Why choose the English College in Prague?

  • We are considered experts in delivering an IB education in the Czech Republic
  • Most of our graduates go on to prestigious international universities
  • We encourage active and independent learning
  • Most of our teachers are native English speakers
  • Our parents recommend us

Prize Winners 2018

Key facts you should know

  • 1100+Successful graduates
  • 8Recent Oxbridge places
  • 100%students do the full IB diploma
  • 24 yrsIB experience
  • 70%UK-trained, native speaker teachers
  • 94students with over 40 pts in IB

Our Patrons

The ECP was delighted that Karel Schwarzenberg agreed to become our new Czech Patron following the death of President Václav Havel. He joined HRH The Prince of Wales as Joint Patron.

Karel Schwarzenberg

“I appreciate the English College’s insistence on combining high academic standards with personal achievement in areas such as art and music, sport and debating, and strong sense of community involvement. The students emerge self-confident and articulate, fluent in English and at home on the international scene.”

Václav Havel

Founding Patron
"I have watched with great pleasure and a sense of pride as the College has grown and flourished. I was particularly glad to meet many of the students and staff during my last visit to Prague, and see for myself the friendly and stimulating environment at the College. I especially welcome the broader international vision the College encourages in its students and I am particularly glad to hear that several of them are now studying in the U.K."

HRH The Prince of Wales

Founding Patron

Mission Statement

The English College in Prague was established, and continues to exist, to provide an English-medium education for young people in Prague, primarily of Czech origin, which is second to none academically but also develops every individual’s potential to the full and prepares them for the practical, social, intellectual and moral challenges that they will face in today’s globalised society.


We hope that English College students will find themselves in a happy, creative environment, in which they can discover and develop their talents, achieve academic goals commensurate with their intelligence and ability, and gain moral awareness and self-confidence. We also need to stimulate the imagination and promote intellectual curiosity across the curriculum. All these elements are necessary for the enhancement of self-esteem and the fulfilment of each student’s potential.

Dr. Nigel Brown

ECP People

What our parents say

I am very well acquainted with most of what Prague offers in terms of secondary schools and I believe that the ECP stands out. They are preparing children through their challenging IB and Czech Maturita programmes for university and life beyond in a systematic and balanced way.

Kateřina Bečková

ECP is teaching students to see the world around them in a more complex way in comparison to local schools. I like very much how the school contributes to the self-motivation of its students. On the part of management and teachers, I can see all the steps are well thought through, forming our children as susceptible, independent, friendly and educated personalities with very human attitudes towards the environment. I very much appreciate the friendly atmosphere at the school and on the other hand, also the elaborate rules that must be strictly followed.

Ing. Karel Hampl

We greatly appreciate the education provided at ECP because we can see that our son truly enjoys learning, growing and cooperating with his classmates and the school. It's great to watch how our son and his friends have developed over the years and we're grateful to the school for creating a stimulating atmosphere that has helped our son grow as a person.

Lenka Davisonová


About Us

The English College in Prague – Anglické gymnazium o.p.s. is a selective six-year English grammar school, which is also part of the Czech school system. In 1995 it became the first school to offer the International Baccalaureate in the Czech Republic and every year around 70 of our students take the full IB Diploma exams. Most ECP graduates go on to study at universities mainly in the UK, but also in the Czech Republic and elsewhere in the world. The College is a public benefit company, established by the English College Foundation, and supervised by an independent body of unpaid Governors who give their time voluntarily.

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How to apply

  1.  Contact us and ask to speak to Mrs Smetánková, Admissions Registrar.
  2. Visit the College on one of our Open Days, or ask for an appointment for you and your child to visit the College and meet the Headmaster. Open Day dates are: 22 November 2017, 25 January and 20 February 2018
  3. Print and fill in this registration form (can be completed in advance)
  4. Candidates then need to sit the College entrance examination in April on one of two specified dates.

Entrance Examinations: April (and possibly May) 2018

You should know before you apply that candidates need to sit the College entrance examination in English, Mathematics, non-verbal skills and also Czech, if they speak the language. Exams will be set at the level appropriate for the expected year of entry. Interviews in English with the Headmaster form an integral part of the admissions process.

Entrance exam examples

Admission criteria:

Candidates need to have satisfied the Headmaster that they are proficient and fluent enough in English to be able to understand lessons taught entirely in English. Reports from candidates’ previous schools need to show that their academic achievement, behaviour and attendance are satisfactory or better. Candidates need to reach a sufficient standard of achievement in the entrance examination papers to satisfy the College’s academic requirements. 

The College is looking to admit into Year 1 up to 45 boys and girls of appropriate calibre, of whom approximately 70-80% should be of Czech nationality.

​When applying to Y1-Y3, please include the following identification: “Dvojjazyčné gymnázium, kód 79-43-K/61”
When applying to Y4 and Y5, please include the following identification: “Gymnázium – vybrané předměty v cizím jazyce, kód 79-41-K/610″​

Entry is possible at:

Year 1 (8. tř. ZŠ, Yr 8 UK)a full six year Czech secondary school programme or international students seeking to benefit from ECP’s rigorous academic preparation for further study.

Year 2 (9. tř. ZŠ, Yr 9 UK)Czech students with a good level of English or international students preparing to enter our Middle School (IGCSE and equivalent) programme

Year 3 (1.ročník gymnázií, Yr 10 UK)Czech students on a four year secondary school programme. International or Czech students on a two year IGCSE (and equivalent) programme.

Year 5 (3. ročník gymnázií, Yr12 UK) – Czech and international students for the two year IB Programme. A high level of academic English is required.


Finance & Fees

The English College in Prague is a fee-paying school. Fees are payable in Czech crowns (CZK) although upon request and subject to agreement with the school’s Bursar, students may pay school fees in GBP. Fees are subject to annual review and may be changed due to inflation or for other reasons. Parents must give one full term’s notice if their child is intending to leave the College before the end of Year 6; otherwise we will charge one term’s full fees due to late notification. Where the situation is uncertain it is advisable to discuss the matter with the Headmaster.

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Scholarships & Bursaries

Although we try hard to keep our fees as low as possible we realise that they are still very significant and we offer substantial scholarships and bursaries to help make it possible for all who want to come to the College to be able to do so. Many of our students benefit from these arrangements.

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Talent in the Arts Award

A small amount of money is available for students who show exceptional talent in the Arts. This is not a scholarship, but students who receive this award get modest help in developing their talent by subsidising experiences or facilitating access to resources. The number of awards made each year varies, but it is usually for three or four students in the school at any one time. In return, students are required to contribute significantly to the cultural life of the English College in Prague through school events, public occasions and by example. To apply for an Arts Award for the next academic year a student must submit an application form to the Headmaster no later than 31 May.

The Founders’ Academic Prizes

The Founders’ Academic Prizes are awarded each year. They are awarded to the two highest-achieving students in each year group on the basis of their performance throughout the previous academic year. The prizes are worth CZK 5000 and celebrated at the Annual Founders’ Day in October.

School Policies

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The English College in Prague – Anglické gymnazium o.p.s. is a selective six-year English grammar school, which is also part of the Czech school system. In 1995 it became the first school to offer the International Baccalaureate in the Czech Republic and every year around 70 of our students take the full IB Diploma exams.

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