BGE is committed to continuous improvement and ensuring that the education we offer is one of the best in the world. To this end, global accrediting agencies have been invited into the school to examine all aspects of how our school functions. Only those schools that meet the highest standards in all areas are awarded accredited status. The fact that Braeburn school has been accredited by both CIS and is an IB World School is your assurance that your child will receive a world class education whilst in our care.

  • Council of International Schools
  • IB World School Status
  • Council of British International Schools
  • Independent Schools Inspectorate
  • Association of British Schools Overseas (AoBSO)
  • The Independent Association of Prep Schools

Council of International Schools

The Council of International Schools (CIS) is a global non-profit membership organisation. The CIS vision is to inspire the development of global citizens through high quality international education: connecting ideas, cultures and educators from every corner of the world. Within CIS membership are schools that have achieved a mark of high quality and rigour.

This recognition signifies that the school has completed a comprehensive self-study and international peer review as part of a continuous improvement process focusing on standards and indicators that promote the development of student knowledge, skills, attributes and actions aligned with the CIS Definition of Global Citizenship.

Colleges and universities worldwide acknowledge that a CIS Accredited School meets internationally-agreed and recognised standards and develops global citizens with the qualities and skills that they are seeking in students. CIS International Accreditation is recognised by the National Association of Independent Schools (USA), and by many governmental and non-governmental agencies around the world.

Accreditation documents

CIS Five-Year Review and Visit Report

IB World School Status

We have delivered the IB Diploma for over 13 years and we have taken on board the philosophy and educational thinking that this organisation extols. We are currently the only IB school in Africa to offer the IB Career related Programme which offers students an alternative route to tertiary education that suits their career objectives and learning styles.

Council of British International Schools

Council of British International Schools is a membership organisation serving the needs of International Schools offering a broadly British-based curriculum and educational experience. Membership is only granted to schools that meet predetermined standards.

Independent Schools Inspectorate

The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) is an approved independent inspectorate of British Schools Overseas (BSO). The ISI inspects and monitors the educational, boarding care and early years provision of association independent schools against set standards and publishing reliable objective reports.

The ISI promotes compliance in the independent education sector through publication of extensive guidance and regular advice and updates. The ISI's mission is to ensure children and young people in independent schools stay safe and receive high quality, effective education and to encourage schools to improve, through the provision of world-leading, evidence-based inspection and improvement.

Accreditation documents

Independent Schools Inspectorate - Inspection Report

Association of British Schools Overseas (AoBSO)

AoBSO is a not-for-profit membership organisation of British Schools Overseas (BSO), which strives to connect the best in education thinking and practices in British Schools Overseas. BSO have been inspected under the Ofsted quality assured, Department for Education recognised BSP regulations, which are based on the standards used to inspect British Independent schools in the UK.
Membership is only granted to schools that meet predetermined standards.

The Independent Association of Prep Schools

The Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) is a schools association with around 650 of the world’s leading prep schools in membership. Schools must reach a very high standard to be eligible for membership, with strict criteria on teaching a broad curriculum, maintaining excellent standards of pastoral care and keeping staff members’ professional development training up to date.

Exam Boards

Braeburn Garden Estate School belongs to the following international examination boards.

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • International Baccalaureate Career Related Programme
  • Cambridge International Examinations
  • BTEC Level 3

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is a two year course for students aged 16 to 19. It provides students with a balanced education, facilitates geographic and cultural mobility and promotes international understanding. Only schools that have successfully completed the authorization process may teach the IBDP. The International Baccalaureate Organisation supports schools in building the understanding and organizational structures needed to implement the DP and become an IB World School.

Certification documents

IB Diploma and Career-related Programmes Evaluation Report

Cambridge International Examinations

Cambridge International Examinations , through its A level and IGCSE programmes, prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. CIE is part of Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge.

BTEC Level 3

BTEC qualifications are run by Edexcel . Only approved centres can offer these continually assessed courses with no examinations and a practical approach to study. In addition to knowledge, they focus on developing the skills of research, communication, collaboration, public speaking, organisation and presentation valued by universities.


  • Association of International Schools in Africa

Association of International Schools in Africa

The Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA) is one of a handful of associations offering dedicated professional training, leadership support and growth, effective governance, school improvement, child protection and student support for internationally accredited schools in Africa.

AISA is dedicated to transforming student Learning by Leading and supporting strategic thinking, Professional growth and school effectiveness. It is AISA's objective to support professional growth of school leaders and educators, develop and implement strategic thinking and planning in member schools, and increase the effectiveness of schools.