The British School of Kuwait (BSK)
About The British School of Kuwait (BSK)
The British School of Kuwait (BSK) was founded in 1978. With its kindergarten, BSK caters for 3200 students from over 70 nationalities. In March 2013, March 2016 and again in May 2017, BSK was awarded British School Overseas (BSO) status, enabling the school to take newly-qualified teachers through induction in partnership with Buckinghamshire LEA. The latest BSO inspection report has been published on the Department for Education website and a link placed on the BSK website at www.bsk.edu.kw The schools rating from this inspection report is "Outstanding".
BSK follows the National Curriculum of England with public examinations at GCSE, IGCSE, AS and Advanced Level. Details of success in public examinations and destination universities can also be found on our website.
Technology is embedded into the culture at BSK. The school utilises the SIMS system, all classrooms are equipped with SMART boards, all students are equipped with iPad or laptop devices and the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is used extensively.
The school offers an extensive range of extra-curricular activities with students prepared for awards such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award at bronze, silver and gold levels; the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music; the Royal Academy of Dance; the British Ballet Organisation and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. BSK is involved in all national and regional sporting competitions as well as the Model United Nations. BSK students have represented Kuwait in the World Debating finals for over 10 years. The programme of local and overseas fieldtrips is extensive as are links to charitable institutions.
BSK is a founding member of the British Schools of the Middle East (BSME), a founding member of British Schools Overseas (BSO) and an accredited member of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS). The school is committed to Continuing Professional Development for all members of staff.
The mission of The British School of Kuwait (BSK) is to provide its students with the Best of British Education, an education that is rigorous, rounded and relevant.
We are rigorous in setting and ensuring the achievement of high standards in all areas.
Our hard working students benefit from a rigorous approach to the optimisation of their academic and pastoral progress and are ambitious in the pursuit of the highest standards in their academic attainment and progress, attitudes to learning, personal and social development and extracurricular pursuits. Our dedicated teachers are rigorous in the planning and preparation of their teaching, in the assessment of their students’ work and in their reporting to parents. They are supported in their pursuit of excellence through a robust system of performance management and professional development.
We have long demonstrated a commitment to the breadth and balance that underpins the British education system. With respect to the curriculum, as well as teaching English and Arabic, Islamic Studies, Mathematics, Sciences, Geography, History, Modern Languages and PSHE, BSK also stresses the importance of disciplines such as Music, Drama, Art and Physical Education. Our extensive extracurricular programme also ensures that our students have access to a wide range of enriching opportunities outside of the classroom.
The current and future relevance of the education students receive at BSK is paramount, and our efforts are geared toward ensuring that when they move on, our students are equipped with the knowledge, skills and confidence they require to be well-prepared in ever evolving and increasingly competitive environments. The curricular, pastoral and extracurricular programmes on offer in order that they remain current and continue to bring additional value to the experiences enjoyed by students at BSK.
Our curriculum is based upon a clear set of aims which reflects our mission and values:
- to develop self-awareness, a positive self-image, and the confidence to take advantage of opportunities to develop their own talents and personalities in order to live as independent and self-motivated members of the community
- to develop lively enquiring minds, including the ability to question and argue rationally and to approach the solution of problems in an imaginative and methodical way
- to develop the skills necessary to work confidently and sensitively in collaboration with others
- to acquire the knowledge, skills and understanding relevant to adult life and employment in a fast-changing world
- to be able to comprehend information sensitively and communicate effectively
- to acquire a reasoned set of attitudes and to be able to respect other backgrounds and lifestyles
- to recognise, evaluate and learn from human achievement and aspirations
- to acquire an understanding of social, economic, political, scientific and technological issues, and the interdependence of individuals, groups and nations
- to appreciate a variety of aesthetic, creative and imaginative forms and to express themselves creatively
- to promote their own health, development and wellbeing
- to heighten their awareness and understanding of the environment and environmental issues and to encourage a sense of personal responsibility for environmental stewardship on local, regional and global scales