For Parents

Emails

As a google school, we recommend all parents use a Gmail account to communicate with us.

Recently we have experienced difficulties sending and receiving emails from Yahoo and Hotmail accounts. Now might be a better time than ever to set up a fresh new email account with a provider such as Gmail or Outlook. You can still retain your Yahoo or Hotmail account and simply forward all your mail from your Yahoo account to your new account Gmail or Outlook. We believe this will be an ongoing problem, not just for contacting BSM but contacting many other businesses who use the same technology as us. If you do decide to create a new account, please do update your details with the school so we can ensure you receive all communications we send out and so you can contact us. We always endeavour to reply to email promptly, if you feel your email has not been attended to within 3 business days, please call us to ensure it has been delivered.

BSM UNIFORM

BSM has a simple uniform, which changes slightly in style as pupils move through the school. Our uniform encourages a sense of belonging and pride in our students. All students from Foundation Stage to Year 11 wear school uniform. Sixth form students must follow the Sixth Form dress code.

 

 

Uniform Shop

Our uniform shop on the school site will close on 12 June 2024.

From August 2024 we will use ZAKS as our Uniform supplier.

Zaks offers the opportunity to purchase and try on BSM uniforms in their shop 6 days a week until late (located in Al Muzn Mall close to Al Mouj) and online via their app.

The only changes to the uniform are for Senior School boys in Years 7 – 11: From August 2024, Senior School boys in Years 7 – 11 will be able to wear navy shorts with their uniform and we will gradually replace the charcoal trousers with navy blue ones over the next few years. All other uniform items will remain as they are. These changes will begin from August 2024.

We will share more detailed information about how and when you will be able to order uniform in the next few weeks.

We also have a Facebook Page run by parents for buying and selling uniform.

Academic Tuition

Private tuition is available for BSM students on request. Tutoring takes place in school after 3:15pm and is run by BSM staff, subject to their availability.

If you would like to find our more about our private tuition, please email enrichment@britishschoolmuscat.com.

Primary School
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The School Day

Timings of the school day

Foundation Stage 1 7:30am – 12:30pm Sunday to Thursday
FS2, KS1 (Years 1-2) 7:30am – 1:30pm Sunday to Thursday
KS2 (Years 3 – 6) 7:30am – 2:00pm Sunday to Thursday
Years 7 – 13 7:30am – 2:00pm Sunday to Thursday

Students can be dropped at school from 7:00am (7:10am for FS).

If your child is late to school, they must sign in at Reception at the top of school. They will receive a Late Slip which must be taken with them to class and handed to the teacher.

Oryx After School Club

Our Oryx Club operates during term time to provide supervision for children until 3:15pm. Please contact the Primary Office or Senior Office for further information about costs and times.

Absence

Please let us know, using the Absence Form below, if your child will be absent from school. The form should be completed if your child is ill or if you have a planned absence from school.

We will then update the register and, if required, may call you to talk about how we can best support your child to return to BSM as soon as possible.

Absence Form

 

Signing out/Early release

If you wish to take your child out of school early, then you will need to notify the Head of School in advance. Students must report to the main reception for an exit slip in order to leave school.

Signing in/Late arrival

Students returning to school must follow the lateness procedure and sign in at the main reception on entering school grounds.

Parents Travelling

If parents plan to be away from home for any length of time, please inform the Primary or Senior Office via email. Particularly in the Primary School, it is helpful to know who is collecting your child if there is a change in routine. If both parents are away it is vital that we receive written confirmation of dates and the name and contact details of the person who will be the acting parent, prior to your departure. This person will be the school’s point of contact in the event of an accident or emergency within school and will be expected to make decisions on your behalf.

Drop-off and pick-up arrangements

It gets busy at drop-off and pick-up times so we ask parents to follow the information in the link below:

Drop-off / Pick-up Arrangements

Security Pass Application Form

Please complete the form below to apply for a Parent Security Pass.
We will send you an email when your pass is ready to collect from Reception at the top of school.

Security Pass Application Form

School Bus

We have a school bus that runs between Al Mouj and BSM. Please contact the Primary & Senior Offices to find out more.

Health Zone

Our Nurses can be contacted from 7:15am - 3:30pm each school day.

24600842 Ext. 122 or GSM 99365702.

The Nurses’ office and First Aid room is located below the KS1 playground. Please keep our Health and Wellbeing team updated with any changes in your child’s health status or needs.

Students should not carry medicines other than asthma inhalers. If your child needs medication whilst at school please give the medication to the nurses with details of the dose, route and timings required.