The British School in Colombo
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The British School in Colombo
The British School in Colombo


Founded in 1994, the British School in Colombo is an independent, co-educational school for children aged between 2 and 18.  There are currently around  1400 students on the school roll (750 in the Junior School and 650 in the Senior  School, with a  Sixth  Form of 120).

The school site houses both Junior and Senior Schools, with shared sports facilities, swimming pool, canteens and auditorium; all other facilities are  for the exclusive use  of each school.  

Both schools have their own range of classrooms, science laboratories, computer rooms and libraries designed specifically for use in the relevant age groups in that section of the school.   

This allows us to give each student the facilities best suited to their own personal needs in an environment where progression through the school is clearly defined and understood by students and their parents.  Such concern for clear avenues of development determines the strategic planning of the school in every field, not just academic.   

The school is committed to educating the whole child and offers a broad range of extra-curricular activities.  This means that we aim to ensure that every student has the opportunity to find, excel in and be rewarded for those things they do best or enjoy the most.  

The Principal is responsible for the running of the whole school, assisted by the Head of Junior School and the Head of Senior School. Each school has a separate team of staff.

Throughout both schools, there is staff designated to be in charge of each year group and each subject area, and who act as a link between the two schools to ensure continuity of academic and personal development. All of these are dedicated and well-qualified teachers with a wide range of experience gained in the UK and elsewhere.