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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 the top 10 international schools in London according to our users. However, there are another 18 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.

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Southbank International School

Explore a different approach to academic excellence for children aged 2-18 years. One that unearths talents, celebrates individuality and helps students go on to the best universities in the world.
Curriculum
IB
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2024/2025
from: £19,230
to: £39,195

Best 10 International Schools in London

Out of a total of 28 International Schools in London.

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

EIFA International School London

EIFA is an independent co-ed school in central London providing premium international bilingual English-French education for children from 2-18 years old.
Curriculum
IB, British, French
Languages of instruction
English, French
Ages
2 to 14
Yearly fees - 2024/2025
from: £21,321
to: £25,851
Reviews
(5 reviews)

ICS London International School

ICS London 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 - 2024/2025
from: £22,440
to: £33,510
Reviews
(7 reviews)

Dwight School London

Dwight School is a leading international school in North London that successfully uses the International Baccalaureate as its curriculum framework. This year Dwight School is celebrating its 50th year as a centre for educational excellence in London and we find ourselves with much to celebrate within this landmark time in our school’s history:
We are ranked within the top 100 International Baccalaureate Schools in the world
Have the highest IB Diploma score average across the international schools in London
Our March 2022 Independent School Inspection rated us as a school of excellence in all areas
The first school in the United Kingdom to have a fully electric bus within our transportation fleet
Dwight School London is privileged to be part of the internationally renowned Dwight family of schools. We share the Dwight pillars of Personalised Learning, Community and Global Vision and are committed to igniting the spark of genius in every child.
Our learners are proud to come from diverse backgrounds; they celebrate and learn from each others’ perspectives, and they take pride in taking action to make a better world.
Our open-minded approach that values diversity and innovation is underpinned by the academically rigorous International Baccalaureate programmes that open pathways to the top universities across the globe. Our students are critical and creative thinkers, empowered by inquiry-led learning and an expectation that they will be independent learners who create meaning from their experiences.
Curriculum
IB
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2024/2025
from: £17,499
to: £30,300
Reviews
(2 reviews)

SIAL.school

SIAL.school is the only school in the UK to teach all subjects in English and Italian, from Nursery to Year 6.
With a unique bilingual and bi-cultural enriched curriculum in which the standards set by the Italian Ministry of Education are integrated and complemented by the EYFS Framework and National English Curriculum, SIAL.school welcomes children aged 3 to 11.
Your child will learn not only to speak but to read and write in both languages, gain valuable knowledge of both cultures and ways of life, and have broader opportunities when it comes to choosing secondary education.
The school is located in the heart of London, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, just a short distance from Holland Park.
Curriculum
British, Italian
Languages of instruction
English, Italian
Ages
3 to 11
Yearly fees - 2024/2025
from: £15,900
to: £17,750
Reviews
(5 reviews)

International School of London

ISL provides an intercultural community that fosters a passion and enthusiasm for learning through outstanding educational practices, recognised by OFSTED, the IB and CIS.
At ISL, everything we design encourages 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 - 2024/2025
from: £23,250
to: £32,450

Southbank International School

Explore a different approach to academic excellence for children aged 2-18 years. One that unearths talents, celebrates individuality and helps students go on to the best universities in the world.
Curriculum
IB
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2024/2025
from: £19,230
to: £39,195

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 - 2024/2025
from: £13,280
to: £30,390
Reviews
(1 review)

The Roche School

The Roche School is an independent, family owned, co-educational nursery and primary school in Wandsworth offering children a wide range of academic, creative and sporting opportunities in a family-orientated, culturally diverse environment. We encourage pupils to enjoy challenge and we run small classes in academic subjects.
Curriculum
British
Languages of instruction
English, Spanish
Ages
3 to 11
Yearly fees - 2024/2025
from: £15,606
to: £20,280

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 ten years.
Curriculum
IB, British, French
Languages of instruction
English, French
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2024/2025
from: £23,970
to: £28,380

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 - 2024/2025
from: £35,400
to: £40,900
Reviews
(3 reviews)

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