Message from the Head of School

Welcome to our school

It is my pleasure to introduce you to King’s Oak British International School. Here, we care that children are engaged and active in learning. Walking through the school you will hear joyful voices and the hum of purposeful work. Children are smiling, and begin each day with a sense of excitement about what awaits them. King’s Oak provides the opportunities we know that children should have. But most importantly, we provide the experiences we know our children must have to be the best learners, engaged community members and independent, aspirational, creative thinkers.

Our school is dedicated to helping each child develop the skills needed to contribute in our rapidly changing world. We know this begins with a solid foundation in traditional skills with emphasis on the development of a child’s critical eye and inquisitive thinking. As teachers, we embrace the challenge of helping our students navigate their own course in learning.

In a fast changing world, it is easy for children to grow up too quickly. In the Primary School, we value childhood as the most important stage in one’s life, a time where social development through friendship and play is as important as academic development within the classroom. We passionately believe that a primary school education is about opening doors to young minds and, whilst maintaining high academic standards, we strive to ensure that each pupil has as many doors from which to choose as possible.

In the Secondary department we build on the firm foundations laid in the primary department and open our children’s minds to all possibilities. We follow the Cambridge Curriculum for Secondary School and personalize it to meet the needs of the individual.

This website will give you a glimpse of the education, opportunities and challenges that the school can offer your child. Please do explore it thoroughly and I hope it will whet the appetite for a visit during which, I’m sure, you’ll gain a real sense of the energy, the happiness and the engagement in learning of our children.

Stephen Marr

Head of School
King’s Oak British International School