Certified International Baccalaureate (IB) Continuum School, Fairview International School, Bridge of Allan, is inviting prospective students from age 5-18 and their families to attend the school’s next open day on Thursday, February 29 from 2pm - 6pm to learn more about what an IB education can offer students.

The open day, taking place on campus at 52 Kenilworth Road, Bridge of Allan, FK9 4RY, will be an opportunity for prospective students and families to learn more about Fairview’s holistic education programme, meet its faculty of international teachers, hear about scholarship opportunities, explore the campus facilities, talk to students, and discover what it is like to be part of the Fairview family.

Dunfermline Press: David Hicks, Headteacher at Fairview International SchoolDavid Hicks, Headteacher at Fairview International School (Image: Fairview International School)

Centrally located near Stirling, the school benefits from exceptional transport links and is widely accessible for students across the central belt. Regular direct train services run to Bridge of Allan from both Edinburgh and Glasgow and the school also offers a private bus service collecting students from as far as Abernethy in Perth and Kinross and Linlithgow in West Lothian.

While well connected, Fairview also possesses desirable rural qualities, namely the extensive grounds in which it stands including acres of woodland. As a certified Forest School, this outdoor learning space is the perfect environment for students to learn while gaining a sense of responsibility and respect for nature.

Dunfermline Press: Centrally located near Stirling, the school benefits from exceptional transport links Centrally located near Stirling, the school benefits from exceptional transport links (Image: Fairview International School)

Neighbouring Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence, Fairview’s location also benefits from access to Stirling University’s exceptional indoor and outdoor sporting facilities, including its pool which a number of Fairview students currently use to train alongside Olympic swimmers.

The school, which offers a holistic learning experience through the world-renowned IB learning framework, is the first school in Scotland to offer an uninterrupted continuum through IB education for students aged 5-18 through the delivery of three IB core programmes; Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), and the Diploma Programme (DP).

Offering more than the standard curricula, the IB programmes focus on critical thinking and academic integrity, stressing the significance of questioning, comprehending, and responsibly utilising information in the digital age.

David Hicks, Headteacher at Fairview International School, Bridge of Allan said: “Fairview fosters a welcoming classroom climate where questioning is encouraged and celebrated. It's important that we make it ok to be wrong or partially correct to help students develop their questioning skills.”

Dunfermline Press: The school also offers a private bus serviceThe school also offers a private bus service (Image: Fairview International School)

Fairview’s personalised approach to learning, coupled with its small class sizes, supports its students to excel on their individual learning journeys by recognising and nourishing individual strengths and talents and supporting students to have confidence in their own abilities.

David added: “Our approach to education supports young learners to become confident and independent individuals by celebrating and empowering our students as agents of their own learning. Creating a school where they are happy and feel valued underpins the learning experience for each student. We see profound development in each and every one of our students, and this is the result of an engaging curriculum designed to cultivate confidence.”

The school is committed to helping every student reach their personal and academic goals, preparing them for further education and life so it was of no surprise that its 2023 MYP student results collectively exceeded the global average score by 4 points, earning the school a 100% success rate.

An internationally recognised qualification with a worldwide standardised curriculum, the IB permits students to transfer freely from one school to another in any country in the world and is a qualification highly sought after by top universities across the globe.

The Stirling school is one of six global sister schools located across Southeast Asia, known to be among the world's best-performing private schools delivering the IB DP. Its global connections and diverse student body, parent community and faculty provide exceptional universal learning opportunities to families based in Central Scotland.

Admissions are open all year round and Fairview offers personalised visits and non-committal taster days, allowing students to try an IB Education. Scholarships covering up to 100% of tuition fees are available for academic passion, excellence in performing arts and sporting performance.

To find out more visit www.fairviewinternational.uk or to register for Fairview’s open day, contact the admissions team on: enquiries@fairviewinternational.uk.