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 30 years, we’ve been at the forefront of providing internationally relevant, world class education.

At Southbank, adventure isn’t just for the weekend or the holidays. It’s built into every day of the academic exploration and discovery of Southbank students. Helping them to 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.

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.


Point Average
World Average 29.8


Pass Rate


Students scored
a perfect 45 points


Students scored
40 points or higher


Students scored
42 points or higher


Students achieved a
bi-lingual Diploma

An International Experience

We offer world class teaching in a diverse and multinational school so that your child is prepared to be a global citizen. Our supportive community and varied
extra-curricular programme means that we build your child’s skills and confidence while offering them an internationally-recognised qualification.


  • World-class teaching and learning
  • Excellent IB results
  • Offers from and full recruitment to top UK and US universities


  • Primary, Middle Years & Diploma
  • Bilingual Diploma offered
  • 20 native languages taught
  • Over 60 nationalities represented in student body


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


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

Central London Locations

We have several campuses spread throughout Central London where children can enjoy everything that the city has to offer.
All of our locations are easily accessible with excellent facilities.

Kensington Campus

Our Kensington campus is a warm and friendly setting in beautiful Notting Hill focusing on the Primary Years Programme.

Hampstead Campus

Our Hampstead campus is a welcoming atmosphere located within leafy Hampstead focusing on the Primary Years Programme.

Westminster Campus

Our Westminster campus includes two separate and impressive buildings near Regents Park focusing on the Middle Years and Diploma Programmes.

Westminster Campus Expansion

Learn more about our Westminster Campus Expansion.

Why Choose Southbank?

An International Baccalaureate (IB) education at Southbank gives students the deep-seated belief that they can and will excel at whatever they want to do later in life. At Southbank, breaking the mould is not the exception, it’s the norm; which is why students demonstrate such outstanding levels of creativity, individuality, collaboration and personal expression. It’s also why so many of them progress to the world’s best universities.


Southbank Kensington
+44 (0)20 7229 8230
Southbank Hampstead
+44 (0)20 7431 1200
Southbank Westminster
+44 (0)20 7436 9699