New Interactive Map of British Schools Around the World
Are you planning on moving your family abroad but want your child to remain in the British education system? There are currently a huge number of schools worldwide that offer the British curriculum, and so leaving the country doesn’t mean having to sacrifice your child’s educational opportunities. No matter where you are in the world, you’re bound to find a school nearby that offers your child the same education they would have had back home.
In order to help parents locate these schools an interactive map has been created by Expat and Offshore – an online information resource for expats. The map shows all English-speaking primary, secondary and through schools worldwide that currently offer courses adhering to the British National Curriculum and recognised by British examination boards.
View the list of British Schools Offshore and suggest additional locations
For Primary School students, aged 3 to 11, the school curriculum follows the early years programme up to key stage 2. In Secondary School, aged 11 to 16, students follow key stages 4 and 5 before taking their GCSE exams. A number of international schools also offer the Cambridge IGCSE qualification for 14 to 16 year olds, which are accepted as equivalent to GCSEs by UK higher institutions.
In order to find a school in your host country, zoom in and click on one of the stars. Here you’ll find the address and contact telephone number of the school, as well as a link to their website. The student population is also include in the description box for parents wanting to know how likely it is that their child will find a place at the school.
For parent looking for a specific school, there is a full database on the Expat and Offshore webpage below the map.
The countries with the highest number of British schools include Nigeria, Pakistan, India (all of which are part of the Commonwealth of Nations), and also Spain, which is a popular expat destination. France, Germany and United Arab Emeritus – similarly popular destinations with British expats – also have a high proportion of British schools.
However surprisingly, other common expat countries, such as Australia, USA, and Canada, have relatively few schools with a British curriculum. This is perhaps due to the fact that they are English speaking nations and therefore offer their own national curriculums (which British expats are expected to follow). Many do offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, which is a good option for children aged between 16 and 19 who want an internationally recognised qualification.