Study at BSM

Overview

There are many areas of British School Manila we are proud of. One of them is the multi-national student body representing over 40 nationalities. We hope that if you consider an international school enrollment in Manila, you will allow us to show you what makes the British School Manila so unique.

At BSM we welcome applications from students of all nationalities and backgrounds, from age 3 to 18 years old.

From our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) right through to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma in Years 12 and 13, we offer an adapted form of the British curriculum focused on preparing students for the 21st Century and ensuring that they can reintegrate into their home countries when they return. 

We maintain small class sizes of 22 students with three classes in each year level allowing us to really get to know each and every child. Exceptions are Nursery which has one class of 25 students, Reception and Year 1 have three classes with 20 students per class. In Year 10-11 we aim not to exceed 20 students and for IB not more than 16 per class. 

To read more about international school admissions at the British School Manila, please read our Prospectus and Admissions Guide that fully outlines the admissions process.

Prospectus  Download
Admission Guide Download

We recognise that transitioning to a new school and often a new country can be a challenging process, so in order to support this transition all new students are given a buddy. The buddy helps them with orientation and introduces them to other students in the year group. The classroom teacher, tutor, student coordinator and school counsellor all meet with new students and help them in their integration into life at BSM and transition from their previous school.

Parent support is also available in the form of orientation meetings that we run at the start of each term for new parents. We have an active and enthusiastic Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) that runs a social event at the beginning of each year for all new parents and teachers to introduce them to our community. Our class representatives, who are parent volunteers, encourage new families to participate in events and help parents to access any information they may require.

Students are expected to have at least age-appropriate level of English. All candidates will go through an English assessment on application that is relevant to their age. Learning Support is also available for incoming students. For more information about Learning Support, go to Student Welfare Services.

A wait pool process is in place. Once admissions by year level have reached the maximum class size, the following Admissions Priority Procedures apply, subject to the Student Applicant successfully completing the entrance assessment.

Category 1British passport holder/s
Are always provided with a space after successfully completing the assessment process with an exemption to Nursery.
Category 2Commonwealth passport holder/s 
Are first priorities on the waitpool and placed following the year group gender, nationality balance requirement.
Category 3Other passport holder/s
Are second priorities on the waitpool and placed following the year group gender, nationality balance requirement.

List of Commonwealth Countries   Download

How to Apply

  1. Complete Family Profile
  2. Complete the Student Application Form
  3. Parent to request the current school to complete two recommendations including one from the current class teacher/form tutor and one from head teacher/principal.
  4. Prepare the following admissions requirements

(a) School reports

For the past two years, including the most recent.

For a student coming from a non-British system, please include:

      • Transcript Guide showing the equivalence of your child’s grades to the British grading system
      • Samples of your child’s current English and Maths work

(b) Passport

      • A copy of the main page (biographic page) of your child’s passport including photo, date of birth, passport number, issuance and expiry date

(c) Birth Certificate

      • A copy of your child’s birth certificate

(d) Photographs

      • 2×2 in photo of child on white background
      • 2×2 in photo of parent(s) white background

(e) Application Form

      • Copy of non refundable proof of payment of Php 22,000.00

Submit the completed forms to Admissions by email.

admissions@britishschoolmanila.org

2nd Level, Main Building
The BRITISH SCHOOL MANILA
36th Street, University Park,
Bonifacio Global City, 1634
Taguig City, Metro Manila,
Philippines

International Baccalaureate (IB) Scholarships

Every year we offer scholarships for high calibre students, currently studying in the Philippines, who are seeking to study at the British School Manila and graduate with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of both the student’s academic performance and their potential positive impact and contribution to our school community.

If you are interested in finding out how you can apply for an IB Diploma Programme Scholarship at the British School Manila please contact admissions@britishschoolmanila.org

Get In Touch

We aim to make our school admissions procedures as helpful and informative as possible.

Your main point of contact is our Admissions Office who will be on hand to support you and answer your questions. Get in touch with Admissions using the form on this page or email them at admissions@britishschoolmanila.org.

If you are interested in international school enrollment in Manila but have not decided on what school is best for your family we suggest you book a School Tour to really experience life at BSM. During your visit you will meet members of our Leadership Team if available, have the chance to see how our students and teachers engage in learning, and have the opportunity to experience the facilities we offer.

BSM is renowned for its thriving community spirit. To experience this first hand, you may also wish to consider attending one of our annual whole school events like Guy Fawkes Night, International Evening or the The Summer Fete.

For our younger students we invite them to join classes and interact with their peers and our staff as part of their assessment.

Please use the links below to register your interest, book a tour or start your application. Our admissions team is ready to answer any question you might have about your international school admission in Manila.

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