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The British School (TBS) is an independent non-profit making school, catering for children from 3-19. It was founded in 1966 by a group of British and Commonwealth expatriates who wanted a British-style education for their children. The school received official recognition from His Majesty’s Government of Nepal the following year. From its early days, the School has been under the patronage of the British Embassy.

The British School Today

From the start, the School has flourished. The first pupils were admitted in 1966, and taught in one class in a rented bungalow in Tahachal. To cope with increasing numbers, the School moved to larger premises in Dilli Bazaar in 1970. Over the following decade the School continued to expand, moved once more in 1981 to larger premises in Jhamsikhel then finally to its present location near Sanepa in 1997.

In 1996 the school began to take senior students and has slowly built up, adding a year at a time, to culminate with Year 11 students and IGCSE. This was further built on in 2004 when a Sixth Form was added to give children the opportunity to study for AS and A Levels through Cambridge University International Examinations Board.

A further area of expansion was in providing education for children younger than four and the school added a Nursery in 2002.

In 2006, the school is to commence offering vocational qualifications in both Business and Tourism to its Sixth Form students.

The Primary and Secondary Sections are housed in separate buildings but often share purpose-built rooms such as the library (completed in 2004), music room, hall and Design Technology room. Both Sections have their own ICT suite linked to one server.

Our school philosophy recognises that, whatever their academic ability, every child is unique and has a valuable contribution to make to the School, the community and society. To this end we have established an environment, within which, teaching staff, advisory colleagues, parents, future parents and visitors can work together towards the successful achievement of this philosophy.

The English National Curriculum is followed, though consideration is given to meeting the needs of a multicultural community. The School also takes full advantage of the local environment and facilities.

All the teaching staff are fully certified and experienced, and are recruited from the United Kingdom.


Dates to Remember

Term Dates 2014
Term 3
Tuesday 7th January – Friday 4th April·
Half Term: Monday 17th to Friday 21st February
Term 4 

Wednesday 23rd April - Friday 4th July

 Half Term: Monday 26th to Friday 30th  May


School Timetable

Secondary Section (KS3, KS4, KS5)
08:15 Registration

10:30 (approx.) Break (20 minutes)
12:50 (approx.) Lunch (50 minutes)
15:30 Afternoon  Registration and end of School day*
15:30 – 16:30 Secondary After School Clubs
*Except Friday when the School day ends at 14:30


Primary Section(Early Years, KS1, KS2)
08:05 - Teachers on duty to supervise the children
08:15 - Bell rings, school day begins
10:00 - 10:25 Early Years and Key Stage 1 Morning Break
10:20 - 10:40 Key Stage 2 Morning Break
11:50 - 12:45 Early Years and Key Stage 1 Lunch
12:00 - 12:45 Key Stage 2 Lunch
14:30   End of day for Early Years / Key Stage 1 & 2
14:30 - 15.30 Primary After School Clubs