What is the name of your child's school? (Please report on one school per survey.)
International Community School
In what town or city is this school located?
How would you describe this school? (i.e. American, British, International, Local, etc.)
international following the British curriculum
What grade levels are represented at this school?
How do most children get to school everyday? (bus, train, walk, etc.)
School bus, tube, walk
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
This school has a fantastic SEN (Special Education Needs) and English for Education department. Small class sizes, swimming, sports, a number of after school clubs.
What has this school done to help your child transition from the curriculum in your home
country into the curriculum in your new country? Are there programs to prepare your child for repatriation?
The school follows the British national curriculum. The turnover of children are quite high, and staff are used to children in transition. Staff are very understanding to the needs of the children and parents. They have a fantastic SEN and English for Education programme.
How would you describe the social activities available for parents through this school? Are there parent-teacher organizations?
There is a parent-teacher organisation and there are many opportunities to volunteer at the school.
What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?
If you go and look at the school, don't judge it based on their premises. Speak to the director of administration, look at the classes, speak to the head teacher and if possible, to the teacher of the class where your child is supposed to go.
Visit their Website at www.skola.co.uk