BSKL receives COBIS Accreditation

BSKL becomes first school in Asia to receive COBIS Patron’s Accreditation.
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Following a robust accreditation process in April 2017, The British International School of Kuala Lumpur (BSKL) has been awarded with the new COBIS (Council of British International Schools) Patron’s Accreditation, the first school to be accredited in Asia.

The new external validation system, which bears the name of the association’s Patron, HRH The Duke of York, emphasises school improvement and development rather than a snapshot inspection. It provides a rigorous diagnostic on core elements, focusing on learning and teaching and leadership in the school. The school and accreditors work together to support and encourage the best possible educational environment.

Some key findings of the report were: 

“The school provides exceptional, well-resourced facilities to support students’ learning across all age groups.”

“One of the great strengths of teaching and learning across the whole school is its consistently high quality.” 

“Behaviour for learning is an outstanding feature of the school at all levels.”

“Enrichment and extracurricular activities are part of the DNA of the school and one of its outstanding strengths.” 

Janet Brock, Headteacher, added, “Our judgements of where we are at as a school was confirmed by like-minded professionals who gave teachers constructive feedback which has fed into our School Improvement Plan, ensuring we continually aim for the best for our school community.”

COBIS is the largest educational association for international British schools overseas and exists to serve member schools of quality worldwide. The value and influence of COBIS is recognised by external agencies and many national governments around the world.