British School of Barcelona
Since its foundation in 1958, The British School of Barcelona has been a great independent school characterised by the pursuit of academic excellence as well as the importance attached to the personal and social development of each and every pupil.
BSB is an inclusive three-form entry school with over 1020 pupils aged 3-18, and the quality of teaching and learning is at the heart of what we do. This means making it possible for all children to realise their potential, including those with special needs as well as exceptionally able students who must be stretched and challenged.
Our school is an authorised centre for both CIE and EDEXCEL examinations. We emphasise effective learning and, year after year, our students obtain excellent exam results which are well above national and international averages. This is reflected in the university offers our pupils receive, with many entering undergraduate studies at a range of top universities in the UK (including Cambridge and Imperial), America and Spain, among other countries.
In addition to academic learning, the other main pillar of our school is the Enrichment Programme, involving assemblies, sessions with personal tutors, school societies, sport, art, music, drama, trips, exchanges, leadership schemes, prizes and community work. These co-curricular activities clearly enrich a young person’s all-round experience and contribute to the attainment of a happier, more fulfilling life. They also enhance our pupils’ critical thinking, public-speaking skills and international awareness at the same time as they reward initiative and intellectual curiosity.
We cater for Spanish nationals as well as for the international community living in the Barcelona area. While BSB follows the English National Curriculum all the way through as an educational establishment fully accredited by the British Government, we also meet the requirements of the Spanish curriculum for foreign schools in Spain, which involves the study of Spanish and Catalan language and culture.
The school is in an ideal location in the vicinity of Barcelona, and next door to important sports facilities such as the Olympic Canal, Andrés Gimeno Tennis Club and Granvia Mar Sports Centre. Our five main buildings were all designed to suit the particular needs of specific year groups, and we have recently added a new theatre with a capacity of 380 seats as well as several sports courts.
BSB is a dynamic community where boys and girls are encouraged to strengthen their own beliefs and opinions, and also to show enough flexibility to bridge the gap between different cultures. They are empowered to stand on their own two feet while they remember that many other children are not as lucky as they are.