International Schools in London


International schools can offer an expected standard or familiar surroundings in a new country. Similar to private schools, international schools tend to be quite expensive and offer a range of qualifications like international baccalaureate.

Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle
Address: 35 Cromwell Road, London, Greater London
Tel: 020 7584 6322

The French Lycée is favoured not only by French nationals, but also by many expat families and foreigners (from more than 50 countries!). This is due to the specificity of the French education, which has the largest network of French schools in the world, where parents can expect their children to follow the exact same curriculum whatever country they might move to (Madonna sent her children Lourdes and Rocco to the French Lycée in South Kensington before to move to New York and choose also the French Lycee over there).

This is by far the largest foreign school in London, that educates more than 3,500 pupils between the ages of 3 and 18 and teaches predominantly in French. The Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle is one of the best French school abroad as shown by outstanding results to the French Baccalauréat: 90% of the students passed with honours in 2010. There is also a British Section for those attending A-Level exams, ranked 15th in the Financial Times schools league table in 2008 (60% received A+A* in 2010, the national avarage being 27%).

Due to its popularity, the Lycée is crowded and had to move and expand numerous times since it was created in 1915. It opened two primary school adjuncts in the mid-1990's, based in Clapham (Ecole de Wix) and Ealing (André Malraux). In 2008 they opened another primary school in Fulham (Marie d'Orliac) which allows to vacate some of the primary section from the main South Kensington site (opposite the Natural History Museum) to accommodate more children in secondary education. In addition there are two other French primaries not affiliated to the Lycée (but subsidised), Jacques Prevert in Brook Green and L’Ile aux Enfants in NW5.

The Lycée does reserve places for French nationals just moving to London with children previously educated in the French system. The admission criteria give preference to:

  1. siblings,
  2. already educated within the French system,
  3. French nationals arriving from France,
  4. French citizens in London,
  5. other francophone families and foreign families

Tuition fees are between £1400-2000 per term (3 months) for the primary school and £1700 for the secondary section (£3000 for the British section). In addition you will have to pay £650 for the first registration and fees for exams.

The British government is encouraging the opening of bilingual primary schools and you can find a full list on the website [French].

The American School in England
Address: Coldharbour Lane, TW20 8TE England
Tel: 44 1932 565252
Also known as "TASIS England", this school was founded in 1976 in the village of Thorpe, Surrey, south west of London. The school consists of programs for pre-kindergarten to 12th grade. There are approximately 750 students and 100 full-time faculty.

Southbank International School in London
Address: Southbank Hampstead, 16 Netherhall Gardens, London NW3 5TH; 36-38 Kensington Park Road, London W11 3BU; 63-65 Portland Place, London W1B 1QR
Tel: 44 (0)20 7243 3803
An independent school with several locations in the City of Westminster, Kensington, this international school caters to 3 to 18 year olds. It is an International Baccalaureate World School, authorised to deliver all three of the IB Programmes.

International School of London : London
Address: 139 Gunnersbury Avenue London W3 8LG, United Kingdom
Tel: 020 8992 5823
Begun in 1972, this school was one of the first schools to offer the IB Diploma. The ISL Schools now enroll over 1200 students across their three campuses in Chiswick, West London; Working, Surrey; and Doha, Qatar.

Marymount International School of London
Address: George Road Kingston Upon Thames KT2 7PE, United Kingdom
Tel: 020 8949 0571
This catholic college-preparatory boarding and day school for girls offers schooling in grades 6 to 12. It serves students from over 50 different countries on a 7-acre campus.

Dwight School London
Address: 6 Friern Barnet Lane, London N11 3LX
Tel: 44 (0)20 8920 0600
The independent co-educational school offers International Baccalaureate (IB) Organisation in addition to British national curriculum. The establishment comprises senior, junior, preparatory and nursery departments in the North Finchley and Friern Barnet areas of north London, educating children from the ages of 2-18.

St Clare's International School
Address: St. Clare's, Oxford - 18 Bardwell Road - Oxford OX2 6SP
Tel: 44 1865 552031
An international boarding school in Oxford,this school offers English language courses, Liberal arts courses, IB teacher training courses and the entire International Baccalaureate Diploma programme. There are over 40 nationalities represented amongst the student body.

Deutsche Schule London
Address: Douglas House, Petersham Road, Richmond / Surrey, TW10 7AH
Tel: 44 (0)-20-89402510
This is a German international school that offers instruction in German in English.

Update 16/04/2014


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 Katy Wrench


Halcyon London International School
Halcyon London International School is the only not-for-profit, co-educational, exclusively International Baccalaureate (IB) school in central London.

Halcyon is a thinking community, committed to nurturing engaged, reflective, life-ready, global citizens.

Halcyon is committed to innovation, collaboration and community. Students enjoy a challenging academic programme, an innovative approach to wellbeing and an integrated digital learning environment.

Halcyon is an IB World School authorised for the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IBMYP) and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).

Halcyon has been inspected and rated as Outstanding in all categories by Ofsted in 2017. The school is certified as both a Google Reference School and an Apple Regional Training Centre.

Halcyon has an average Diploma Score of 35 with a 100% pass rate. Halcyon students go on to the world's best universities, including Russel Group, Oxbridge and Ivy League Universities, Medical Schools, top Canadian universities, highly-competitive performance arts programmes, and a wide range of other international programmes.

We go beyond the IB.
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The North London International School
The North London International School aims to provide a secure, well-ordered and happy environment with the learning process at its core, offering the finest possible education for all pupils in order for them to reach their full potential. Serving a cosmopolitan and diverse North London community, great importance is attached to respect, understanding and empathy with everyone’s cultures, religions and backgrounds.

Students follow the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum, starting at aged three with the Primary Years Programme, moving onto the Middle Years Programme at age 11 and the IB Diploma Programme at age 16. The programmes are designed to encourage the development of learning skills and to meet a child’s academic social, physical, emotional and cultural needs. Through enquiry based learning and various disciplines, subject interrelatedness is accentuated, preparing students for the pre-university Diploma Programme.

The school recognises that students can have a variety of different learning styles. The Quest Programme is designed for students who need help developing strategies to assist them to study effectively. Through one to one tuition from specialist staff, students can reach their full potential, further enhanced by the school’s teacher-student ratio.

Phone: +44 (0)20 8920 0634
Contact: Vivienne Rose, Admissions

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Southbank International School in London
Southbank International School was founded in 1979 by a group of educators in order to provide a challenging academic environment for students from around the world, aged 3 to 19. There are three campuses with Hampstead and Kensington teaching the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) to 3-11 year olds and Southbank Westminster offering the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the IB Diploma Programme for 16-18/19 year olds. The campuses have students representing 73 nationalities.

Southbank was the first UK school to offer the International Baccalaureate curriculum to students of all ages. English is the language of instruction, but students may also study their native language: currently 17 languages are offered as first or second languages.

Please contact us or visit our website for more information.

Southbank Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0)20 7243 3803

 Mark London


ACS International Schools
ACS International Schools enrol students aged between 2 and 18, from more than 70 countries, at our three London area campuses in England. We are non-sectarian and co-educational, with both day and boarding available. At ACS we are committed to maintaining the highest standards of scholarship and citizenship, based on international and American research, principles, and educational practices.

All ACS campuses offer the IB Diploma Programme. In addition, ACS Egham is one of only three schools in the UK to also offer and the IB Middle Years and IB Primary Years Programmes. We offer an American High School Diploma and the prestigious Advanced Placement (AP) courses.

Our campuses all have state-of-the-art facilities and are positioned in stately surroundings, each approximately 30 minutes from central London. We provide transition and housing support for incoming families, both internally and via well-established parent communities.
If you are interested in finding out more about our schools, please visit us at

 Valerie Aspin


Ecole Française de Bristol
The Ecole Française de Bristol caters for French and English speaking children aged 1 to 12.
It offers Parent and Toddler sessions, a "maternelle" / nursery class and a luinguistic support at primary school age.
Small class sizes and native qualified teachers ensure total immersion in the French language and culture, as well as great personal development for the children.
You are welcome to contact us for more information, either through our website:
or on 00 44 (0) 117 959 3311

 Victoria Thomas


Admissions Team, International Community School
I work at the International community School in London. It is close to Regents park and many of the pupils are children of Ex pats, diplomats, and International business men and women, of 65 different nationalities. The diverse and unique learning environment has been a joy and pleasure to be involved in. If you have been relocated to London, please refer to our website Any further questions, do not hesitate to contact me:
Victoria Thomas
Admissions Office
International Community School
4 York Terrace East
Regents Park
London NW1 4PT

Tel: 0044 (0)20 7935 1206
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