News

BESA JMUN 2019 - 'Together we can'

20th November 2019

The end of October witnessed the first BESA JMUN hosted here in Ankara. We were very pleased to welcome HMA Sir Dominick Chilcott, UNHCR Deputy Representative Jean Marie Garelli and Aysa Varbonova from UN Women as keynote speakers.  Schools from around Turkey and... Read more »

Valerie Bloom visits during our Poetry Week

20th November 2019

During our poetry we were very excited to welcome Jamiacan born poet and novelist Valerie Bloom to BESA. Valerie spent the week inspiring the children with her poetry and also led an engaging workshop for our parents.

TISL Middle Years Football Competition

20th November 2019

In early October our Middle Years boys and girls football teams travelled to Istanbul to take part in the TISL Football Competition. Two days of superb competition were rewarded with runners up spots in both competitions. Fantastic examples of resilience and cooperation... Read more »

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 »

BESA Poetry Week

1st October 2018

Award winning, Hip Hop and Rap artist Karl Nova will be joining our poetry celebrations during the week of 15th to 19th October. In common with many children in our school, Karl has experienced the highs and lows that living in different cultures can bring. His own personal... Read more »

BESA Book Week

27th February 2018

This year book week will be held from 5th – 9th of March. This year’s special guests are William Grill, Kenn Nesbitt and Nick Arnold. Each author will hold workshops with the children and parents have a chance to meet William Grill on Tuesday 6th March where... 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!