in a good way
In fact, we believe that’s what makes This is School so great.
We create teaching resources that are memorable, fun and, most importantly, give students a flying start.
My! how they've grown!
What would an 'about us' page be without showcasing a nice-looking corporate timeline?
Former teacher George does a crash-course in Computer Science and realises how to create a website to deliver authentic videos into schools, creating an affordable textbook alternative.
Our first client
thisislanguage.com launches and we work with our first client - Downe House School in the UK.
Anna joins and becomes Co-founder. TIL reaches 100 schools and launches Spanish!
Italian and ESL launch. Latin teachers around the world can't believe their luck that Nutty Tilez can be played in Latin.
Crazier than a coconut
The concept demo for Nutty Tilez makes students say things like: "BEST GAME EVER!". A legend is born.
Born in the USA
German launched! Newport News in the US becomes our first client in USA. First #nuttytilez competition launches. The crowd goes wild.
Our infamous Do the Exercises videos start production. TIL can now be found in 500 schools worldwide.
TIL reaches 1000 schools in over 40 countries. Video production hits 200 new videos a week. Grammar Guy becomes an icon for teachers around the world.
You'd BETTer believe it
TIL wins the prestigious BETT Award for Secondary Content. Chris almost breaks his leg during an office away-day at #goape.
Lock up, not down
We help support over 250,000 students during the global pandemic. We also met and immediately partnered with the awe-inspiring charity Mary's Meals.
Best in breed
Our speaking feature quickly becomes the best-in-breed product for assessing oral proficiency. Exam board alignment is complete!
The next big move
Increasing numbers of clients ask if we'd bring out unique approach to other subject areas...cogs begin to turn.
What is school? Answer...
After 12 months of client research, sweat, some tears and overwhelming positivity from early adoptors, This Is Language relaunches as This is School.
Meet the Team
Say hello to our all-star cast of learners, dreamers, and achievers.
Founder and Presenter
George Van den Bergh
The guiding star in our educational galaxy, George's commitment to innovation and his belief in the power of education is the driving force behind This is School.
Assistant Headteacher The Hollins
Head of Sales
As our Sales Maestro at This is School, Veronica orchestrates deals with the finesse of a conductor leading a harmonious ensemble and makes sure every subscription shines.
Co-founder and Head of Product
Anna Coneys Wainwright
With her finger on the pulse of pedagogical innovation, Anna is the power behind our content which turns any classroom blues into symphonies of "edu-tainment."
built from the heart
We’re not ones to toot our own horns, so we’re glad we’ve got these award logos to do it for us. They reflect over 10 years of building This is School. Aren't they shiny?
our school report card
We love what we do but don't just take our word for it. Here are the report cards from our star alumni.
This Is School is an asset to my World Language instruction and to my students’ experience
Spanish 1 and 3 Teacher
Denbigh High School
The grammar videos are superb, quick and very easy for the students to use and revise with.
Head of Languages and Spanish
Torquay Boys’ Grammar School
Students want to be using This is School
Head of MFL
Standish Community High School
My students use This is School even when I don't assign it!
Woodgrove High School, VA
Our teachers and students love it!
Head of MFL