Age 5 to 11


Our schools offer rigorous, internationally-recognized curricula and qualifications including the English National Curriculum and International Baccalaureate. We believe that this provides your child with a global education passport, equipping them to study anywhere in the world.

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Internationally recognized curricula

Our Primary teaching blends the National Curriculum for England and International Primary Curriculum (IPC). This develops students in Years 1–6 into ambitious, independent learners, giving them everything they need to flourish in the next stage of their education.


The primary school journey

Throughout their Primary education, we nurture children’s curiosity and love of learning. Our curriculum builds on their natural development, helping them grow into confident, disciplined, independent learners. They study a variety of stimulating topics and themes, forming links across subjects and recognizing the diverse elements of their learning.

By the time students reach Year 6, we ensure they’re ready for a smooth and successful transition to Secondary education. They wave goodbye to their Primary years as effective communicators, willing to take intellectual risks, and able to organize their thoughts critically and coherently. After studying with us, 90% of our students move to South Loop for their secondary education.

The National Curriculum for England and International Primary Curriculum (IPC) provide the framework for educating students in Year 1 to 6 (age 5 to 11). The IPC is a cross-curricular teaching program integrating History, Geography, Science, Art, Information Communication Technology, and Design Technology into thematic units. It provides links to the National Curriculum guidelines for English, Mathematics, Music, and Physical Education.

Children spend three to six weeks on units of work that are based on interdisciplinary themes of real interest to children, so they are engaged and enthusiastic; examples of themes include “Circus” and “Active Planet.”

Internationalism is embedded into every topic-based unit to ensure our children grow up with a very clear global understanding. Focusing on three standards – academic, personal development, and international mindedness – our curriculum provides a creative system that prepares children, wherever they may live in the future, for the world of tomorrow.


Curriculum Topics

Your child will consider topics from multiple perspectives and make meaningful connections between what he or she learns.

The core curriculum includes:  

English   • Mathematics   • Science  
Design Technology  
ICT (Information and Communication Technology)  
Art and Design  
Physical Education  
PACE (Personal and Citizenship Education)  
American Studies, ages 7 to 11 (Year 3 to 6)  
Modern Foreign Language (French and Spanish)  



The IPC guides teachers and students through three Learning Goals: Subject, Personal, and International. These help children understand how to derive knowledge from a variety of sources, give them the practical abilities to research and help them make topical and thematic links between subjects. By working toward their Learning Goals, children are empowered with essential skills for modern life: adaptability, empathy, resilience, teamwork and communication.



We assess our Primary students so teachers can better instruct them on an individual level, personalizing their education so they thrive. Assessment is a daily part of school life. It helps students recognize the standards they can achieve if they put their minds to their work, informs parents of their child’s progress, and enables teachers to identify possibilities for academic intervention.


At BISC-LP, we offer a truly global experience with outstanding teachers and exceptional educational opportunities. Here, students achieve high marks in exams and learn to make a difference in the world outside the classroom.

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