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Our tightknit community of students, parents, and alumni make BST a supportive, nurturing place to be. We’re proud of our reputation for being a friendly, family-orientated international school. Whether you’re already part of our community – or you’re interested in joining us – you’ll find the information you need here.
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IMPORTANT DATES: 2023-24

You'll find key term and holiday dates in our school calendar.
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EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Your child will enjoy exceptional enrichment experiences beyond the classroom. From sports and STEAM to drama, dance, and music, we offer activities, clubs, and trips that embed a lifelong love of learning.
OUR AFTER-SCHOOL CLUBS
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Sports
Your child will enjoy an exceptional range of after-school sport activities. From football, yoga, and multi-sport sessions to cheerleading, table tennis, and badminton, our students get active, compete against their friends and other schools, and boost their physical health and emotional wellbeing.
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Performing arts
We encourage every student to express their creativity. Through our exclusive collaboration with The Juilliard School, your child will take to the stage in our theatres and learn an instrument in our practice room. They can also join our funkadelic orchestra or young voices group, or sing in our choir.
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STEAM
Your child will imagine a world of endless possibilities in our state-of-the-art STEAM Centre, where they’ll solve some of the toughest scientific, technological, and engineering problems facing the world today. They can also join our robotics, IT, and Global Campus challenge clubs.
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Languages
As part of our commitment to a truly international education, we encourage our students to learn multiple languages, including Russian, Uzbek, Spanish, and French. We also offer French and Spanish after-school clubs.
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Trips and expeditions
Our life-changing excursions and expeditions take your child on adventures in Uzbekistan – including to the Andijan Mountains and Charvak Lake – and beyond, broadening their horizons and forging friendships that last a lifetime.
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The Duke of Edinburgh's Award
On the world’s leading youth achievement programme, your child will take part in physical and creative activities, try new things, and make a real contribution to our community.
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International competitions
International competitions – including the STEMCO Olympiad, COBIS Student Leadership Programme, and Student World Debate Competition – engage and excite our students, encouraging them to take on a challenge and build friendships around the world.
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OUR PARENT COMMUNITY

Our Parents, Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA) is open to everyone. The PTFA fosters a real sense of community spirit and togetherness, planning regular get-togethers – including coffee mornings and quizzes – and contributing to decisions that affect both our students and the wider school community. We also organise groups and activities, including language lessons and our fabulous parent and teacher choir.
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PREPARING FOR SCHOOL

We’ll make sure your child is ready for their first day.
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School uniform
Our distinctive uniform creates a sense of community and shared identity, and our students wear it with pride.
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Lunch menu
Lunch is an integral part of the school day, and our healthy menu offers something for everyone.
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School day
Every day is packed with exciting opportunities to learn, which our teachers organise around a set timetable.
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House system
Every student is a member of one of our four houses, which create strong bonds across the age groups.
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Health and wellbeing
Your child’s health and wellbeing come first. We’ll make sure they’re cared for, understood, and supported.
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Community initiatives
Our students make a real difference in the community, supporting several local groups and organisations.
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Accreditations and partnerships
We’re proud to be accredited by and hold membership of several globally respected organisations, including FOBISIA and COBIS.
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School policies
You can find lots of useful information about BST in our policy documents and handbooks.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What size are your classes?
    Our class sizes vary by age group. Our early years children learn in classes of 15, with a ratio of one teacher for every seven students. Our average primary and secondary class size is 24.
  • What after-school activities do you offer?
    We provide a wide range of extra-curricular activities, from sports and science to dance and drama. In sport, for example, our teams complete against schools in Tashkent and across Central Asia. And in music, your child can join one of our choirs or orchestras, or learn a new instrument.
  • What excursions and trips do you run?
    We organise days out in Tashkent, as well as residential trips to Bukhara, Khiva, and Samarkand. We also offer life-changing overseas expeditions to destinations including Berlin, Warsaw, Switzerland, and Bratislava.
  • Do you provide a school lunch?
    Yes, we provide healthy morning and afternoon snacks, as well as a well-balanced, nutritious lunch. All food and drinks are included in your child’s tuition fees.
  • How will you help my child to settle in?
    Both you and your child will quickly feel at home in our welcoming school community. We’ll make sure you have the information you need ahead of your child’s first day. They’ll also be allocated a buddy when they start. Our expert pastoral care team will keep a close eye on their health, happiness, and wellbeing, too.
  • Where do your families live? And do you provide a bus service?
    Our families typically live either in the city centre or in one of Tashkent’s suburbs. We don’t provide a bus service to and from the school.
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NEWS AND EVENTS

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Successful External Exam Collaboration between Nord Anglia Schools
The British School of Tashkent (BST) has opened its campus to nearly 80 students from The International School of Moscow (ISM) who are undertaking their crucial IGCSE, AS and A-Level examinations. Ranging from Year 11 to Year 13, the school found itself facing an unexpected challenge after the withdrawal of exam boards from the country.
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