Cambridge International School

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This school has 6 parent reviews

The Temple
Bourn Bridge Road
CB21 6AN
01223 832719
11 - 16
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5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) or A*-C including English and maths
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Cambridge International School provides an outstanding education for children from all nationalities. The school educates students from Year 7 up to and including Year 11 (ages 11 -16). It has students from 23 countries, speaking many different languages and it celebrates the diversity of having students from around the globe. The unique Mother Tongue programme ensures students continue to study in their own language through small group tuition by native speakers. The English students at the school welcome the diversity and global understanding they gain from being part of the school’s wide community. The CIS educational philosophy promotes creative thinking, self-motivation, curiosity about the world and the courage to take risks and not to be daunted by failures. Instead, students are encouraged to use these as opportunities to learn and grow. Children at CIS are inspired to reflect on their strengths and weaknesses in order to learn how best to improve. It is believed that children are not defined solely by their academic abilities, but by their unique talents and personalities. At CIS an excellent academic education is combined with a philosophy of tolerance, acceptance of differences and a kindness to others, all of which are long-lasting skills that will accompany students throughout life.

Cambridge International School Reviews

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“Our children have succeeded in so many ways”
"> After being pupils for five months at CIS, our children are leaving one of the most exciting experiences of their lives: taking part in the life of CIS. We are thrilled and proud of them because they have succeeded in so many ways at CIS: attending an international school and improving their English as a second language, making new friends in a short period as well as getting good grades in all their school subjects. However, for us as parents, the most important thing is that they have been so happy at CIS. For all of this, we would sincerely like to congratulate all the teachers and staff for the warm welcome to Marina, Pedro and Rodrigo and the excellent work they did with the children during this time. We are sure that they will miss each one of their new friends and teachers. They learned a lot about facing challenges and the CIS community played such an important role in this success.
“Senior School Parent”
"> My son has benefited from the international ethos which is inclusive and accepting. The new leadership structure is strong too with a happy enthusiatic staff. He has developed an independence with his learning thanks to the nurture and care of the staff. I feel sure he will do well at his IGCSEs.
“Returning to Cambridge, a wonderful welcome home”
"> Back in 2010, we were so pleased to discover CIS when we returned from a 3 year work assignment in New York. Our son was naturally a year behind his British peers (the States operate approximately a year behind the British system at this age) and we needed a school that would accept him into Reception and not year 1, the year he was suppose to enter into. CIS were so welcoming and reassuring. The teachers worked closely with my son and he soon adapted to life back in the UK and now, in year 5, he is flourishing. He skipped year 2 and is now in the year group that he’s meant to be in and is doing brilliantly. His confidence is growing daily and his academic development is spot on. This wonderful School, with all its outstanding teachers, wrapped our son up and gently lead him through this exciting and changing time in his life. They nurtured him and looked after him and his progression and development is a credit to them. We are delighted with the school and all its done for our super little chap. He is bigger, bolder, brighter and just so happy. What more could we ask for! It’s important to say that CIS is as good for local children as it is for international children. It’s a great melting pot of cultures and it creates open minded children with a thirst for adventure and learning.
“Good pastoral care and Individually tailored teaching”
"> Delighted with the pastoral care and individually tailored teaching. My son was bullied at another school so came to CIS lacking in confidence. He is now thriving and enjoying school. He has completed his bronze D of E and has the chance to do the silver now which helps with university admission points.
“Perfect school for international families”
"> My three daughters go to CIS. My oldest one (now in year 4) started when she was in Year 1 and has been very happy ever since. My other two daughters have also enjoyed their time at CIS since nursery. CIS is the perfect school for international families.
“Strong Ethos”
"> This is an exceptional school with a strong ethos of accepting and celebrating different cultures and diversity, and promoting tolerance and acceptance of each individual.
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This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.

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