Welcome on behalf of Thames British School board

For many of you, this will be your first contact with British education so I should like to invite you to visit one of our six Warsaw campuses to see for yourself why Thames British school could be the right choice for your child.

I have worked with British International schools for over half my working life and I am proud to be a part of the British international education family to which Thames British School belongs.

Schools should prepare their students for life and especially life after school. Consequently, education must embrace the whole child and their wellbeing, well beyond the knowledge he or she acquires in the classroom, and help them achieve their maximum human potential.

At Thames, your child will be learning in a safe environment which fosters respect for others and its natural counterpart, respect for oneself and self-esteem.

Your child will be prepared for the wider world by being encouraged to develop skills in independent research and critical thinking while also learning to work in teams. Being able to think outside the box will be increasingly necessary in our rapidly changing world.

As most of the teaching and learning is through the medium of the English language, your son or daughter will learn not only to speak English fluently but to think in English as well, an invaluable asset in today’s global marketplace. Your child’s British education qualifications and International Baccalaureate are internationally respected and accepted by employers and universities worldwide.

Thames is accredited by Cambridge Assessment International Education, a department of the University of Cambridge. In Cambridge, Thames has a critical friend who not only monitors our schools to ensure the highest standards are maintained but also provides continuous pedagogical support to ensure that our schools are always up to date with developments in British education.

We believe that the education we offer prepares children to become fully developed and well-informed citizens with enhanced prospects for access to higher education and the best employment opportunities.

But seeing is believing, so I hope you will want to visit us soon and get to know us better. You will always be welcome at Thames British School.

John Carrivick, Thames British School Group

John Carrivick has lived in Spain for over 40 years and worked for the British Council in Madrid for 33 years until his recent retirement. His work included managing the relationship with the British schools in Spain, liaising with Spanish national and regional authorities and the British Department for Education on inspection, certification, equivalence of qualifications

Dear Parents and Students,

A very warm welcome to Thames British School, Warsaw.

Thank you for taking the time to read our brochure.  We understand that choosing a school is one of the most important decisions that parents are required to make and trust that this brochure provides a positive introduction to the experiences and opportunities that Thames British School can offer your child.

I feel privileged to lead such a wonderful school and to have the opportunity to ensure that each child receives the best possible education in their formative years.  We passionately believe in lifelong learning and our responsibility to continually improve, as individuals, as a school and as a community.  

At Thames British School we have high expectations of our students and set challenging goals for them.  We recognise that every child and young adult is unique and work diligently to ensure that they reach their full potential.  

I’m proud to lead a dedicated, experienced and highly-qualified staff team. We provide a safe, calm and caring environment and are passionately committed to achieving excellence through nurturing the enjoyment of learning and the development of a growth mindset in our students. Our senior students are impressive and highly motivated young adults who exhibit a strong aptitude for learning, excellent mental acuity and who constantly push the boundaries of their achievement. It’s our aspiration for all students who complete their education at Thames British School to take these positive qualities and exceptional preparation with them as they embark on university careers and fulfilling employment.

The best way for you to appreciate what we can offer is to experience our school first hand. I do hope you will visit us to meet our students and staff and to experience life at our unique school.


Warmest regards,

Raymond Finch

Managing Director of Thames British School

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Note: As an international school we conduct admissions placement all throughout the year. Applications for the academic year 2023-2024 are for children in Nursery (2.5 years old) through to Cambridge A/AS Levels and IB DP (19 years old).