About to Start?

Whether you are a student about to start at ICS London, or the parent/guardian of a new starter, there are a few things to arrange and get familiar with ahead of the first day at school.

Be Informed

ICS London is dedicated to providing the best educational opportunities for all students, and the involvement of parents and guardians is key to delivering on that promise.

We recommend that all new students and their parents/guardians get to know our policies around areas such as:

  • expectations (of students, staff and parents)
  • behaviour
  • punctuality and attendance
  • homework
  • safeguarding
  • online safety
  • plagiarism

This information and more can be found in the school's parent handbooks.


Students' educational progress is tracked using the Toddle system, which allows parents, teachers and students access to homework assignments, student reports and more.

Login information is provided to all students and parents/guardians upon starting at ICS London.

Get Equipped

At ICS London we provide all secondary students with Microsoft Surface Pro devices that they can use in school and outside of school to support their studies. Primary students have access to iPads and laptops under adult supervision, facilitated by our stringent safeguarding system that restricts access to inappropriate content, fostering a technology-rich, guided learning environment for every student's success.

All IBDP students are expected to bring an advanced calculator.


students in lesson using their laptops
students playing with lego

School Uniform

Students in both our Primary and Secondary School are required to wear a school uniform, which consists of compulsory and optional items. 

All students must wear appropriate attire for physical education lessons and bring a suitable swimming costume and towel for swimming lessons (goggles and swim caps are optional).

For primary students we recommend labelling all student clothing, as it makes it much easier to return lost items to their owners.

Find out more about our uniform here

Useful Information for the School 

Prior to starting at ICS London, please let us know any specific information that will help us provide the educational experience you expect. This might include:

  • important medical information (and any medicines)
  • details of students' registered doctor/GP
  • up-to-date contact information for parents/guardians
  • formal notice of any planned parental absences during the school year
  • details of any special educational needs or linguistic challenges

If you're unsure of anything or have any questions about preparing to start at ICS London, please feel free to contact the school directly.

Interested in our Transport Service?

Parents and guardians are welcome to bring students to, and collect them from, school each day. An optional bus service operates within certain zones, offering door-to-door transport solutions for students of all ages.

Find out more about transport at ICS London