Twenty five years ago Warsaw was a very different place. It was an emerging market from a commercial and business point of view, but still a hardship posting for the Diplomatic corps. There were no supermarkets as we know them today, no shopping malls, no fast food outlets or bowling alleys. There were some cinemas, theatres, the Opera and Philharmonia. There were a few restaurants, mainly in the old town. Expatriate social life was vibrant and interesting, and generally exchanged at each other’s homes; particularly the culinary kind!
A rumour spread among the small expatriate community that a British school was opening in Mokotów. A few short months later Mrs Iwona Thomas founded The British School in Warsaw in partnership with Nord Anglia. This was to be the first school in the Nord Anglia family of schools worldwide.