British School Manila

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British School Manila
Facade approved.jpg
Location
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Philippines
Information
Type Private, international school, British school[1]
Established 1976
Head of school Simon Mann
Enrollment 900+
Colour(s)          Blue and White
Mascot Lion
Accreditation Council of International Schools,
International Baccalaureate[2]
Affiliations FOBISSEA
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, all of the 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 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 seven practice rooms in all, and two drama studios, seven ICT laboratories, interactive whiteboards in all teaching rooms.

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. 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