Bell moves online in response to national lockdown

5 January 20213 mins read

A message from Catrin Diamantino, Chief Executive:

In response to the latest UK government announcement of a national lockdown for England, we will temporarily move all face-to-face lessons to online course delivery following the regular timetable until Monday 15 February, when the current restrictions will be reviewed.

As of Wednesday 6 January, students at Bell Cambridge and Bell London will continue to develop their English language skills or university preparation with their teachers online – taking full advantage of our expertise and innovative classroom research to maximise our students’ learning experience.

Our schools will still be welcoming new students due to arrive during this time. They will join, interact, and develop online alongside our global community of learners at Bell, from the comfort of their Bell residences or homestay accommodation.

Bell staff will, of course, be available to ensure the ongoing safety and wellbeing of all students.

Bell also offers a full suite of online courses – including English language courses for adults, university preparation courses and teacher training and development programmes – enabling us to share expertise and support students and teacher trainees in the wider global community.

We would like to reassure you that Bell is well-placed to adapt to this evolving situation and remains committed to serving our students and community now, and beyond the pandemic.

We remain hopeful as an ambitious vaccination programme has been launched by the UK government with more than 1 million people already vaccinated, with a plan for the country to start getting back to normal by early spring.

As always, we will keep you updated with further developments. However, should you have any queries in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Catrin Diamantino
Chief Executive, Bell