Secondary Site


Welcome to the Secondary Parent Portal, where you will find everything you need to know about life in the senior years at Park Lane International School. Your child’s potential and preparedness for life beyond school is of the utmost importance for us here at Park Lane and we seek to provide an environment where students can feel safe, happy and valued while learning.


In the secondary school, we offer a broad and balanced curriculum, aimed at stretching and supporting students to meet their potential. At key stage 3, the National Curriculum for England and Wales, modified for our context, forms the basis for learning and it is excellent preparation for both the Cambridge IGCSE programme at key stage 4 and the IB Diploma programme at key stage 5. These externally examined qualifications are internationally recognised and are considered to be the gold standard for university preparation. The Czech programme at key stages 3, 4 and 5 forms an integral part of Park Lane curriculum. It has been designed for both Czech and non-Czech students to help them broaden their knowledge and understanding of the Czech language but also the culture of the country in which they study.

Each form group has a team of 2 co-tutors who work closely getting to know every pupil under their care through the daily registration slot each morning and a tutor session each week. Pastoral coordinators work closely with tutors to help deliver the pastoral curriculum through Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHEE) and class assemblies, based around the core topics of health and wellbeing, society and the wider world, and planning for the future.

Our students are encouraged to be well-rounded individuals who contribute to the community in a positive way. The Park Lane 5 Rs - Respectful, Responsible, Resilient, Risk-takers, Resourceful - not only help to prepare our students for the world beyond school but also serve as a precursor to the IB Learner Profile. The 5 Rs are the central values embedded into our everyday lives at Park Lane.

You can find out more about our secondary curriculum on our subject pages below. For further information, please contact the relevant subject leader whose contact details can be found on the relevant subject page.

It is the school community’s collective mission to prepare the young people of today for the unknown occupations of tomorrow. In line with this, the vision for Challenge and Potential is to ensure excellent provision in the classroom and beyond so that students are excited and engaged in their learning; they are resilient to challenges due to the support of their teachers and they actively seek the next steps in their own learning. To find out more about opportunities for stretch and challenge visit the C&P website.

Nioucha Banna

University Guidance Advisor and Careers Education Coordinator

Located at our designated University & Careers Office at our Klarov site, parents and students have a private, supportive and welcoming space for us to meet. If you wish to schedule an appointment, please do so by email .

Opening hours

Monday-Thursday: 9:00 until 16:30

* Due to Tuesday afternoon Staff Briefings please provide at least 24-hour notice to meet after 15:30.

* Meetings before 9:00 am are possible with advance notice.

Friday: 9:00 - 15:30

*Friday meetings scheduled from 15:30 until 16:30 are available by request with 48-hours advance notice.

Due to ongoing KS5 University Prep group sessions, I am unavailable on:

Tuesdays, P3 from 9:45 to 10:30

Fridays, P1 from 8:15 to 9:00

Advice for Parents:

Be prepared by:

  • Where possible trying to arrange for a printer to be available at home;

  • Checking that your child’s laptop has a working microphone and camera;

  • Having some paper, pens and other stationery such as felt pens, glue sticks, etc. available if possible.

Take an active role by:

  • Establishing clear routines and expectations;

  • Helping your child to find a quiet and comfortable space at home from which to work;

  • Monitoring communication from your child’s teachers and checking the Daily Planning Brief (for KS3 and KS4);

  • Checking in with your child and taking an active interest in their learning;

  • Encouraging your child to carry out the daily physical and mindfulness activities;

  • Understanding that distance learning may be stressful for your child and that they may be worried about their understanding or progress;

  • Monitoring their daily online activity and trying to keep screen time to a minimum;

  • Monitoring their social media usage and setting boundaries for its use.