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

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    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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    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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Our House System

All students and staff at The British School Warsaw are members of one of four houses: Bear, Bison, Wolf and Lynx. These were chosen by our students through a vote.

The overall aim of the house system is to connect all year groups within the school, providing them with the opportunity to further develop the social skills to become confident and well-rounded individuals. It ties in closely with our learning approach by encouraging students to:

  • help each other and build confidence through collaboration
  • persevere through a difficult task
  • take risks as a group to achieve a common goal
  • enquire and think creatively in a safe atmosphere

The house system aims to do this by providing enjoyable and competitive house events that provide students the opportunity to succeed both in and outside of the classroom.

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Events and Activities

House events and activities take the form of  events and weekly competitions supported by a variety of departments in the school. They can involve anything from a quiz to a treasure hunt. Other house events include:

  • singing
  • art
  • photography
  • sporting competitions 

To create more opportunities for students to develop leadership skills and student voice within the house system, students in Years 10 and 12 can be a House Captain, Music Co-ordinator or Sports Co-ordinator. These positions help organise and run many of the house events throughout the year.

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House Points

Students who participate in house events, and demonstrate how they live the school values and mission in and out of the classroom, are awarded house points. House points can be awarded to a student who shows improvement, takes a leadership role or participates in a wide variety of school and house activities.

Every event provides an opportunity to earn house points, which are collected over the year and the total updated on the house notice board. Each half term, the highest house point earners of each year group are acknowledged and rewarded with the House Excellence badge. At the end of the year, the house with the most points wins the House Trophy.