Our school A world-class learning and cultural experience
ISSFT was born from an admiration of the international school and Baccalaureate system. We are passionate about working with young people of different cultures, to spark their imagination and inspire them for the future.
We are proud to provide first-class teachers, world-class facilities and a varied activity programme located in the heart of historic Scotland.
Through our unique curriculum, we encourage intellectual curiosity and support our students to develop a healthy sense of independence and self-esteem.
A Typical Day
A typical day comprises of an academic class in the morning and an an elective class in the afternoon, with students receiving six hours of tuition per day. When not in class, students will enjoy a rich variety of exciting activities and entertainment, including sports, crafts and trips to Scotland’s greatest cultural landmarks.
Our assurance of quality our offical accreditations provide a guarantee of quality and reassurance to parents and students
ISSFT has been granted accreditation by the British Accreditation Council (BAC). The BAC is committed to the highest standards of education offered by independent colleges and to providing prospective students with an invaluable guide to quality.
Duke of Edinburgh
ISSFT is an Approved Activity Provider for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for residential stays.
We can award CAS Hours to International Baccalaureate Students. CAS refers to Creativity, Action and Service and it's a mandatory component of the International Baccalaureate diploma. The International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma is an internationally accepted qualification for entry into higher education. The IB curriculum is widely recognised as the curriculum of choice for leading international schools around the world. We are delighted to work closely with a number of IB schools to help students achieve their CAS requirements.
For international students, choosing a BAC-accredited college for your studies will ensure that the institution is considered to be authorised by UK immigration officials for providing visa support documentation. ISSFT is accredited by British Accreditation Council (BAC). Visit our Visa page for more information.
Inspections Our most recent inspection by the British Accreditation Council was in July 2016. Here’s what they had to say:
The School aspires to offer a high quality experience and therefore chose Stirling University because of its beautiful campus, its excellent facilities, especially with regard to sport, and the quality of its support services. The School’s aim is to provide an educational experience that will help prepare students for the International Baccalaureate or GCSEs However, it also caters for students who wish to improve their sporting performance in golf and tennis. As these courses take place in children’s summer holidays, a strong emphasis is placed on having fun, raising students’ confidence and inspiring them for the future. The School has developed an extensive range of policies, especially in respect of health and safety and safeguarding, but also on academic matters such as learning and assessment.