Admissions Process

Thank you for considering us as your child’s future school! Find out everything you need to know about the admissions journey

The British School of Barcelona are here to help you from your initial enquiry, through the admissions process, right up to the final enrolment of your child in our school.

The admissions process is simple and transparent and outlined in brief below. We do not have a catchment area and we welcome children of mixed abilities and many talents. We are non-selective.

You will be guided every step of the way by our experienced and personable Admissions Officers. Children are welcome to join us at any time during the school year and into any year group, subject to a place being available.

Please complete the enquiry form in order to arrange a visit and we shall be in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.

Admissions Contact Details

From 9am to 6pm (Monday-Thursday)

From 9am to 5pm (Friday)

Summer Period (July-August): From 9am to 3pm (Monday-Friday)

Tel: (+34) 93 707 95 98

enquiries@bsb.edu.es

From 8.30am to 4.30pm (Monday-Friday)

Summer Period (July-August): From 9am to 3pm (Monday-Friday)

Tel: (+34) 93 882 89 79

admissions.sitges@bsb.edu.es

From 9am to 6pm (Monday-Thursday)

From 9am to 5pm (Friday)

Summer Period (July-August): From 9am to 3pm (Monday-Friday)

Tel: (+34) 661 297 210

admissions.preuniversity@bsb.edu.es

Admissions Process

Academic Entry Requirements of The British School

Early Years

Children applying for Nursery and Reception places are not required to have any prior knowledge of English.

Primary

Pupils applying for places at Year 1 must have an age-appropriate level of spoken English.

Pupils applying for places in Year 2 and above at BSB School must have an age-appropriate level of spoken and written English. They will be required to sit an English language assessment. 

They must also have an age-appropriate understanding of numeracy.

Previous school reports and a reference will also be requested.

A meeting between the Head or Deputy Head of Primary and the pupil will be arranged.

Secondary

Students applying for places in the Secondary department (Years 7-11) must have an age-appropriate level of spoken and written English. They will be required to sit an assessment of English language and Maths.

An academic school reference and the most recent school reports must be submitted.

A meeting between the Head of Secondary and the pupil will be arranged.

Pre-University

Pre-University (Years 12-13) candidates will be required to provide evidence they have achieved 5 A*-C (9-4) GCSE’s, or their equivalent, in their previous school.

Candidates will also be required to present past school reports and an academic school reference.

Candidates will sit an English language assessment designed to assess if they have a level of English that will allow them to participate in the Pre-University curriculum.

Beyond this, candidates may be asked to sit exams specific to the subject areas they wish to study, depending on each candidate’s individual application. These exams will be appropriate to the candidate’s year group.

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