School Inspectorate

The Poznań British International School provides all the children with a well-planned, co-ordinated programme, guided by the British National Curriculum (BNC) and the International Curriculum (IPC) (followed by more than 1800 Schools in 90 countries). The curriculum is delivered by means of a mixed approach incorporating, cross-curricular themes, vertical grouping, small group teaching and whole class teaching, with topic work and discrete subject teaching predominant.

The Reception children work through the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. Pupils in Years 1 and 2 will be working on Key Stage 1 of the National Curriculum and those in Years 3 to 6 will continue through Key Stage 2. Key Stage 3 starts from Year 7.


The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) secures entitlement to a number of learning areas for all pupils. It provides rich and varied contexts for pupils to acquire a broad range of knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes necessary to enable them to think creatively and critically, to solve problems and to make a difference for the better.

The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) is based on the most explicit learning standards and prepares all pupils to develop knowledge, understanding and appreciation of their own beliefs and cultures and how these influence individuals and societies.

The core subjects at our School are English (Literacy), Mathematics (Numeracy) and Science.


Other subjects are:

Craft and Art

Design and Technology

Ethics or R.E. (Polish – from Nursery)

Handwriting (Classes 1 – 3)

History (from Class 8)

Geography (from Class 7)

Computing (from Reception)

International Culture (Classes 1 – 6)

IPC – International Primary Curriculum (Classes 1 – 6 taught in the context of Topics)


P.E. (Physical Education, incl. Swimming/Skiing/Ice Skating,Corrective Gymnastics for Nursery-Class 3)

PSHE – Personal, Social and Health Education (including Ethics)

Polish – for International Pupils (Classes 1 – 6 – Modern Foreign Language)

SEAL – Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (from Class 1)

Spanish (from Class 4 – Modern Foreign Language)


The Pre-School Programme is based on Early Learning activities and schemes common to Pre-School and Nursery education in Britain and Europe. The learning is activity based with a sound introduction to the foundation skills of Literacy and Numeracy. The Nursery pupils work on Jolly Phonics and THRASS programmes.


The Poznań British International School is an Accredited Member of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS).

COBIS is a Membership Association of British Schools of quality and is a member of the Independent Schools Council (ISC) of the United Kingdom. By virtue of this and its agreement with the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI), it is able to accredit British Schools abroad, anywhere in the  world. To become an ‘Accredited Member’, Schools must undergo a statutory inspection by one of the UK Government approved Inspectorates.

The Poznań British International School is an independent School which was founded in order to provide a top quality education for the growing international community, based upon the British National Curriculum.

Polish natives have a legal obligation to follow the Polish National Curriculum (MEN – Ministerstwo Edukacji Narodowej) covering the Polish core subjects, as well as benefitting from the British national and international curriculum.


The Kuratorium Oświaty is the Polish Schools’ Inspectorate.