At Thames British School we are passionate about moving forwards to ensure our students experience the best possible education. 

We plan to offer the prestigious IB Diploma Programme to our year 12 and 13 students from September 2023.  The IB Diploma Programme is a two year pre-university course recognised and respected around the world, it combines academic rigour with the holistic development of students, giving them access to the very best universities here and abroad. 

Thames British School is a candidate school* for the Diploma Programme. This school is pursuing authorisation as an IB World School. 

IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students. 

For further information about the IB and its programmes visit

In the coming months, we will be holding a series of events to inform families about this exciting development.

* Only schools authorised by the IB Organisation can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorisation will be granted.