The Senior Leadership Team

The Senior Leadership Team

The Senior Leadership Team of the British International School consists of Alison Jones as the Director of Pre School and Primary School, Lynne Jenkins as the Deputy Director of Pre School and Primary Pastoral,  Ashley Vaccaro as the Deputy Director of Pre School and Primary Communications Richard Robison as the Director of Secondary School and Russell Gunnell as the Deputy Director of Secondary School.

Welcome message from the Pre School & Primary Director
Welcome to the Pre School and Primary School of the British International School. Whether as a new or prospective parent, I 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.

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

I am 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. I ensure that students experience a broad curriculum. Sport, music, art and drama feature prominently.

There are over 55 nationalities at the BIS and this is celebrated in our Global Citizen's Week. Similarities between cultures are discussed and presented in class. 

There is a very active Student Council who regularly meet  to discuss issues in school. They also help to arrange exciting events 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 Autumn Festival and Winter Bazaar. 

There are many House events throughout the year. For example, our Swimming Gala, Cross Country Running and Sports Days. 
With the help of our House Captains,  points earned by Cedar, Oak and Maple students are added up each week and celebrated in our weekly assemblies. 

A Yearbook will be presented to you at the end of the year which records all these events for your family to enjoy. Students can choose different clubs in the three terms. 

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 November and March 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 become a member of our active PTA. 
The PTA organise various events throughout the year, including the Global Citizen food court and our Summer Fete.

If you choose the BIS 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.

Alison Jones

Director of Pre School and
Primary School

Lynne Jenkins

Deputy Director of Pre School
and Primary Pastoral

Ashley Vaccaro

Deputy Director of Pre School
and Primary Communications
Welcome Message from the Secondary School Director

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Secondary Department of the British International School. 

The BIS 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 the Middle States   Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA). 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. In five of the   last six years, our graduates gained a 100% pass rate in the Full IB Diploma Programme and our average points tally   has grown from 29 in 2010 to 35 recently with our average   points being well above the world average every year since 2012. Our IGCSE results demonstrate a similar level   of achievement with students performing well above   world standards over our range of subjects. 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 41 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 approximately forty 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.

Richard Robinson

Secondary School Director

Russell Gunnell

Deputy Secondary School Director

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With near 100% pass rate and an above-world average The International Baccalaureate (IB) points, our students have graduated from The BIS to continue their education at some of the most distinguished universities around the world.

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