Southbank International School Hampstead
Southbank International School Hampstead campus is a purpose-built school located in one of London’s leafiest suburbs.
Students follow the International Baccalaureate Primary Year Programme, before transferring to our Westminster campus at age 11, where they begin to study the IB Middle Years Programme.
Category: Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory
Religious Affiliation: Non-Denominational
Roll: 99 Boys / / 99 Girls
Age Range: 2-11 Years
Southbank Hampstead has a welcoming atmosphere located in leafy Hampstead.
School Contact Details
Headteacher: Stuart Bain
16 Netherhall Gardens, Hampstead, London, London - W and NW, NW3 5TH
Tel: 020 7243 3803
Southbank is a school whose quality and identity rest on its commitment to the IB and the promotion of internationalism. With over seventy nationalities on our roll, we live and breathe the spirit of internationalism, as reflected in our three programmes of study and the many activities outside the classroom. Southbank uses London as our classroom. We take full advantage of the city’s cultural riches, giving our students access to educational enrichment that is perhaps unparalleled anywhere else in the world.
We take seriously the IB goals of educating the whole person and fostering a more compassionate and active citizenry. Southbank students engage in the local community and undertake a wide variety of charity work for causes in the UK and abroad. Every year we recognise a student or group of students whose activities have demonstrated a genuine sense of service to others. The school has a strong extracurricular programme that reflects its commitment to holistic education and the development of students’ potential in its widest sense. Music, sport, and drama – among other activities – contribute to a rich diet of opportunities.
- Make choices and decisions
- Use materials in flexible and imaginative ways
- Initiate inquiry and ask questions
- Work collaboratively with others
- Sustain their interests and extend their knowledge
- Develop an understanding of themselves and the world around them
The Primary Years Programme (3-11 years old) focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. It is defined by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, explored using knowledge and skills derived from six subject areas, with a powerful emphasis on inquiry-based learning.
Our two primary campuses are relatively small with a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and a close-knit community. The diversity of cultures and mother tongue languages represented among members of each class are celebrated and provide the opportunity for children to learn from each other. This forms a strong, positive and collaborative community among the children and fosters an appreciation for the unique backgrounds and experiences we all bring to our learning community.
Facilities at Hampstead include an impressive art room equipped with a design suite of Mac computers and supplies; a bright and airy music room with computers for recording student compositions; a multi-purpose hall which provides space for lunches, sport and concerts; and a dedicated play space equipped with climbing frame, sandpit and an edible garden.
Admission is based on previous school performance, reports and good references, as well as consideration of the compatibility of the students profile for the academic and social aspects of the Primary Years Programme
Early Childhood EC3 (half day programme) (2/3 years old): £6,410/term
Early Childhood EC4 (full day) (4 years old): £8,885/term
Kindergarten – Grade 5 (Primary Years Programme) (5 – 11 years old): £10,135 – £10,435/term
All visits are welcome, please contact the school
We are very proud of our school and understand that not everyone will be able to visit before they join us.
We have produced virtual tours of all our campuses. We encourage you to explore these to gain an initial insight into what to expect when you arrive.
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Triumph in 2023 IBDP results
Triumph in IBDP results with most of our students securing first-choice university placement. We are thrilled to share the outstanding achievements of our students in the IBDP results. Out of the 75 diploma students who participated, 97.3% successfully passed and an impressive 25.3% of our students obtained a bilingual diploma, showcasing their exceptional linguistic abilities....Read more
What is the NEASC accreditation...
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University counsellor, Rosalind Stewart, explains...
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IB Diploma vs. A levels...
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Recognised as an Apple Distinguished...
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Southbank Hampstead Campus named as...
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