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  • Highest Quality Learning

    Regular investment in our facilities helps improve the learning experience for all.

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  • Nord Anglia Education

    Through Nord Anglia University our teaching staff maintain the highest standards of a rigorous British education.

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  • Student Aspirations

    We aim for all our students to become 'Global Learners, Aspiring Leaders.'


  • Global Opportunities

    We are a truly international school with students attending from over 70 different countries

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  • Admissions are open

    We operate an open admissions policy because we believe that given the right learning environment every child can grow and thrive to be an outstanding success in life.

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  • Any questions?

    We have a dedicated team waiting to hear from you and support with your transition to the School.

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  • Connect

    Through our Connect section you can find out the latest from our school and from other schools in the Nord Anglia Education global family.

  • Be Ambitious

    The British School Warsaw has been running the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme since 2001. It is the best course to follow for entry to the best universities, worldwide.

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School History

The British School Warsaw was established in 1992 by Iwona Thomas in partnership with Nord Anglia Education. It opened its doors with a total of 35 students wishing to follow an English curriculum. More than twenty-five years on, we are proud to be educating over 1000 students from the international community in Warsaw.

Warsaw was a very different city when the school opened. Commercially, it was an emerging market, but was still seen as a hardship posting for the Diplomatic corps. There were no supermarkets as we know them today, nor shopping malls, fast food outlets or bowling alleys. There were some cinemas and theatres, as well as the Opera and Philharmonia. There were a few restaurants, mainly in the old town. However, expatriate social life was vibrant and interesting, generally taking place as dinners and parties at people’s homes.

The small expatriate community was very interested in news that a British school was opening in Mokotów. In partnership with Nord Anglia, Mrs Iwona Thomas founded our school, then known as The British School in Warsaw. It was to be the first school in Nord Anglia’s global family of schools.

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The student population grew very quickly as word of the new school spread. Parents wanted their children educated in the British system. The number of students doubled every year. Every year brought new improvements to the buildings and facilities. At one point, the school had grown to occupy five sites in Mokotów.

In 2005, the school successfully acquired the present site on ulica Limanowskiego 15. Our school from Year 2 to Year 13 is now based here, whereas Nursery to Year 1 continue to occupy the Dąbrowskiego site. In 2016 we opened the state-of-the-art IB College building with a capacity of 300 students.

As Nord Anglia has grown as an international education organisation, our students have benefited from an ever-expanding range of learning opportunities. Iwona Thomas, Founder of The British School Warsaw

Over the years Warsaw has changed almost beyond recognition; it is a cosmopolitan city with entertainment for everyone. Yet one essential element remains constant: the quality of education provided by our school. The children who attend The British School Warsaw continue to experience each other’s languages and culture through an education based on the British system in a friendly and caring atmosphere.

Despite now living in many different countries around the world, our alumni have strong connections to the school and each other, and look back fondly on their time at The British School Warsaw. Many are either studying or have graduated from the world’s top universities.

We are very proud of our students and our over 25 years of tradition and achievement. We hope that The British School Warsaw will continue to serve the community for many years to come.

All our pupils have done extremely well for themselves, finding their own ways and succeeding with their personal plans. We are so very proud of them and feel privileged that we were able to look after their educations. Iwona Thomas, Founder of The British School Warsaw

An Interview With Our Founder

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