A change is afoot! click here for announcement about BSO system changes


7th AoBSO / BSO Conference: Marriott County Hall, London, *21st and 22nd November 2018

Click here for the full programme and details of how to apply

*In addition at 7pm on 20th Nov, arrival drinks and a Best of British buffet will welcome all participants  

This will be a most important conference, which will be addressed by Undersecretary of State for Education, Lord Agnew. Simon Weston, CBE and Steve Munby will provide further, high-quality input, as will heads’ presentations.

The future of AoBSO will be given substance and the views of those attending the conference will be vital in making decisions about the nature, direction and structure of AoBSO in the era of growth about to commence. Schools really do need to be represented at this significant point in the history of both AoBSO and the BSO system – make sure your school doesn’t miss out!

The term “British Schools Overseas” (BSO) may only be officially used by a school that has been inspected within the past three academic years by one of the inspectorates approved by the UK government’s Department for Education and has been judged to have met an acceptable standard.  BSO inspections are based on the standards used to inspect the majority of independent (i.e. private) schools in England and Wales. There are more than 160 BSOs around the world.

Linking Schools …

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AoBSO forges links between BSOs aiming to developing further the already highstandards offered in such schools. For member schools, this site will develop into a communication and collaboration tool, to help schools to share expertise and knowledge around the BSO world.  For more details about the aims of the Association, please go to the “What are BSOs?” area of the website.

Informing Parents and Teachers …


Parents interested in enrolling their children or teaching in a British school outside of the UK and which has been inspected under UK-approved regulations, will find that this website provides a directory of BSOs and information about the BSO movement. It also provides access to the website and inspection report for each member school, as well as links to essential information on the UK Government website.

Please note that only those BSOs that have joined the Association may have a dedicated, extended and informative listing on this site. The directory, however, contains the name and location of every school that, as far as we are aware, has been inspected to date and whose report has been submitted to Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education – the UK government entity responsible for schools inspections).