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Network International School became the first and only school in Myanmar to achieve prestigious BSO Accreditation

Network International School became the first and only school in Myanmar to achieve prestigious BSO Accreditation

On Thursday, 21st March 2024, Network International School hosted its British School Overseas (BSO) Accreditation Announcement for its parents and students with the participation of the Head of Mission of The British Embassy Yangon, HE Ken O'Flaherty.

Network International School Yangon - BSO Accreditation Event

After two years of preparation and two rounds of thorough inspection by Penta International - an organisation appointed by the UK Department for Education (DfE) to inspect British Schools Overseas, Network International School is now fully accredited as a British School Overseas (BSO); setting a new standard for educational excellence in Myanmar. This marks Network as the first and only British school in the country to attain this prestigious accreditation.

The BSO accreditation is a rigorous process conducted by the UK Department for Education that ensures British schools operating overseas maintain high standards of teaching, learning, and safeguarding. It ensures that schools maintain the same high standards as independent schools in the UK. 

Geography Lesson at Network International School

(Geography Lesson at Network International School)

The journey to BSO accreditation has been a testament to Network's unwavering commitment to providing a world-class education meeting the highest international standards. Principal Stephen Buckland reflects, "This accreditation reaffirms our position as the premier educational institution in Myanmar. It is a recognition of our dedication to academic excellence and student success. We have been recognised as delivering a standard of education comparable to leading independent schools in the UK, and are now proudly placed amongst the best schools around the globe."

Network International School Yangon - BSO Accreditation Event

(Mr Stephen Buckland, Principal of Network at BSO Accreditation Announcement Event)

BSO accreditation offers numerous benefits to students, including access to a curriculum that is recognised and respected worldwide, as well as opportunities for international collaboration and exchange programmes. Additionally, BSO accredited schools uphold strict standards of child protection and safeguarding, ensuring a safe and supportive learning environment for all students to develop and thrive. As Mrs Carole Kyaing, Founder of Network shared, "The BSO framework emphasises strong academics, a commitment to pastoral care, and a focus on international mindedness, all of which align perfectly with our school's values and goals. This accreditation assures students will receive a high-quality education that prepares them for top universities worldwide, while still fostering creativity, reflection and a love of learning."

Network International School Yangon - BSO Accreditation Event

(Mrs Carole Kyaing (in the middle), Founder of Network with students at BSO Accreditation Announcement Event)

Mrs Carole also stated, "Receiving BSO accreditation is a momentous achievement for Network International School and a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire school community. It's humbling and inspiring to think about how far we've come from our small beginnings; just six students in 1996, to where we are today -  the first and only BSO accredited school in Myanmar." 

Parents also benefit from BSO accreditation, gaining assurance that their child is receiving a top-quality education that meets rigorous international standards. Ms Tina May Thwin Oo, a Network parent expresses, "As a parent, I am thrilled that Network International School has achieved BSO accreditation. It gives me confidence that my child is receiving a top-quality education that prepares them for success in an increasingly globalised world."

Network International School Yangon - BSO Accreditation Event

(Mrs Tina May Thwin Oo (in the middle), Network Parent at BSO Accreditation Announcement Event) 

The achievement of BSO accreditation underscores Network International School's ongoing commitment to academic excellence, continuous improvement, and student-centred learning. It represents a significant milestone in the school's journey and sets a new standard for educational excellence in Myanmar.

"As Network International School embarks on this new chapter, the entire school community looks forward to continued success, growth, and innovation in pursuing educational excellence, bringing the highest standards to education in Myanmar", Principal Stephen concluded. 

Network International School Yangon - BSO Accreditation Event

(Network teachers and parents at the BSO Accreditation Announcement Event)

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