French, Spanish and Mandarin - ICS expands its language provision

The reasons for learning a new language are varied, but the importance of learning foreign languages is universal: it will always benefit you in one way or another. 

Language learning helps develop a respect for, and understanding of, other languages and cultures. The ability to communicate in more than one language is essential to the concept of an international education that promotes multilingualism and intercultural understanding, both of which are central to the school’s mission.

Here at ICS languages matter to us.

We are very pleased to announce that from September 2017, there will be a choice of 3 languages for children aged 3 – 18.

In addition to Spanish and Mandarin we will offer French to children as a Second Language.

Furthermore, opportunities exist for speakers of all world languages to study their First Language.

If you need any further information, please feel free to contact us:

ICS named Top 10 Small Independent IB School in the UK

Today, we are very happy to announce that International Community School has been named one of the top IB schools in the UK by

Each year, this website  ranks each of the country's IB schools based on the IB averages for that year. This year, we are among the top 10 small schools and have been presented with a trophy to mark our success.

This announcement arrives following a year where we saw one of our 2016 IB alumni awarded a place to study mathematics at University of Oxford.

Brenda Murray, ICS Secondary Principal said,

"This really is a trophy for our students who achieved excellent results and is a tribute to our outstanding staff who yet again have brought the very best out of our students."

Joanna Cooper, the IB Diploma Coordinator, said,

"With our school average score now well above the international average, our students are achieving their first choice university placements both in the UK and internationally. North American applicants are also the beneficiaries of advanced placement and valuable scholarships.”