Manila
International, British curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

The British School Manila

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CurriculumInternational, British
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
First year fees: Php908,300

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Number of students

930

Number of nationalities represented in the school

33

Max. number of students per class

22

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

All the teachers are UK or Commonwealth trained.

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

Students who require EAL support (English as an Additional Language) are catered for and are assigned to LSAs with specific EAL expertise. In some cases, students are withdrawn from regular classes to work on individual learning targets.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Mandarin, French, Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

All classrooms have interactive whiteboards or other devices to enable the use of digital resources in the classrooms.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment

Brief description of entry evaluation required

The admissions assessment will focus on academic potential, English proficiency, social maturity and will involve a range of testing procedures appropriate to the applicant’s age group.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma, IGCSE

Results in these examinations

In all comparative assessments, children at BSM perform well above UK and international expectations. On average, 70% of children attain level 5 at Key Stage 2, and over 95% of year 11 students achieve the benchmark of 5 or more A*-C grades at GCSE, with 50% of all grades being A or A*. The school's IB pass rate (of over 90%) far exceeds international averages, and BSM students score an average of 3 to 4 points above the world average of 29.8 (out of a maximum of 45 points).

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

The British School Manila's Learning Support Department consists of a Learning Support Co-ordinator, a Primary Learning Support Co-ordinator and a team of Learning Support Assistants (LSAs). An in-house Speech and Language therapist also provides support to those students who have speech/language and/or hearing difficulties.

Learning support offered

The team work throughout the Primary and Senior schools providing in-class learning support to individual and small groups of students with learning, language or behavioural difficulties.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Lego construction, chess, cookery, jazz, cross stitch and other sewing, ukulele, drama, hip hop, American flag football, Lego robot club, French, reading, basketball, tennis, touch rugby, cricket, volleyball, football, basketball, theater, Taekwondo, fencing, choir, gymnastics, athletics, Karate, acting, brush and watercolor calligraphy, orchestra, art, poetry, Spanish, Mandarin, maths, chemistry, running, netball.

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

- multipurpose hall: has 6 full size badminton courts, 1 full size basketball court (with automated scoring system) and/or 1 full size volleyball court
- covered play area, outdoor play area, adventure playground
- 2 outdoor fields
- 8 lane 25m swimming pool

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

British School Manila is a smaller school with a strong sense of community that works closely with its families.

BSM's driving goals are to prepare your children for life beyond school and university, by firstly, equipping them with 21st Century skills that BSM refers to as ‘Learning Power’ skills and secondly providing authentic, real-life learning opportunities that help prepare them for the challenges of a rapidly changing world. Of course, academically, BSM aspires to ensure all children fulfil their potential and BSM's achievements in all sections of the school are excellent. When students finally leave BSM they regularly access and excel at top schools and universities worldwide.

Ultimately, at the British School Manila your child will learn the core values of respect, honesty and kindness, and will be encouraged to learn and exercise self-discipline in their everyday lives. It is the school's belief that by focusing on these key principles, BSM will prepare your child for a happy productive life and to become adults that the school will all be proud of.

Teaching approach of the school

BSM offers an education that nurtures the different strengths and aptitudes of our students, through a broad and balanced curriculum and a high level of individual teacher attention.

Summary of prices and fees

School fees, for a twelve year old child , in PHP

Yearly fees: Php611,300
When you first enroll your children in the school, some extra fees are applied:
One time fees: Php297,000
Total first year fees: Php908,300
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Where exactly is this school?

Get in touch with this school

School's webpage: www.britishschoolmanila.org
Address: 36th Street, University Park, Bonifacio Global City, 1634 Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines