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Teachers expect pupils to question and learn from mistakes: no rote learning happening here. ‘We teach them to be ready for things we don’t even know will be in their futures’. Overall a great feeling of space - staff room enormous, wide corridors for pupils to move around, huge science labs, extra rooms for team working and studying, generous numbers of art rooms, meeting rooms, music rooms. Pupils from too many countries to be anything other than accommodating of each other - parents hugely grateful of the fact ‘that we are family to each other'...

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ACS Hillingdon International Schools is a leading International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma school which offers non-selective entry yet achieves examination results which place it among the highest ranking UK Schools.

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International Baccalaureate: diploma - the diploma is the familiar A-level equivalent.

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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

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Head of school

Since 2017, Martin Hall (50s), who hails from Aberdeen, studied economics and philosophy in Glasgow then to Worcester College of Education where he did his PGCE (secondary economics), working first at St Olave's Grammar school and then off to Tanzania for two years' voluntary service. ‘It was very formative, it made me content with small things and realise that a good teacher can achieve wonderful things regardless of a school’s facilities’. This tall, affable man still has an outdoor spirit and a desire to do good. He came back to the UK for more teaching jobs but then returned to Tanzania and there he met his wife. That was his first experience of IB teaching, to which he is now committed: ‘more room for experiential learning’. After a further stint (six years)...

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