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Southbank International School (Hampstead Campus)

Address: 16 Netherhall Gardens, London NW3 5TH, United Kingdom
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Description Southbank International School (Hampstead Campus)

  • Location: London, the UK
  • Founded: 1979
  • Number of students: 220
  • Age of students: 3-16 years
  • Type of education: joint (mixed)
  • Language of instruction: English.

Southbank International School is an independent high school located in one of London's greenest suburbs. Students study International Baccalaureate (IB) programs - Preparatory years, IB Middle Years. For 40 years, Southbank has been at the forefront of providing world-class education to children and youth from London, the UK and other countries. The basis of the International Baccalaureate curriculum is composed of complex courses that encourage students to be active, compassionate citizens, to continue to study throughout their lives.

Southbank International School is proud to be a part of the Cognita international organization, which has about 70 schools in Europe, Latin America, Asia. Cognita is a group of diverse interconnected educational institutions uniting the forces in the world of education with one common goal: building confidence, expanding opportunities for success.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Southbank International School (Hampstead Campus)

Program name
from 5 785 £ / term

Early Childhood Program - 3-5 years - from 5785 £ / term. (half day program)

The IB Primary School (PYP) program teaches young children. Through the game-based learning, the course involves and stimulates young students, promotes academic, personal, social development.

The program teaches children:

  • Use materials flexibly and creatively.
  • Initiate a request, formulate questions
  • Work together with others
  • Maintain interests, expand knowledge
  • To develop an understanding of yourself, the world.

Primary Years Program (PYP) - 5-11 years - 9005 £ / term.

The Southbank Elementary School curriculum creates a stimulating environment that fosters a child's natural curiosity, creativity, thought ability, and helps develop a love of lifelong learning.

The curriculum is based on six topics that are studied using skills and knowledge acquired in six subject areas, as well as on the playground and with participation in extracurricular activities.

The course develops the academic, social, emotional well-being of students encourages them to become independent, to be responsible for their studies, helps to shape personal values.

from 9 700 £ / term

Middle Years Program (MYP)

Middle Years Program (MYP) provides the education needed for students from 11 to 16 years old. Thanks to a thorough study of eight traditional subject areas and six global topics, participation in extracurricular activities and community service, the course helps students:

  • Ask difficult questions
  • Learn to learn
  • To form a sense of personal identity, culture
  • To develop the ability to communicate, understand people from other countries and cultures.

It is important to note that MYP is based on the knowledge, skills, relationships acquired in the framework of the program of initial years of study, and prepares students for the academic tasks of the Diploma Program.

Events Southbank International School (Hampstead Campus)

  • Extracurricular activities (ECA) are a great way to learn outside the classroom.
  • ECAs provide students with many free opportunities to develop their interests, high level skills that cannot be worked out in the classroom.
  • After each trimester, students have the opportunity to change the choice of extracurricular activities. This allows them to try a large number of classes, communicate with a wide range of students.

Extracurricular activities:



  • Ballet
  • Chess
  • Choir
  • Cookery
  • Drama
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Lego
  • Mini tennis
  • Rock climbing
  • Textile art
  • Science club
  • Ukulele
  • Volunteer club
  • Club of actors
  • Creative Writers Club
  • Global Challenges Network
  • London Society of Researchers
  • Math competition
  • Sport
  • US Academic Pentathlon


  • Southbank International Hampstead provides young people with the support they need. Class sizes are small - about 20 students or less.
  • The Hampstead Campus is located in the Netherhall Gardens, close to public, private transport, from Hampstead Heath, one of London's largest open spaces.
  • English is the main language of instruction, Spanish is the second language of the school. Linguistic training is conducted from the age of five (kindergarten), English as an additional language (EAL) lessons are also offered from kindergarten. The EAL teacher team has extensive experience in selecting the necessary EAL support based on the needs of the child and their current level of English proficiency.
  • The Hampstead Campus integrates language skills teaching in all areas of the PYP curriculum. Students learn English, Spanish, native language, EAL. Linguistic education focuses on the development of communication areas: English as an additional language (EAL), allowing students to participate in the social and academic aspects of the school.
  • Under the program of fine art, students study the basics of architecture, ceramics, collage, costume design, drawing, graphic design, cinema, illustrations, painting, photography, engraving, sculpture. The school organizes meetings with artists, trips to art galleries, museums, theaters, cinemas, helping students get acquainted with fine art from around the world.
  • Music courses focuse on composition, introduces students to music from different eras and countries. All students from 5 years old learn to play the violin, viola or cello, and in grades 4-5 they get the opportunity to learn to play the guitar or flute.
  • MYP drama courses help students get an idea of drama and theater in modern society: children have the opportunity to expand their own dramatic, presentation skills, develop search or design skills, make sets, costumes, props, work with lighting, and produce sound.
  • The cinematography course allows DP students to fully immerse themselves in the practical, theoretical, conceptual aspects of film production. This includes visual storytelling, scripting, production planning, the use of a lighting kit, recording equipment, and editing. The course is an excellent preparation for any student who wants to study film theory, film production or any art or communication course at the university who wants to work in the film industry.
  • The theater course teaches students DP theory, the practice of theater art, includes the study of modern theater around the world, the history of the theater. The course helps students develop their own dramatic skills, presentations, teaches them to choose sources, design, construct sets, costumes, props, stage lighting, sound production.
  • The art program includes a wide range of excursions in London, beyond. They give students a fantastic opportunity to watch performances, works of art, films, concerts of world-class artists in the UK.

Equipment Southbank International School (Hampstead Campus)

The Hampstead Campus is a purpose-built building located in one of London's most charming and greenest suburbs. Southbank International Hampstead offers the necessary amenities for education, development:

  • IT Lab with High Performance Macs
  • All classrooms are equipped with a digital screen, Apple TV.
  • Music room with a set of percussion instruments, space for performance
  • Two soundproof rooms for musical practice
  • Custom-made art room with a wide range of materials for practical work
  • Multipurpose hall for lunches, sports, school meetings, concerts
  • Bright, well-stocked library
  • Personalized iPad access to support student learning
  • The patio, which has a quiet place for growing vegetables, flowers, birdhouses for bird watching
  • Students from 3 to 5 years old have access to a special play area with climbing frame and sandbox
  • Special sports center, located 15 minutes by bus. In the center there is a large sports hall, a climbing wall, a dance studio
  • Great Apple School with iPads

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

  • Non-refundable registration fee - £ 250
  • Refundable deposit (one-time payment) - 2000 £
  • Association of Educators (annual fee) - £ 35
  • Development fee (first year fee) - £ 1950
  • Standard Math Calculator (MYP & DP Students Only) - £ 110
  • School bus fare - £ 1260
  • Bus connections between campuses (Hampstead - Westminster) - £ 600.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

  • Admission is based on the results of previous studies, reports, recommendations, compatibility with the program of initial years of study.
  • Southbank has a continuous acceptance process and accepts applications year-round.
  • Children applying for studies in 4th grade or higher whose mother tongue is not English take an online English test to assess whether their linguistic skills are at the appropriate level for their admission. There are various requirements depending on the entry level of the student.
  • After sending the completed application, the necessary supporting documents, fee for submitting the application, the selection committee will consider the application within seven working days and decide whether to recommend the child (children).
  • If the admissions committee recommends admission, the school checks to see if there are vacant seats in the class in which you applied. If the place is not available, the school places an application on the waiting list.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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