Kensington (3 to 11 years)

Primary Years Programme


Our Kensington campus is attended by approximately 210 children aged 3 to 11, who are from almost 40 countries.

Students follow the International Baccalaureate Primary Year Programme, before transferring to our Westminster campus at age 11, where they begin to study the IB Middle Years Programme.


Where is the campus located?
Our Kensington campus is located in the stunning Notting Hill area of London, between the famous Portobello Road and Kensington Park Road. The actual building consists of two adjoining Victorian villas.

What languages are studied at the Kensington campus?
English is the language of instruction, with Spanish as the school’s second language. This is taught from the age of five (Kindergarten) upwards. English as an Additional Language (EAL) lessons are also offered from Kindergarten upwards to children with little or no English.

Who is in charge of the Kensington campus?
Our Senior Leadership team for the Kensington campus is:

Siobhan McGrath –  Principal

David MacMorran – Deputy Principal

Charlotte Gregson – Primary Years Programme Coordinator

Who teaches at the Kensington campus?
As the leading International Baccalaureate school in London, all Southbank schools attract very well-qualified teachers who encourage a global perspective and educational adventure.

What facilities and resources are available on the campus?

  • An IT lab featuring high-performance Macs.
  • Interactive smartboards in all classrooms.
  • A music room with a range of instruments and digital recording equipment.
  • Two sound-proofed rooms for music practice.
  • A bespoke art room with a wide range of materials for hands-on creativity.
  • A multi-purpose hall that is used for lunches, sport, school ‘town meetings’ and concerts.
  • A well-stocked library, which is regularly attended by students to develop literacy and research skills.
  • Individual access to digital devices to support student learning.
  • Google Classroom so students can easily collaborate on projects.
  • A garden featuring a climbing frame, sandpit and wide range of educational toys and equipment.
  • An attractive, bright and spacious Early Childhood suite (for students aged 3-5) with access to an outside play area with sand and climbing frame.
  • Access to a dedicated sports centre, which is a 15-minute bus ride away. It features a large sports hall, climbing wall and dance studio.

What is the admission policy for the Kensington campus?

Admission is based on previous school performance, reports and good references, as well as compatibility with the Primary Years Programme. Visit our Admissions section for more information.


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