Why Choose a British School?

British education, both school and university, has achieved a worldwide reputation for quality.  The United Kingdom annually welcomes hundreds of thousands of students from all over the world to study in its educational institutions. The numbers studying in the British system is increasing annually.

Why is this ?

British educational traditions have developed over decades and centuries,  encouraged and monitored by the Government and led by outstanding institutions such as Universities like Oxford and Cambridge and by some of the  world famous Independent Schools, like Eton, Harrow and Winchester. Britain has known how to encourage such institutions to set the pace for others to follow, to achieve standards of academic excellence, and to be leaders.

British education is renowned for concerning itself with the   development of the whole personality. Learning is important, but not enough in itself. Young people need to develop their potential to explore and discover the world around them, to think for themselves and form opinions, to relate to others, to develop their bodies through sport and physical education, and to gain experience in taking responsibility.

British education, while firmly rooted in the European traditions of scholarship and learning, nevertheless enthusiastically embraces these wider objectives.  Some schools on the international scene, while teaching in English, do not follow the British National Curriculum which has a clearly defined series of academic and other objectives at every level, known as the Key Stages and attainment at these stages is measured by standardised tests.

Parents who choose a British School that follows the National Curriculum can therefore be sure that wherever they go in the world, the standards will be comparable to the UK, where Government monitoring of the unified curriculum guarantees quality. In a world where there is a bewildering array of schools teaching in English on the “international circuit”, the guarantee offered by a well developed national system, is a source of confidence and stability in what might well be an unfamiliar environment.

– Taken from the  Council of British International Schools (COBIS) website.


The International British Academy caters to children ages 3+ to 17. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Families wishing to send their children to IBA are requested to fill out the Application Form and pay the reservation Fee (Php 3,000) as early as possible but no later than May of the coming school year to ensure space for your children.

The requirements for admission can be found here.


The Registrar will appraise the submitted application documents before scheduling an assessment to determine placement.

To conform with the British educational system, the policy of the school is to place children in their proper age group. The academic aptitude, social readiness and English proficiency of the child will be evaluated. A written assessment test will be conducted. The result of the evaluation will be discussed with the parents within seven(7) days from the day of the assessment.

Applicants whose English proficiency has been determined to be inadequate will be required to attend the ESL Programme before acceptance into the mainstream Academic Programme.

The school reserves the right to decline admittance to any student who does not meet the admission and assessment requirements.