The British School, Kathmandu, Nepal


Location: Nepal
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 3 - 18 years

About The British School, Kathmandu, Nepal

About The British School, Kathmandu, Nepal 


The British School Kathmandu is an inclusive school where staff, students and parents work together in a safe, caring and tolerant community so that each achieves their optimum in terms of learning and emotional, social, physical, moral and spiritual development. In this partnership, we seek to develop healthy and happy, well-rounded individuals who are confident, thoughtful, and adaptable, able to embrace and influence an ever-changing world. Our students will act with integrity, care for communities and the environment, and seek social justice for all.  Our motto is 'Excellence at the top of the world'.


 The British School, Kathmandu is a not for profit, non-selective, coeducational school.  Around 550 students from Early Years to Year 13 attend school in our unique campus in the historical area of Patan, surrounded by the Himalayan mountain range. Our community consists of families from over 40 different countries and together we help develop young people who strive for excellence and are kind, through an emphasis on challenge, creativity, confidence, compassion, and community.  

School structure 

The school is generally two form entry throughout. The Primary School and The Secondary School are each led by a Vice-Principal, supported by their leadership teams.  

The Vice Principals oversee the monitoring and tracking of progress of each student and are responsible for the high quality of teaching and learning, along with the outstanding pastoral care. From Year 4 upwards, every child sits a Cognitive Ability Test (CAT4s) which enables the staff to assess the progress of the students, map their strengths and weaknesses and personalise their learning journey, so that it is appropriately challenging.  

All appointed staff are enthusiastic, energetic and fully committed to delivering a high quality British education. Educational advisors from the UK and Commonwealth visit the school to share their expertise on best current practices in education. Our most BSO Inspection Report (February 2016) stated “The British School, Kathmandu is an excellent school: it provides an outstanding quality of education and demonstrates an exceptional flexibility in meeting the learning and personal needs of its students”.

We are situated in the Jhamsikhel area of Patan, approximately two kilometres to the south of Kathmandu. There is a wealth of activities available from art and sport to good restaurants and a busy social calendar. Whilst Kathmandu is a city, in a developing country with all the associated problems of a rapidly growing population, on the edges of the valley and beyond there is a beauty which exceeds all expectations; as Rudyard Kipling said, "The wildest dreams of Kew are reality in Kathmandu”.

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Address: Jhamsikhel, Patan, P.O. Box 566, Kathmandu, 44600, Nepal
Telephone: +977 15521794