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The British School in Tokyo has been shortlisted as a finalist for three categories of first ever Tes Awards for International Schools. These awards highlight the global education community's most outstanding schools and teachers.

The shortlisted finalists have been selected by expert judges, including school leaders, experts, and education researchers. After rigorous judgement from a strict set of criteria, it has been revealed that The British School in Tokyo has been shortlisted for the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion award, the Community Engagement Initiative of the Year award and the Curriculum Initiative of the Year award. The shortlisted schools and teachers are representing 36 countries across the world.

Tes Award logo for shortlisted categories

Mr Paul Tough, BST Principal, said, 
“ I am very proud that our School has been shortlisted for three TES Awards. Recognition for an outstanding team of dedicated colleagues committed to pursuing excellence and BST’s vision and mission.”

Dan Worth, International Editor for Tes Magazine, said, 
“The shortlist highlights some incredible achievements across the sector and showcases the best that international schools delivering either the British Curriculum or International Baccalaureate have to offer across the world.”

John Gwyn Jones MBE, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), said,
“We are delighted to celebrate The British School in Tokyo as a valued member of one of our 96 esteemed Member Schools in Asia, and the well-deserved recognition of the excellent work [that BST is doing].”

The awards have been supported by leading international school associations, including BSME (British Schools in the Middle East), COBIS, (Council of British International Schools), ECIS (The Education Collaborative for International Schools), FOBISIA (Federation of British International Schools in Asia), and the IB (International Baccalaureate), a global leader in international education.

The full shortlists are available at
The winners will be announced on 25 April 2024 at