Alice Smith School
Alice Smith School


The Alice Smith School is an accredited member of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) and a founding member of the Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA). Additionally it is a member of the Independent Schools Council (ISC), the East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS) and the Council of International Schools (CIS).

The school is also a fully registered International Award Centre (IAC) running The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award for participating students from Years 10-13.  The Award is a non-formal education and learning framework operating in more than 130 countries and territories around the world, through which young people’s achievements outside of academia are recognised and celebrated.

The Award encourages young people to learn new skills, get physically active, volunteer within their communities and discover a sense of adventure outside the classroom.

It offers young people opportunities that help them unlock their potential and be ready for their world, whatever that world may be.

Using the Award framework and with the support of adult volunteers, young people develop their own bespoke programme, as they work towards achieving the internationally recognised Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards.

CASE Circle of Excellence Award 2022

The Alice Smith School won a Bronze Award in the category of targeted campaigns and appeals (COVID-related) for the #BuildKindness - Support the Urban Poor fundraising campaign, benefitting Kechara Soup Kitchen Malaysia. Alice Smith is the only school to receive recognition in this category alongside reputable universities worldwide.

Each year the CASE Circle of Excellence Awards recognise hundreds of institutions whose staff members advanced their institutions through innovative, inspiring, and creative ideas. The awards acknowledge superior accomplishments that have lasting impact, demonstrate the highest level of professionalism, and deliver exceptional results.

The PIEoneer Awards 2022

PIEoneerAward 2022Focusing mainly on our Higher Education Future Pathways provision alongside details of how we supported our students during the pandemic, we are proud to be shortlisted for the  Secondary learning international impact award at The PIEoneer Awards 2022.  

The Secondary learning international impact award is a chance to showcase how we are innovating the delivery of learning and support given to our students, to ensure their experience is first-rate and that they leave ready for further education or the world of work as global citizens. 

Submissions this year were highly competitive, with exceptional nominations across all categories, showcasing the excellent work that is being carried out across the global education sector. 

International School Awards

Our fantastic Higher Education team were also nominated as one of the finalists for the Pathways to Continued and University Education award in the International School Awards 2022!

Overseen by three full time professionals working with teaching staff, alumni and other providers, our Future Pathways initiatives aim to expand both Higher Education and Career advice in Sixth Form and beyond.

In January 2021, we won the International School Awards 2021 Inclusion category with our initiative: 'KLASS Student-Support Programme: empowering students to lead on in-class support'.

The International School Awards hosted by ISC Research celebrate learning, teaching, community, wellbeing, leadership and strategic initiatives at international schools. They provide the opportunity for international schools to share best practice, creative endeavours, community participation, and innovation. 

Spears School Index 2022

Alice Smith School was featured in the Spear's Schools Index 2022, ranked as one of the Top Fifteen Schools in China & Southeast Asia and amongst the top 100 leading private schools in the world. 

Independent Schools of the Year 

We are exceptionally proud to be shortlisted for an award in the British International School of the Year category for the third year running. 

In 2021, Alice Smith School was Finalist in the Independent School Parent magazine's Independent Schools of the Year 2021 for an award in British International School category.

Launched in 2018, the Independent Schools of the Year awards celebrate the success stories of schools and their students across the independent education sector in the UK and British schools globally. Showcasing the excellence of the educational experience available to students of all backgrounds, the award recognise and applaud the varied and imaginative ways in which independent schools prepare young people for their future lives.

InspirED School Marketers Brilliance Awards

In 2022, Alice Smith School won a Bronze at the InspirED School Marketers Brilliance Award for our Inbound Marketing Social Media campaign entry featuring a series of short videos of our Primary Student Council interviewing Head of School, Ms Sian May when she first arrived.

The entries judged by a volunteer panel of 71 marketing experts from around the world were scored on originality, persuasiveness, copy/script/dialog, visual elements, execution and overall appeal.

Our award winning customised prospectus secured Bronze in the 2020 InspirED School Marketers Brilliance Awards 'Out of the Box Concepts' category. The user-friendly personalised prospectus allows prospective families to explore our range of academic subjects, learning environment and campus life - instant, online and delivered to their inbox!

Other notable achievements include being shortlisted for the TES International School of the Year Award in 2015, the British International School Awards (BISA) 2018 and Relocate Awards 2018. The school was also shortlisted in two categories for the International School Awards 2019, winning the Pastoral Initiative category. The awards recognise and celebrate excellence in educational practice in international schools worldwide.

This extensive list of accolades reflects the exceptionally high standards the Alice Smith School continually achieves and constantly strives to maintain.

Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA)

The Alice Smith School is a founding member of the Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA), a not-for-profit membership organisation in the international education sector.

FOBISIA is the premier Federation supporting and promoting high-quality British education in Asia. With more than 30 years of shared history, the FOBISIA family is a diverse and inclusive community of Member Schools spanning 19 countries across Asia, including Brunei, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Click link HERE for latest copy of The FOBISIAN. 

COBIS Patron’s Accreditation and Compliance Summary Report

The school is an innovative role model and leader for promoting high quality, educational practice as shown by obtaining the UCL IoE gold standard quality mark for professional development. 

Click logo below to view report, March 2019

COBIS Patron’s Accreditation

International School Awards 2019

The Alice Smith School was announced as WINNER of the International School Awards 2019 in the Pastoral Initiative category. These much celebrated awards highlight best practice in a range of categories which include: learning and teaching, wellbeing, leadership, use of technology, pastoral initiatives, community impact, inclusion, pathway support, and international impact spearheaded by some of the best British schools and educators from around the world!  

Click link here to read article as featured in the International School Leader Magazine, December 2019 issue.

5-Star Ministry of Education Award

Alice Smith School Primary and Secondary Campuses were both awarded the prestigious 5-Star Quality Standards Award for Private Education Institutions (SKIPS).

The award is accorded based on the Ministry's assessment of 10 criteria including Establishment and Registration, Institutional Management, Curriculum Management, Teaching and Learning, Assessment / Examination Management, Teachers' Management and Development, Discipline, Standards, Cleanliness and Cheerfulness, and International Teaching Management.

The Ministry of Education's 5-Star rating is the highest available and is awarded to institutions with especially high results. The SKIPS award reaffirms Alice Smith School as one of the best international schools in the country. This outcome also reflects the excellent report we received during the COBIS Patron’s Accreditation and Compliance visit in March 2019. 

5-Star Ministry of Education Award

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