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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 50 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 International. It opened its doors with a total of 35 students wishing to follow English Curriculum. Over twenty five years on, we are proud to be educating over 1000 students from the international community in Warsaw. 

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.

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The numbers grew very quickly as word spread and more and more people wanted their children educated in the British system. The numbers of students continued to double annually. Every year there were improvements to the buildings and facilities. The school grew to occupy five sites in Mokotów at one point.

In 2005, Mrs Thomas 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 enjoy the Dąbrowskiego site. In 2016 we opened the state-of-the-art IB College buiding with a capacity for 300 IB students.

As Nord Anglia has grown as an international education company our students have been provided with an ever-increasing range of 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 suitable for everyone. Yet one essential element remains the same: the children who attend this school continue to experience each other’s languages and culture through an education based on the British system in a friendly and caring atmosphere.

Our Alumni are scattered around the world and reminisce fondly of their time at The British School Warsaw through social network pages. Most are either studying or have graduated from the world’s top universities.

We are very proud of our students and our 25 years of tradition and hope that The British School 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 really are very proud of them and feel privileged that we were able to look after their education. Iwona Thomas, Founder of The British School Warsaw

An Interview With Our Founder

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