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Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

  • What curriculum do you teach?
    All our students follow the English National Curriculum, which includes IGCSEs and A-levels. We also offer a dual British and Uzbek curriculum, which gives Uzbek nationals the opportunity to study for both the аттестат and their IGCSEs.
  • What size are your classes?
    Our class sizes vary by age group. Our early years children learn in classes of 15, with a ratio of one teacher for every seven students. Our average primary and secondary class size is 24.
  • What languages do you teach?
    Our language specialists teach Russian, French, Spanish, and Uzbek.
  • Do you have teaching assistants?
    Yes, we do. They predominantly support our early years and primary children, as well as our English as an Additional Language (EAL) students.
  • What qualifications do your teachers have?
    All our teachers are highly qualified, with a wealth of experience from British and international schools across the world. They all have UK-recognised teaching degrees and postgraduate certificates. One in four have a Master’s degree, too. Our diverse teaching community hail from the UK, Australia, South Africa, Uzbekistan, Korea, France, Spain, and Russia.
  • What do your students do after they graduate?
    Our students get outstanding academic results that set them up for a bright future. This includes going on to study at the best universities in Uzbekistan and around the world. Recent graduates have been accepted by the University of Cambridge, University of Toronto, University College London, and Sciences Po in Paris.
  • What after-school activities do you offer?
    We provide a wide range of extra-curricular activities, from sports and science to dance and drama. In sport, for example, our teams complete against schools in Tashkent and across Central Asia. And in music, your child can join one of our choirs or orchestras, or learn a new instrument.
  • What excursions and trips do you run?
    We organise days out in Tashkent, as well as residential trips to Bukhara, Khiva, and Samarkand. We also offer life-changing overseas expeditions to destinations including Berlin, Warsaw, Switzerland, and Bratislava.
  • Do you provide a school lunch?
    Yes, we provide healthy morning and afternoon snacks, as well as a well-balanced, nutritious lunch. All food and drinks are included in your child’s tuition fees.
  • Where do your families live? And do you provide a bus service?
    Our families typically live either in the city centre or in one of Tashkent’s suburbs. We don’t provide a bus service to and from the school.
  • How will you help my child to settle in?
    Both you and your child will quickly feel at home in our welcoming school community. We’ll make sure you have the information you need ahead of your child’s first day. They’ll also be allocated a buddy when they start. Our expert pastoral care team will keep a close eye on their health, happiness, and wellbeing, too.
  • How can I get involved in school life?

    We’ll keep in touch with you in all sorts of ways, including through our Parent Portal, emails, and letters. Our primary parents follow their child’s learning journey on our SeeSaw platform.

    Our Parents, Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA) – which is open to everyone – fosters a real sense of community spirit and togetherness. They organise family get-togethers and events, including coffee mornings and quizzes, and have a say in the decisions we make.