Welcome Message from the Principal
Dear Parents, Carers and Visitors to our school, a very warm welcome to British International School. Thank you for taking the time to browse our website. I hope that you find it informative and that it answers any questions you may have. I feel truly privileged to lead such a wonderful school and to have the opportunity of ensuring that each child at British International School receives the best possible education in their formative years.
Our School occupies its own purpose-built campus in the East Legon Hills in Accra. The buildings are modern and comfortable and provide everything needed for effective twenty first century learning.
Our curriculum is broad and balanced, based upon the National Curriculum of England and Wales in Early Years (1- 5), Key Stage 1 (5 -7) Key Stage 2 (7- 11), Key Stage 3 (11-14 years), leading to the IGCSE examinations of CAIE (Cambridge Assessment International Examinations) at the end of Key Stage 4 (14-16 years).
We have a unique brand, and this can be identified in how our children speak, write, behave and think.
Results in public examinations have been impressive over the years of the school’s existence with alumni proceeding to further educational institutions of renown universities. Our teachers come from both Ghana and overseas bringing a truly international feel to the school community.
Learning takes place both in the classroom and outside it and our co-curricular programme offers a wide range of sporting, cultural and creative activities to suit every taste. In addition to educational visits locally, international trips include participation in in cultural programmes in the United Kingdom each year and cultural visits to Europe- an annual skiing trip to Switzerland.
Good citizenship plays a key role in any young person’s upbringing and our primary pupils and secondary students are encouraged to play their part in the future development of Ghana and the wider world. In addition to contributing to the smooth running of the school through such bodies as the Student Council, outreach to those less fortunate is a regular activity of British International School.
We are also recognised as a Cambridge Associate School that believes in quality first teaching. As a school, we continually work hard to build upon our strengths and to address our areas for development in what is an ever changing and challenging educational climate.
At British International School we have high expectations of our children and set challenging targets for them. Every child is encouraged to reach their full potential and we recognise that every child is special and has their own contributions to make.
Our staff are dedicated, hardworking and experienced. We provide a safe, calm and caring atmosphere in school and foster a hardworking ethos based on an enjoyment of learning within a stable environment. We expect a great deal from our children and they do not disappoint us. We are pleased to offer a varied selection of enrichment and enhancement opportunities and possess excellent links with our diverse community – we are very proud of our reputation as a warm, welcoming, family school.
I strongly believe in Leadership for children and, my determination that all children have access to an outstanding education is as strong as ever. In the twenty-first century it is not acceptable that family background and geography have such an effect on a child’s educational outcomes. Together, we have a renewed drive to fulfil our mission to build a network of exceptional school leaders at all levels to transform the lives of the children who need it.
Our website is only a glimpse of what we feel makes British International School distinctive. The best way for you to appreciate what we can offer your child is to experience our school first hand. You are welcome to come and see us at any time – a prior appointment is not essential. Regular ‘open house’ events also take place in which student guides show the school to visitors on an ordinary working day.
I look forward to meeting you