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Our Story

When IFE was established in 2014, we set out to build a group of schools defined by having shared values and a common ethos and delivering the highest quality education.

We are proud of the progress that we have made at IFE’s schools.  Since 2014, we have raised academic standards, with Bishopstrow College now the highest ranked international boarding school under the British Council’s Accreditation UK Scheme.  We have also extended our network of partnerships, increasing the number of Teaching Partnerships at Bishopstrow from 40 to 100 boarding schools.  We have also launched new programmes, including the NCUK International Foundation Year programme at Padworth and the Academic Summer Programme at Bishopstrow.

At IFE, we are dedicated to providing an outstanding education to enable students to achieve their full potential and to thrive in learning environments which are encouraging and supportive.  We are proud of how far we have come and excited about the opportunities ahead.

“Students who graduate from Bishopstrow make a very happy and successful transition into their next school.  They have learned the routines that they will be expected to follow, they have become familiar with organising themselves better, they know when British people will expect them to say please and thank you, they will know what happens with laundry, who to talk to when they are feeling low or “under the weather”, and they will know some of our peculiar colloquial English expressions!”

Bishopstrow Principal
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