The British School of Lomé

The Story of BSL

The British School of Lomé opened its doors officially in September of 1983 to about 22 students. The school was born out of the need recognised by a British couple – Ian and Jeni Sayer – to provide an English language education for the children of the Anglophone expatriate community in Lomé. The curriculum was and is still based on the British blending together both Western and traditional African values.

It started off as a day school but quickly added on a boarding section that provided a safe haven of learning for students in the West Africa sub region. It proved to be successful and is the pioneer of an excellent international boarding experience in West Africa.