Southbank International School, Kensington

Kensington and Chelsea, United Kingdom

Location: Kensington and Chelsea, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 3 - 11 years

About Southbank International School, Kensington

About Southbank 

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 Kensington campus

The Kensington campus offers the PYP for students ranging in age from 3 to 11 and also has children from a multitude of backgrounds. Kensington is relatively small with a close-knit community and is housed in two coverted mansion blocks in Notting Hill. Facilities at Kensington include a Mac-based IT Lab; a music room with a range of percussion instruments; a library/media room to support the PYP programme; a multi-purpose hall used for lunches, sport and concerts; a large garden with a climbing frame, sandpit and an array of equipment for children to use.

For further information about Southbank, including curriculum guides, school prospectus and inspection reports, please visit

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Address: Kensington Campus, 36-38 Kensington Park Road, London, W11 3BU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7229 8230
What people say about us

Principles and values are actively promoted which faciliate the personal development of pupils as responsible, tolerant, law abiding citizens.

- International School ISI Report, April 2017

The quality of education is good with a significant number of outstanding features. It enables students throughout the school, including in the EC classes and Kindergarten, to thrive and make progress personally as well as intellectually.

- SIS Inspection Report, May 2013

My son, who is three, is learning so much without realizing he is learning. The program is highly interactive and he loves to join in. He is challenged by his teachers in a very age appropriate manner.

- Comment from Parent Survey