Southbank International School
Camden, United Kingdom
About Southbank International School
Southbank International School is a high achieving independent school based in central London. We aim to attract the best teaching and administrative staff, to maintain and build upon our successful reputation as a centre for excellent teaching and learning.Southbank is a truly international school with a diverse student population of more than 70 nationalities. The school is based over three campuses in the centre of London. We seek to appoint staff who have the willingness to recognise the diversity that exists in the student body, to teach from a multi-cultural perspective and to practise the highest standards of professionalism. We follow the International Baccalaureate curriculum and whilst previous experience with one or more of the programmes is an advantage it is not essential:
- Primary Years Programme – Hampstead and Kensington (ages 3-11)
- Middle Years Programme – Westminster (ages 11-16)
- Diploma Programme – Westminster (ages 16-18/19)
Southbank prides itself on high standards, encouraging all students to make the most of their unique qualities and talents. Its central belief is that schools are an end in themselves as well as a means to progress into further education. Our aim is to put teaching and learning at the forefront of our mission to provide excellent services to the international community of students and teachers. The school has an exceptional teaching salary scale, and we endeavour to recruit teachers from across the world. Administrative and support staff are also offered competitive salaries and opportunities for career progression.
About the Westminster campuses
Southbank Westminster offers the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the IB Diploma Programme (DP). It represents 61 nationalities. The IB Diploma and Middle Years Programme age groups are equivalent to middle, senior, upper or high school in other education systems. Southbank was the first UK school to offer the International Baccalaureate curriculum to students of all ages.
Portland Place Facilities
The Westminster campus on Portland Place offers the MYP for students ranging in age from 11 to 16. Located in two large mansion blocks, Portland Place is conveniently located near Regent’s Park with good transportation links nearby. Both Oxford Circus tube station and our Conway Street building are located within a 10 minute walk. Facilities at Portland Place include four science labs, a computer lab, a hall/theatre, art and music rooms, and one library served by networked computers.
Conway Street Facilities
The Westminster campus on Conway Street offers the DP for students ranging in age from 16 to 19. Located in a modernised building near Warren Street tube station, facilities at Conway Street include a science lab, library resource centre, art studio, social space/hall and language suite across four stories. Southbank also have two dedicated university counsellors (one specialising in North American universities and one specialising in the UK). Both counsellors are available for individual appointments and events are organised to inform parents about university planning.
For further information about Southbank, including curriculum guides, school prospectus and inspection reports, please visit www.southbank.org.
My child is learning maths and science well ahead of my expectations. More importantly, she loves learning and looks forward to going to school. But I also appreciate the emphasis on creative skills like drawing and communicating, as well as physical education. Overall, the experience is very well rounded and the teachers are fantastic.- Comment from Parent Survey
Student’s personal development is excellent. The result is a thriving international community with a strong focus on learning. The quality of teaching and assessment is good.- SIS Inspection Report 2013 for Southbank Westminster
Teaching is outstanding. Teachers have high expectations and excellent subject knowledge. They enable pupils of all abilities to make rapid progress.- Ofsted Inspection Report, May 2017