Our Story


1980- or was it December 1979 (!)..

A quirky co-operative at 51B High St, opposite the marketplace

Totnes School of English for individual adults

Founded by teachers

With New-Age outlook 

1999- or was it December 1998 (?)..

Margie and Clare shared a bottle of wine...and bought the school

with support of husbands Clive and Simon

Moved into the Gate House at Easter


1999 - 2010

All hands on deck- our loyal staff and our own children worked hard for the school

2005 first Junior course- thank you Maria Carmen from Almeria

2008 expanded into next door offices- got a small garden!

2010 - 2016

Joined Language in Group- changed our name to Language in Totnes

Bought Windmill House - tried running it as a hostel - good summer junior centre!

September 2016 

All change!

Back to solo management- and welcomed back Clare and Clive- class -act business angels

Reborn as English in Totnes


Added Gatehouse wedding and conference venue www.thegatehousetotnes.com

Started offering English Themed Holidays for international and local people alike

And the future?


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