The British School was established in 1992 by Nord Anglia Education in partnership with Mrs. Iwona Thomas. NAE is the UK's leading provider of education in the independent sector. The British School, Warsaw was the first NAE International School and it opened its doors in 1992 with a total of 35 pupils. NAE now has international schools in citites around the world, including Budapest, Prague, Bratislava and Shanghai.
Our vision is to provide a high quality British education in an international context for children aged 2.5-18 years old.
English should develop pupils` abilities to communicate effectively in speech and writing and to listen with understanding. It should also enable them to be enthusiastic, responsive and knowledgeable readers.
Pupils will be introduced to a wide range of literature from a variety of sources and cultures including fiction and non-fiction pieces. They are encouraged to develop a critical and reasoned response. We trust that all our pupils will come to regard reading as a pleasurable activity.
The targets of the National Curriculum are approached through oral and written work based on a range of texts including various forms of prose, poetry, drama and non-fictional material. This will also include using whole class readers for a variety of language and literature work.
Our aim is that upon leaving our school students are confident, well-rounded individuals who are well prepared for the next stage of their education and their role in a challenging, demanding and rapidly changing world.
Clubs LEAP Programme
There are a variety of after school activities available to students. These are not compulsory; however they provide an excellent opportunity for students to experience and take part in something fun and stimulating. Some of the after school activities incur an additional cost as these usually involve specialist personnel and/or equipment. A list of the clubs will be printed and posted on the website at the start of each term. Students/ Parents may sign up for these activities subject to availability.
Facilities for Learning
Both buildings are located in the very pleasant residential districts of Warsaw called Mokotów and Sadyba, with easy access to the city centre and to the popular southern suburbs.
Our Pre-Nursery provides a happy, secure and stimulating environment where younger children can reach their full potential at their own pace. Along with the Nursery, Reception, and Year 1, it occupies a purpose built early years facility on ul. Dąbrowskiego where the light and spacious accommodation is surrounded by a large playground, garden and wooded area.
Years 2 to 13 are housed in a newly renovated, purpose built facility on ul. Limanowskiego, which is light, airy and equipped with a very high standard of fittings and furnishings. It offers first class facilities for academic work, indoor and outdoor play, sports, and enables our children to develop in a secure, caring environment.
Limanowskiego key features:
Purpose built Dining Hall.
- Two music rooms and practice rooms.
- Outdoor pitches.
- Two art studios.
- Two libraries: Junior Library 10380 books, Secondary Library 6280 books.
- Two sports halls, with changing rooms and showers.
- Three computer suites.
- Three science laboratories.
- Purpose built facility of 7000 m2 completely renovated in 2003.
To ensure our school has a truly British flavour, it has been fully equipped with resources from England. All classrooms are designed to provide light, warm and comfortable learning centres. The Hall / Gymnasiums are equipped with PE apparatus and complement the outdoor sports facilities. There are well equipped centres for Science, Art and Design, Information Technology, and the school Libraries are professionally managed.