Academic Excellence

The IB at Southbank International School

The IB from Southbank International School is more than an education. It’s a grounding for the increasingly complex and demanding world we live in. A commitment to academic excellence and a uniquely liberal ethos. An inner belief and confidence carried for the rest of life - through university - through a career - into a lasting impact on the world.

About our School

Southbank International School is the first school in the UK authorised to offer all three International Baccalaureate programmes

For more than 40 years, we’ve been at the forefront of providing internationally relevant, world class education.

At Southbank, experiences aren't just for the weekend or the holidays. It’s built into every day of the academic exploration and discovery of Southbank students. We help our students develop as independent, confident, curious and lifelong learners who fulfil their academic potential and take the natural next step into the world’s best universities.

We encourage our students to think critically and always challenge assumptions; developing an inner confidence to follow their path through university and into later life.

We ensure our students have an openness to the outside world and are ready to see other points of view. These qualities help our students develop to broaden their minds while excelling in their academic studies.

“Thanks to our exceptional teaching staff and the International Baccalaureate curriculum, we help children and young people to become inquisitive learners who love to broaden their minds, always think critically, and do not shy away from challenging assumptions.”

 – Siobhan McGrath, Executive Principal

Academic Performance

We are extremely proud of our excellent IB results. Assessing our applicants’ academic performance and potential without using entrance exams has yielded IB scores that challenge those of the UK’s top selective independent and Grammar schools.

IB Diploma 2022 Results

Congratulations to our Class of 2022 for achieving outstanding IB Diploma results. These are the culmination of two years of intense dedication from students and staff, and the all-important support of Southbank parents.

This saw 71 students entered for the IB Diploma.

We are extremely proud of our IB Diploma results which have helped Southbank students secure places at some of the world’s most prestigious universities, with 100% obtaining their first choice course.

☆ 99% pass rate
☆ 24% of students scored 40 or more

Putting them in the top 3% of students worldwide.

☆ 36 average diploma score (world average 31.9)
☆ 17% of students achieved a bilingual IB Diploma
Outstanding IB Diploma 2021 Results

Congratulations to our Class of 2021 for achieving outstanding IB Diploma results. These are the culmination of two years of intense dedication from students and staff, and the all-important support of Southbank parents.

This year saw 77 students entered for the IB Diploma, Southbank’s largest ever cohort.

We are extremely proud of our IB Diploma results which have helped Southbank students secure places at some of the world’s most prestigious universities, with 100% obtaining their first choice course.

☆ 100% pass rate
☆ 34% of students scored 40 or more

Putting them in the top 3% of students worldwide

☆ 35% of students achieved a bilingual IB Diploma

IB Learner Profile

The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who recognize their common humanity and help to create a better and more peaceful world.

The IB learner profile represents 10 attributes valued by IB World Schools which help individuals and groups become responsible members of local, national and global communities.

An international experience, offering world class teaching in a diverse and multinational school so that your child is prepared to be a global citizen.
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International Baccalaureate

  • Primary, Middle Years & Diploma
  • Bilingual Diploma offered
  • 20 native languages taught at our Westminster campus
  • Over 60 nationalities represented in student body
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Extra Curricular Programme

  • Wide range of sports
  • High quality music and drama
  • Team-building and leadership opportunities
  • Educational trips and expeditions
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Supportive Community

  • Small class sizes
  • Welcoming, intimate atmosphere
  • Excellent relationships between students, staff and parents
  • First-rate pastoral care

Southbank International School