Looking for an IB School in London?

Dwight School is a private, independent, international IB school in London for local and international students. It was one of the first schools in the UK to offer the IB to students from 2 to 18 years of age.  

The International Baccalaureate is designed to give children a more holistic approach to their studies, whilst learning to communicate and thrive in an international environment, following a curriculum that is globally recognised by the top universities and colleges overseas.

Dwight School London has both a primary school, based in North Finchley, and secondary school, based in Friern Barnet. Both campuses are located in North London.

Dwight is part of a well established global network of schools founded in 1872 and established in London in 1972. As a member of the world-renowned Dwight global family of schools, we share the same commitment to personalising education which began nearly 150 years ago when Dwight was founded in New York.

We offer exchanges and trips in partnership with our sister schools based in Dubai, New York, Shanghai, and Seoul – offering flexibility for both local and international students.

We offer:

  • The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS alongside the PYP) - ages 2 to 5
  • The Primary Years Programme (PYP) - ages 5 to 11
  • The Middle Years Programme (MYP) - ages 11 to 16
  • The Diploma Programme (DP) - ages 16 to 18

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A Message from the Head, Chris Beddows:

“Dwight London is privileged to be part of the internationally renowned Dwight family of schools. We share the Dwight pillars of Personalised Learning, Community and Global Vision and are committed to igniting the spark of genius in every child. 

Our learners are proud to come from diverse backgrounds; they celebrate and learn from each others’ perspectives, and they take pride in taking action to make a better world. 

Our open-minded approach that values diversity and innovation is underpinned by the academically rigorous International Baccalaureate programmes that open pathways to the top universities across the globe. Our students are critical and creative thinkers, empowered by inquiry-led learning and an expectation that they will be independent learners who create meaning from their experiences.

I hope you enjoy reading more about Dwight and our school community. Even better if you can visit and see for yourself the warm, purposeful and engaging learning environment in our school. We would love to welcome you.”


Why Would I Attend an IB School in London?

The Dwight community is made up of a diverse mix of local London students and international students from across the world. The heart of the International Baccalaureate programme places an emphasis on global themes and perspectives, developing internationally-minded global citizens. 

Dwight classrooms have the flexibility to extend into other regions of the world through our partnerships with The Dwight Schools in New York, Seoul, Dubai, and Shanghai. Our global network and our London location in one of the world’s most exciting and vibrant cities offer students unique opportunities to experience the world through school visits, exchange programmes and collaborative projects.

“Dwight School London is a community-minded school which gives pupils a top education and a more holistic approach to learning.”

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

The IB works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.


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What are The Advantages of an IB School?

Holistic approach to learning – Our IB curriculum ensures that our pupils become strong verbal communicators and have a deeper understanding and knowledge of different cultures and backgrounds. Pupils at IB schools such as Dwight School London become strong in all areas of the national curriculum and a broad range of subjects including English, maths, sciences, social sciences, languages and global subjects, all the way until graduation.

Internationally recognised – The IB curriculum and diploma is internationally acknowledged by other schools, colleges and universities across the world, thus enabling pupils to continue their classes abroad – whether they move temporarily or permanently. Our pupils have been able to further their academic studies in some of the most renowned and sought-after universities in the UK and overseas. See our full list of university offers here.

Strong extra-curricular - Our students can participate in the Model United Nations Conference held each January in The Hague, the Nepal reforestation project, language exchange programmes and overseas Theatre Arts and History trips - providing an excellent setting in which to meet and work with students from schools around the world.




IB Primary School and IB Secondary School in London 

Dwight School London has gained a reputation as one of few international schools in the UK authorised to offer the IB Primary Years Programme (IBPYP); IB Middle Years Programme (IBMYP) and the IB Diploma Programme.

Students develop a holistic attitude to knowledge; they see the subjects they learn as an integrated whole.

Students' own cultural experiences and backgrounds, and those of our diverse teaching staff, are a valuable learning resource; we encourage understanding through intercultural awareness.

The ability to express ideas both reflects and deepens understanding; students' communication skills are central to their learning.


Why is Dwight School London the IB School for me?


  1. Dwight is part of a well established global network of schools founded in 1872 and established in London in 1972.

  2. Dwight Group Schools are at the cutting edge and leaders in education. Dwight was the first school in the US to offer the IB continuum. We have provided online learning long before the Covid-19 crisis through our Dwight Global online school. 

  3. We provide a world class International Baccalaureate education in London. Reaching high but within reach.

  4. Dwight School London is a leading IB school in the UK. Promoting the mission and values of the IB and creating regular pathways to top universities around the world. Three-programme continuum school. IB is in our DNA. 

  5. Dwight provides unparalleled personal attention and care for each individual through each personalised learning path. Each child is known as an individual and their learning and support is tailored to their unique strengths and needs. We ignite the spark of genius in every child whatever it may be.

  6. Dwight promotes global citizenship and international-mindedness, celebrating diversity, nurturing responsibility and commitment to action for a better world.

For more information, email our admissions team (admissions@dwightlondon.org) today or call the team on 0208 920 0600