Ann BYRNE
Head of Secondary

WELCOME TO OUR SECONDARY SCHOOL

School is so much more than just a place to attend lessons and go home. The International School of Bearn, is very special, we are a small school with a very big heart, and a truly diverse international student community with students from over 30 different nationalities. Studying at ISB means that students can experience many different cultures and through this, they learn respect and acceptance in diversity, and develop lifelong friendships around the world. Every single student can make a huge contribution to our community and beyond.

At ISB, our goal is to equip our students to become learners in an international world. As our students move from Grade 7 into Grade 8, and eventually through to Grade 13 they will have grown as individuals; they will have pushed boundaries and experimented with fashion, most likely, their hairstyles, their humour, friendships, taste in music and in general they will have learnt so much more about the world. At ISB, we value student opinions and free speech, and aim to provide a safe and caring in which our students can make their choices and grow.

Our students are encouraged to seek out opportunities to present their own views and ideas, through collaboration with their teachers and with each other. Students are encouraged to evaluate their contributions and develop awareness of society as a whole, whilst respecting the differences and similarities between cultures. Our aim is to ensure that our students are creative, open minded, resilient and confident.

Finally, is the academic success of our students where the iGCSE and A Level results at ISB reflect the hard work and resilience of both students and teachers. We take great pride in our students’ achievements as they continue their education at some of the world’s top universities. In 2020 our university destinations included: Cambridge University, Bristol University and Kings College London, as well as other Scottish and EU university destinations.

I arrived at ISB in August 2020, and not a single day goes by without our fantastic students making me realise what an exceptional school we are. If you are a prospective parent, why not visit us, and come and see for yourselves, and if you are a parent of students currently at ISB, I thank you wholeheartedly for your ongoing support of our ISB community.