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International schools

If your family is bound to be relocated several times, or your assignment is supposed to be short, you should consider International schools or National ones, when the chance of going back to your home country is high.

International schools are designed to cater for students who are not nationals of the country in which they are taught.These schools also attract many native students looking to attend a school offering a strong international education programme. Most teach internationally transferable qualifications such as the International Baccalaureate (IB) or develop their own curricula, generally based on the UK or American education system. English is generally the primary language of instruction, but programmes are also offered to help non-native English speakers.

National schools, such as the American, the French, the German, the Italian and the Swedish generally follow the same curriculum as the home country with lessons most often taught in the native language or in a combination of those and English.

Pupil turnover tends to be higher than at other schools. As such, these schools develop programmes to ease the transition. Services are set up to help with the relocation process and enable parents and students to forge links and friendships with other families in similar situations.

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ACS Cobham International School

A co-ed boarding and day school for ages 2-18. It is a large international school with American college preparatory programme, Advanced Placement courses and International Baccalaureate Diploma available. Contact Heidi Ayoub
Tel : 01932 869 744
Fax : 01932 869 789
Address : Heywood,Portsmouth Road
City : Cobham
Country : Surrey
Country : United Kingdom
Postcode : KT11 1BL

ACS Egham International School

Situated in prime London commuter belt, the only school in the UK to offer all four IB programmes, including the Primary Years (from age 3), Middle Years, and Diploma Programme, as well as the IB Careers-related Certificate. Contact Linda Kavanagh
Tel : 01874 430 611
Fax : 01874 430 626
Address : London Road
City : Egham
Country : Surrey
Country : United Kingdom
Postcode : TW20 0HS

ACS Hillingdon International School

An international day school for ages 4-18. Curricilum includes American college preparatory programme, Advanced Placement courses and International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme. Extensive school busing service covers Central London to Beaconsfield and beyond. Contact John Leiner
Tel : 01895 818 402
Fax : 01895 818 404
Address : Hillingdon Court,Vine Lane
City : Hillingdon
Country : Middlesex
Country : United Kingdom
Postcode : UB10 0BE

Ecole Jeannine Manuel

A bilingual (English-French), co-educational day school for 3-18 year olds, Ecole Jeannine Manuel’s mission is to promote international understanding through a bilingual education. The school offers the IB Diploma and the International Option of the French Baccalaureate.
Address : 43-45 Bedford Square
City : London
Postcode : WC1B 3DN

International Community School - ICS London

Primary School (3-11) and Secondary School (11-18), co-educational. An IB World School, with two campuses in Marylebone, central London, offering Primary Years, Middle Years and IB Diploma programmes..
Address : 7B Wyndham Place
City : London
Country : United Kingdom
Postcode : W1H 1PN

International School of London (ISL)

Co-educational, day school in West London; IB PYP, IB MYP and IB Diploma; Small Classes; English as a Second Language support given; over 20 home languages taught.
Tel : 020 8992 5823
Website :
Fax : 020 8993 7012
Address : 139 Gunnersbury Avenue
City : London
Country : United Kingdom
Postcode : W3 8LG

L’Ecole de Battersea

Ecole Bilingue – From 3 to 11 year-olds
City : London
Postcode : SW11 3DS

Marymount London

Independent Catholic day and boarding school for girls aged 11-18, welcoming students of all nationalities and faiths. IB Middle Years and Diploma Programmes offered in addition to High School Diploma.
Tel : 020 8949 0571
City : Kingston upon Thames
Country : Surrey
Country : United Kingdom
Postcode : KT2 7PE

TASIS The American School in England

International & American education for day (3-18) and boarding students (14-18) in Surrey. IB Diploma, Advanced Placement, American High School Diploma and English-as-an-Additional Language programmes. They also offer Summer programmes in the UK, France, Puerto Rico, and Switzerland. FOCUS contact is Mary Mitchell 01932 565 252.
Tel : 01932 582 316
Fax : 01932 564644
Region : South-west
Address : Coldharbour Lane,Thorpe
City : Nr. Egham
Country : Surrey
Country : United Kingdom
Postcode : TW20 8TE

The American School in London

Coeducational, independent school of more than 1,350 international students from Kindergarten through Grade 12. Providing an American education of the highest quality in an international setting.
Tel : 020 7449 1221
Website :
Fax : 020 7449 1350
Address : One Waverley Place
City : London
Postcode : NW8 0NP

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