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Wow, you should see this school. Beautiful surroundings, fabulous facilities and bright, engaged and wonderfully welcoming staff and pupils. It will definitely be harder to make friends for life as they could be going back to Norway at the end of term, but what a way to expand your child’s horizons. Strong emphasis on modern languages, including English as an additional language and Dutch language and culture (there are still a considerable number of Dutch expats and oil employees)...

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What the school says...

The International School Aberdeen specialises in offering an internationally recognised co-educational pre-kindergarten through secondary school education for students of all nationalities, culminating in the IB Diploma Programme.

ISA's programme of studies has been developed to meet the needs of itsstudent body by utilising the best examples of international curricular models. We feature small classes, individual attention, a caring and supportive environment, academic challenge, and the globally recognised International Baccalaureate Diploma programme. ...Read more

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

Other features

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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What The Good Schools Guide says

Head of School

Since August 2018, Nicholas Little, who left Oxford with a history degree and a postgrad qualification in law. But after an inspiring gap year teaching western culture at a college in northern China, he decided to abandon his law career and embrace teaching, a 'constantly optimistic profession', full time. He began by teaching English and humanities for several years in the UK before moving back to teach at China’s Suzhou Singapore International School in 2002, where he eventually became head of school. Married to Katherine; they have three children, all of whom have graduated from SSIS. He says moving to Scotland is 'like moving home, but not quite; something familiar, but also new.'


Whenever. You can come any time of year. There is an admission test for 10+ and older in maths, reading...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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