Wednesday 6 May 2015

New international schools for 2015

The last few years has seen a great deal of innovation in the international sector in the UK and September 2015 will introduce a number of new international schools for families to explore.

Newland College is a new International Baccalaureate school opening near Chalfont St Giles in Buckinghamshire.  A co-educational, secondary school, it will accept applications for Grades 6 to 8, then grow organically up to Grade 12.

Newland College is the sister campus to the International Community School in NW1, London, which itself is moving into new premises for the new academic year offering a greater range of facilities.

Halcyon School, which was opened last year by a group of parents and is already working at capacity in many grades, will be welcoming its first IB diploma students in September 2015.

Another significant development is a broadening of school choices for families looking for a French or bi-lingual education.

The Lycee International de Londres, Winston Churchill will be opening in September offering the French national curriculum.  The school has been opened to deal with the large number of French families now living in London and is accredited by the French government.

This demand from French families has also led to the independent school, Ecole Jeannine Manuel,  opening a new campus in central London.  French families will also have a new secondary school available to them as L’Ecole Internationale Franco-Anglaise expands its offering.

As ever, spaces in many international schools are in great demand so early applications and planning are sensible.