Woodside Park International School
6, Friern Barnet Lane, London, N11 3LX, UK
Tel: (+44) 208 368 3777
Fax: (+44) 208 368 3220
UK, IB, curricula.
GCSE, IB exams
510 students, 2.5-19 yrs
Woodside Park International School in North London is a co-educational
independent international school for students aged 2½ to 18
years. The Senior Department in Friern Barnet prepares students for
GCSE examinations and the International Baccalaureate Diploma in the
new specialist sixth form IB Centre. Students who embark on the International
Baccalaureate go to The Hague in January to attend the Model United
Nations Conference. Great emphasis is placed on modern technology,
and students use the most up-to-date facilities with audio-visual
links with its sister school in New York and access to the Internet.
Students wishing to enrol for the International Baccalaureate Diploma
can enrol on a foundation year if they need extra support with their
English. For students aged 16+ coming from abroad, the school can
arrange homestay accommodation with carefully selected local families.
The Junior Department (ages 7-11), in nearby North Finchley has
all its teaching rooms in a purpose-built facility. The Junior Department
(ages 4-7), and Kindergarten (ages 2¼ to 4), are housed together
close to Woodside Park underground station.
During term time trips to Normandy are organized for all students
in Years 6, 7 and 8. Skiing trips are also organised during the
The principal aim of the school is to encourage each student to
develop both as an individual and as a responsible member of the
community. Students are expected to give their best at all times
both academically and in the great variety of other activities available
Art, drama and music are also taught, and productions are staged
in the newly equipped hall. There is a school orchestra and choir
and many students learn to play an instrument. There is also a wide
range of extra-curricular activities and a homework club.
Soccer, cricket, hockey, netball, basketball, swimming, tennis,
athletics and cross-country are the principal sports. The school
has its own sports ground with good facilities. Matches are arranged
with other local and international schools and the school has an
excellent games record.