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Thank you for your interest in The British School in Tokyo.

The British School in Tokyo provides a broad and balanced curriculum based on the National Curriculum for England and tailored to meet the needs of international students in Japan aged 3 to 18 years old.

Please note that waiting pools exists for most year groups. We operate a rolling waiting pool system and if applicants are unable to gain entry at their preferred timing, their applications will continue to stay in our waiting pools.

The British School in Tokyo does not have boarding facilities and students are required to reside in Japan with at least one parent. We do not sponsor student visas. 

If you have not done so already, please make sure to review our Admissions Policy regarding eligibility for application.

To make an enquirysign-up for a school tour, and/or to request an application, please complete the Enquiry Form at the bottom of this page. Access to our online Application Form will be provided once we receive your Enquiry Form (Registration of Interest), unless we have some questions regarding the eligibility of your child(ren), in which case we will contact you separately.

Please review the UK Year Group System below to find your child's age-appropriate year group.

We have 2 campuses separated by the year groups below:

Nursery to Year 3 (3 year old to 7 year old children) are located at our Shibuya Campus.

Year 4 and above (8 year old to 18 year old) are located at our Showa Campus.

APPLICATION Process

1. Check eligibility

Please read the Admissions Policy above before beginning the application process.

2. Complete Enquiry Form/ROI

Please complete the enquiry form and create an account.

An admissions representative will contact you after receiving your enquiry form.

3. Book A tour (optional)

You may book a tour once you have submitted your enquiry form and have created an account.

4. APPLICATION FORMS

Access to the Application Form will be provided after receiving and reviewing your enquiry form. An application fee payment of JPY40,000 will be required on the Application Form.

5. Confirmation of Application

Once you have submitted all items on the application check list, an admissions representative will contact you to let you know the status of your application.

If the report and reference 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 apply with us as early as possible.

Any required interview/assessment appointments will be scheduled after receiving and reviewing all application documents, references, and when space is foreseen for the applicant.

Contact Admissions

For all admissions enquiries, please contact our Admissions Manager Ms. Anna Saito or our Admission Officer Ms. Shoko Unabara  at admissions@bst.ac.jp.

Anna Saito Shoko Unabara

Enquiry Form/ROI

To make an enquirysign-up for a school tour, and/or to request an application, please complete the Enquiry Form below. Access to our online Application Form will be provided once we receive your Enquiry Form (Registration of Interest), unless we have some questions regarding the eligibility of your child(ren), in which case we will contact you separately.

Please note that throughout this online enquiry form, any field marked with an asterisk (*) requires a response. If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@bst.ac.jp

To make an enquiry, please click here