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Our pioneering primary programme combines the key elements of the English National Curriculum and International Primary Curriculum (IPC), unlocking a world of possibilities. Providing excellent teaching and learning in the core subjects – as well as tailored sporting, creative, and social opportunities – our curriculum provides an all-round education that enables each student to flourish.
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Our primary curricula

Our primary students follow a carefully curated combination of two globally respected curricula: the English National Curriculum and the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). Our curriculum planning and delivery is research driven ensuring our students' learning is at the heart of all decisions.


English National Curriculum

The English National Curriculum teaches the fundamental knowledge and skills every child needs to flourish. As well as focusing on English, maths and science, your child will develop personally, socially, and emotionally. Our framework of academic excellence, values, and wellbeing – which are the hallmarks of the curriculum – prepare our students for the challenges of secondary education.


International Primary Curriculum

In subjects including geography, history, art, and design technology, our students follow the International Primary Curriculum. This thematic, creative programme, with clear personal, subject, and learning goals, can be adapted to each student’s interests and level of understanding. It also gives our students an international and intercultural perspective.


The world’s best teachers

Our primary curriculum is brought to life by our talented team of teachers, who are invested in every aspect of your child’s personal and academic development. In music, art, ICT, PE, Vietnamese culture, French, Spanish, and Mandarin, specialist teachers create unforgettable learning opportunities, both in and outside of lessons. This is complemented by our pastoral team, who offer outstanding care, guidance, and support.


Enriching opportunities

Our residential expeditions, community service programmes, local excursions, expert guest speakers, and child-led exhibitions open our students’ eyes to a world beyond the classroom. Day-to-day learning is enhanced by an extensive selection of co-curricular activities, our Global Campus platform,, and exclusive collaborations with MIT, The Juilliard School, and UNICEF.


A smooth transition to secondary school

We know that the move to secondary school can be daunting. Our bespoke support programme, which begins as early as Term 1 in Year 6, involves class teachers, heads of year, as and specialist counselling staff. We make sure our students are well prepared and excited for the next phase of their educational journey.


Your child will flourish at BIS HCMC, where our all-encompassing approach to education balances academic excellence with personal growth and wellbeing, inspiring a lifelong love of learning.