International, British curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

The British School of Milan - Sir James Henderson

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CurriculumInternational, British
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
International Baccalaureate Yes
Yearly fees (G7): €17,500
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: €17,500
Address: Via Carlo Alberto Pisani Dossi, 16 - CAP 20134 - Milan - Italy

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

English mother-tongue pupils account for a quarter of the student body, Italian speakers about half and the remainder comes from a wider international background.

Max. number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Native English speaking teachers

BSM staff are almost all British-trained and mother-tongue teachers.

Language support for students not fluent in English

English Additional Language Lessons

Additional language classes offered by the school

Italian, French, Spanish.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Uniform required


Entry evaluation for students

Interview, assessments.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Where places are available, Admission is based upon:
• Interview with the Head of the relevant school section
• Assessments in English and Mathematics and CEM tests where appropriate in the Senior School
• Reports from the child’s last or current school

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma, IGCSE

Results in these examinations

IB Results: The results in the last two years were the best the school has ever achieved, including a mean score achieved by BSM candidates of 35.5 points – well above the world average of 29.8. Both years also saw a splendid 100% pass rate.

IGCSE Results: Again the last two years have seen fantastic successes in IGCSE. Last year, students attained A* grades in 41.5% of all their exams, with A*- B grades accounting for 87.1% of all exams taken – an outstanding performance and once more the best results the school has achieved.

School bus service available


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Learning Support

Learning support offered

The Department offers one-to-one or small-group support, advice and guidance to any pupil who may need additional help with learning to fulfil their academic potential.

School start time


School finish time


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Football, basketball, volleyball, rugby, badminton, karate, trampolining, art, chess, computer, creative writing, drama, film, Irish dancing, Italian, MUN, photography, yearbook.

School provided lunches


Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

BSM has its own Primary School gymnasium. From grade 2, the children also go off-site, by bus, to the nearby Campo Schuster and several other facilities for individual sports, such as swimming.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Identified as one of the top 10 British Schools in the world, the British School of Milan is a co-educational day school, with an international constituency. Established in 1969, the school offers an academically rigorous as well as a broad and balanced curriculum for students between the ages of 3 and 18.

Teaching approach of the school

The British School of Milan, Sir James Henderson, aims to inspire students and instil in them a deep love of learning and a clear set of values.

Education is the best investment any parent can make for their child. The school is offering the best quality learning and teaching and securing very high academic results supported by pastoral care and a dynamic programme of co-curricular activities.