International Primary School
In the Early Years at ICS London, we have created a nurturing and caring environment that supports the holistic development of our youngest learners in the heart of central London.
As the first steps on the International Baccalaureate (IB) journey, the seminal years of a child’s development with ICS London take place within the structure of the Primary Years Programme. This is supported by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework, which ensures children develop appropriately in all key areas.
Assessment and Achievement
Primary students are assessed regularly through teacher monitoring, observation, conferencing with children and the use of formal testing materials. As well as high academic performance, we want to see high levels of conceptual understanding, attitudes and behaviour in order to track the development of the child as a whole. Students are encouraged to set their own academic targets, to take some responsibility for their own learning, and perform self-assessments.
As well as updates throughout the school year, parents receive formal, written progress reports each December and June, followed by an in-depth report at the end of the Summer Term.
Children may enrol at ICS London from the age of three, and at any point during the school year. We have the staff and facilities to meet the needs of students coming from overseas, as well as those already residing in London.
As well as high achievers, we want our students to be happy, responsible citizens who strive to make the world a better place. To this end, ICS London also promotes what the Department for Education calls fundamental British values: democracy; the rule of law; individual liberty; mutual respect and tolerance.
These principles and values inform our approach to primary education at every level, ensuring that we remain inclusive to students with differing education needs, that every student is equally valued, and that students recognise the importance of democracy and individual freedoms.