English schools in Japan
Our School is unique; The British School in Tokyo is the only British international school in Japan. This enables us to provide our pupils with unprecedented opportunities for academic achievement within this extra-ordinary country of Japan.
We aim to offer the best of British education within our international setting. In the School's well-disciplined, caring environment, all children receive the appropriate balance of challenge and support to reach their full potential. Given our context, set in one of the most exciting and vibrant international cityscapes in the world, it is true to say that our pupils are the beneficiaries of a truly memorable educational experience.
The BST is an independent co-educational two-site day school, offering a high quality education, based on the English National Curriculum and set in the context of Tokyo.
The School is a non-profit organisation; overseen by a Board of Trustees representing the British and international community in Tokyo. Her Britannic Majesty’s Ambassador to Japan is the School’s patron.
Mr. Anthony Millington is the Board Chairman.
Being a British School, the majority of pupils are from the UK, but pupils from all nationalities are welcome, provided that each child, relative to age, is fluent in English. There are on average over 30 nationalities represented within the School community.
Our teachers are qualified and experienced in the English National Curriculum and are of a very high calibre.
The British School in Tokyo was officially opened in 1989 by the incumbent British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher with just 63 girls and boys on roll. The School was established to meet the needs of parents who wished their children to receive a British-style primary education in Tokyo. A number of nationalities were represented in the School community, with the majority being British.