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There are 155 IB World Schools in the United Kingdom offering one or more of the three IB programmes. 13 schools offer the Primary Years Programme , 12 schools offer the Middle Years Programme and 147 schools offer the Diploma Programme. The first school was authorized in 1971.

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There is recognition of the IB diploma for admission to universities and colleges in this country. In July 2006, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) announced that they have included the IB Diploma Programme in the UCAS Tariff. More >>


ACS International Schools undertook independent research into how the IB Diploma Programme is perceived by university admissions officers as a preparation for higher education and working life. To download the full report, visit