English Classes

English classes at St Chad’s Sanctuary September 2020

We are offering classes to asylum seekers and refugees who are not able to get a place at college. If you have been in the UK for more than 6 months you should be able to attend college. Please see bit.ly/bhamesol for information about the colleges in Birmingham and how to apply for an ESOL (English) course.

You can apply to come to class at St Chad’s Sanctuary if:

  • you have been in the UK for less than 6 months OR
  • you are receiving Section 4 support OR
  • you are not able attend college for some other reason

Most of our classes will be online this term, so you will need a smartphone to join the classes. You will need to install Telegram and Zoom on your phone. We may be able to help you with data costs if you do not have access to wifi or an unlimited data package on your phone.

We hope that each class will also be able to come to the Sanctuary for one face-to-face class each week.

We have classes at different levels from pre-entry (beginner) to Entry 3. Each class will have 2 or 3 sessions a week. We will also be running some online conversation and discussion groups for higher level students (Entry 3 and above).

If you would like to apply to come to class at St Chad's Sanctuary, please fill in our online form at bit.ly/scsapply and we will get in touch with you.


We are open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 10:30-13:30 for asylum seekers or refugees to come and get a food parcel, or to get clothing, books, hygiene items or toys.

Please see our Food and clothes page for more information.

**** Please note that we are closed w/c 26th October*****


Opening Times

Monday 10:30 - 13:30
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday 10:30 - 13:30
Thursday CLOSED
Friday 10:30 - 13:30
Saturday CLOSED