Message from the founders:

We established Bayswater Education because we know that education and travel are life’s greatest adventures. Our mission to inspire and educate begins in our beautiful, modern classrooms and extends to communities and cultures across the globe.

We provide a platform to effective learning through travel, accommodation, classes and activity programs and we offer structured guidance throughout your journey. We also want to extend our mission beyond our borders, so when you enrol with us we offer the same education to a disadvantaged person.

James Herbertson and Stephan Roussounis



Bayswater Education established


Acquisition of LSC Stanton, a college in central London formed from two long established schools in London in 2015. Stanton School of English was established in 1973, and London Study Centre (LSC) was established in 1975.


Launch of Bayswater College London

College is

For Global Citizens

We look beyond our borders; we embrace new cultures and are richer for it. We give access to education from the heart of London to the rest of the world. You are all welcome.

For Guidance

We take care of the little things at every step of your journey. From enrollment to graduation, we want you to know there’s always someone here to help.

For Students

Everything we do is geared toward student success and safety. We know that confidence is an essential tool in learning and are here to encourage that confidence. Our focus is on the good you are doing.

For Serious Fun

Your overall experience is important to us and we know fun is a large part of adventure. We aim to introduce you to like-minded people so that your friendships are our legacy.

Business for good

We provide the skills to change people’s lives. For every student we teach, we will teach another from a disadvantaged background. We provide classes beyond our borders and extend our commitment to education to regions where they are most needed.

Meet the Leadership Team

  • Stephan Roussounis
  • James Herbertson
  • Fergus Brownlee
  • Stephan Roussounis

    Stephan Roussounis

    Managing Director

    Stephan has over 15 years experience in the sector, initially starting out as a English language teacher in Ecuador and Argentina, he moved on to marketing and then sales and business development roles for Malvern House, a pioneering low-cost high-volume operator in central London.

    He then moved to Cambridge Education Group, a private-equity backed international education business. His role was to develop a network of adult language schools under the Stafford House brand. Starting with one school in Canterbury in 2010 the business was grown organically and via 3 acquisitions to 10 schools, in 3 countries (UK, USA and Canada).

    Stephan also launched Cyprus as an English language destination in 2007, and currently is a co-director in English in Cyprus, the leading language school in Cyprus.

  • James Herbertson

    James Herbertson


    James Herbertson previously co-founded an accommodation agency, London Nest, in 2010. In the past 7 years London Nest has provided flat shares and residences to over 10,000 students. Prior to London Nest, James started and later sold language travel agency Answer English, and studied Spanish at Malaca Instituto where he formed his passion for learning languages.

    James is also Secretary of charity Zimbabwe Rural Schools Development Programme (ZRSDP) that builds schools and communities in rural Zimbabwe.

    ZRSDP was started in 2001 and has raised over £350,000 to build an AIDS education centre, classroom blocks, teacher’s accommodation and drill bore holes in 8 Zimbabwean schools. In 2011 James formed a relay team and together they swam the English Channel to raise funds raising more than £50,000 for a classroom block at Makowe Primary School.

  • Fergus Brownlee

    Fergus Brownlee


    Fergus Brownlee was appointed Chairman of Bayswater Education in May 2018.

    Fergus brings a wealth of business experience in FMCG, Financial Services and International Education. As CEO of Cambridge Education Group, Fergus led an extremely successful expansion of the business through the development of High School and University Pathway Courses. As someone with significant experience in the International Education sector, Fergus is delighted to lend his support to the Bayswater team.

    Fergus is also the Chairman of Thomson International and Vice Chairman of United World Schools, a charity which builds schools in Cambodia, Myanmar and Nepal.

How to enrol

Email us:[email protected]

Call us:+44 (0) 20 7221 7259

Visit us:167 Queensway, London W2 4SB

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At a Glance



Student Lounges

4Student Lounges

Interactive TV’s

65"Interactive TV’s

From Hyde Park

5minsFrom Hyde Park