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

Key facts you should know

  • 1410+Successful IB graduates
  • 23Oxbridge places in past 15 years
  • 100%Students take the full IB Diploma
  • 26 yrsIB experience
  • 70%UK trained native speaker teachers
  • 105Students with over 40 pts in IB

Our Patrons

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    Karel SchwarzenbergPatron

    Karel Schwarzenberg

    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.

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    Václav HavelFounding Patron

    Václav Havel

    “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.”

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    HRH The Prince of WalesFounding Patron

    HRH The Prince of Wales

    "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."

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 fulfillment of each student’s potential.
Dr. Nigel Brown

What our parents say

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    Kateřina BečkováParent

    Kateřina Bečková

    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.

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    Ing. Karel HamplParent

    Ing. Karel Hampl

    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.

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    Irena DuffkováParent

    Irena Duffková

    "Please be aware that in our eyes the ECP teachers are true heroes of our lives in the current Covid time learning situation. We cannot express enough our appreciation of their work. Their efforts directly form our children and they are indispensable to them."

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.
Václav Havel’s message to ECP
Read more about our history

How to apply

Next Open Days

  • 23rd November 2021
  • 13th January 2022
  • 9th February 2022

Talent Awards

A small amount of money is available to students who show exceptional talent in a certain area. 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. These awards are offers to existing students who show particular talent, as such there is no formal application process.

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.


The generosity of all those who are choosing to make a donation to the English College in Prague is greatly appreciated. Whether for general school funds, specified items or individual scholarships or bursaries, these donations are really welcomed and change lives. For the avoidance of any doubt, the English College in Prague needs to make it clear that donations of any type or amount cannot in any way either officially or unofficially be related to preferential treatment in terms of admissions of new pupils or influence the application of normal school processes and rules to existing pupils. This statement is to protect both parties from the risk of unfavourable interpretations of such donations.

Recent donors

  • Pavel Šaroch, parent

  • ASPECTA s.r.o.

School Code & Policies

School Code

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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Contact us

  • Cobis
  • International Bacalaureate
  • Cambridge Assesment
  • British Chamber of Commerce
  • Duke of Edinburgh International Award