The Senior Leadership Team of the British International School Istanbul consists of Mr Richard I’Anson, Director of Pre School and Primary School, Mrs Amanda Ilhan, Deputy Director of Pre School and Primary School, Mr William Bradley, Director of Secondary School, Mr Richard Robinson, Deputy Director of Secondary School and Mrs Helen Kiran, Head of Public Relations and Communications. 

 

BISI caters for children from the age of 2.5 to 18 and offers a modified British National Curriculum, the International General Certificate of Secondary Education and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

 

Please read the welcome messages from our individual School Leaders below and enjoy browsing our website.

 

Welcome message from the Pre School & Primary Director and Deputy Director
 
Welcome to the Pre School and Primary School of the British International School Istanbul.Whether as a new or prospective parent, we hope you find our website informative, and it addresses any questions you may have. The information here can paint only a broad and limited picture of the school. We do hope you will visit us if you can.

We are always delighted to show visitors around, and to explain the rich and varied life created here. 

 

We are proud of our many achievements. Academic standards are high. All students are encouraged to strive for their best in planned learning opportunities provided by excellent teachers. We ensure that students experience a broad curriculum. Sport, music, art and drama feature prominently.

 

We have over 55 nationalities at our School and this is celebrated in our International Week. Similarities between cultures are discussed and presented in class. We have other theme weeks throughout the year, for example Environmental Week, Mathematics Week and History Week to highlight areas of the curriculum.

 

We have a very active Student Council who meet every week to discuss issues in School. They also arrange an exciting event each term for all the students in the Pre School and Primary School to raise money for a local and overseas charity, for example the Winter Bazaar, Valentines Disco and Summer Beach Party.
We have many House events throughout the year. For example, our Swim
ming Gala, Cross Country Running and Sports Days. 

 

With the help of our House Captains, the points are added up each week in our assemblies for Cedar, Maple and Oak House and the winning House is presented with the Houseshield at the end of the year. 

A Yearbook will be presented to you at the end of the year which records all these events for your family to enjoy.We have a long list of clubs each term for example swimming club, waveboarding, skipping,
chess, art and eco club. Students can choose different clubs in the three terms. 

 

We also have private clubs of horse riding, Taekwondo and Hapkido which continue throughout the year. We are strongly committed to partnerships between home and school. The learning of students is improved significantly when these links are effective. We are a ‘listening school’, and actively encourage parents to share their concerns with us on a regular basis. 

We have Parents Evenings in October and April and reports are given to you in December and June.

 

You will be invited to Assemblies, Concerts and Awards Ceremonies that your child is participating in. If you have the time, we would like you to hear readers, help us with a club, help us on a trip or become a member of our active PTA. 

The PTA organise our Summer Fun Day each year.If you choose BISI for your children, teachers here will do their very best to ensure they are happy, safe and well prepared for life in the 21st century.We look forward to meeting you.

 

Richard I'Anson
Director of Pre School
and Primary School
richardianson@bis.k12.tr
Amanda Ilhan
Deputy Director of
Pre School and Primary School
amandailhan@bis.k12.tr 

 

 

Welcome Message from the Secondary School Director
 

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Secondary Department of the British International School Istanbul. Since arriving at BISI in 2010 the school has enjoyed rising student numbers and I have been fortunate to oversee the expansion of the campus and facilities in terms of both building and recreational space in line with our student growth. 
 

BISI is proud to be an Accredited Member of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS), an Accredited Member of the Council of International Schools (CIS) and an Accredited Member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). We are also an International Baccalaureate World School and a centre for Cambridge International Examinations.
 

We take particular pride in our academic standards and the excellence of our IGCSE and IB results. For the third consecutive year, our graduates gained a 100% pass rate in the Full IB Diploma Programme; the Graduating Class of 2015 actually gained the best IB Results the school has ever had. Similarly, the IGCSE Class of 2015 gained the best IGCSE results we have ever had, returning an amazing 96% pass rate in their final examinations.You are invited to look over our school statistics which include details of both our IGCSE and our IBDP results since 2011.

 

My team of 45 teaching professionals and I will be working very hard to improve upon what is already both a happy and very successful school. Clearly, our challenge is not only to maintain our success but to build upon it year on year.

We are ready to rise to that challenge and with small class sizes and a first rate group of professional international educators I am confident that we will be successful. I would like to extend an invitation to all prospective parents to visit us at the school in order to see what we are doing for our students, who come from over 50 different nationalities, and what we can do for your children.

 

You will find a campus upon which students are happy, inquiring learners; teachers who provide interesting, innovative, child-centred lessons; a campus where staff and students work together to make education a rich and rewarding experience for everyone.

 

William Bradley 
Secondary School Director &
Principal of Zekeriyaköy Campus 
williambradley@bis.k12.tr 
Richard Robinson 
Deputy Secondary School Director
richardrobinson@bis.k12.tr 

 

 

 

Welcome Message from the Head of PR & Communications
 
 
Welcome to the BISI website, I hope you’ll agree that our site is packed with important and useful information and has a user-friendly feel to it.

We give great importance to the communication between the school and our parent body. We achieve this through regular letters and sms messages, informing parents of upcoming events, school trips, and other school related matters.

 

You will, I am sure, have seen the monthly Whole School Newsletters, Colourful editions portraying the action packed lives of our students. Copies of all the Community Newsletters can be found under the ‘Community’, ‘Communications’ drop down menu. Our PTA continues to take an enthusiastically active role at BISI and are involved organising many educational and fun events for our students, teachers and parents.

 

Communication is vital to the successful running of any school and as the Head of Public Relations and Communications I take my role very seriously. If you have any ideas or suggestions which could improve communications between the school and home further still, I would be more than happy to meet with you to discuss them. Please do enjoy our website!

 

Helen Kiran
Head of PR & Communications
communications@bis.k12.tr