Southbank International School-Kensington

Southbank International School is London’s leading International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for 3-18 year olds with campuses in Hampstead, Kensington and Westminster in Central London. It was the first school in the UK to be authorised to offer all three IB programmes – the Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes. The school has led the way in providing an internationally focussed world class education for 40 years.

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Southbank International School-Kensington

Our Kensington campus is attended by approximately 210 children aged 3 to 11, who are from almost 40 countries.

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

Pupils: Co-Education

Type: Day

Religious Affiliation: Non-Denominational

Roll: 112 Boys / 99 Girls

Age Range: 3-11 Years

Founded: 1979

Location Description

Our Southbank Kensington campus is located in the stunning Notting Hill area of London in between the famous Portobello Road and Kensington Park Road.

School Contact Details

Contact for enquiries: Siobhan McGrath

36-38 Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill, London, London - W and NW

Tel: 020 7431 1200

Email: admissions@southbank.org

www.southbank.org

Facilities

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, taking full advantage of the city’s cultural riches, giving our students access to educational enrichment that is perhaps unparalleled anywhere else in the world.

Southbank takes 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.

Primary Years Programme (3-11 years old):- Based at our Hampstead and Kensington campuses, the Primary Years Programme 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 Kensington include a Mac-based IT Lab; a music room with a range of percussion instruments; a library/media room to support the PYP programme; a multi-purpose hall used for lunches, sport and concerts; a large garden with a climbing frame, sandpit and an array of equipment for children to use.

Entrance Requirements

Admission is based on previous school performance, reports and good references, as well as consideration of the compatibility of the student’s profile for the academic and social aspects of the Primary Years Programme

Fees

2020/2021. All per term.

Early Childhood 3 (half day programme) (3 years 2 months old): £5,785

Early Childhood 4 (full day) (4 years old): £8,015

Kindergarten – Grade 5 (Primary Years Programme) (5 – 11 years old): £9,005

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