Accreditation Overview

Accreditation is a measurement to ensure that schools meet rigorous and up-to-date standards of education and professionalism. To become accredited, schools must undergo evaluation and approval of their curriculums. The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by educational institutions meets acceptable levels of quality.

Accreditation of the Member entitles a school to access British Accreditation Foundation (BAF) range of services and to use BAF's Logo on their website as well as documentation and website use.  When their heads/teachers are accredited Members of BAF, schools automatically have access to the services of BAF such as its daily educational news summary and specialist advice.

BAF support, available by telephone or online, is a major benefit of accreditation. Our staff are available for impartial and informed advice on areas as diverse as staffing, compliance and leadership.  BAF  provides an extensive extra-curricular programme for pupils.


Key School Accreditation Benefits

  • Curriculum

Accreditation matters because your students deserve the highest level of educational excellence possible. Therefore, we require schools to have proper, rigours and modern curriculum in different subjects. Schools within our accreditation scheme have the opportunity to adopt those  curriculum recommended by us.

  • Certificates

Your school certificates will carry our logo and have a special serial number that can be verfied through our website.

  • Courses and Training

Our School Accreditation membership provides a range of high quality online and non online training opportunities for staff of members’ schools. The courses  promote excellence in independent education and helping Staff to keep up to date with the latest best practice. Courses theme cover a broad range of themes including preparing for inspections, school development planning, and assessment and tracking.

  • Boosting Reputation

School will rank among accredited and/or certified schools, raise your international credit, keep ahead of your competitors and draw the public attention to the merits of your school. Your school name and logo will be published on our website.      

  • Web Platform

Accredited schools have their own web page on our website where they can display their news, achievements and updates. They can also share their success stories and experiences.

Your will have a user name and a password to manage your students certificates, download crucial, guidance and other updates.

  • Support and Advice for Independent Schools

We supply a wide range of support and advice for our Members via telephone or online from our team of experts; we aim to be prompt, friendly and helpful. Talk to our well-trained staff for impartial and informed advice on areas as varied as staffing, compliance, curriculum and leadership.

  • Legal Services

Members find our legal services of great value, both as a freestanding resource and in conjunction with their own usual legal support arrangements.



  1. Use English as a primary language of instruction on at least 30% of the school teaching classes.
  2. Provide a curriculum which in content, design, implementation, and assessment reflects best practices in American and international education.
  3. Prepare students to be able to transfer to similar schools worldwide or, upon graduation, to enter colleges and universities where English is the primary medium of instruction.
  4. Have several years of operating history.
  5. Operate outside the United Kingdom.
  6. Commit to meeting established standards.
  7. Commit to a process of self-evaluation, peer review, and on-going systematic improvement, utilizing BAF's standards.
  8. Be willing to host a preliminary visit to assess the school’s readiness for the self-study process leading to accreditation.
  9. Be able to host a visiting team appointed by BAF so as to ensure peer review.
  10. Have basic guiding documents (faculty handbook, student handbook, written curriculum, employment contracts, staff evaluation procedures, governing board policies, and job descriptions).
  11. Commit to acting within the spirits of the ideals and principles enunciated in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  12. show through local inspection reports (as appropriate) and exam results that it is performing at an acceptable level of competence (where available a copy of the latest local or government inspection report will be required)
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