UK Government Support for British Overseas Schools

BSME and Penta International have worked closely with the Department for Education (DfE) over the last year, and more intensively in recent months, to develop a kitemark for British schools overseas that have been successfully inspected under the BSO framework. 

As a result, we have just been advised by the DfE that it is possible for the government to register a term such as ‘British Schools Overseas’ as an Official Sign, and that it is their intention to do so. For more details of the step that the government intends to take please download the PDF below:

UK Government Support of British Schools Overseas PDF87KB

As Chairman of BSME I am particularly pleased with this success, not least because 40% of all currently BSO-inspected schools worldwide are BSME members.    

BSME will continue its on-going work towards further recognition and benefits for our schools and has every confidence that these will grow over the coming years.  

Ed Goodwin
Chair, BSME


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