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Our bespoke primary school curriculum combines the academic rigour of the English National Curriculum with the thematic approach of the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) programme. No matter where your child is in their learning journey, they’ll develop an in-depth knowledge of the core subjects, enjoy exciting sporting, creative, linguistic, and leadership opportunities. Our residential and day trips further broaden our students horizons and deepen their learning experiences.

Our International & British Primary School Curricula

Our primary students follow a carefully curated blend of two globally respected curricula: the English National Curriculum and the IPC programme.


English National Curriculum

The English National Curriculum teaches the fundamental knowledge and skills every child needs to flourish. Focusing on English, maths, and science, your child will develop academic essentials like reading, writing, and numeracy. In doing so, they’ll become practical, logical thinkers, and learn how to solve complex problems.

They’ll also grow personally, socially, and emotionally, learning how to communicate effectively and form nourishing friendships. We encourage our students to learn new languages and immerse themselves in Vietnamese culture, too. Your child will also have the chance to learn a musical instrument.


International Primary Curriculum (IPC)

In subjects including geography, history, art, and design technology, our students follow the IPC. The IPC is a thematic, creative programme, with clear personal, subject, and learning goals that can be adapted to each student’s interests and level of understanding. The IPC also develops our students’ international mindedness, which is a clear learning goal threaded throughout lessons. 


World-Class Teachers

Our primary curriculum is brought to life by our talented team of teachers, who are invested in your child’s holistic development.

In performing arts, PE, computing, Vietnamese and languages, specialist teachers create unforgettable learning opportunities both in and out of lessons. Our teachers and primary support staff offer constant care, guidance and attention to your children every step of the way.


Every student experiences excellence at BIS Hanoi. In our nurturing environment – where everyone feels like they belong – your child will learn and grow, developing the breadth of skills they need to flourish.