Flatiron School opening first international campus in London

With WeWork, coding academy offering £1 million in scholarships

Flatiron School, the fast-growing coding school offering both in-person and online courses, announced today its first international location. The London campus will be located at WeWork Finsbury Pavement.

Classes in software engineering and front-end web development will begin at the new campus in June. Flatiron School’s online courses are already available in the UK.

Flatiron School became a part of WeWork last October. Founded in 2012, Flatiron School has worked to create a new educational model to deliver fulfilling careers in today’s tech-oriented world.

“London is an ideal location for our first overseas campus,” says Eugen Miropolski, WeWork’s managing director for Europe. Miropolski mentioned the city’s “thriving tech startup scene” and “wealth of opportunities.”

Along with opening the London campus, WeWork and Flatiron School are pledging more than £1 million in scholarships to groups underrepresented in technology jobs — including women and people from nontraditional backgrounds — over the next year. To achieve this, Flatiron School will partner with a number of organizations, including AllBright, Code Bar, and Women Who Code.

The announcement of the London campus comes about a month after Flatiron School celebrated the opening of its first campus inside a WeWork location. The courses at WeWork White House in Washington, DC begin in April.

Also announced last month was the debut of Access Labs, a new initiative powered by WeWork and Flatiron School. It’s a 15-week software engineering program that aims to increase access to great jobs in tech fields for lower-income New Yorkers. Students won’t begin paying tuition until after they graduate and find employment.

With partnerships with 2U (an online education platform that streamlines access to graduate-level courses at top universities) and SoFi (which helps people save money by refinancing their student loans), WeWork is committed to make learning a lifelong process.