Here is a step-by-step guide to enrolling with us at The British School in
Tokyo. Additional information regarding admissions can be found under
the other pages within this section. For all further enquiries, please
contact us directly.
- 1 Check eligibility
The British School in Tokyo operates an enrolment policy which is
academically non-selective. However, the School considers the following
criteria before enrolment to ensure that we meet the needs of all
students of each class. Please consider these criteria before beginning
the registration process.
All subjects are taught in English, therefore English language proficiency is an entry requirement for our School. Where English is not the first language of the applicant, the school will make an assessment of spoken and written English skills. In addition, the main caregiver for each child must be a proficient English speaker.
Our school year groups are determined in accordance with the National Curriculum of England, without exception. Out of year placement will not be considered by the School.
In order to determine for which age group your child is eligible, please click here.
As The British School in Tokyo does not provide a boarding facility, each child must live in or close to Tokyo with their family
We welcome all nationalities at the British School in Tokyo. We may give priority to brothers and sisters of existing students, to students who are returning to BST for a second time and to students who have been attending a school offering a British Education. If there are no places when application is made, the student will be placed in a waiting pool.
- 2 Contact Admissions
The next step is to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to ascertain
eligibility, check on space allocations for the relevant year group and, if
possible, to organise a visit.
- 3 Application Forms
- 4 Confirmation of Registration
When all of the relevant registration forms for each applicant in the
family have been received, we will confirm your registration with us.
For an applicant to be placed in a waiting pool or offered a place, all
registration documents must be submitted. For Term One enrolment,
the first admissions decisions will be issued in February and on a rolling
- 1 Once you have registered with us, our Admissions Officer will contact
you to let you know the status of your application.
- 2 The child’s current or previous school will be contacted by a member
of our school staff to carry out a routine background check.
- 3 If the report from the previous or current school is satisfactory, and
depending upon the year group for which you are applying, you may
be placed in one of our waiting pools. Waiting pools exist for most
year groups so parents are encouraged to register with us as early as