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Physical address: Early Years & Primary Campus: 7B Wyndham Place, London W1H 1PN
Secondary & Diploma Campus: 21 Star Street, London W2 1QB
Telephone: +44 20 7298 8800
Teaching language: English
Ages: 3 to 18
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
What the school says
"At ICS London, we strive to create a home from home for students. It’s a welcoming environment where the whole community comes together to shape students into well-rounded people. Our family of passionate and attentive teachers take a personalised approach to learning, with small class sizes and individual support that nurtures and develops students.
"Building lessons around the specific needs of students has the advantage of identifying the potential and strengths of each student – and then creating the right environment for these talents to grow. Having strong relationships with their teachers gives students real, personalised support throughout their time at ICS London.
"We are a truly international school where diversity is celebrated, with more than 65 different nationalities represented each year. Our multicultural values combined with our international outlook gives the school an open-minded perspective that welcomes diversity, encourages cultural connections and brings rich international influences into our classrooms."
ICS London delivers the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme, a challenging and stimulating curriculum for 3- to 18-year-olds that equips students with a globally-recognised qualification. The IB offers a comprehensive approach, nurturing students intellectually, socially and emotionally. It draws out innate talents from students, giving them confidence and belief in their abilities.
Students have real control over their education with priceless learning opportunities. The curriculum offers students a creative study method that helps them transfer their skills to the real world.
The IB prepares students for university, giving them a thorough grounding in all the skills and habits they need to thrive in higher education. It’s recognised by all the leading universities around the world.
At a glance, the IB:
- Encourages independent thinking and learning
- Globally recognised
- Focuses on developing a second language
- Fosters engagement with the world
- Increasing likelihood of performing well academically
- Offers participation in programmes at high-ranking universities
Fees for the 2023/2024 school year range from GBP 20,970 for Nursery - Reception to GBP 30,930 for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Fees can be paid annually or per term.
From the head of school
"Our mission is to provide an innovative approach to education, inspiring each and every student to discover their strengths within a community of future leaders. We take pride in knowing each and every one of our students. Our warm and stimulating environment encourages all our students to discover their strengths.
"I have been a geography and business management teacher and, during the last 12 years, director of schools in Singapore, Montenegro, Ecuador and Spain, leading dynamic, outstanding community schools and working with many inspirational staff members, students and families.
"I come to ICS London from my most recent leadership roles, the Founding Principal of EtonHouse International Education Group in Singapore and before that as Interim Director of the British School of Málaga, Spain. During the most recent years of my career, I have had the rewarding role of an Executive Coach, empowering leaders and transforming organisations, working with Fortune 500 companies down to smaller multinational organisations.
"I have been a leader and team member in schools, and have held pivotal roles in building new schools, turning around failing schools and leading change management. I also look forward to working with colleagues at ICS London to develop coaching and mindfulness programmes for our students and teachers.
"I pride myself in recruiting, developing and empowering high-functioning teams that work with students to secure outstanding internal and external examination results and, as an IB accreditor, I can offer ICS London my specialist knowledge of the PYP, MYP and IBDP."
– Mr Alec Jiggins, ICS London Head of School
What the parents say
“After living internationally for a couple of years, our children were missing the multicultural environment and experiential learning of the IB. ICS London offers a great community to learn in a diverse culture and excel in various areas.
“In ICS London, learning is experienced through a combination of academic subjects, co-curricular activities and application-based approaches. The staff and teachers support the students’ learning journey and guide them to take responsibility for their growth and development. They work with the students to balance academics and overall well-being through various activities. This made a lot of difference to our children’s learning.”
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