Head of School, High School Principal, Primary School Principal, Chair of the Management Board


David Grant


Dr Grant school development. From 2011‐13 he served as Chair of the Governing Board. From April 2014 to September 2015, he joined the school in a management role and rejoined the staff in May 2016 as Development Director before serving as Head of School and Chair of the Management Board. Dr Grant has a PhD from the University of Edinburgh and MBA from Henley Management College. He has managed projects in many different sectors in Central Asia for both international development and major private sector investors. His teaching experience includes leading courses in development and economics at the University of Edinburgh and at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek.

Head of Administration, Deputy Head of School


Mirzat Osmonova


Ms Mirzat graduated from the Kyrgyz National University with a Degree in English Linguistics and Intercultural Communications. She joined the BIS team in 2012 and worked in various roles before her appointment as Head of Administration in 2017. Ms Mirzat has broad responsibility for BIS facilities, operational systems, events, health, safety and security.

Middle School Principal


Laura Kircough


Ms Laura graduated from the Swansea Institute of Higher Education and has many years of experience teaching in different schools in the UK. In 2017 she moved to Sierra Leone where she volunteered as a Head Teacher at a local school for one year, before teaching at the American International School of Freetown, Sierra Leone, for two years. Ms Laura joined BIS in August 2020, initially as a Primary Homeroom Teacher, then as Head of Student Welfare and Community Engagement and now as Middle School Principal.