School type Coeducational Day
Head of school Mr Timothy Deyes
Co-ed Age Range 2-18
Curriculum IBDP, IGCSE
Language of Instruction English
Average Class Size 20
Teacher/Pupil ratio EYFS: 1:5, Primary: 1:10, Secondary: 1:21 The British International School, Ho Chi Minh City (BIS) was established in 1997 and has grown to become the largest international school in Vietnam and it is one of the leading international schools in the South East Asia region.
BIS is a selective, independent and co-educational day school providing a British style curriculum for an international student body. Both Primary campuses cater for students from the Foundation Stage (Pre-school) through to Year 6 and the Secondary campus caters for students from Year 7 to Year 13.
All three of the campuses have been designed fully in line with international standards and host large libraries, music suites, computer suites, indoor 25 metre swimming pools, large sports halls and grass playing fields. The Secondary campus has excellent specialist facilities including a gymnasium, auditorium, mini theatre, science laboratories, music technology suite, drama studio, dance studio, art and design technology rooms as well as ICT suites. Foundation aged children have their own mini swimming pools, sand pits, dedicated playgrounds and climbing apparatus.
The school provides a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum to meet the wide ranging needs of the students. Staffed by British qualified and trained teachers with relevant British curriculum experience, the education on offer is amongst the best available anywhere in the world. BIS operates within the framework of the National Curriculum for England and students are prepared for both the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). BIS students then progress to top universities around the world.
BIS is a Nord Anglia Education (NAE) school. NAE is a world leading premium schools organisation located across China, Europe, the Middle East, North America and Southeast Asia, providing an outstanding education to 34,000 students in 42 schools across 15 countries.
The school is fully accredited by the prestigious Council of International Schools (CIS) and is a registered centre for the UK examination boards Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). It is also designated as an IB World School and is registered with the UK Government DfE as an overseas school. It is a full member of the Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA).
BIS has been inspected, approved and rated as 'Outstanding' by the British Government as detailed in a British Schools Overseas (BSO) Inspection Report, March 2013.