Chester School of English opened in 1986 in the Barrio de Salamanca, the most select residential and commercial area in Madrid. The school has two centres, both within a ten-minute walk of each other. The school offers a wide range of classes to children and adults. Apart from the courses organised here in Madrid, Chester offers courses to its students in the UK, Ireland, the US and Canada. At any one time in Chester there are approximately one thousand students attending courses.