Southbank International School - Hampstead Campus
16 Netherhall Gardens, London, NW3 5TH, UK
Tel: (+44) 20 7431 1200
Fax: (+44) 20 7794 5858
International, IB, curricula.
200 students, 3-14 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 campuses have pupils from 50 countries,
and Southbank is noted for its friendly atmosphere.
Southbank International School - Hampstead Campus was the first
UK school to offer the International Baccalaureate curriculum to
pupils of all ages. The IB Primary Years Programme is inquiry based
and uses a cross-curricular approach. It includes the core subjects
as well as German, computing, art, music and Suzuki violin. In the
IB Middle Years Programme (Grades 6 to 10) French and design technology
are added to the core subjects begun in the Primary School. The
emphasis is on skills development and students are prepared for
the IB Diploma Programme (Grades 11 and 12).
English is the language of instruction, but students may also study
their native language; currently 18 languages are offered as first
or second languages in the High School section. English as a Second
Language is offered throughout the school. Pupils in middle and
some high school years participate in a compulsory off-campus, residential
programme. The school attracts well-qualified and internationally
The Southbank International School - Hampstead Campus operates
on a three-term basis from September to June. Holidays include mid-term
breaks in October and February, a three-week winter break in December/January
and a two-week spring break in March/April.
Southbank Hampstead (students aged 3-14) is housed in a purpose-built
building with a library, an IT centre, science and technology laboratory
with a dark room, as well as art and music rooms, a multi-purpose
hall and a playground. 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 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 pupils.
For middle school students the future demands of the IB Diploma
Programme are considered as a factor in admissions