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  • Top achieving school

    BSKL has built an outstanding reputation by balancing academic achievement with personal development and a strong sense of community


  • Happy and satisfied students

    BSKL provides students with the opportunities to explore and discover passions in their learning.


  • Outstanding teaching

    We recruit the best teachers to ensure our students benefit from outstanding teaching practices.


  • Learning for all

    We offer academic and extra-curricular programs designed to cater for a range of needs, interests, talents and aspirations.


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Admissions FAQ

Our friendly Admissions Team is here to help you with any questions you may have about our school and the admissions process. Here are the answers to some of the questions we're asked most often.

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. 

Activities and Trips


Do you have after school activities? 
We have many after school activities that the students can choose from. On offer are a range of sporting activities, from swimming to football to athletics, and also many music, arts and drama clubs. These are not compulsory for the children to undertake, but are on offer should they wish. 

What sort of excursions and trips do you offer your students? 
Our students have a range of day trips they will attend throughout their time at school. In addition to this, from the Year 4 year group, all students will be offered the opportunity to enjoy an annual residential trip. Each trip has a strong curriculum link enabling exciting, ‘hands on’ experiences and typically takes place within Malaysia for a period of 3-4 nights. This opportunity, a mixture of fun and education experiences, is of great benefit in enriching the children’s understanding of team work and cooperation, whilst building self-confidence and independence. 

What is your sport programme like?
The PE programme in BSKL is extensive and provides opportunities for all children in school, in support of ‘Sports for All’ philosophy. A broad and challenging PE curriculum is complemented by a varied enrichment and a wide ranging after school sports academy programme. Children from Early Years to Year 6 will also have a weekly swimming lesson that they will attend, within their curriculum time. 

What is your music programme like?
Music has a central place in the BSKL curriculum. Throughout the year, an exciting schedule of musical performances provides pupils with the opportunities to showcase their work and talent  both in school and in the wider community. Students from Pre Nursery to Year 9 have 2 music lessons per week, in their curriculum time. From Year 2, students will attend our music instrumental programme in addition to their standard music class. This is where they choose a new instrument to learn, which they will study with a small group of students and a music specialist, and it's a chance for them to explore new instruments in their curriculum hours. 

School Life


Is a school lunch provided? 
Children must have the food that is provided by school, for their lunch. They cannot bring food from home for their lunches. Parents will pay a flat fee for the children’s lunches, meaning that lunch time is smooth and enjoyable. All food served is a variety of cuisines and healthy. 

How do you ensure my child settles in quickly to their new school? 
We have induction sessions prior to their first day to familiarize them with the school. On their first day of school, they will attend a ‘Meet the Teacher Day’ where they have a welcome session with their teacher, and settle in to their new class. We also have a ‘buddy programme’ where new students will be allocated a ‘buddy’ who is an existing student, who will show them around the school and help them to settle in. Our teachers and assistant teachers also know all of our students very well, and their class or form tutor will regularly check in with our students to ensure they feel supported and are enjoying their experience. We also have school counsellors in school, who all students are very welcome to speak to, should they feel the need. 

If you are looking to enroll your child mid-year, you can read more about how we ensure a smooth social transition and a smooth academic transition for new joiners, including tips and advice for parents. 

How do you ensure good behavior and manners? 
We enforce a positive behavior approach in school. Students are rewarded for good behavior that follows the school rules and principles, and we strive to create an atmosphere that fosters enthusiasm for learning and promotes the personal development of each child. From very young, we introduce the golden rules of respecting one another and taking responsibility to name a few, and this is enforced in a holistic and mature way throughout the school. 

Where do your families live and do you provide school buses? 
Our families live all around KL and Greater KL, in anything from condominiums to grounded properties in a gated and guarded community. We do provide a school bus service. 

  • We would without doubt recommend the British International School of Kuala Lumpur to parents who are looking for a school that can give a first class education for their children.
    Wendy McDonald, Parent