News - General News

Nicola Morgan Visit

26th November 2018

Nicola Morgan, award winning author and authority on the teenage years will be in BESA on 14th, 15th and 16th January, to give advice about the stresses teenagers go through, their well being, friendships and the teenage brain. Date for your Diary:  Nicola Morgan will... Read more »

Visit to Anitkabir

19th January 2018

This week the students of the School Council, Head Boy and Head Girl were honoured to be invited to attend a wreath laying ceremony at Anitkabir with Sir Dominick Chilcott KCMG, the new British Ambassador to Turkey. Following the ceremony the Head Boy and Girl, along with... Read more »

Independent School Awards

6th November 2017

On Friday 3rd November 2017 the Times Educational Supplement published short listed nominees in a variety of categories for this Year’s Independent School Awards. Before leaving, Ken Page had prepared nominations and the school has been selected for the short list... Read more »

Visit by AKUT

27th January 2017

BESA had the honour of welcoming AKUT (Search and Rescue Association) to the school this week.  AKUT gave presentations to Years 1 to 9 concerning earthquakes and about the work they do around the world. The children were then instructed in how to respond to an earthquake... Read more »

Shonette Bason Wood Visit

26th January 2017

BESA had the privilege of welcoming Shonette Bason Wood back to our school this week.  Shonette worked extensively in our EYFS department and conducted both staff training and a parent workshop.  You always know when Shonette has visited!


22nd November 2016

Next week we will be visited by Mr Jonathan Taylor.  Mr Taylor is an expert in E-Safety and his visit compliments the work we already do at BESA with our students on how to be safe online.  Mr Taylor will work with all of our students and conduct a parent workshop... Read more »


22nd November 2016

This week is Poetry week at BESA. As part of this exciting week we are pleased to welcome Mr Tony 'Longfella' Walsh from the UK.  Mr Walsh is a poet and will be working with all our students during the course of his time with us.

NEW HEAD for 2017-2018

16th October 2016

BESA has appointed a new head teacher for the next academic year.  Mr Page will sadly be leaving us next summer and he will be replaced by Mr Andrew Ryan.  Mr Ryan has extensive experience of leading a school and comes to us from Brunei.  A huge welcome to... Read more »


21st July 2016

BESA as a school has not been directly impacted by the recent events in Turkey. All our staff are fine and, whilst we are monitoring the situation closely, we expect to open as planned on 29th August for the 2016-2017 school year.


22nd February 2016

Dear All, We are proud to announce that from the 2016-2017 academic year BESA will expand to a Year 9 class. The Board of Governors feel that this is the right step for us in order to bring BESA in line with the end of KS3/MP4 and the Turkish education system as it stands. More... Read more »