International Primary School
All primary aged children thrive at ICS. They enjoy the personalized attention of a highly qualified faculty, small class sizes and a high teacher-to-student ratio.
The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme ICS London offers, is a world-renowned curriculum that balances academic rigor with a holistic education. The inquiry-based approach encourages students to make connections across subject areas within real-world contexts and our academic results place ICS students far above global averages in core subjects.
Children may enrol at ICS London from the age of three, and at any point during the school year. We have the staff and facilities to meet the needs of students coming from overseas, as well as those already residing in London.
Why Choose ICS London?
We have built an outstanding reputation centred around student engagement, innovation and community.
- Engagement: Our PYP curriculum encourages students to think deeply and to engage with the world, and is tailored to be exciting, interesting and of real-world value. Our smaller class size allows learning to be personalised, to use students’ own interests to drive engagement and to support and enhance their learning.
- Innovation: Our holistic approach to education incorporates multiple learning styles and attitudes, coupled with a smart use of technology to ensure we remain at the forefront of educational innovation.
- Community: Our community is our strength. Regular community meetings in every class ensure all students have a voice, and our student council leads a range of projects. As a school we all share in our educational journeys and celebrate achievement together.
As well as high achievers, we want our students to be happy, responsible citizens who strive to make the world a better place. To this end, ICS London also promotes what the Department for Education calls fundamental British values: democracy; the rule of law; individual liberty; mutual respect and tolerance.
These principles and values inform our approach to primary education at every level, ensuring that we remain inclusive to students with differing education needs, that every student is equally valued, and that students recognise the importance of democracy and individual freedoms.
Assessment and Achievement
Primary students are assessed regularly through teacher monitoring, observation, conferencing with children and the use of formal testing materials. As well as high academic performance, we want to see high levels of conceptual understanding, attitudes and behaviour in order to track the development of the child as a whole. Students are encouraged to set their own academic targets, to take some responsibility for their own learning, and perform self-assessments.
As well as updates throughout the school year, parents receive formal, written progress reports each December and June, followed by an in-depth report at the end of the Summer Term.