Introducing Halcyon

Halcyon London International School is the only not-for-profit, co-educational, exclusively International Baccalaureate (IB) school in central London.

Halcyon is a thinking community, committed to nurturing engaged, reflective, life-ready, global citizens.

Halcyon is committed to innovation, collaboration and community. Students enjoy a challenging academic programme, an innovative approach to wellbeing and an integrated digital learning environment.

Halcyon is an IB World School authorised for the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IBMYP) and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).

Halcyon has been inspected and rated as Outstanding in all categories by Ofsted in 2020 and accredited by NEASC in 2018. The school is certified as both a Google Reference School and an Apple Regional Training Centre.

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Our Mission

Education: From educe meaning “to draw out”.
To provide an exceptional education that draws out the unique potential of each student.


In a culture of innovation, all learners are encouraged to be creative problem-solvers. To achieve this, we are intellectual explorers, with the courage to take risks, to discover and to transform. This culture is supported by an innovative wellbeing programme, reflection and collaboration, and the willingness to embrace difficult questions and demand purposeful, research-led, answers. The International Baccalaureate curriculum supports innovative practice by developing students’ independent, critical thinking skills. All our learning is enriched by leading-edge digital resources, fully integrated into our school practice.


Collaboration is at the core of our community of life-long learners. Learning together we build different perspectives as we understand ourselves in relation to others. This experience allows each of us to navigate the world successfully and shape who we want to be.

We intentionally create an environment that develops and encourages collaborative learning and teaching through the promotion of trust, mutual respect, and shared values and leadership.

Collaboration is present in our leadership approach, our learning spaces, our staff workshops, our coaching dialogue, and through the passion of student initiative and engagement.  Collaborative practice is supported by our pioneering wellbeing programme and our emphasis on restorative practice and fostering ownership, agency, voice, and belonging.


Halcyon understands that successful communities learn and create together, supported by a culture of shared values.

We are committed to creating an inclusive community that appreciates and respects each person. All are welcomed to contribute and develop a sense of agency and ownership of the school and its mission. Just as we wish all students to fulfil their unique potential, we actively nurture the same opportunities for growth for everyone in our community.

We also commit to participating in the wider community through service-learning and engaging constructively with wider social challenges.

Our story

Education was originally about nurturing the learner to take charge of their own learning and we want to recapture that approach – but with a modern touch.

Education should be about building a life-readying toolkit. Our students need to be flexible, resilient, intelligent collaborators who navigate with confidence in a global digital world.

We realised that we were looking for a school that was innovative, student-centred, academically broad, digitally integrated, existing in a global context, and gets students out in London (and further afield) to develop and utilise their skills at school and in the real world.

That’s Halcyon. Are you interested? We look forward to hearing from you!

from Halcyon’s Founders.

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