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BSM Through The Years

1976

Official opening of the school in the old Union Church with 36 students.

 

1976 - Present

Mr. Brendan Egan M.B.E., longest-serving member of the Board of Governors.

 

1980

The British School Manila moves to Merville, Parañaque. Student population grows to 107 students.

 

1992

The British School Manila hosts the first FOBISSEA (Federation of British International Schools in South East Asia) Sports and Cultural Event.

 

1997

The British School Manila expands to offer Key Stage 3 of Senior School.

 

1999

Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, visits The British School Manila.

 

2000

The British School Manila Fort Bonifacio ground breaking ceremony.

 

2001

Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, officially opens The British School Manila at Bonifacio Global City. Student population over 400.

Beginning of full Senior School.

Introduction of Nursery Class.

 

2002

Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo with Chairman of The Board of Governors John Hawkins inaugurates the new Bonifacio Global City campus of The British School Manila.

 

2003

The British School Manila is authorised to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme.

 

2003

Opening of Cluster D (Dinagyang). Head of School Helen Kinsey-Wightman is accompanied by Chairman of the Board of Governors Peter Lawrence.

 

2004

Prince Andrew, the Duke of York's second visit to The British School Manila for the GCSE awards ceremony.

 

2005

First IB Cohort.

 

2006

Opening of Cluster E (El Nido). Chairman of the Board of Governors Simon Bewlay is accompanied by His Excellency Ambassador Peter Beckingham and wife Jill during the ground breaking ceremony

 

2007
 

The British School Manila becomes the first in the Philippines to be accredited by the Council of International School (CIS). Student population over 768 students with over 46 different nationalities.

The British School Manila celebrates its 30th anniversary at the Ambassador's residence.

 

2011

Opening of Cluster F (Fiesta). Chairman of the Board of Governors Simon Bewlay is accompanied by His Excellency Ambassador Stephen Lillie.

 

2012

The British School Manila Chairman awarded the M.B.E. in Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for his services to education in the Philippines.

 

2014

Opening of the new Learning Resource Centre (LRC). Chairman of the Board of Governors Simon Bewlay is accompanied by His Excellency Ambassador Asif Anwar Ahmad.

 

2015

Students, staff and parents were thrilled to welcome Her Royal Highness Princess Anne who graciously unveiled a plaque commemorating new sports facilities and spent time meeting charities supported by the British School Manila on 19 March 2015.