Inspection reports for British schools overseas that meet DfE accreditation standards and that are registered on Get information about schools (GIAS).


British schools overseas: accredited schools inspection reports



British Schools Overseas (BSO) inspections affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, a number of BSOs have been closed by their local government as a mandatory measure. Many of these schools would have been due an inspection within the coming months to ensure that they continued to meet the relevant standards – a stipulation for BSO accreditation.

In circumstances where DfE have been made aware that the school have had their inspection postponed due to Covid-19, we will ensure that their BSO accreditation is extended until the inspection has been rescheduled and carried out.

Therefore we would advise all BSOs whose inspections have been impacted, and would like to apply for an extension to their accreditation to contact the Department at [email protected].

When contacting DfE, please specify the reason for the rescheduling of the inspection, confirm the date the original inspection was due to be carried out, and (if available) any information regarding the postponed inspection. DfE will review all applications on an individual basis.

A list of British schools overseas meeting the school standards under the voluntary inspection scheme, including:

  • their inspection reports
  • the date of their most recent inspection

Get information about schools (GIAS) is the Department for Education’s (DfE) register of educational establishments in England and Wales, and includes details of accredited British schools overseas.

Published 28 May 2015
Last updated 22 April 2021 + show all updates

  1. Added and amended: British International School of Ljubljana, British School Muscat (Primary), British School Muscat (Senior), Cairo English School, Colegio Hispano Britanico, English Primary Group (Salwa School), English Primary Group Salmiya, King’s Infant School Madrid, Chamartin, School of Research Science , Scholars International Academy, Al Mamoura Academy, Dubai Foundation School, Caxton College, Pembroke House, GEMS Wellington Academy Al Khail and British Council School Madrid. Removed: Ajman Academy, GEMS Wellington Primary School, Renaissance International School Saigon, St Paul’s British Primary School VZW, Victoria College and Victoria College Preparatory School

  2. Added British International School of Casablanca to the accredited schools inspection reports list.

  3. Added: The English School Nicosia; British International School, Budapest; Prague British International School; Gulf British Academy; Kings College, The British School of Panama; King’s College, The British School of Alicante; Belvedere British School Abu Dhabi; Dubai English Speaking College; Dubai English Speaking School; International School of Creative Science. Amended: Doha College, Qatar; King’s College School Madrid, La Moraleja; ABC International School, Vietnam. Removed: Scholars International Academy, United Arab Emirates.

  4. Added information about how inspections will be affected by Covid-19.

  5. Added New Cairo British International School, The International School of Moscow, Traill International School, GEMS Wellington International School, Jumeirah English Speaking School, Jumeirah English Speaking School Arabian Ranches, Regent International School to the ‘British schools overseas: accredited schools inspection reports’.

  6. Updated list of British Schools Overseas, including recent inspections and removals.

  7. Accredited schools inspection reports list updated.

  8. Updated the list for November 2018.

  9. Changed title to include ‘accredited schools’. Updated summary to replace Edubase with Get information about schools (GIAS). Added link to new page on non-accredited British schools overseas.

  10. Updated the inspection reports list and added link to ‘Get information about schools’.

  11. Updated inspection reports.

  12. First published.