Mission Statement


Living together

We consider ourselves to be an open-minded school community.  Our collaborations reflect mutual respect and trust.  We strive to create an educational environment in which each person can participate actively and find room for personal initiative. We embrace diversity as a source of enrichment and opportunity. 

Our sense of shared identity is enhanced through a wide range of cultural and sports activities. We help each other to achieve common goals within a framework of clear and consistent rules.


Learning together

Teachers and parents work together to inspire students to discover and develop their personal strengths. We educate pupils to think and interact democratically and with tolerance, instilling in them the core values of our community –an open mind and a sense of personal responsibility and commitment.  

We equip our students with the academic methodologies and social skills needed to learn and think independently and to confidently analyse and question existing paradigms and value systems. We guide pupils to make effective and critical use of contemporary media and online information.  Mistakes are understood to be a vital part of the learning process, a chance to improve and achieve greater success.


Creating together

As an accredited German school abroad we offer a broad, demanding curriculum, based on recognised German and international educational standards.  Our older students attain qualifications which correspond to those granted by schools in Germany and are provided with practical advice about possible academic and professional career paths.  At all levels of our school, children and teenagers are challenged and supported according to their individual abilities and needs. The German School London actively adapts to a fast-changing world, designing flexible educational programmes that will best prepare students for their future lives.


Building bridges together

We aim to build bridges between diverse cultures within our school and beyond it. We facilitate close relations with local partner schools and regional organisations.  Our bilingual language programme allows all our pupils to broaden their linguistic foundations in German and English and benefit from fluency in both languages. 

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