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The Federation of British International Schools in Asia


In November 2018, the Membership articulated FOBISIA’s Mission, “to ensure high-quality British- international-style education through shared professional development, student enrichment events and mutual support between Member Schools in the region.”

Ultimately, FOBISIA’s core business is about enriching the experiences of students, developing continued professional development and learning for all staff, and providing a support network for Heads and Senior Leaders.

Under its Constitution, FOBISIA’s objects for achieving its Mission are to:

  1. Support, foster cooperation between, and promote the interests of, schools which are members of the Federation;
  2. Take a leading role amongst its members in promoting a high-quality British-styled education through shared professional development programmes, conferences and seminars, cooperative activities, inter-school enrichment events, and other initiatives within the Asia region;
  3. Provide support for members including those involving quality assurance, child protection, and representation to official bodies and governments.

Under its By-Laws, FOBISIA’s aims and objectives are to:

  1. Keep abreast of educational and related developments in Britain and in the international context;
  2. Promote excellence of British-style education in FOBISIA schools;
  3. Celebrating the community of British national heritage and the cultural identities of host countries and student bodies;
  4. Provide opportunities for inter-school competitions and enrichment programmes;
  5. Facilitate school improvement through shared programmes of professional development to address Members’ individual needs;
  6. Explore co-operative initiatives to the benefit of Members;
  7. Respond to the changing needs of the Member school communities in the region;
  8. Promote the Federation and its Members;
  9. Foster links, world-wide, with other groups of British International Schools; and
  10. Make representations to official bodies and governments to recognize the needs and aspirations of the Federation and its Members as British organisations.