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Welcome to the German School London

Marie-Luise Balkenhol, Headmistress

The German School London (DSL) is one of 140 schools abroad that the Federal Republic of Germany has set up together with local school associations to promote German language and culture abroad.

We offer parents and children an academic education from Kindergarten to Abitur. In addition, pupils have been able to take the International Baccalaureate to gain a double qualification with the Abitur. The internationalisation of the leaving qualifications shows how the DSL is striving to prepare pupils for a future in a global world.

The President of the Federal Republic of Germany awarded us the seal of excellence for German schools abroad in 2011. Furthermore, we are recognised as “IB World School”.

On this website you can find more information about the DSL offers. Please do not hesitate to email us at if you have any further questions. We would like to ensure that your children’s academic development progresses as smoothly as possible.

I look forward to your visit!


Marie-Luise Balkenhol

Georg Boomgaarden

I am delighted that here in the United Kingdom we have in the German School London one of our biggest and best schools abroad, which has now become even more attractive by offering the double qualification of Abitur and International Baccalaureate. The pupil numbers, which have risen continuously for years, speak for themselves and reflect the School’s clever and successful strategic positioning in a very demanding educational environment.

The great number of school and out-of-school activities is only possible through the unfailing dedication of many people. They make the German School London an important pillar of Germany’s foreign cultural and educational policy in London and the UK as a whole. The German Foreign Office will therefore remain committed to the School’s future.

The German School London plays an important part in promoting the German language in the UK. It is perhaps not widely known that German is the mother tongue of about 100 million people. No other language is spoken by as many people in the EU. Knowledge of German will in future be a valuable competitive advantage for young people in their careers.

I wish the School, its teachers and pupils and all those who promote and support it every further success in the tasks that lie ahead.

Dr Peter Ammon
German Ambassador


(Photo provided by German Embassy London)