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Southbank International School - Kensington Campus

36-38 Kensington Park Road, London, W11 3BU, UK
Tel: (+44) 20 7243 3803
Fax: (+44) 20 7727 3290
Web site:

Principal - Mark Case

Assistant Principal - Jon Coward

PYP Co-ordinatory - Hermione Palmer

Business Manager - Martin Filkins

Director of Admissions - Margaret Khoury


Full time: 4 men, 21 women
Part time: 2 men, 12 women
Nationalities: 11   CURRICULUM AND EXAMS:

: International, PYP,

Age Range: 3-11
Total Enrolment: 213
Nationalities: 46
113 boys, 100 girls

Primary School (N-5): 214


Day only:  13200- 20550

Other Fees: Development fee (once) (1st year) 1,300; Development fee (subsequent years) 300
Southbank International School was founded in 1979 by a group of educators in order to provide a challenging academic environment for students from around the world, aged 3 to 19. There are three campuses. The Kensington campus serves the age range 3 to 11. Students receive tuition through the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) and transfer to the Westminster campus at age 11. Southbank uses London as a classroom – taking full advantage of the cultural riches of the city. The campuses have students representing 73 nationalities, and the school is noted for its friendly and inclusive atmosphere.

Southbank was the first UK school to offer the International Baccalaureate curriculum to students of all ages. The IB PYP is inquiry-based and uses a cross-curricular approach. It includes the core subjects as well as Spanish, IT, art, music and Suzuki violin/cello. In the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) offered at the Westminster campus, French and design technology are added to the core subjects begun in the Primary. The emphasis is on skills development and students are prepared for the High School and the IB Diploma Programme (16-18/19 years).

Southbank Kensington is housed in a large Victorian villa in Notting Hill with a library, an IT centre, art and music rooms, a multi-purpose hall, and a playground. The door-to-door bus service covers a wide area of central and north London.

English is the language of instruction, but English as an Additional Language (EAL) is also offered throughout the school. Southbank attracts well-qualified and internationally experienced teachers.

Admission is based on previous school records and satisfactory references, as well as suitability of the candidate for the curriculum offered.



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