Annual Fund


British school students in front of Mount Fuji

What is the BST Annual Fund?

The inaugural BST Annual Fund launches in November 2021 and will run until February 2022. Teachers, students and parents will be invited to submit ideas and projects for investment from the BST Annual Fund throughout the academic year. 

The Annual Fund exists exclusively to enhance learning experience and provide additional highly motivating opportunities for our students from primary to secondary that could not otherwise be funded.

Funding proposals will be submitted to the Annual Fund Allocation Committee. The Committee will be comprised of the Principal, Bursar, Teacher Representatives, Trustees’ Development Committee representative and our Head Students.

Fundraising will take many forms. Our Parent Teacher Student Association is joining with the school’s Development Committee to arrange events and support projects that resonate with their ambitions and priorities.

We will also reach out to the broader community, including alumni and school partners, to seek support and gifts for our Annual Fund. However, the most significant impact will undoubtedly come from the philanthropic participation of our current school parent community, staff, and other school friends. We encourage everyone to take part to the best of their capability.

Invitation to Participate

Although the Annual Fund’s annual campaign runs from October 2021 to February each year, gifts are welcomed and gratefully received at any time of the year and will always have an impact. Gifts made during the campaign period will help boost our support for exciting initiatives in the current year.

You are invited to support the first BST Annual Fund, affording the school additional vital resources to achieve excellence and help deliver our ambitious long-term Vision.


Some practical questions…

What will my donation support?

Contributions will be applied to projects and initiatives carefully selected to enhance the BST curriculum and to provide the best possible opportunities for our students.

Already students and staff have brainstormed a fantastic array of projects which have progressed to the planning stage. As a result, members of the Annual Fund’s Allocation Committee are looking forward to receiving a range of proposals that include:

  • Organisation of a Literary Festival, which will expose students to authors and publishers, inspire debate and critical thinking, and enhance our literary curriculum.
  • Establishing a residency programme for a professional artist to support and inspire students throughout the school.
  • Designing and creating a water recycling system for our Early Years outdoor play area that reduces wastage and excessive water usage.  
  • Designing and manufacturing efficient and plastic-free storage systems for items of technology used in primary learning technology and computer science lessons.
  • Development and implementation of “BST GLOBAL”, a bespoke online curriculum taught by BST students to at our partner schools in Nepal and Cambodia via infrastructure organised through a BST initiative with United World Schools and the Internet Association.
  • Designing and resourcing a multi-purpose learning space at the Showa campus -  the Discovery and Design Lab. An area that will inspire students to explore real-world challenges using problem-solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills.

The Fund is not used for capital improvements or operating expenses and is intended to be used within approximately one year. At the time of donation, you may also elect to make the gift towards our bursary programme, enabling BST education to be provided to those who otherwise would be unable to join the school.

Who will know that I have donated?

The school will celebrate our community philanthropy in an annual publication. However, BST fully respects privacy and at the time of giving you can elect to be included by name, anonymously, or not mentioned at all. The amount gifted will not be listed.

What are the typical donor brackets?

To guide gift levels, we are introducing donation brackets. These are for your convenience only, and the school equally values and celebrates gifts of any amount and any size.

Levels of Giving
The Principal’s Circle
¥1,000,000 - and over
Founders’ Circle
¥500,000 - ¥999,999
Leaders' Circle
¥250,000 - ¥499,999
¥100,000 - ¥249,999
¥30,000 - ¥99,999
Friends of BST
Up to - ¥29,999

Ways to Give

BST can accept donations by credit/ debit card online or by bank transfer.

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Alternatively, we welcome your donor enquiry by email