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The international cohort of teachers were praised as being caring and nurturing, with a few singled out as being ‘simply dedicated beyond expectation.’ Praise too for the school not veering into sausage factory territory. ‘The school does not look at our children as grade machines,’ said one parent. School says it sets out to offer ‘a comprehensive high school curriculum to serve diverse, internationally mobile students.’ However, a couple of American parents would like the IB curriculum to have been...

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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, who hails from Aberdeen, studied economics and philosophy in Glasgow, thence 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.’

After a stint of teaching back in the UK, he returned to Tanzania where he met his wife and had his first experience of IB teaching, to which he is now committed - ‘more room for experiential learning’. Next stop was the Inter-Community School of Zurich for six years, then Tanganyika International School where he oversaw two campuses....

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