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Lawyers Psychologists Doctors Film-makers Designers Musicians Environmentalists Computer Scientsits

Our alumni attend the World’s
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Welcome

Halcyon London International School provides an outstanding and exceptional learning experience.

We are a co-educational International Baccalaureate school for Grade 6-12 students (Year 7-13, ages 11-18) in West London. Our core purpose is to realise the full potential of every student in our community, and we achieve this through small class sizes, a rich and diverse curriculum, and an extraordinarily talented and dedicated teaching team. As a not-for-profit school, our focus is always on the quality of learning.

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Absolutely wonderful. I urge every parent to go to the Open House and see for themselves why this school is THE best in London. Delighted with every aspect of the school – and knowing that our son will grow up to be an independent, and global minded world citizen, is the greatest thing of all.

Review from a Grade 7 parent

Academics

The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (ages 11-16) and Diploma Programme (ages 16-19) at Halcyon provides students with rich academic opportunities for personal development through a holistic and internationally-focused curriculum, enhanced by the vibrant culture of London. The IB differs from the British education system – and other national systems – because it is more than an academic preparation for university: its core purpose is to enable young people to better understand and improve our world.

Student Life

At Halcyon London International School, every student has a voice: the opportunity to lead, collaborate, and advocate for the wellbeing of everyone in our diverse, international school community. A wide range of extracurricular activities and sports, alongside Halcyon’s unique coaching, personal learning and Explorations programmes, enrich the International Baccalaureate MYP and DP programmes, nurturing every aspiration and passion.

Student Success

As an international school in London, our growing community of graduates attend leading universities across the world: from Russell Group universities in the UK to American Ivy League colleges to international institutions in Europe and Asia, our students are flourishing after completing their IB Diploma. We welcome you to celebrate our wonderful student success stories and IB Diploma results with us, here.

Admissions

Halcyon London International School is home to a diverse student body, ages of 11-18. Our admissions team has welcomed students from British independent schools, boarding schools, and international schools from all over the world.

“We are delighted with every aspect of the school – especially knowing that our son will grow up to be an independent and global minded IB world citizen.”

Our Mission

To provide an exceptional education that draws out the unique potential of each student.

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Through a shared commitment to research-led innovation, leading-edge educational technology and unmatched professional development, our team creates unique, inspiring learning experiences for young people.

Our values: Innovation.
Halcyon emboldens and supports every learner to be an explorer, a risk-taker and a creative problem-solver.
Our wellbeing programme integrates student voice into the fabric of our classrooms and our community. Embracing opportunities to co-create their own learning journey with purpose, our students enjoy a vibrant, empowering environment of inquiry.

Our values: Collaboration.
Collaboration is at the core of our community of life-long learners. Shaping our learning together, we discover unique perspectives that enriches our understanding of ourselves and others.
Our student community graduates from Halcyon London International School with a powerful aptitude for academic investigation, collaboration and leadership, ready to lead in a skills-based future and prepared to excel at elite colleges and universities.

Our values: Community.
Each member of Halcyon’s community develops a sense of agency and ownership over our school and its mission, nurturing equal opportunities for each individual to fulfil their unique potential.

Visit our school

Our admissions team will provide you with an in-depth insight into our thriving international school environment, the IB Programmes, and our enriched curriculum. You can visit our school virtually, or come to London and meet us on campus.

“We thought it was wonderful to have the students’ perspective on the curriculum and school life… thank you for your invitation to join Halcyon London International School’s virtual open house – we loved your 360º approach to education. We also loved to listen to the brilliant student testimonial and her true commitment to the school and education in general.” – Review from an Open House attendee

The latest from Halcyon

Succeeding in STEM
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Our students graduate from Halcyon with the skills to be leaders, communicators, and collaborators in an ever more complex and changing world. Our students are prepared for the digital technology revolution: the IB embeds STEM skills across the curriculum, and our Explorations and extracurricular programmes offer students the opportunity to master coding; to engage in nationwide mathematics competitions; and to compete with other international schools, independent schools, and state schools through our Vex Robotics programme.

Science Facilities at Halcyon

Learning in London
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IB learners acquire the skills and knowledge to investigate problems in real-world contexts, and learning in central London enriches every student’s school experience. The city’s world-class universities, theatres, museums, galleries and exhibitions provide opportunities for each child to take their learning from our campus to every corner of our vibrant city. Our students could be beachcombing on the Thames to explore the past, discovering the history of natural science in South Kensington’s museums, or enhancing their language skills by enjoying Mandarin or Spanish productions in London’s best theatres.

Mandarin: A Chinese Theatre Experience

Celebrating Sports at Halcyon
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At Halcyon, we support each student’s sporting goals while empowering learners to challenge themselves through exciting Explorations opportunities such as rock-climbing, ice skating, and horseback riding. Our football teams can enjoy competing with other international schools and independent schools at sports grounds in Paddington and Notting Hill, and in our PHE curriculum, our students engage in a variety of activities ranging from Jiu-Jitsu to gymnastics.

Extra-Curricular Activities at Halcyon

Thoughts from Halcyon: education blogs

Council of British International Schools Figtree Education Admissions Bulletin IB vs A levels
International Baccalaureate students are challenged to develop a range of Approaches to Learning – including self-management skills, research skills, and thinking skills. As schools transitioned to Remote Learning, Halcyon proved that educators can deploy apps like Flipgrid and GSuite for Education to deliver an IB standard education from anywhere.

Read this blog on the Council for British International Schools website.
As you explore the campuses and curricula of secondary schools in London, you may find this overview of the IB helpful.

“Aligning our school with an international curriculum allows students to gain qualifications that will give them access to a broad range of future study and work options as graduates. A comparison of the British system to any international education curricula will quickly portray the relative peculiarity of the GCSE to A-level trajectory.”

Read our Admission Directors interview on the Figtree website.
At Halcyon London International School, our students bring a rich variety of languages, culture, and history to our warm and welcoming campus. Halcyon has joined WIDA – an organisation consisting of international schools in London and institutions across the world – to provide our international English Plus students with access to the best resources in EAL (English as an Additional Language) education.

Read this guest blog in the Admissions Bulletin.
Families searching for an international school of London are often presented with a broad range of curricula options to explore, from the American AP system to the French Baccalaureate to the IB MYP and DP. At Halcyon London International School, we study the IB (International Baccalaureate) – a broad framework that prepares students to enter the world as open-minded and thoughtful global citizens and leaders. The IB Diploma Programme (ages 16-18, awarded with a maximum score of 45) reaches beyond the boundaries of the British education system and other international curricula. Learn how the Diploma prepares students for opportunities at universities and beyond.

Read this blog on our website: IB vs A Levels.

Visit Us

Call Reception +44 (0)20 7258 1169
Email Reception reception@halcyonschool.com
Admission Enquiries +44 (0)20 7258 7785
Email Admissions join@halcyonschool.com

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| Ages 11-18 | International Baccalaureate | Co-educational



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