Hello and welcome to the ISK website for the 2018/2019 academic year. In my second year here at ISK I am very pleased to highlight some fantastic new developments. When I joined ISK this time last year the school was starting to adjust to a new and lower school roll as a result of changes in the local shipbuilding and oil industry.
Our Latest Mission and Vision
This year we have conducted a major overhaul of our sissiona and vision. Students throughout the school, teachers, office staff and parents all took part to create something that captures the essence and effervescence of our school. This will be sisplayed around the school in 3 separate age appropriate posters: one each for the Early Years, Primary Years and a shared secondary one for the Middle, Higher and Diploma Years.
Below are the Early Years and Primary Years designs. The Secondary one is currently using a concept placeholder while the Year 10 artists create the real deal.
Learning at ISK
ISK is a learning focused school. This means that we continually reflect on how we can improve learning in the school and all school developments are considered with regard to the way in which they will support continual improvements in learning. More >>
Preparations for opening our first Diploma Years class are nearing completion. Find out more on our Diploma Years page.
Our first IGCSE exams will take place in April with both the Year 10 and 11s taking IGCSE in ICT. The remaining subjects for year 11 will follow in May.
Our application to becone an Independent Award Centre for the Duke of Edinburgh International Award is underway. Next year, the Higher and Diploma Years students will take this award while the Middle Years will continue to take the William Pike Challenge Award.
Our Early Years will move into a transformed centre next to the small playground next year. We have all been creating designs where the children will learn through play, exploration and adventure! Building will take place over the summer.
We received great feedback from our partners from the Fieldwork Education for the IEYC, IPC and IMYC and are implementing actions to improve learning. We are on course to be the first school in the world to achieve accreditations in all 3 curricula.
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges also gave us very good feedback, particularly for our Child Protection and the organisation of the school and resources. We will be implementing this feedabck in to the School Improvement Plan.
ISK is an inspiring and spacious environment with a capacity for 540 students. Every classroom has an interactive white board and we also have a gymnasium, cafeteria, science lab, computer lab, music rooms, art rooms, basketball, volleyball, soccer facilities, a general makerspace and a textiles makerspace as well as a woodland outdoor classroom for early learners. Our facilities are in regular development in light of learning needs.