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Southbank International School - Kensington

Southbank International School - Kensington

36-38 Kensington Park Road, London, W11 3BU

+44 (0)20 7243 3803


admissions@southbank.org

www.southbank.org

Southbank International School - Kensington
School type Co-educational Day
Founded 1980
Principal Siobhan McGrath
Co-ed Age Range 3-18 years
Early Childhood EC3 (half-day programme) (3 years 2 months old) £6,075 per term
Early Childhood EC4 (4 years old) £8,420 per term
Kindergarten - Grade 5 (PYP) (5 - 11 years old) £9,190
Grades 6 – 10 (MYP) (11 – 16 years old) £10,190
Grades 11 and 12 (DP) (16 – 18 years old) £10,720
Average Class Size 16
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:10
Associations Cognita, ISC, ECIS, CIS, IB, ISA

Southbank International School has three main campuses in the heart of London. These can be found in Kensington, Hampstead and Westminster. Children aged between 3 years 2 months and 11 will attend one of the Primary Years Programme campuses, in either Kensington or Hampstead.

For 40 years, Southbank has stood at the forefront of providing a world-class education to children and young people from London’s international community and the UK.

At the heart of the school are the programmes of the International Baccalaureate. These are challenging curricula that have been carefully developed to encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

Enter one of our classrooms and we’re sure you’ll be impressed by the enthusiasm, confidence and creativity of our students. Thanks to our exceptional teaching staff and the International Baccalaureate curriculum, we help children and young people to become inquisitive learners who love to broaden their minds, always think critically, and do not shy away from challenging assumptions.

Our Hampstead and Kensington campuses serve the age range 3 to 11 and have children from almost 40 different nationalities. They are noted for their friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Hampstead and Kensington students take the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) and transfer to the Westminster campus at age 11. The PYP age groups are equivalent to pre-school, kindergarten, elementary school, junior school or preparatory school in other education systems.

Our Westminster campus is located over three impressive sites in central London (Portland Place, Conway Street and Cleveland Street), all of which are just a five-minute walk from each other. Students follow the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (ages 11–16) across all three sites, while our Diploma Programme students (ages 16–19) attend classes at Conway Street and Cleveland Street.

Southbank International School uses London as a classroom – taking full advantage of the cultural riches of the city. As part of each unit of inquiry, teachers look for opportunities to maximise learning in context, visiting cultural sites, galleries, museums, London parks and wildlife centres. English is the language of instruction, with Spanish as the school’s second language and taught from Kindergarten upwards, with French offered in addition at MYP level. Students can also choose to study their mother tongue for an additional cost. English as an Additional Language (EAL) is also offered from Kindergarten upwards.

As a leading International Baccalaureate School in London, Southbank attracts very-well qualified and internationally experienced teachers. Admission is based on previous school performance, reports and good references, as well as consideration of the compatibility of the student’s profile for the academic and social aspects of the Primary Years Programme.

  • 36.6 average Diploma score (world average 29.9)
  • 100% Diploma pass rate
  • 19% of our students scored 40 or more in the IB Diploma, putting them in the * top 3% of students worldwide
  • 1 student scored a perfect score of 45
  • 19% students achieved a bilingual IB Diploma
  • 95% of our class of 2020 are attending their first choice university
  • 60% of those attending university in the UK are attending prestigious Russell Group universities