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Welcome to
The Japanese School
in London


Greetings from the Head Teacher,

  Thank you for visiting our website. Our school is the only full-time Japanese school in the UK with the status of a public school in the UK, and is an overseas educational institution approved by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, and is also approved by the British Government as a school corporation.


The school opened in October 1976 (Showa 51) with 54 pupils and 25 students (79 in total) in temporary premises at the Japan Club (primary school) and the Japanese Embassy Public Relations Centre (junior high school). In April 1977, the school moved to Camden and in 1987 to its current location in Acton, Ealing, West London, to accommodate the growing number of students.


The school building is a stately, all-brick, partly three-storey building with a history of over 100 years. The school has been extended and reconstructed to adapt to Japanese educational content while considering harmony with the surrounding residential environment, and has facilities and equipment such as an all-weather playing field, indoor gymnasium and a school library with a large collection of Japanese books. 300 pupils are learning in a relaxed atmosphere every day.


Under the educational goal of "developing students who can learn on their own and live strongly in an energetic and international society", and with the slogan "independence, contribution and dignity" as the focus of school management in 2023, the school is promoting detailed educational activities to develop each student's personal strengths.


We sincerely hope that all parents who are considering enrolment or transfer to our school will do so. Parents who wish to visit the school are invited to contact us by email ( to arrange a time and date for a visit. We will be happy to explain and show you around the school when you visit. Thank you very much for your interest.

Mr. Kiyoshi Nobuta, Head Teacher of The Japanese School in London

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