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Celebrating 20 years of ISC

1997

ISC was created! We started with students from just six countries and we now have 20 different nationalities at ISC! The boarding houses were old fashioned with huge communal bathrooms and multi-bedded dorms.

1998

ISC expanded and we had students from 10 European countries.

1999

Haileybury had lots of refurbishment work done, making the boarding houses more comfortable for the students. A variety of different bedrooms were added and a new indoor swimming pool was installed, which was paid for by a donation from a kind parent. We also had our first non-European student groups from China and Japan.

2002

In 2002 the school had grown so much, Martin took early retirement from his government job, completed his Celta and joined ISC full-time.

2008

We had our first British Council inspection. We received an excellent report, even in our first year and we have improved every inspection since!

2009

Al, our course director and Nic, our director of studies began working as teachers for ISC. Nine years later and they still love working at ISC!

2012

Various developments had been made to the Haileybury campus, including the new student café, 6th form centre and great facilities for our activity programme.

2015

Al became co-course director of ISC. Nic began working as senior teacher and studying towards her DELTA. By this time we had 20 different nationalities at ISC!

2016

We received 9 areas of strengths in our British Council Inspection, meaning we’re in the top 20% of UK language schools! Nic passed her DELTA and became our director of studies.

We also began offering PET and FCE Cambridge exam courses with great success! Since ISC started we’ve had students from 22 countries come to study with us!

2017

We celebrated our 20th anniversary in style with not one, but two birthday parties! We also had our highest number of nationalities to date, with wonderful students from a record 24 different countries!

An excellent summer school in an amazing location