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The inside track from a current parent
Due to our many international moves both across Asia and Europe, the International Community School (ICS) is the third International Baccalaureate (IB) school attended by our son.
After a careful analysis and detailed review of the range of IB school options available in London, we decided to choose ICS.
We chose ICS for the following three reasons (in addition to the the IB credentials):
a. ICS has an excellent reputation for their high quality teaching staff, as well as offering a very inclusive environment and a superb academic record
b. The option of learning Mandarin as a second language was also a key reason for us to choose ICS
c. The central London location of the school also played an important role as we didn’t want our son spending a long time commuting
Since the beginning of the school year, our son continued to develop his strengths and interests, such as English, Mandarin, Mathematics and Science. ICS has instilled in our child additional interests and passions, such as History, Design and Music.
For us, all of the above create a truly international and multicultural environment.
As parents we love...
- The teachers’ attitudes and their engagement with students, which shows great commitment and genuine interest in developing the academic side of the kids and also in transforming them into principled young adults
- International and multicultural environment embraced by the school at all levels
- Ability to develop and sustain over time a personalised development plan for each student
As pupils we love...
- The variety of different subjects
- A learning pace adapted to each students’ attitude and capabilities
- The chance to learn about others cultures in a safe, friendly and supportive environment, and make lifelong global friends
What makes us different
ICS London is an independent day school in the heart of central London. We are one of only two IB World Schools in the city offering the full International Baccalaureate (IB) programme for learners aged 3 to 18 years.
Providing an inclusive and international community for early years, primary, secondary and high school students, our children and young people study on two close-by locations at our primary and secondary school sites in elegant Marylebone.
With over 40 years’ experience delivering globally-recognised education, today we serve our close-knit community of students and their families with the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP). With instruction in English, we are a truly international school where diversity is celebrated with around 65+ different nationalities represented each year.
Quality is assessed, recognised and assured at ICS London through accreditation with the:
IB World School: ICS London is authorised and accredited by the International Baccalaureate. This is subject to a strict accreditation process monitored by the IB which ensures our education provision is of the highest quality.
Independent Schools Inspectorate: This is a government approved inspectorate for independent schools which ensures quality on behalf of the UK Department for Education (DfE).
ICS London also prides itself on offering a holistic and personalised learning experience:
Class sizes: Between 6 and 18 students
Teacher to student ratio: 1 to 5
In Nursery and Reception there are 2 teachers in every class
In Secondary School each student is assigned a mentor
Individual study plans can be tailored to meet student need
As a rolling admissions policy is in place and students can join anytime throughout the year. Students can also easily transfer from other curriculums, such as the UK or US and join the IB programme at ICS London.