Southbank International School Kensington, London, UK
ABOUT SOUTHBANK INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL KENSINGTON, LONDON, UK
The Kensington campus of Southbank International School has children from almost 40 different nationalities and
is noted for its friendly, welcoming atmosphere. It serves children aged 3-11 years, who take the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) and transfer to the Westminster campus at age 11.
Southbank International School uses London as a classroom – taking full advantage of the cultural riches of the city. As part of each unit of inquiry, teachers look for opportunities to maximise learning in context, visiting cultural sites, galleries, museums, London parks and wildlife centres.
English is the language of instruction, with Spanish as the school’s second language, taught from Kindergarten upwards. English as an Additional Language (EAL) is offered from Kindergarten upwards.
As a leading International Baccalaureate School in London, Southbank attracts very well-qualified and internationally experienced teachers.
“Southbank Kensington is successful at developing a caring community where students are happy and enjoy learning. The quality of education is good with a significant number of outstanding features. It enables students throughout the school to thrive and make progress personally as well as intellectually. The students say that they like their school and this view is reflected in comments received from parents. The curriculum provides them with a very wide range of opportunities to learn.”
School Inspection Service, May 2013
In 2017, 59 Southbank students took IB Diploma examinations, achieving an average score of 36 above the global pass rate of 30. As of August 2017, 15% of students achieved 42 points or above which put them in the top 3% of students worldwide. 25% of our students scored 40+ points and 3 students gained 44 points, a feat achieved by only 0.6% of students worldwide. There was an outstanding 100% pass rate.
Southbank DP graduates received offers for universities around the world including: Barnard College, Columbia University, Cornell University, Harvard University, Imperial College London, London School of Economics, New York University, Princeton University, SciencesPo, Stanford University, University of Cambridge, University College London and the University of Toronto.
Siobhan joined Southbank in September 2013. She was born in New Zealand to Irish and English parents and is a passionate reader. She regularly lectures on teacher training and educational leadership courses at university and runs in-service insets for schools.
Siobhan holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and History (University of Canterbury), a Diploma of Teaching (Christchurch College of Education) and a Master’s in Educational Leadership (University of Buckingham).
At a Glance
- Ages Taught
- 3-11 yrs
- International Baccalaureate
- Type of School
- International School
- Main Language