For the past two weeks, Grade 5 students have been busy exploring the writing genre of personal narrative. Students have brainstormed important moments in their lives and selected one to focus on for their personal narrative piece. Before drafting, students have been learning how to add description to their writing through the strategies of 'zooming in' and 'show don't tell'. Using 'show don't tell,' they practised writing sentences that described body language, facial expressions, feelings and thoughts. Students were exposed to examples of story leads to hook their reader. Next week, students will enter the revising, editing and publishing stages of their personal narrative. We look forward to reading and hearing their stories...
We offer an exceptional world of learning for every student. Starting with a genuinely warm welcome to our multi-cultural environment, we work with each child to devise an individual learning programme tailored to their unique needs and goals. Our strong focus on student wellbeing, in a supportive environment, is complemented in the classroom by dynamic teaching practises. It’s this all-round approach that we believe leads to the academic and personal success that characterises ISL pupils.
ISL was the first school in the UK to offer the
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme.
Big enough to make a difference, small enough to care.
Average Class Size
Our 1:6 student/teacher ratio on average helps ensure individual attention.
1st Choice University
After the IB at ISL students go on to study a course that is right for them.
2020 IB Points
Our students score an average of 35.2 out of possible 45 points, with the two highest achieving 44 points.
ISL truly embraces the fact that we are a multicultural school. This is reflected in our teaching staff who come from all over the world and everybody belongs because everybody is different.
We don't have one dominant group. In all lessons we actively seek to celebrate our rich cultural diversity.
Although there are more languages spoken in school, we offer lessons at mother tongue level in 25 different languages. Wherever you are from, we speak your language.
UNESCO International Mother Language Day 2019
Gong Xi Fa Cai - Chinese New Year 2019
India Project - Fundraising Dinner 2019
Jingle Bell Run 2018
Arabic Night Celebration 2018
Residential Trips 2019
Grade 12 Graduation 2018
ISL 5K Run 2018
This week the Research Institute students spent some time on an exercise remembering what it was like to be a new student at ISL. It was really very interesting to hear about their experiences of encountering other languages, having a buddy, sometimes having very limited knowledge of English, and how this shaped their first days at school. We are investigating how students are socialised into language habits at ISL and will be collecting data from other students very soon. There are still a few spaces available if any other MYP students are interested in joining the group - we can arrange a trial session on Wed 21st October for anyone who would like to come along to our MS Teams meeting and find out more. Please contact Ms Clare for more information.
We received the official IB Diploma and Results Statements for class of 2020 last week and it has been a pleasure to catch up with our graduates as they return to pick up their documents. Here Dr Hadjiapostilidou snapped Isabel, Kenyi, Mariam and Matis who are all starting university in London...