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    International Community School

    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).

    As a rolling admissions policy is in place and students can join anytime throughout the year.

    Category: Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form

    Pupils: Co-Education

    Type: Day

    Religious Affiliation: Non-Denominational

    Roll: 86 Boys / 63 Girls

    Age Range: 3-18 Years

    Founded: 1979

    Location Description

    Our Primary school is located at 7B Wyndham Place, London W1H 1PN, among luxuriant Marylebone in Westminster.  We are surrounded by stylish neighbourhoods in the heart of London’s diplomatic and international quarters.

    Our Secondary school is located at 21 Star Street, London W2 1QB,  in modern Paddington, close to our primary school.  Our secondary community studies at our campus adjacent to the dynamism of Central London’s Oxford Street, West End and the gateway railway terminus of London Paddington.

    School Contact Details

    Headteacher: Head of School - Mr David Laird

    21 Star Street, London, London - W and NW

    Tel: +44 (0)20 7298 8800



    ICS offers the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), and the Diploma Programme (DP). The school has a 35 point IB Diploma average score, placing ICS among the country’s top IB schools.

    Our primary school campus for ages 3-11 is at 7B Wyndham Place, London W1H 1PN. Ages 11-18 are at 21 Star Street, W2 1QB.

    We support every student at ICS to achieve their highest academic potential. This fosters knowledgeable, inquiring and caring young people who are motivated to succeed. It also leads to offers from the world’s top universities, including Oxford and London School of Economics.



    Nursery and Reception: £19,650 per annum.

    Primary Years Programme (Years 1-6) : £22,500 – £24,110 per annum.

    Middle Years Programme (Years 7-11) : £25.500 – £27.550 per annum.

    Diploma Programme (Years 12/13) : £28,750 per annum.

    Additional language tuition: £4,320 per annum.

    English Beginner Support: £3000 per annum.

    Tutoring & Extra Tuition: £75 per hour.


    Independent Schools Association – ISA

    Educational Collaborative for International Schools – ECIS

    IB Schools and Colleges Association of the UK – IBSCA

    Independent Schools Council- ISC



    All visits are welcome, please contact the school

    ICS London will also  be running Virtual Open Day webinars throughout the year.

    This is your opportunity to meet the Head of School and the Primary and Secondary Principals to understand a little more about the International Baccalaureate programme.

    The aim of these webinars is to give prospective parents and students a glimpse into life at ICS London. We will discuss how our students learn, what a student’s day is like and what opportunities there are to extend learning beyond the classroom. The webinars are the perfect place to ask questions and see what we offer here in central London.

    For details, please contact  or to book a virtual meeting visit


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    • ICS named Top 10 Small...

      We are very happy to announce that International Community School has been named one of the top IB schools in the UK by Each year, this website ranks each of the country’s IB schools based on the IB averages for that year. This year, we are among the top 10 small schools and have been presented with a trophy to mark...

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