Accreditations & Partnerships


IB World School

The International Baccalaureate (IB), established under UNESCO, embodies a philosophy of education. Around 2500 schools worldwide teach the IB in 150 countries. BSM students pursue the IB Diploma, a qualification recognised by universities and employers across the globe.

Cambridge International School

The Cambridge IGCSE is the world's most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year-olds. Recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide, it is an international passport to progression and success. Our Year 11 students take IGCSE exams set by the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) board.

HMC School

HMC (Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference) is a professional Association of Heads of the world's leading independent schools. HMC has 282 members in the British Isles, and a further 54 international members, including the BSM.

COBIS School

COBIS is an association of 257 of British International Schools of global quality across 77 countries. The BSM is an accredited member, meeting the UK standard for British Schools Overseas through a successful inspection by a UK government approved Inspectorate - ISI.

D of E International Award School

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is the world's leading youth achievement award. It involves a personal challenge rather than a competition against others; at the school it comprises hiking expeditions as its main activity.

ABRSM Examination Centre for Italy


ABRSM is the UK's largest music education body and the world's leading provider of music exams, serving 93 countries across the globe. The BSM is the examination centre for the ABRSM in Italy.

AfPE School


In 2018 the BSM was awarded an afPE Quality Mark with Distinction - The Association for Physical Education (afPE) is the professional association for Physical Education and Sport in the UK. The afPE Quality Mark Award is a prestigious award that evidences the strength and quality of physical education and sport in a school. The Award with Distinction is the highest level of award possible and rubber stamps the outstanding work that is undertaken on a daily basis at the BSM. We are extremely proud to be one of only two British schools overseas to have obtained this award.

NISSA School

The BSM is a member of the 'Northern International Schools Sports Association' (NISSA),  a school sports organisation providing students with opportunities to compete in local sports competitions against other international schools from Northern Italy and the Italian-speaking Canton of Ticino in Switzerland. The BSM is a founding member of NISSA alongside the American School of Milan. The organisation now has numerous member schools that compete on a regular basis throughout the year across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.



The School is a Special Sustaining Member of The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy. The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy is a private, non-profit making entity that works closely with the British Consulate General and Department for International Trade (DIT) in Milan and with the British Embassy in Rome. Founded in 1904, it is still working ever more actively to improve trade and business relationships in today's fast paced business environment. Its headquarters are in Milan, with regional branches throughout Italy, as well as in London and Scotland. It has around 250 Members, mostly Italian and British companies. 

CUS Milano

CUS (Centro Universitario Sportivo) Milano is a Sporting Association focused on the development of sports in local universities for nearly 70 years and is one of the largest youth rugby clubs in Italy, fielding both men's and women's teams in Serie A. A unique partnership between the club and school provides students with access to high quality facilities for physical education lessons and also for those interested students, a pathway from school based rugby into club rugby.

Onetothree Nursery

The Onetothree Nursery and Preschool educates children from 1 - 6 years old. It uses the Learning by Languages Method, which incorporates the Montessori and the Reggio Emilia approach. The method is sympathetic to the School's philosophy of teaching and learning, and our teachers regularly exchange ideas.