British School Manila

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British School Manila
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Location
Information
TypePrivate, international school, British school[1]
Established1976
Head of schoolMartin van der Linde
EnrollmentAt least 3 students
Colour(s)         Blue and White
MascotLion
NicknameBSM Lions
AccreditationCouncil of International Schools,
International Baccalaureate[2]
AffiliationsFOBISIA
IAPS[2]
Website

The British School Manila (abbreviation: BSM) is a private international school in the Philippines. The school provides British education for children ages 3-18, following an adapted form of a British Curriculum and the IB Diploma. BSM students are prepared for end of Key Stage tests in Primary, GCSEs at 16, the International Baccalaureate Diploma at 18 and for life beyond school and university.

History[edit]

The British School Manila was founded in 1976, where it has grown from 2 classrooms and 32 students to over 900 students, representing 32 nationalities.[3]

The school first operated in the old Union Church, then in 1980 moved to Merville, Parañaque. In September 2001, BSM relocated to purpose-built premises in Bonifacio Global City, in Metro Manila, Philippines, next to the International School Manila and the Manila Japanese School.[4]

Two members of the British Royal Family have visited BSM. In 1999, Princess Anne visited the school's campus in Merville. She visited the school's current campus at Bonifacio Global City on 20 March 2015.[5] In 2001, Prince Andrew, Duke of York attended the inauguration of the school's current campus at Bonifacio Global City. In 2004, he revisited the school to attend its GCSE awards ceremony.[6]

Campus[edit]

With the exception of the Main Building and The Learning Resource Centre, all of the other buildings have been named after Philippine locations, people and events (Anilao, Boracay, Cebu, Dinagyang, El Nido, Fiesta, Rizal). The maximum class size is 22 for all years with the exception of Year 12 and Year 13 where the aim for a maximum class size is of 16. [7][8]

Facilities include a beautiful view of International School Manila, an 8-lane 25-meter swimming pool, an on-campus 95x45m field using astroturfing for higher playability for tennis, football cricket and multiuse, another field that is 100x50m outside of campus for rugby, football and athletics, 8 well-equipped science laboratories, two music rooms for Primary and Senior and nine practice rooms in all, and two drama studios,

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us: About BSM". British School Manila. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b "About Us: Accreditations". British School Manila. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  3. ^ "International Schools". Living in Manila Philippines. Archived from the original on 30 November 2013. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  4. ^ "About Us: History". British School Manila. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  5. ^ Mann, Simon (20 March 2015). "Princess Anne Visit". British School Manila. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  6. ^ "About Us: History". British School Manila. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  7. ^ "About Us: Facilities". British School Manila. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  8. ^ "British School Manila". Casas Architects. Retrieved 13 January 2016.

Coordinates: 14°33′22″N 121°03′23″E / 14.556°N 121.0565°E / 14.556; 121.0565