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Why Cambridge?

Find out how Cambridge International helps learners around the world become confident, reflective, responsible, innovative and engaged.

Our courses

The British Academy is an independent centre for Cambridge International Examination (CIE) studies.


Hampstead House extends our offering to students who are looking for a friendly, safe and exclusive boarding experience.


Find all the information you need to apply as a student, including links to all relevant application documents.

A community of passionate educators and learners

At The British Academy, we are committed to spirited learning, academic development, personal growth and fun.

We empower our learners to ask insightful questions, explore disciplinary boundaries and confront conventional ways of thinking.

We invite you to learn more about us and discover an excellent education built for you.

Our values

The British Academy is a place where every learner matters.
The values of The British Academy are as follows:


Having a vision for the future and working towards our goals together.


Consistently practising honesty and strong moral principles.


Working with great enthusiasm and a love for what we do.


Striving to do the very best in everything we do.


Persevering, and being flexible and tough in every situation.


Being completely unique.


Latest news and events from our school

Waterfront and bridge at Gangaramaya Park, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Dr Farrands Drive Quality in Sri Lanka

New for 2019 is The British Academy’s own Cambridge Personal Development Programme (PDQ) Centre. This is a truly distinctive achievement recognizing TBA’s commitment to the highest quality teaching and continuous development of our teaching staff. After months of training and development of our programme Dr Farrands submitted our application resulting in TBA becoming one of…


Newsletter – Terms 3 and 4, 2018

From the Principal’s Desk   Dear learners, parents, staff and friends   As I reflect on the past six months, the following proves that it has truly been a successful time:   The school is now 6 years old and it is with much appreciation that we thank Niel and Yolanda for their vision and…


2018 Application Documentation

Below you will find links to all TBA’s relevant application documents, including the study application and boarding application forms. Please note that the application process involves three steps:   Interview with our registrar (learner and parent/s) and filled in application documentation. Writing of a two-hour baseline test (learner – testing English, maths and critical thinking…


Globally recognised curriculum


Passion and excellence in education


Small classes to ensure the best tuition possible


Safe, pleasant, intimate and dynamic learning environment