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COBIS International Summer School for ages 15-17 


COBIS has partnered with Summer Boarding Courses to offer a high-quality summer school experience which will bring together students from around the world.

Through the structure of the Academic Programme, the university campus setting and the social programme designed for teenagers aged 15 – 17, the course is designed to develop a student’s confidence, communication skills and ready them for their future studies.

For more information on the Summer School, see a featured article on the Summer School in the latest International Teacher Magazine (click below):

To book your place at the COBIS International Summer School, click here.


35th COBIS Annual Conference


London, UK – 7-9 May 2016

The COBIS Annual Conference, sponsored by BridgeU, attracts Principals, Heads, Governors and Senior Managers from British International Schools worldwide plus colleagues who are interested in learning more about the diverse and growing International Schools sector. In addition, the Conference experience is enhanced by the participation of exhibitors, inspectorates and representatives from UK and overseas Ministries of Education. The theme of this year's conference is Authentic Leadership: Inspirational Stories for Learning in British Schools Overseas.

Please click here for more information and to book your place.

COBIS Figures

  • 256 Schools

  • 73 Countries

  • 135,000 Pupils*

  • 15,000 Teachers*

  • 171 Supporting Members

* Statistics courtesy of our colleagues at the International School Consultancy (ISC)


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COBIS Annual Conference 2015 - Student Film

Forthcoming Events

COBIS offers a range of global CPD events for Teachers, Senior Leaders, Middle Leaders, Support Staff, Governors, Marketing, Development and Admissions Staff, Bursars, Business Managers and HR Staff.

View all forthcoming CPD events and conferences

For further information about these and other COBIS Conferences and Courses please see 'Forthcoming Events' or contact a member of the COBIS Team.

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COBIS CEO - Colin Bell




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