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

From 8.30am to 4.30pm (Monday-Friday)

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

Tel: (+34) 93 882 89 79

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 Process

Step 1

Contact the Enquiries Department (via website, email or telephone) for an initial conversation about your child and to check availability in the relevant year group.

Step 2

Arrange a visit to school for a personal guided tour by our Admissions Officer or attend one of our Open Mornings. Meet our staff, see the school in session and experience the atmosphere.

Step 3

Complete the Application Form and submit your child’s most recent school report.

Step 4

Depending on your child’s age, we will arrange a meeting with the Head of the relevant department, who will assess their level of English and ability and provide you with feedback.

Step 5

If successful and subject to availability, we will make a time-limited formal offer of a place for your child to join us.

If there are no spaces in the year group you require, we will add your child’s name to our waiting list and will contact you when a place becomes available.

Step 6

If you accept the offer, you will then be requested to complete the School Admissions Booklet, submit all the admission documentation and pay the matriculation fee in order to secure your child’s admission.


Academic Entry Requirements of The British School

Early Years & Year 1

Children applying for Nursery, Reception and Year 1 places are not required to have any prior knowledge of English.


Year 2 and above

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 will also be requested.

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


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 (Years 12-13) candidates will be required to provide evidence they have achieved 5 A*-C GCSE (or 9-4 or equivalent) in their previous studies. Candidates will also be required to present past school reports and an academic school reference outlining their commitment to study and student citizenship. Upon presenting this documentation, candidates will sit an assessment of English language and Maths designed to assess if they have the level 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.

Upon meeting the above requirements, places will be offered depending on availability within the subjects candidates wish to study.

In the event that candidates do not meet the above requirements, an application can be made to the Pre-University Foundation course. The Foundation course requires an intermediate level of English and is designed as an introduction to the British education system, through supporting students to improve GCSE marks and/or improve their English language skills. After completing the one year course, students will have the academic and English language skills required to participate successfully in the Pre-University curriculum.

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