About BSB

Welcome to The British School of Barcelona

I would like to welcome you to The British School of Barcelona (BSB) website, which I hope you find both helpful and informative. Whether this is your first experience of BSB, or your first visit, we hope to provide a clear picture of a caring, learning community with high expectations. At the BSB our educational aims are focused on three areas:

  • Academic: We inspire all to be creative, curious thinkers within a culture of support and challenge.
  • Character: We provide individual growth through high expectations; demonstrating commitment, resilience and respect for all.
  • Global: We are global citizens, embracing difference, cared for and caring, and principled in our beliefs.

Founded in 1958, the The British School of Barcelona has always provided a great independent international education for our students. All are encouraged to become global citizens; self-confident enough to express and discuss their beliefs and opinions, whilst demonstrating a deep understanding and tolerance of different cultures. We follow the English National Curriculum and employ up-to-date, research based pedagogical approaches to ensure our students develop high level learning habits and skills.

We are a truly International school, fully accredited by the British and Spanish Governments, with our students graduating to some of the best International Universities around the World. However, our all-round education goes well beyond examinations; this includes the values which we hold dear and which our pupils demonstrate. We ensure our students leave school with a close group of friends, as well as the ability to make new ones, and that their academic achievements and skills will enable them to succeed at university and beyond, in an increasingly competitive world.

Having the opportunity to serve and work alongside such a dynamic internationally-minded school community, is an enormous privilege for me.  I hope that you will enjoy finding out more about our school’s rich history, current successes and aspirations for the future.

We look forward to sharing our BSB experience with you and your child.

Jonathan Locke

Principal

The British School of Barcelona

Our Mission

The British School of Barcelona is a caring, learning community with high expectations​

Our Educational Aims

Academic

We inspire all to be creative, curious thinkers within a culture of support and challenge

Character

We provide individual growth through high expectations; demonstrating commitment, resilience and respect for all

Global

We are global citizens, embracing difference, cared for and caring, and principled in our beliefs

Our School

The British School of Barcelona offers an educational journey to students from 3 to 18 years that takes place on three different campuses: BSB Sitges, BSB Castelldefels and BSB Nexus.

Our History

Founded over 60 years ago, The British School of Barcelona has grown into a model of excellence of teaching which embraces a holistic approach to children’s learning and development.

1958

The school is founded

The school is founded as The Anglo-American School, under contract to the American Navy

1958
1999

The British School of Barcelona 

The British School of Barcelona is founded in the current facilities in Castelldefels

1999
2007

The British School of Barcelona joins Cognita

The British School of Barcelona joins the international education group Cognita 

2007
2016

Cognita Group acquires International School of Barcelona

BSB Sitges becomes a campus of The British of Barcelona (formerly known as the International School of Barcelona)

2016
2018

BSB Nexus, new Pre-University Campus

BSB Nexus, a new Pre-University Campus in Castelldefels, opens its doors to offer a global pre-university experience to 16-18 year-old students.

2018
2019

New BSB Rugby Pitch

The British School of Barcelona adds a new 9,000 m2 rugby and football pitch to the school’s sports facilities.

2019

Our Senior Leadership Team

The Barcelona British School Senior Team is committed to supporting students, parents and staff throughout all the stages of school life by leading and managing all aspects of the school’s work.

Mr Jonathan Locke

Principal

The British School of Barcelona

Mr Dominik Anke

Senior Business Manager

The British School of Barcelona

Mrs Emma Overton

Headteacher

Early Years and Primary

BSB Castelldefels

Mr James Petrie

Headteacher

Secondary and Pre-University

BSB Castelldefels and BSB Nexus

Mrs Heather Bell

Headteacher

Early Years and Primary

BSB Sitges

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