance Provider’ at the Insurance Choice Awards six years running? (2016-2021)

What does language school insurance cover?


There are many commercial risks attached to running a language school that will vary depending on the size of your organisation and extent of your activities. Our dedicated team of specialists will work with you to understand these requirements and put forward the right insurance solution for you, giving expert advice along the way.

In addition to covers that you may be legally required to have in place (such as employers’ liability insurance), you should consider staple covers such as public liability, buildings and/or contents, professional indemnity and business interruption. Cyber is also a field of insurance that’s gradually moving from a “nice-to-have” to a “must-have”, with businesses facing a heightened risk of data breaches in recent years.

We have an established offering which provides international travel insurance for your students, protecting hundreds of thousands of overseas students each year through over 100 different education providers across the UK.

International student travel insurance for language schools

Due to our current global challenges there will be a much greater need for bespoke travel insurance for international students in 2021, and for education providers to have the security of working directly with an insurance provider who understands their concerns. International student travel insurance with Endsleigh offers an extension to the level of care you give to your students.

What does international student travel insurance cover for language schools?

We currently protect hundreds of thousands of overseas students each year through over 100 different education providers across the UK. So we understand that international students have unique needs, and that parents naturally want reassurance their children will be properly protected throughout their stay in the UK.

As part of your insurance package we can also provide international student travel insurance, which offers parents peace of mind that their kids are protected from the moment they apply to study at your institution, through their journey to the UK, and until they return home.

This not only helps ensure you’re fulfilling your duty of care to your students, but it could also make your establishment’s offering more inviting to prospective parents and agents.

Cover can either be included in your overall study abroad package, or offered as an optional extra – either way, our specialist travel team will work with you to make sure you have the right solution in place that benefits both your students and your business.

Find out more about international student travel insurance for education providers here.

How can students benefit?

We currently protect hundreds of thousands of overseas students each year through over 100 different education providers across the UK. So we understand that students have unique needs, particularly when there’s international travel involved.

Whether it’s protecting irrecoverable pre-paid costs if a student has to cancel or cut a trip short, or if a student falls ill during their trip to the UK, we can offer flexible cover options tailored to your requirements - with the opportunity to earn additional revenue on individual products as a regulated partner. Not only that, but with the recent COVID-19 challenges we are continuously adapting our policies to make sure we’re providing students with the cover they need through the uncertain times.

We’ll work with you to make sure you have the right cover in place for your students and their activities, including:

Cancellation or curtailment

Cover for irrecoverable unused costs that the student has to pay if the trip is cancelled or cut short as a result of an unforeseen event (such as an illness or injury).

Course fee cover 

Financial protection for irrecoverable prepaid course or tuition fees if the student is unable to continue their studies due to an unforeseen event.

Medical emergency and other expenses

Should a student get injured or fall ill on a trip, we’ll cover the costs for any medical treatment, hospital and ambulance fees, as well as cover for emergency dental treatment. You can also extend cover to include private medical costs.

Medical repatriation costs 

Cost for transport and accommodation expenses for close relatives to travel to the student in the UK, including reasonable additional costs for funeral expenses or returning their body to their home country following a death.

Baggage and personal possessions 

Cover for students’ personal belongings if they’re accidentally lost, damaged or stolen while they’re studying in the UK.

Personal money, passport and documents

Accidental loss, theft of or damage to personal money and important travelling documentation such as a passport or visa. This includes reasonable additional travel and accommodation expenses incurred whilst abroad to obtain a replacement.

Missed departure

The cost of additional transport and accommodation costs if the student has missed their public transport from or to their home country as a result of an insured event.

Professional counselling

We understand that student safeguarding and wellbeing is paramount. That’s why we include cover for professional counselling costs if a student suffers any stress, anxiety, depression, or any other mental or nervous disorder.

English UK

Huan Japes
Membership Director

We greatly value our partnership with Endsleigh Insurance, which has delivered financial assistance, security and peace of mind for 50,000 English language students studying with English UK member schools over the years, and we look forward to many years of continued support in future.

British Educational Travel Association (BETA)

Emma English
Executive Director

Endsleigh Insurance play a key role within BETA's growing network of youth, student and educational travel specialist members. Providing fit for purpose policies and expertise to support and service this important demographic.

Cambridge Education Group

Luke Kinneavy
Head of Procurement

Endsleigh Insurance Services have been our student insurance partner since 2016 and we can highly recommend them for their expertise and professional approach. The Endsleigh team worked closely with us to truly understand the needs of our international students and created bespoke insurance products to fit our requirements.

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