Gloucestershire International School




Thursday 4th April 10-12 am

Home Ed History

Following the very positive feedback from our November trial sessions, we are delighted to have put together a history programme for the first term of 2019. Our history is entirely experiential and immersive. We have no text books and we don’t make the children learn dates. Instead, we use archaeology, artefacts, imagery and activities to bring history alive and to inspire children to be inquisitive about our past. One week we may be examining a 200,000 year old axe, another leaning about Shakespeare through the medium of an Elizabethan sixpence. We might be recreating palaeolithic rock art (very messy) or mesolithic footprints (also very messy).

Our students tend to be aged between 11 and 16 although our sessions are suitable for younger children as well.

Join us on a Wednesday afternoon in the fabulously historic Wotton House and grounds, home to Gloucestershire International School and a short walk from Gloucester station, for an engaging, fun and inspiring journey into our amazing past.

The cost of each session will be £12.00 and can be booked in blocks of 3 or for the duration of the course. The sessions run from 1.30 to 3.00 on the following dates:

9th January 2019 Technology - from prehistory to the industrial revolution and beyond...
23rd January 2019 The archaeology of art
6th February 2019 Neanderthals re-appraised
27th February 2019 Exploring the world
13th March 2019 Science and the 17th century
3rd April 2019 Prehistory on our doorstep

To book a place, or for further information, please contact: or 01452 764248 or 07871128430


Inspired learning for 11 to 16 years

Welcome to one of the UK’s newest and most forward-thinking independent secondary schools. 

We combine an internationally focused, enquiry based curriculum with technology and outdoor education; we then support this with the best of traditional teaching.
Our aim: to prepare children for tomorrow's world.

Sixth Form Provision

GIS are delighted to announce the opening of their sixth form provision, both in Gloucester and Cambridge. For further information please email:

A unique approach to education

Our key differences to learning


One Third
  • An international curriculum
  • We welcome students no matter what their individual strengths
One Third
  • Blended learning environment combining academic rigour with the most modern educational technology
  • Dual campus learning with the Wilderness Outdoor Education Centre
  • Flexible opening times for busy parents
One ird
    • Strong community links
    • Strong parent and school partnership
    • An imaginative, internationally focussed school

    Outdoor learning

    Relaxed learning

    Group learning

    Extended learning

    Our vision is to teach

    Human skills for tomorrow's world

    Come and see for yourself


    Thursday 4th April 10-12 am 

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