Accreditations, Memberships and Examination Boards
British School Jakarta takes
‘British International School of the Year’ at the prestigious
2015 TES Independent School Awards
27 November 2015, London
British School Jakarta has taken the ‘British International School of the Year’ award at the prestigious 2015 TES Independent School Awards.
Jakarta is home to many internally displaced families working in recycling/scavenging and living in shanty dwellings. Displacement from their home village inevitably has an effect on children’s schooling and healthcare. British School Jakarta (BSJ) decided to implement sustainable solutions that offered access to education. It established an environmentally friendly micro-school, now in its fifth year, which has allowed unschooled children to re-enter formal schooling at secondary level.
The micro-school offers healthcare and vaccination, and ensures that all enrolled children’s births are formally registered.
BSJ has also launched the “school in a box”: a shippable, bolt-together, lightweight steel structure designed for remote, rural areas where existing school provision is inadequate, or for emergency use after a natural disaster.
The initiatives demonstrate how a British school can respond in a visionary, highly practical manner in support of local education and, as importantly, put its students at the heart of both projects.
The judges said Jakarta showed “a wonderful and compassionate commitment to extending education to others”.
Winners attended a black-tie event in at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, hosted by Michael Portillo, where over 400 attendees celebrated all that is outstanding in independent schools across the UK.
The awards have 13 categories, including British international school of the year, special needs initiative of the year and senior leadership team of the year.
For more coverage of the awards, profiles of the winners and photos from the evening, please visit www.isawards.co.uk or pick up a copy of TES magazine, available in newsagents from 4 December.