Barry Mansfield, Director

Dear Prospective Students,

Halcyon London International School is guided by a clear mission – to provide an exceptional education that draws out the unique potential of each student – and is built upon three pillars: innovation, collaboration and community. We embrace change and challenge, strive collaboratively and individually for fulfilment, and support and respect each other. We are constantly looking for new approaches, each with a clear and purposeful impact on the quality and efficacy of learning for everyone in the community. I am proud to be leading a talented and dedicated group of teachers, who share the understanding that learning is a social and collaborative endeavour, and that our role is to provide students with the agency to be self-directed, creative, and independent. Student wellbeing – a sense of having a place, an identity and a purpose in our learning community – underpins successful learning, and this is a central part of everyone’s learning journey at our school.

We are an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. Not only does the IB provide a widely-respected university entrance qualification, but it also offers a framework that allows every child the opportunity to fulfil their unique potential. While providing the challenging, academic IB Diploma programme in Grades 11 and 12, Halcyon provides personal learning time, ‘Exploration’ learning, and individual mentoring for all students.

Halcyon is not-for-profit and forward-thinking. We ask how our understandings about the World change, and how that might be made real in the classroom. We are purposefully and thoughtfully a digital school, and we foster life-long learning skills such as teamwork and collaborative problem-solving, an outward international outlook, and a sense of wonder and joy in discovery. This, in turn, enables students to be self-directed, independent and intellectually curious – habits of mind that will support them far beyond the classroom. We seek to provide a life-readying education and to do so in a collaborative, caring, and open community.

Kind regards,

Barry Mansfield

Our Mission



Master of Education from Open University
Postgraduate Certificate in Education in History and English from University of East Anglia (UK)
Bachelor of Arts in Modern and Medieval History from Nottingham University (UK)

HalcyonBarry Mansfield, Director