How old is the school?
BSKL has been established in Kuala Lumpur since 2009.
Where do your students move onto after they complete their education at BSKL?
Our graduates head to universities all over the world to continue their studies, from the UK to the USA.
Teaching and Curriculum
What qualifications do your teachers have?
It is the school's policy to employ teachers with outstanding professional credentials from the UK with relevant experience delivering the English National Curriculum. On occasion, the school will also employ outstanding teachers with other internationally recognised qualifications and British curriculum experience.
In order to be qualified, teachers must possess a degree (usually a 3-4 year course at a noted UK University) coupled with a specialised and relevant Educational/Teaching diploma issued by a reputable institution (usually one year post graduate qualification). Alternatively, teachers take a specialised four-year teaching degree, leading to Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) qualification.
Teachers of our Early Years section must hold a diploma of Early Childhood studies (usually two years).
Each teacher in Primary/Junior also has the support of a full-time native or fluent English speaking Teaching Assistant. This approach helps ensure that the highest quality of teaching and learning takes place in our classrooms, particularly in the areas of language, literacy and numeracy.
What curriculum do you teach?
We solely teach the English National Curriculum.
What foreign languages do you teach?
We teach Mandarin and Spanish from Pre-Nursery to Year 6, and in Secondary, we offer Mandarin, Spanish and French.
Do you have teaching assistants?
All classes from Pre Nursery to Year 6 have one teaching assistant alongside the teacher.
How do you deal with children with limited English?
We often admit children with limited English on the condition that they undertake our EAL (English as an Additional Language) classes, which take place in the sessions where other students will be learning their Modern Foreign Language.
Do you have provisions for children with Special Education Needs?
We do have a Learning Support Department in school, however the team is small, so we have a limit to the number of Special Educational Needs children that we can admit. We treat each application on a case by case basis.