Southbank International School - Westminster
63-65 Portland Place, London, W1B 1QR
020 7243 3803
|Principal||Dr Paul Wood|
|Co-ed Age Range||11-19|
|Average Class Size||16|
|Associations||Cognita, ECIS, CIS, IB, ISC, ISA|
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Established in 1979, Southbank International School is a friendly, vibrant school that’s focused on academic excellence and developing students who make a positive difference to the world.
We do this by providing a dynamic and exciting International Baccalaureate education for a wide range of 3 to 19-year-olds, who currently come from over 70 countries.
We also place great importance on opening the eyes and minds of our students to the world and all it offers. This includes venturing outside the classroom as much as possible to enjoy and learn from London’s unrivalled cultural and historic resources.
As a result, we produce unique young people who think independently, engage confidently with others, and want to give back to communities on a local, national and global level.
We believe this gives our students an excellent platform to go on to a world-leading university and succeed in all aspects of their adult life.
Our Westminster campus offers the IB’s Middle Years and Diploma Programmes and is spread across three sites – Portland Place, Conway Street and Cleveland Street.
Our Portland Place site is a splendid Grade II listed building which is attended by students studying our Middle Years Programme. It features a wealth of excellent facilities, including five science labs, a computer lab, art and music rooms, a small hall / theatre, and a library containing over 5,000 books which students can access, as well as DVDs, CDs, newspapers and journals.
Because of Portland Place’s close proximity to Regent’s Park, we host a wide range of sports and outdoor activities in the royal park. Nearby, students also have the opportunity to visit famous London locations such as The Wallace Collection museum, The London Palladium theatre and Madame Tussauds.
Our Cleveland Street campus opened in September 2018 and allows an additional 200 students to benefit from the Southbank experience. Spread over six floors, Cleveland Street is an inspiring, state-of-the-art learning environment which has been created with input from students and teachers.
Cleveland Street features calming colour schemes and brings nature inside the building through living moss walls and artwork. The new campus also offers students the use of a wide range of different environments, including specialised classrooms, a large common space on the top floor, study and learning pods, and a design technology lab in the basement.
Our Conway Street campus is a striking, modernised building located very close to Fitzroy Square where our students are able to relax and socialise in a beautiful park area. It is just a few minutes walk from Warren Street and Great Portland Street underground stations. It features a wide range of high-quality facilities including science labs, language suites, and a new gym for students and staff members that has the latest equipment.
We’re also particularly proud of our Library Resource Centre (LRC) at Conway street. It offers MYP and Diploma students access to over 3,800 books. Students can also access many leading online resources and databases.