Principal's Welcome

Students and staff are very proud to belong to BSJ and all that the School stands for. We believe every student has something special to offer. Our mission is to help them find it and develop it to the maximum.

British School Jakarta (BSJ) is an international school with British heritage, for children aged three to 18. The School was founded in 1974 with support from the British Embassy, and was originally intended to educate the children of British and Commonwealth nationals.

Today, about 1,450 children study at BSJ; 40% come from the United Kingdom and its Commonwealth, 30% are Indonesian, and around 40 nationalities comprise the rest of the School. There are over 130 members of academic staff and around 230 employees in other supporting roles.

BSJ employs more British-trained teachers than any other school in Indonesia. A British education is globally reputed to offer a broad and balanced curriculum, and teaching that enables students to exceed their highest goals. British schools also provide exceptional extra-curricular opportunities and prioritise the welfare of their students.

When they leave school, our students enter a very competitive world, in which they need all their academic ability, strength of character and personal skills to be happy and successful. Every child is different at each stage of their development. We meet their different needs through a curriculum that is differentiated yet challenging, additional opportunities that are exciting yet purposeful, and an environment that is both rigorous and nurturing.

We pride ourselves in knowing each child and in working with each individual to realise their true potential in the classroom, in the laboratory, on the stage or on the playing field.

Shane Nathan, Principal 2016 - 2018

British School Jakarta
Princes Diana
H.R.H Princess Diana
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Baroness Margaret Thatcher
Prince Edward
H.R.H Prince Edward