Culture and Climate

About Stantonbury International School


Stantonbury International School promotes the development of independent, compassionate lifelong learners who can contribute positively to a diverse and intercultural society.


Our students are reflective, creative and active leaders who are committed to the pursuit of excellence based on our three pillars of Wide Horizons, Proud Traditions and High Achievement.


As a school, we embody the shared values of ‘Proud Traditions, Wide Horizons and High Achievement’ in order to enable everyone to succeed and to embrace opportunities within and beyond the classroom in order to be confident, resourceful, global citizens.


We provide opportunities that explore the interconnections between people and places around the world and therefore encourage our students to further develop an understanding of their social responsibility and the scope they have to make a difference in their local communities and as world citizens.


During their time at Stantonbury, students will gain invaluable knowledge of cultural richness along with global learning opportunities that will enhance their lives during their time at Stantonbury and beyond.

Proud Traditions


GST schools are characterised by the development of independence of thought and learning in the pursuit of excellence. Students develop their individual strengths and skills and build the integrity, self-discipline, decision- making and resilience necessary to their own success and that of others.


They develop an understanding of their social responsibility and the scope they have to make a difference in their local communities and as world citizens. Students are able to express their opinions and passions articulately and confidently with due consideration for others.


Stantonbury International School is an outward thinking, inclusive and creative school with a proud history of outstanding provision and achievement in the creative arts and sports. We regularly host the Griffin Schools Trust’s annual Science Symposium, take a leading role in planning and delivering the Griffin Arts Festival (GAF) and hold an annual, celebratory Founders.


Wide Horizons


Students have free access to an extensive range of curriculum enrichment and extra- curricular activities, including residential, that broaden their experiences and horizons. We take part in national events such as the Schools’ Shakespeare Festival and the Griffin Sports Festival.

This year marked the launch of our exciting journey towards becoming an International Baccalaureate School (IB). We have already established a range of international links and introduced the Middle Years Programme (MYP). This aims to develop active learners and internationally minded young people.


We have been successful in gaining the British Council International School Foundation Award, and have established links with schools in Kathmandu and Argentina. We are also one of only a handful of schools chosen by the Department for Education to introduce the Mandarin Excellence Programme.


High Achievement


Students follow a curriculum that both gives them a firm foundation in the disciplines that support all learning, including exceptional English and mathematics provision, that will allow them success at the highest levels.

We expect most of our students to stay on into our Sixth Form, which is separately housed with its own facilities, conference room, and study areas.  Last March we had 90 UCAS applications completed with 29% of applicants receiving an offer from a Russell Group institution. Stantonbury students secured places at Cambridge, Imperial College London, Warwick, Birmingham and many more prestigious organisations.


Our globally minded students take pride in their school, their learning and their relationships with peers and staff. We believe that our students are our school’s best asset. Our students are diverse, confident, caring individuals who understand values are what drive us to become well-rounded individuals with a sense of community and responsibility.

All rewards are informed by our shared values.  Our Moral Compass is comprised of eight key values:

  • Responsibility
  • Integrity
  • Kindness
  • Respect
  • Determination
  • Teamwork
  • Independence
  • Creativity

Our students, parents and staff are committed to ensuring everyone enjoys positive partnerships for a thriving school based on the values we share through our Moral Compass and rooted in our commitment to promoting Proud Traditions, Wide Horizons and High Achievement.