Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”

This is a quote from one of the best footballers in history, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known to the world as Pele.

At BISL, success comes in many forms.

An A* in a high-stakes exam must of course be celebrated but we also love to celebrate the smaller more intimate moments. We look out for acts of kindness, that can bring a smile and tear to everyone's face. We cheer internally when a student has understood the importance of perseverance and finally grasped a tricky new concept. We take professional pride from the progress we see on a daily basis.

We try to create a successful environment by instilling a respect for learning and insisting on excellence. We offer students a variety of learning experiences to motivate them. As our Mission states, “We create opportunities to develop creativity, collaboration and critical thinking skills.”

In fact, our students will hear the word success throughout the day as teachers share success criteria with them. When I was at school, I always wondered what the difference was between an A and a B because my teachers only told me in the vaguest of ways. Sometimes, I got an A for being the most well behaved in class, not because my work was better than anyone else. Perhaps, it was better, but I rarely knew why. Those days are gone. We know at BISL that the more students are aware of what success looks like, then the more engaged they are in the challenge. Success Criteria is an essential part of this process.

Success is no accident at our school... It involves hard work and perseverance. It requires a positive and challenging learning environment and most of all it requires us all to love what we are doing or learning to do.


Robert Blease

Director of Learning

Y4 Stalls 1
Year 4 students running a successful business as the exit point of their Block 1 topic.