International School of London
139 Gunnersbury Avenue, London, W3 8LG, UK
Tel: (+44) 20 8992 5823
Fax: (+44) 20 8993 7012
International, IB, curriculum.
286 students, 3-18 yrs.
The International School of London (ISL) was established in 1972.
The school accepts girls and boys of all nationalities from pre-school
age up to the International Baccalaureate Diploma. The primary section
consists of a reception class for four-year-old children and six primary
classes. Placement is based on age, previous school experience, and
level of attainment. Admission to secondary classes is based on a
personal interview where possible and records from a student's previous
Non-English speaking students are admitted at primary and secondary
levels and given special English language support through Intensive
English or English as an Additional Language (EAL) courses. Transfer
to the full range of subjects takes place progressively when the
student is ready.
The curriculum at is based on the International Baccalaureate Primary
Years Programme (PYP) and the Middle Years Programme (MYP). The
school has offered the IB Diploma since 1975. These three programmes
are designed to fulfil the school vision of combining intellectual
rigour and high academic standards with a strong emphasis on the
ideals of international understanding and responsible citizenship.
Mother tongue is valued highly at International School of London
(ISL) and instruction is made available in many languages according
to need. The Home Languages programme is an integral part of the
curriculum from Reception to Year 13. Currently the school offers:
Arabic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Farsi, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian,
Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish
The International School of London (ISL) was purpose-built in the
1930s and has been refurbished with a library, laboratories, kitchen,
dining hall and multi-purpose auditorium. Gunnersbury Park is adjacent
with facilities for outdoor sports, and a gymnasium and swimming
pool complex is nearby at the Brentford Leisure Centre. A door-to-door
bus service covers most of central, west and south London, and underground
stations are within ten minutes' walk.