Rated “Excellent” by ISI in all areas – January 2012 Report
The British School in Tokyo was officially recognised as Excellent, the highest grading possible, in all eight areas examined by the Independant Schools Inspectorate (ISI) after visits to the School in October and November 2011.
BST is described by the Inspectors as a dynamic, creative, educational community which is successful in meeting its aims in delivering a world-class, British education in Tokyo to international students from over 50 countries.
The Inspectors looked at eight areas including academic provision (curriculum, teaching and assessment); encouragement of personal, moral and cultural development; school governance, leadership and management; security and safety at the school; involvement of parents and carers in their child’s education. In all eight areas, BST was found to be providing the very best that any school could deliver.
Some of the highlights of the report are:
- Teaching throughout the school is excellent
- The school is meticulous in the approach it takes to monitoring pupils’ personal development, as well as their academic progress
- The overall achievement of the pupils is excellent.
- Staff know their pupils very well, and show true commitment to ensuring their welfare, health and safety.
- Leadership and management are excellent throughout, and ensure that the school meets its aim to provide a world class British education to pupils from over 50 nationalities
Pupils at all levels are well prepared for the next stage in their education with breadth and challenge in the sixth form being provided by qualifications recognised by universities across the world.
The ISI is a body approved by the British Government for the purpose of inspecting schools in England and overseas. As such, ISI reports to the English Department for Education (DfE) on the extent to which schools meet the relevant Standards for British Schools Overseas and the ISI Framework requirements.