The Senior Leadership Team

The Senior Leadership Team

The Senior Leadership Team of the British International School consists of Mrs Natalia Ambridge, Director of Pre School and Primary School, Ms Alison Guzel, Deputy Director of Pre School and Primary School,  Mr Richard Robison, Director of Secondary School and Mr Russell Gunnell, Deputy Director of Secondary School.

The BIS caters for children from the age of 2 ½ 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
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 are other theme weeks throughout the year, for example Environmental Week, Mathematics Week and History Week to highlight areas of the curriculum.

There is 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.  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, the points are added up each week in our assemblies for Cedar, Maple and Oak House and the winning House is presented with the House shield 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. 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 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 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.
Natalia Ambridge
Director of Pre School and Primary School

Alison Güzel
Deputy Director of Pre School and Primary School

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 & Principal of Zekeriyaköy Campus 

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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