A word from Ted McGrath, Head of The International School
We are a small International School community with over 90 students joining us from all over the world. We pride ourselves on the quality of education we provide, not just in terms of our excellent teaching and outstanding exam results, but in the care we take of our students pastorally.
A diverse international school community in Oxford, UK
Our ethos is what makes us different from other independent schools. We work with each individual student to help them meet their potential. We believe in leading by example, in a flexible approach to learning and in the idea that students learn best when they are happy.
“I really like the way of teaching here as there is more focus on individuals rather than teaching everyone in the same way. I started studying here in Year 10 and my grades have improved a lot since I joined."
Find out more about life at The International School
Our TRACK (Theory of Research, Active Citizenship and Knowledge) programme is an innovative course offered alongside the IGCSE curriculum. The programme has been designed and developed completely by our own teachers to ensure all students have a good understanding of what it means to be a truly global citizen.
English as an Additional Language (EAL)
EAL is a key part of our curriculum at The International School. We appreciate that the purpose of EAL is not only to prepare students to take an English language qualification, but it also plays a crucial role in supporting students in all their mainstream subjects across the school when English is not their first language.
Whilst all our students work hard to achieve academic success, many of them also have a wide range of interests and talents outside of the classroom. We encourage students to get involved in clubs, activities and trips during their time at The International School to get to know students from other cultures, integrate with the wider school and improve their English.
Pastoral care is at the heart of our school ethos. We place significant emphasis on treating all students as individuals and providing as much support as they need to succeed at school, both academically and in their co-curricular pursuits.
Sixth Form and University progression
After successfully completing their academic programmes and achieving excellent exam results, many of our international students continue to study at d’Overbroeck’s Sixth Form. Other students progress on to an IB programme, prefer a change of locations or to go to a single-sex school for their sixth form studies.
After sixth form, many of our students then go on to study at top UK universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, University College London and the London School of Economics.