Southbank International School - Kensington Campus
36-38 Kensington Park Road, London, W11 3BU, UK
Tel: (+44) 20 7229 8230
Fax: (+44) 20 7229 3784
International, IB (PYP), curricula.
166 students, 3-11 yrs.
Southbank International School was founded in 1979 by a group of British
and American educators in order to provide a challenging academic
environment for a culturally diverse community. Students receive tuition
in core areas (English, mathematics, history, computing, science,
foreign languages, physical education and the arts) and other electives.
London - its people, museums, theatres - is used as an extension of
the campus and the curriculum. The school has pupils from 50 countries,
and is noted for its friendly atmosphere.
Southbank was the first UK school to offer the International Baccalaureate
curriculum to pupils of all ages. The IB Primary Years Programme
includes the core subjects as well as German, computing, art, music
and Suzuki violin. In the Middle School (offered at the Westminster
campus along with the High School) French and design technology
are added to the core subjects begun in primary school, with emphasis
on development of the skills required for the rigorous IB Diploma
Programme in the high school. English is the language of instruction,
but students may also study their native language. English as an
Additional Language is also supported. The school attracts well-qualified
and internationally experienced teachers.
The school operates on a three term basis from September to June.
Holidays include mid- term breaks in October and February, three
weeks at Christmas and two at Easter.
Southbank Kensington (students aged 3-11) is in a large Victorian
villa in Notting Hill, conveniently located in central London with
good transportation nearby. Facilities include a computer lab, a
hall, art and music rooms, and a library served by networked Apple
iMac computers. There is a play area and garden at the rear of the
school. The door-to-door bus service covers a wide area of central
and north London. Admission is based on previous school records
and satisfactory references, as well as the suitability of the candidate
for the curriculum offered. Pupils with special needs may be offered
limited support and are evaluated for admission on an individual
basis with consideration given to the needs of currently enrolled