Best 10 International Schools in London

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The British school curriculum is so well regarded worldwide that it’s taught in international schools all over the planet. So why send your child to an international school in London when the national school system is already excellent?

Many expat parents prefer their children to learn the International Baccalaureate instead of a particular country’s curriculum. The reason for this is simple; The IB is standardised throughout the world and taught in international schools everywhere.

If you plan on moving around a lot, the IB makes it easy to keep your child’s education consistent. Wherever you go in the world, they can pick up exactly where they left off.

The majority of international schools in London teach the IB curriculum as well as the national British curriculum, so you can take your pick if you would like. Leaving those two aside however, you can also find curricula from throughout Europe on offer. Most international schools teach through both English and the language of the chosen curriculum. If you choose the International Baccalaureate, it will be taught through English.

Finding London’s international schools involves a roll call of the city’s most beautiful and most affluent areas. You’ll find well regarded and highly sought-after schools in Kensington, Chelsea, Knightsbridge, Hampstead, Marleybone - the list goes on.

However, don’t feel limited to these top tier neighbourhoods if you don’t want to. London is a huge capital city with international schools scattered throughout. The public transport system is extensive too - any part of the city is reachable by a combination of tube, bus, or train ride. Just be aware that commute times can be long depending on which parts of the city you’re travelling between. Like we said, London is huge!

There is one option however that would eliminate the need for any commute. The UK has a long tradition of elite boarding schools which still continues today. Some international schools in the UK have a boarding option, and a few of the traditional boarding schools also offer international curricula. Keep in mind that most of these schools aren’t located in London city, but in other nearby cities such as Oxford or Canterbury.

Whichever option you choose for your child, you can be sure that they’ll get an excellent education and be exposed to a wide variety of cultures and histories. Life in London is diverse by nature, with people from all walks of life making up its population. There’s arguably no better place to get an international education!

Below, we have compiled our top 10 international schools in London. However, there are another 16 schools to choose from in the city. You can find the best international school for your child by personalising your results. Just fill in your search criteria, and we will calculate a personal score for every international school in London based on your requirements.

Best 10 International Schools in London

Out of a total of 26 International Schools in London.

Based on the aggregated preferences of our users in the last 30 days.

Ecole Jeannine Manuel

Ecole Jeannine Manuel is a co-educational bilingual international French school for 3-18 year olds in the heart of London.
Ecole Jeannine Manuel London is the sister school of its Paris namesake, ranked first among French lycées for the last eight years.
Curriculum
IB, British, French
Languages of instruction
English, French
Ages
3 to 17
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: £18,948
to: £18,948
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Southbank International School

Southbank International School is a leading International Baccalaureate school for 3 - 18 year olds with campuses in Westminster, Kensington and Hampstead.
Curriculum
IB
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: £18,045
to: £32,925
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International Community 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.
Curriculum
IB
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: £19,650
to: £28,750
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The American School in London

The American School in London is a K-12 independent day school.
Curriculum
American
Language of instruction
English
Ages
4 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: £29,100
to: £33,700
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Dwight School London

Dwight School London is a local school with a global vision. It is a leading independent, international school and is accredited as an International Baccalaureate (IB) Open World School. It was one of the first schools in the UK to offer the full IB to local and international students aged from 3 to 18 and it is currently the UK’s only school recognised as an Open World School able to support older students in accessing IB Diploma courses online.
Curriculum
IB
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: £11,370
to: £23,280
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Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill

Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill welcomes students from Nursery through to Year 13 / Terminale providing a consistent bilingual education in English and French while following the French programme as defined by the French Ministry of Education. From Year 11 to Year 13, LIWC offers the three traditional paths of S (Sciences), ES (Economics) and L (French literature) of the French Baccalauréat with or without the OIB (Option Internationale du Bac) .
Starting in Year 7 this programme offers a new possibility to English speakers to join the school. Based on content and methods similar to the other programme, the English International Programme is tailored to attract interest from local and international families who seek for their child a holistic approach to education: intellectual challenges and rigorous academics, as well as mindfulness and international focus. All subjects ( Science, Math, Humanities, Arts, etc) are taught in English, except French as a second language. Activities of service learning and trips overseas are an integral part of this programme. This programme will lead to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme* (IBDP) in Years 12 and 13.
Curriculum
IB, French
Languages of instruction
English, French
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: £12,481
to: £15,400
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EIFA International School London

EIFA International School London is an independent, international, secular school in Marylebone providing an English-French bilingual education for children from 2-18 years old.
Curriculum
British, French
Languages of instruction
English, French
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: £19,620
to: £25,200
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The Stewart Bilingual School

The Stewart Bilingual School is a long established family owned nursery and primary school which is distinguishable from other bilingual schools by its dual French and British curriculum.
Curriculum
British, French
Languages of instruction
English, French
Ages
2 to 11
Yearly fees - 2019/2020
from: £9,000
to: £9,000
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International School of London

ISL provides an intercultural community which fosters a passion and enthusiasm for learning through outstanding educational practices, recognised by OFSTED, the IB and CIS.
At ISL, everything we design activates students, teachers and parents to use the diverse cultures, languages and viewpoints around them to change the world for the better. Students' cultural and linguistic identities are valued and nurtured through our international curriculum and Mother Tongue programme.
Since 1972, we’ve established a community where students, parents and staff are happy and engaged in school life. That’s why our people are curious, able to explore deeper and broader, and build a unique understanding of the world around them. They develop deeper thinking and share rich experiences that send them out into the world with the talent, determination and compassion to change it for the better.
Curriculum
IB
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: £19,900
to: £27,750
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TASIS The American School in England

TASIS The American School in England is a leading independent, co-educational international school for day (ages 3-18) and boarding students (ages 14-18) offering the American high school diploma with a wide range of Advanced Placement courses and the International Baccalaureate diploma (IB). TASIS is known for its welcoming environment as well as providing a host of sports and activities that promote well-being. TASIS is strategically located in beautiful Surrey within easy reach of all that a vibrant and dynamic city like London has to offer.
Curriculum
IB, American
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: £11,920
to: £25,605
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