Gloucester International School is an exciting school.
Founded in 2016 by Dr Daniel Sturdy, a cognitive psychologist with a long background in education (his mother, Jill, established Sancton Wood School in Cambridge in 1976 and, together with his sister, he founded Holme Court School) GIS, an 11-16 school follows the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme from premises at Wotton House – an 18th Century Grade 2 listed property in Gloucester originally built as the home to Thomas Horton. GIS uses a blended learning approach to prepare students for their future “not the sort of future we grew up in” explains Dan.
With a strong emphasis on beautiful environments that includes, the school looks to blend heart, head and hands. We want them to understand “it’s not just what the world can offer them, but what they can offer the world” says Dan whilst the students appreciate the school has created for them: “there are so many spaces to learn and play in”.
The school chose Learniture® to facilitate their broad dimension to learning with Heppell Benches providing a flexible solution to the school’s grand hall … enabling it to be cleared for fencing lessons or grouped around the fireplace to gather students together for a presentation. Smile tables on the other hand in classrooms, enable them to rearrange the furniture to reflect what’s going on and when.