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CurriculumIB
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 16 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: £19,650
to: £28,770
This school has more than one campus in London:
Secondary School: Ages 11 to 18

Address: 21 Star Street London, W2 1QB, UK

Primary School: Ages 3 to 11

Address: 7B Wyndham Place London, W1H 1PN, UK

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Number of students

150

Number of nationalities represented in the school

65

Most common nationality

American

Max. number of students per class

20

Average number of students per class

16

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes. During the admissions process, the level of English of each child is assessed to ensure they can access the full curriculum which is taught in English. The level of English required for entry into each year group increases with age.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish, Mandarin, French

Use of technology in the classroom

Each student, from Primary school, has an iPad or a laptop.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Uniform required

Primary School: children wear an informal and practical uniform on the top half of their bodies all available online upon arrival in the UK.

Secondary: there is no uniform and ICS expects students to dress smart-casual.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

During the admissions process, we will ask applicants to undertake a short test designed to gauge these abilities.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

New students may join at any point during the school calendar.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%

External examinations or assessments available

PYP: ISA
MYP: e-assessment
DP: IB Diploma

Results in these examinations

IB Diploma: 5 years average: 95.7% pass rate

33.7 point average

41.2% of students achieved 35 points or more

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Student Support Team

Learning support offered

SEN co-teachers in Secondary, Learning Support Assistants in Primary and English as an Additional Languages Specialists in both schools.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes if necessary.

School start time

8:45

School finish time

Primary: 15:25 (Fridays 14:10)
Secondary: 15:45

Supervised care before/after school

We provide After-School Activities

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Football, art, yoga, boxing, fitness, coding, French, Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, breakdancing, Capoeira, drama, magic, club, piano, science, gymnastics, parkour, rock climbing, crafts club, xendo, fencing, Model United Nation debate, musical, games, ...

School provided lunches

Yes

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

We serve halal food and vegan options.

Sports activities included

The Physical and Health Education programme depends on each year group. It can include football, climbing, running, basketball, swimming, gymnastics, jump rope, handball, volleyball, badminton, rounders, rugby...

Sports facilities at the school

Students enjoy access to a host of amazing facilities on our doorstep, including state-of-the-art leisure centres with basketball, martial arts and swimming facilities at Seymour and Little Venice, athletics, a brand-new gym, cricket, and football facilities at Paddington Recreation Ground, as well as the local Hyde Park, Regent’s Park and Hampstead Heath.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Our primary and secondary teams compete against students from other London international schools at local football and dodgeball tournaments.
In 2020, a group of our students travelled to The University of Nottingham to participate in the Independent Schools Association (ISA) football tournament, competing nationally at the under-16 age level.

INTERNATIONAL EVENTS: GLOBEDUCATE SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES
In the summer of 2019, a group of our secondary students travelled to Spain to take part in our school network’s Summer Olympic Games. Students were hosted by families from the O Castro British School in Vigo and competed in beach games, including surfing, football, athletics, ultimate, basketball, netball and table tennis.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The International Community School is an IB World School in central London, ranked in the top 20% of UK schools. The school is an international day school located over two sites in the centre of London, close to Regent’s Park.

Teaching approach of the school

Our teachers use innovative teaching practices, inside and outside the classroom, to develop students’ digital literacy, critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills.
They study new approaches to learning, and use collaborative planning to implement new ideas efficiently and effectively. They offer agility and adaptability that really sets us apart and gives students a higher quality experience.

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