The British School of Lome


Location: Togo
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 1 - 19 years

About The British School of Lome

Who we are: setting the context.

The heart of this school is the people, young and old, who are associated to us one way or another: our community, which includes our scholars and their parents, our teachers and our alumni.

We are, first and foremost, a coeducational boarding school with day students in Togo The influence of this school, though, reaches far and wide: our young people and their families, and their teachers, come together as representatives from five continents.

This school has great responsibility towards the wider community and to the environment around us. It is important that we feel the weight of our social obligations; many local people not employed by the school rely upon us. We will need the active support of many around us as we aim, through our development plan, to raise our roll to 300. The school will still be small enough to remain family-focused, but big enough to offer a generous range of subjects to our senior scholars, our IB Diploma candidates. We must shine powerfully as a beacon of education in West Africa and further.

Our energy must be focused on improving the learning experiences of our children and young adults but we should also be aware of our role and responsibilities to ensure that our community is a developing community of life-long learners, an ideal that we should champion.

Curriculum at The British School of Lomé is defined broadly, with our boarders in mind. It is all that happens to our boarders (and dayers) while they are under our care – from their early rise, until they are asleep at night, seven days a week. There should be no hidden curriculum. Our young people reside with us for 36 weeks of the year, and very often do not go back into the arms of their parents. We have duties to ensure that life – skills are taught and that important knowledge is imparted. If these duties are likely to cause offence through cultural or religious differences, we should identify and publish the issues and include this information in the admission process. Social programmes should be linked seamlessly between school and boarding life.

A tradition of educational excellence

For over 25 years, The British School of Lomé (BSL) has set the standard for international schooling in West Africa and throughout the continent by providing education of the highest quality to our students.

Founded specifically as an international school to meet the needs and interests of expatriate families living in Togo, BSL soon expanded to offer boarding facilities to students from across the region. Our campus is a green oasis in Lomé; a safe and secure environment for students aged three through nineteen years. BSL is now a place where students from nearly 30 countries come together to learn and share ideas, experiences and values. The teaching staff are all professionally qualified and highly experienced educators, the majority from the UK.

Our students enjoy first-class, globally recognized academic programs and a comprehensive array of sporting, cultural and performing arts activities. The academic and co-curricular choices available allow our students to explore interests and develop talents while preparing them for future opportunities anywhere in the global community.

Putting it simply we offer a first class British education to international students in an environment that is firmly based within its region context.

Mission Statement

To Be The First Choice For An International Education in West Africa.

Achieved through;

     • Academic Excellence and Exam Success
     • Developing the Whole Child: Personal Excellence
     • Creating Responsible Global Citizens
     • Developing the Leaders of Tomorrow


We promote an interactive, holistic learning environment which stimulates and encourages inquiry, initiative, creativity and academic achievement. Emphasis is placed not only on exam success but also on providing students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to face the challenges of the future. We teach respect for the richness and diversity of individuals, cultures and spiritual beliefs. We build self-esteem and sustain self-discipline, and, above all, we cultivate and celebrate a passion for learning. Within a dynamic, multi-cultural environment, we acknowledge our responsibility to and involvement with the global community and through this approach we prepare our students for a successful future.

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Address: Résidence du Bénin, Lomé, BP 20050, Togo
Telephone: +228 2226 4606