Educational Profile

The German School London (DSL) is one of the 141 German Schools Abroad authorised by the Kultusministerkonferenz (Standing Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs) and supported by the ZfA – Zentrale für Auslandsschulwesen (Central Agency for German Schools abroad).

The DSL offers a twelve-year course of school education and a Kindergarten with Pre-School: a four-year Primary School and a Secondary School (Yrs. 5-12). After Year 10 exams the students are awarded the Mittlere Schulabschluss and after two further years (the Qualification Phase), they can take the German International Abitur. In addition to this they can choose the International Baccalaureate in a dual qualification together with the German International Abitur (Year 12) or two or more individual subjects of the IB as a course candidate.

As of 2016, the DSL has been pursuing specific integrational objectives. We have identified barriers and removed them where possible to enable pupils with special learning requirements to have the broadest opportunity for equal access to learning. The Beratungsquadrat (support and counselling team) is in charge of planning and coordinating all activities for students with special educational needs.

In 2019 the DSL revised its mission statement as a joint project within the school community. The mission statement defines the school’s educational profile as well as the objectives and values underlying our actions. These objectives are based on the fundamental values of Germany’s foreign cultural and educational policy.

Mission Statement German School London

The school created an action plan for the short and mid-term management of its development in 2017 and updated it in 2019. The plan identifies the three current priorities which will be implemented and developed over the next two years.

Key points for development as outlined in the action plan. Please click on the image for further information.



Structural formation in nine educational areas