About the British School Manila
The British School Manila: A One of a Kind School
Established in 1976, we are the oldest and only non-profit international school in Manila offering a British education for students from Nursery (age 3) up to Year 13 (age 18). Each year we welcome more than 900 students, of more than 40 nationalities.
Comprising the Primary School and the Senior School, our campus is open, airy and family friendly, encouraging students to interact with other year groups, supporting close engagement with our UK and Commonwealth trained teaching staff, and nurturing home and school partnerships.
Our community spirit is vibrant and you can see it come alive even during weekends when we host a multitude of events and activities for our students. This vibrance is especially evident when our community comes together to support our community service initiatives and fundraising events for our partner charities.
Internationally Outstanding Results
BSM students have a history of high academic achievement, compared to most UK schools and international schools in the Philippines and Asia. Generally all of our students are entered for IGCSEs, GCSEs and the International Baccalaureate (full Diploma or Certificates).
Our school is located in pedestrian friendly Bonifacio Global City, a modern financial district, with outstanding access to family friendly restaurants, shops and other facilities. High Street is the hub and is frequently used for international festivals, showcasing music, art and culture.
With the ease and comfort that BGC’s area provides, most of our teaching staff live within walking distance of our school and our students enjoy the privilege of a special exit and walking pass which supports their sense of independence.
University Placements Per Country
Vision and Mission
The British School Manila (BSM) provides an outstanding holistic international education for British children and English speaking children of other nationalities. We aim to develop students as positive global citizens who are equipped with skills, understanding and values to be able and willing to contribute to our world. We achieve this through collaboration between our families, the school and our students.
We aim for our students to flourish through:
To achieve this BSM will:
The British School Manila (BSM) received full accreditation with the Council of International Schools (CIS) in 2007. BSM selected CIS as its accreditation body because we view CIS as the strongest accreditation body available to international schools. Accreditation with CIS both endorses and ensures the quality of education provided by BSM while supporting our focus on school improvement.
BSM is a member of several prominent international and local education groups and organisations. We are an active member of FOBISSIA and are also affiliated to a number of organisations that enhance the opportunities that are provided for our students and for the development of the school.
International Schools Activities Conference (ISAC)
Rizal Football Association (RIFA)
Don Jones and Sports Field
Don Jones and Sports Field
Primary Art Room
Secondary Art Room
Creative Arts Centre
The British School Manila’s new Creative Arts Centre is a purposefully built facility which will be a hub of creativity. It has been designed to become a new gateway to our campus. Large multipurpose areas, and display spaces are central to the design. As with all our developments, ensuring the design provides maximum flexibility has always been a priority. This has been achieved through retractable and moveable seating, flexible stages and moveable walls. The new auditorium together with the open-air amphitheatre will ensure students have plenty of opportunities to rehearse and perform but also devise new work. In entrusting the architecture to Lor Calma and Partners, with Architect Ed Calma leading the team, we are certain that the design of the new Visual and Performing Arts Building will reflect the creative spirit that we want to foster among our students.
The British School is operated by British Education Inc. We are governed by a 12 member board that comprise of four elected members and eight appointed positions. The BSM Board of Governors is overseen by a five member Council of Trustees which includes members of the British Embassy and the Australian Embassy.
As a non-profit school, all revenue from fees is used to invest in the education of our students and the maintenance and development of our school facilities and resources.
Day to day BSM operations are led by our Head of School, supported by our Chief Operating Officer, our Head of Primary School and Head of Senior School. The Leadership team is responsible for curriculum, teaching and learning, operations, staffing, budgets and facilities and works closely with the Board of Governors to ensure excellence in these areas.
Health & Safety
At BSM we promote a positive culture of Health and Safety. Students should be able to experience a wide range of activities, and our health and safety policy, student welfare policy and our child protection policy help ensure that this is the case.
BSM has a health, safety and security representative on our Board of Governors, and a health and safety team who focus on all activities on or outside the school premises. We have a dedicated Security Personnel and CCTV System that is operational 24/7. We also receive assistance from the Philippine National Police during drop-off and pick-up time of students.
Health provision – Our medical clinic is a well-equipped, two room facility. We have three (3) full time registered nurses who are present on site for all activities involving students both during and outside school hours on weekdays and weekends.