15 IB schools to kick-start your short-list and when to visit - it's sooner than you think

Autumn inspiration. Image credit (Unsplash)

Autumn inspiration. Image credit (Unsplash)

To IB or not to IB? 

The International Baccalaureate (IB) first appeared in UK schools in 1971 and is now offered by 130 schools. Whether you are committed to the idea of IB for your child, simply curious to find out whether he or she might be missing out with A Levels - is it really a passport to joining the global elite as some say - or confused, there's no better way to find out than visiting an IB school. And the time is now. Places for the most popular Autumn open days were disappearing almost faster than we could type today! We hope this handy list might get you started. 

Do let us know how you get on and share your findings @schoolhuntersuk. 

Ardingly College, Haywards Heath: Senior School and sixth form: Saturday 8th October 2016 Sixth form: Saturday 24th November 2016

Charterhouse, Surrey: Open mornings for sixth form girls, otherwise afternoon visits instead. Email: visits@charterhouse.org.uk for more details

Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Gloucestershire: Friday 2nd December 2016, book now for 2017

King’s College School, Wimbledon: Thursday 6th October 2016, 6pm

King Edward’s School, Birmingham: 16+ information evening: Tuesday 18th October 2016

Haileybury, Hertfordshire: Wednesday 16th November 2016. Book now, October dates are full.

Headington School, Oxford: Open day has passed

Hurstpierpoint College, West Sussex: Sixth form: Saturday 8th October 2016 Year 7: Tuesday 11th October 2016

Marymount International School, Kingston: Open day has passed

Sevenoaks School, Kent: Saturday 26th November 2016, 9.30am

Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School, Buckinghamshire: Thursday 13th October 2016 Monday 17th to Thursday 20th October 2016

The Stephen Perse Foundation, Cambridge: Sixth form open evening: Tuesday 18th October 2016, 6.30pm

Wellington College, Berkshire: All Autumn dates full, book now for January 2017

Westminster Academy, London: Wednesday 23rd November 2016

Whitgift School, Croydon: Saturday 24th October 2016, 9am Tuesday 11th October 2016, 4pm