I have absolutely no doubt that the IB is better than the national curriculum. The breadth of subjects allows students to be much better prepared for life beyond school.

Paul Coates - CAS coordinator and House Master, Sidcot International School, UK

The International Baccalaureate® in the UK

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) first began teaching in the UK in 1971. It now hosts over 100 IB World schools across England, Scotland and Wales. Universities worldwide recognize the strength of the IB, with the majority of UK universities holding official policies for admitting IB students to their courses.

In addition to students, we support schools and teachers to provide a world class education, offering professional development that improves pedagogy and leadership. This website is a resource for potential IB World schools, their teachers, students, their parents and universities in the UK.

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Hear from some of our students and schools in the UK about their own success stories with the International Baccalaureate®.