British School Jakarta

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British School Jakarta
British International School.jpg
Bintaro Sektor 9
Jl. Raya Jombang-Ciledug
Pondok Aren

Tangerang 15227
Coordinates 6°16′23″S 106°42′14″E / 6.273°S 106.704°E / -6.273; 106.704Coordinates: 6°16′23″S 106°42′14″E / 6.273°S 106.704°E / -6.273; 106.704
Type Private International Baccalaureate World school
Motto To Inspire, Challenge and Nurture for Excellence
Established 1973
Houses 4
Colour(s) Red, white, blue
Affiliation SEASAC, Federation of British International Schools in Asia

The British School of Jakarta (BSJ) is an independent school in Pondok Aren, South Tangerang in Greater Jakarta, Indonesia.[1] The British School of Jakarta is an international member of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference. It was established in Jakarta in 1973 under the auspices of the British Embassy. The main campus was relocated to Bintaro in 1994 to accommodate increasing numbers of students, and an early years centre was opened in Pondok Indah in 1999. The school offers classes for students from pre-school to year 13 based on a British curriculum, with the final two years covered by the International Baccalaureate diploma program.

The school was enforced to change its name from 'British International School' to 'British School Jakarta' in 2014 to correspond to the Indonesian government's regulations on prohibiting the use of the word 'international' in school names.[2]


A plate marking the visit of H.R.H. Prince Edward in 1994

Between 1993 and 1994, the school moved to its new purpose-designed campus in Bintaro southwest of the city centre of Jakarta. It was designed by international consultants and was given an Indonesian influence.[citation needed]

In 2015, BSJ was awarded the TES British International School of the Year.[3]

In 2016, BSJ was the winner of HR Asia Best Companies To Work for in Asia, 2016.


Bird's-eye view of the BSJ campus

The main campus is located in Perigi Lama,[citation needed] Bintaro Jaya Sektor 9. A pre-school campus in Pondok Indah has been closed and all equipment moved to the Bintaro campus.


The colours of BSJ are red, white and blue. The logo consists of a blue and red bridge, redesigned in 2015, adhering to their motto, "A bridge to the world."

The pre-school uniform consists of a red shirt, dark blue shorts or skirt and short white/navy socks. The primary school uniform for boys is a blue batik shirt and dark blue shorts, and for girls is a blue batik short-sleeved dress or culottes. As for pre-school, white/navy socks are required. For secondary school (years 7–11), the batik shirt is replaced with a light blue shirt for both boys and girls. Girls wear a navy skirt or shorts, while boys wear navy shorts or trousers to compliment the blue shirt. For Year 12/13 students, a white shirt replaces the blue shirt.

The school competes in sports and other competitions such as SEASAC, and in FOBISIA, the Federation of British International Schools South East Asia.

House names are based on Indonesian volcanoes:


Principal Simon Dennis
Head of Secondary Rachel Edwards
Head of Primary Shane Nathan
Deputy Head of Primary Jane Smith IB Coordinator Ann Lautrette
Deputy Head of Secondary Stephen Moruzzi


Facilities are mostly air-conditioned and include cafeterias, tennis courts, gymnasiums, playing fields, swimming pools, science laboratories, computer laboratories, a design technology facility, libraries, and an indoor rock climbing gym. The British School Jakarta Theatre (BSJWT) and the Charles Dickens Library (CDL) consist of the Wallace Theatre, the Van Hien Room, and the Raffles Theatre in the BSJ World Theatre and the library, meeting rooms, class rooms, computer rooms, the Buster café and school shop in the Charles Dickens Library. A majority of the community eat in the cafeteria, catered by Annapurna Indonesia, with the occasional student bringing their own lunch. A new 5 million dollar sports centre is currently under construction, to be opened early 2017.

The main year group areas for primary students (KS2) consist of two main buildings for years 3 and 4 and years 5 and 6. There is a Modern Foreign Languages block, primarily used by secondary students, a science building and a technology and art building.

BSJ computing facilities include suites of networked PCs and Macs. WiFi connections are available in nearly all parts of the school, connected by Aruba Networks.


  1. ^ "Contact Us." British School Jakarta. Retrieved on 11 February 2015.
  2. ^ Paddock, Richard C. (5 December 2014). "I Is Not For International Under New School Rules in Indonesia". The Wall Street Journal. 
  3. ^ TES award

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