In September 1992, 35 children, five teachers and their parents gathered at ul.Orkana in Mokotów to begin the new academic year at The British School Warsaw. This was to be the first school in the Nord Anglia Education family of schools which now has over 870 children aged between 2.5 and 18.
Numbers of students at The British School Warsaw doubled annually as improvements were made to the school’s buildings and facilities each year. The school grew to occupy five sites in Mokotów and in 2005 the school successfully acquired the present site on Ulica Limanowskiego.
Iwona Thomas, School Founder said: “The school has provided the English National Curriculum to over 3,100 pupils throughout the years and it has employed more than 530 employees, touching the lives of so many people. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the parents for their tremendous support for the school from the very first day. You allow us to educate the most important people in your lives, your children.”
She adds: “But most of all, I would like to thank the pupils. You create the school community, provide it with pride, enthusiasm, a fresh outlook on life and enable us to share all your successes with you.”
Over the coming year, The British School Warsaw will be hosting a number of events to commemorate this momentous milestone, beginning with an auction in January 2013. Each class has produced an individual piece of art focused on ’20 years’ that will be auctioned and the money raised donated to charity.
The school will also be holding an Alumni weekend in June 2013 where ex-students, teachers and parents will have the opportunity to reflect on the past 20 years, share memories of the school and celebrate 20 years in education. The British School Warsaw will also hold a street party that will involve all current students and parents as well as holding a Gala evening, hosted by Iwona Thomas.
Terry Creissen, Principal of The British School Warsaw said: “Our 2012 IB Diploma results were truly excellent and a true testament of how far our school has come since 1992. Our students scored a 33.4 points average, 94% pass rate and 24% of students scored 40 or more points in their Diploma. For the first time in the school’s history, a maximum score of 45 points was achieved at The British School Warsaw - only 0.2% of IB students worldwide achieved this top score.”
He adds: “Congratulations to all our students who are now starting their university life at places including Oxford University, University College London, St. Andrew’s University, University of Edinburgh, University of Bath, University of Washington and Medical University of Warsaw.”
We are very proud of our students and of our 20 years of tradition and hope that The British School Warsaw will continue to serve the community for many years to come.