Our Approach

Approach to learning

At ISL Surrey we believe in an enquiry-based approach to learning where all educational experiences are personalised, making it possible for us to nurture the talents of each and every child.

We map individual pathways to ensure that our students are challenged and also supported, when needed.

Small classes and a highly flexible approach allows us to develop different avenues for different children.

Our students find their own ways to explore their learning through deep questioning and sustained, shared thinking. Throughout their time with us, we focus on the development of critical thinking skills, so that the children in our care develop the rigour and resilience needed to face the challenges of an ever-changing future.

Girl with a lit fireWe firmly believe in the importance of real-world learning which we have incorporated into our School Life. We have our on-site Forest School and Permaculture Garden which help support this approach, alongside regular school excursions and residential trips.

Our classrooms are relaxed spaces where children's natural strengths are given room to flourish. Students live up to our high standards, driven by their own intrinsic motivation. This motivation sees them embracing any challenges the future might bring.

In order to ensure all students progress to the perfect senior school environment, we provide a tailored transitions programme for the move to secondary, running individual sessions with parents and students. These sessions tackle school selection, the application process and, where needed, test preparation.