The British School in Tokyo
1-21-18 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0002, Japan
Tel: (+81) 3 5467 4321
Fax: (+81) 3 5467 4322
National, UK, curricula.
450 students, 3-13 yrs.
The British School in Tokyo is an independent co-educational day
school offering a British-style education to children from three
to thirteen years. The school is a non-profit organization, administered
by a Board of Trustees representing the British community in Tokyo.
The British School in Tokyo has 450 pupils from nursery to Year
8, offering a complete preparatory-style programme. The class size
maximum is 22 pupils. The majority of pupils are British, but pupils
from all nationalities are welcomed provided that each child, relative
to age, is fluent in English. Twenty-seven nationalities are presently
represented within the school community.
The Headmaster and all full-time members of the teaching staff
are all graduates, predominantly UK qualified and experienced in
the delivery in the National Curriculum of England, the foundation
of the school's own curriculum programme. Pupils study the complete
range of subjects and an extensive Japanese language and cultural
programme is also offered to all year groups. Specialist staff enhance
the teaching of music, drama, PE and games, ICT and languages. In
addition, there is extensive full-time Classroom Assistant support
across the school.
Children complete the National Curriculum Assessment tasks at the
appropriate levels and the requirements of Common Entrance at 11+
and 13+ are taken into account in curricular planning. Provision
is made at the school for pupils sitting entrance examinations for
UK independent schools.
The many specialist facilities including a fully-equipped gymnasium,
dance/drama studio, library, science and music rooms. Computer facilities
throughout the school are excellent. There are three ICT suites
and each classroom is furnished with PCs and has access to laptops.
An extensive range of after-school clubs and activities is on offer.
The ethos of a 'Community' School is reflected in the high degree
of parental involvement. Parents are encouraged to play a full and
active role in school, offering support within the classroom, on
educational visits and through the activities of the PTA and PAG.
The British School in Tokyo is located in Shibuya, in the heart
of the city. It is a short walk from Yoyogi Park and is easily accessible
by public or private transport.
Admission is by assessment and interview with the Headmaster.