Parents will remember that from 11 – 13 March 2013 the school received its first British Schools Overseas (BSO) Inspection. The British government operates this inspection scheme in order to inform and reassure parents about the quality of education offered by British schools around the world. During the inspection the quality of education at BIS was measured against the standards that apply to independent schools in Britain.
I am now delighted to announce that we have received the BSO Inspection Report which awards us the highest possible overall grade - a Grade 1 - across the three campuses of the school.
The overall effectiveness of the school is described as:
‘BIS is an excellent school. It provides a very high quality of education and care for its students.The quality of learning, teaching and leadership is outstanding. The students, parents and staff
are passionate about the school.’
A full copy of the report is available for parents to download from the school website http://www.bisvietnam.com/index.php/british_schools_overseas_inspection-238.htm and will also be published in the near future on the British Government Department for Education (DfE) website http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/leadership/typesofschools/bso/b0077259/prebsoreports/jtoz.
We have believed for some time that we compare very favourably with the best independent schools in Britain and now we have external verification that this is true. It is now official that we are the first school, and currently the only school, in Vietnam to be inspected and approved by the British Government and one of only a small number of schools around the world to be awarded an overall Grade 1 rating.
For the parents of the school this award provides further confirmation that their children are receiving a high quality education from a caring and skilled team of educational professionals. I would like to congratulate all of my colleagues at school for their individual contributions to achieving this award and thank them for their continued dedication and commitment. The whole school community can take great pride in yet another formal recognition for the school.
Shaun WilliamsCEO & Principal