The British School in Tokyo

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The British School in Tokyo is a 3 to 18 international school with students from over 50 nationalities, and was officially recognized in 2012 as “Excellent in all eight areas” by the International Schools Inspectorate.

Staff and pupils are celebrating success after being confirmed as Excellent, the highest mark possible, by a team of independent Inspectors from the International Schools Inspectorate (ISI). BST is described by the Inspectors as a dynamic, creative, educational community which is successful in meeting its aims in delivering a world-class, British education in Tokyo to international students from over 50 countries.

At the end of 2011 the team of Inspectors spent six days in school looking at every aspect of The British School in Tokyo (BST). Their purpose was to benchmark BST and to measure the school against every other British School in the world as well as in the UK itself.

During their time in school, the Inspectors carefully scrutinised eight areas including academic provision (curriculum, teaching and assessment); encouragement of personal, moral and cultural development; school governance, leadership and management; security and safety at the school; involvement of parents and carers in their child’s education. In all eight aspects, BST was found to be providing the very best that any school could deliver.

Some of the highlights of the report are:

  • The overall achievement of the pupils is excellent.
  • The school is meticulous in the approach it takes to monitoring pupils’ personal development, as well as their academic progress.
  • Staff know their pupils very well, and show true commitment to ensuring their welfare, health and safety.
  • Teaching throughout the school is excellent
  • Leadership and management are excellent throughout, and ensure that the school meets its aim to provide a world class British education

Pupils at all levels are well prepared for the next stage in their education with breadth and challenge in the sixth form being provided by qualifications recognised by universities across the world.

The full report can be found on the ISI website.

Established in 1989, with just 63 students, The British School in Tokyo (BST) now provides a top quality education in central Tokyo for 650 international pupils aged 3-18 years old.

The ISI is a body approved by the British Government for the purpose of inspecting schools in England and overseas. As such, ISI reports to the English Department for Education (DfE) on the extent to which schools meet the relevant Standards for British Schools Overseas and the ISI Framework requirements.

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