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British School Jakarta

Bintaro Jaya Sektor 9, Jl. Raya Jombang Ciledug, Pondok Aren, Tangerang 15227

  • +62-21 7451670
  • admissions@bsj.sch.id
  • Principal : Simon Dennis


British School Jakarta (BSJ) is an international school with British heritage, for children aged three to 18 from around the world.  30% of the students who study at BSJ come from the United Kingdom and Commonwealth countries, and 30% are Indonesian. Around 40 nationalities make up the remainder of the School.

Established in the city centre with support from the British Embassy in 1974, BSJ moved 20 years later to a green 18-hectare estate in Bintaro, south-west of the capital.  The School’s campus was opened in part by their Royal Britannic Highnesses Prince Edward and Prince Andrew, and it includes an Olympic-sized swimming pool and theatre complex.

When BSJ’s new sports centre and all-weather pitches open later in 2017, the School will be one of the best-resourced for sport in South-East Asia. The new facilities include two floodlit football fields with the latest surface technology, three basketball courts that convert into six volleyball or 12 badminton spaces, a gym and weights room, a rock-climbing wall and a dance studio.



Foundation Stage :  Foundation Stage Curriculum for England
Primary :  IPC and National Curriculum for England
Years 7 - 9 :  National Curriculum for England
Years 10 - 11 :  IGCSE Curriculum
Years 12 - 13 :  International Baccalaureate


Age Group

  • Foundation Stage (3 - 5 years)
  • Primary (5 - 11 years)
  • Secondary (11 - 18 years)

School Terms

  • First Term (August - December)
  • Second Term (January - March/April)
  • Third Term (April - June/July)

School Fees

  • Please contact admissions for further details

Level of Education

  • Foundation Stage

Foundation Stage prepares young children for success later in life by promoting their early development. There are seven inter-connected aspects of the Foundation Stage curriculum. Three prime areas ignite children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and build their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive. These are communication and language; physical development; and personal, social and emotional development. These areas are strengthened and applied through a concurrent focus on four specific areas: literacy; mathematics; understanding the world; and expressive arts and design.

  • Primary School

In Years One to Six, BSJ teaches a blend of the National Curriculum in England and the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). The National Curriculum introduces children to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens, and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement. With the IPC, their learning takes a global approach; helping them to connect to where they live, as well as looking at the perspective of other people in other countries.

  • Secondary School

All students Years 9 to 10 study the following subjects: English; Mathematics; Science; Design Technology; History; Geography; Modern Foreign Languages (a wide choice of European and Asian Languages); Art; Drama; Music; Information and Communication Technology; Physical Education; Personal, Social and Health Education; and Indonesian Studies. These three years of study provide the foundation for the IGCSE programme that follows.

The curriculum in Years Ten and 11 is a two-year course of study culminating in external IGCSE examinations. These are set by the Cambridge International and London (EDEXCEL) examinations boards. The core programme comprises Mathematics; English Literature; English Language; Sciences; Physical Education; and Personal, Social and Health Education. Students then select five options from Art; Business Studies; Drama; Food Technology; Design Technology; Economics; French; Geography; German; Global Perspectives; Graphics; History; Indonesian Language (native and non-native); Indonesian Studies; Information and Communications Technology; Japanese; Mandarin; Music; Resistant Materials; Spanish; and Textiles.

Students in Years 12 and 13 study for the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma, through an academically-challenging programme designed in Geneva, Switzerland. The balanced and broad curriculum is made up of six subject groups (language and literature language acquisition; individuals and societies; sciences; mathematics; and the arts). These are complemented by the ‘core’, which comprises theory of knowledge; creativity, activity, community service; and the independently-researched extended essay.



Leavers’ Results

In 2016, the School’s Year 13 leavers achieved an average point score of 34.2 in the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma, over four points ahead of the global average. The average score per  subject  was  5.4,  again surpassing the world average, by almost one point. Three BSJ students achieved 43 points out of a possible 45. 50% of students’ entries were awarded a 6 or a 7 (the top grade at IB), with particular highlights in Economics, History, and several Modern Foreign Languages. Business & Management and Economics were two of the most popular subjects, with  average  scores of 5.63 and 6 respectively.

Leavers’ University Destinations

The IB Diploma is respected by leading universities across the globe, and BSJ students go on to attend universities all over the world. The offers received by the 2017 cohort are the best on record, with highlights including an offer for one student to read Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Oxford University and another for Computer Science at Stanford University. Several students applying to North America received significant scholarships alongside their place.

Notable degree subjects popular with BSJ students this year include Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Computing and Computer Science; Economics, Business and Management; International Relations and Politics; Philosophy, Politics and Economics; Sport and Exercise Science; and Veterinary Medicine.


School Facilities

Badminton Court
Basket Ball Court
Fitness Center
Running Track
Soccer Field
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
Computer Laboratory
Language Laboratory
Practical Garden
Science Laboratory
Green Area
Parking Space

After School Programs