About Us

Andersen International School is a Pre School, Primary School and Middle School for children aged from eighteen months to thirteen/fourteen years. The school is a member of COBIS (Council of British International Schools) www.cobis.org.uk, an organization that oversees the quality of private and international schools in the UK and abroad.

The Nursery class admits children from the age of eighteen months and bases its day on developing children through the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, which is followed by English nurseries and schools.

Children from three to five also follow the Early Years Foundation Stage of the English National Curriculum, working towards the Early Learning Goals in the seven areas of learning:

Prime Areas:

  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Communication and language
  • Physical development

Specific Areas:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

From the age of five, pupils follow the English National Curriculum, with an assessment at the end of Key Stage 1 (age 7) and Key Stage 2 (age 11). In order to ensure parity with English schools, the assessments are obtained from the UK Standards and Testing agency which is used by schools in England. ELTL consultants who moderate in schools in England visit the school to moderate the assessments which are given.

Pupils from the age of five also follow the Italian National curriculum and are prepared for the Italian school assessments. In this way children should transfer easily into an English or Italian school.

We employ qualified, mother-tongue-English teachers with trained assistants to help the teachers of the youngest children.

When appropriate, teachers visit England for relevant training courses and ELTL consultants visit the school to train the staff in the latest curriculum developments.