The Federation of British International Schools in South East Asia and East Asia.

The International School of Penang Uplands


Member Information
Name of School: The International School of Penang (Uplands)
Name of Principal: Ian Williams
Head of Primary: Alison Nicholson
Head of Secondary: VACANT
Staff:  Vice-Principal/Asst.  VACANT
 Full Time: female 87; male 49 (Teachers 74; Other staff 63)
 Part Time: female 1; male 0
Nationalities (nos): students 38; teachers 16
Type of Exams Offered: GCSE, IGCSE, IB Diploma
Age Range: 5 -18
Accreditations: CfBT for Ofsted (UK).  Approved by Malaysian Ministry of Education
Other Associations School Connected to: FOBISSEA, IBO, Cambridge International Examinations, Edexcel, Boarding Schools Association. 

Type of school: Private, Not-for-Profit, International Day and Boarding School
Co-Ed: YES
Age range of students: 5 - 18
Enrolment No. (Total): 86 (Boys), 79 (Girls) (Primary)
Enrolment No. (Total): 215 (Boys),191 (Girls) (Secondary and Sixth Form)
State top 5 nationalities: Malaysian, Korean, Japanese, British, Australian
No. of British Students: 40
No. of British Students (as a %):  7.0%

Registration/Enrolment: RM 350
Day Students Only: RM 6,112 – 13,627
Boarders (If Applicable): RM 11,500 - 12000
Other Fees: Entrance RM 1,200 – 3,500.  ISP Membership RM 500.  Refundable Deposit against breakage RM 200.  School Building Fund RM 2,000 – 6,000

Description of school
Founded in 1955 as a Primary Boarding School on Penang Hill (hence the name “Uplands”), this not-for-profit foundation governed by an unpaid Board now enjoys a purpose-built campus overlooking the sea in the resort of Batu Feringgi. In terms of academics it prides itself as the prime school on Penang Island, with IGCSE and IB Diploma examination results second to none. It is also successful on the sports field, participating in Penang State, Inter-School and FOBISSEA competitions both at home and abroad. The School Motto is “Respect for Self. Respect for Others”.

Additional Programs Offered
Learning Support: Yes
English as Additional Language: Yes
Others: SATs Preparation

Boarding Facilities
Boarding: Yes, home-from-home secure residential houses with a full and caring staff close to the main campus.

Contact Information
Address: Jalan Sungai Satu, Batu Feringgi, Penang
Postal code: 11100
Phone: +60 4 881 9777
Fax: +60 4 881 9778