Sir James Henderson British School Milan
Via Pisano Dossi 16, 20134, Milan, Italy
Tel: (+39) 02 264 13332/13310
Fax: (+39) 02 264 13515/13302
National, UK, curricula.
GCE, GCSE, IGCSE, SAT exams
665 students, 3-18 yrs.
The Sir James Henderson British School was founded in 1969 to serve
the needs of the British and international communities of Milan
- all of those, in fact, who require an English-medium education.
The school is, by statute, non-profit-making. A member of ECIS and
HMC, it is also a founder member of COBISEC and is authorized by
the Italian government and inspected by the British government's
Department for Education. SJHS is a day school for boys and girls
from 3-18 years of age.
The programme at Sir James Henderson British School Milan follows
that of schools in the UK and of similar British schools outside
the UK. Some 38 nationalities are represented by the student body.
The school provides a structured programme from nursery to university
entrance, and the majority of graduates enter university in Britain,
Italy, and the United States as well as those in other countries.
Italian students are prepared for their official Elementary and
Middle school leaving certificates. The school is a recognized centre
for the GCSE and A Level examinations and for the Royal School of
Music examinations. The teaching staff consists of fully qualified,
experienced teachers who also have specific responsibility for the
pastoral care and guidance of the pupils.
The Sir James Henderson British School Milan is located in a large
complex in its own grounds in NE Milan. The school has its own bus
service and is well served by municipal metro and bus routes. The
teaching areas are housed in two three-storey buildings that have
been extensively modernized. Both sections of the school share the
outstanding facilities that include science laboratories, a computer
room, a dining hall, a gymnasium, a Sixth Form centre, music practice
rooms, outdoor play and sports areas. A full range of subject classrooms
allow the school to offer a very broad curriculum. There is a library
and an assembly hall which is used for drama and music. The school
has the use of a modern sports complex with swimming pools, an athletics
track and extensive playing fields.
Admission to Sir James Henderson British School Milan is dependent
on interview and reports from previous schools. In all cases the
child must have an appropriate level of English before being fully
assimilated into the academic programme. There are five full-time
specialists in the teaching of English-as-a-second-language, and
an SEN support programme.