The British School of Tashkent (BST) is part of The British Schools Group, a non-profit organization that aims to promote quality British-style education worldwide. The Tashkent school opened in 2010. With nearly 1500 students and more than 300 employees in the network of British schools, it is one of the largest education groups in Asia and enjoys an established reputation for high academic, managerial and employment standards. BST follows the English National Curriculum as developed by the British Government. It is a standardized program and is delivered in Tashkent the same way as any British School worldwide. A British education ensures continuity for a child’s education anywhere in the world. The British School of Tashkent has two educational departments: the Early Years—pre-nursery 1 (ages 18 months to two years); pre-nursery 2 (ages two to three); nursery (ages three to four); reception (ages four to five); and Key Stage One—year 1 (ages five and six) and year 2 (ages six and seven). In September 2011 the school will open Key Stage Two—year 3 (ages seven and eight) and year 4 (ages eight and nine).