Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the questions most frequently asked by parents during the admissions process at The British School of Barcelona.
Should you have any other questions, please get in touch with our Admissions team and we will be happy to help.
Yes. BSB is an English school which follows the English National Curriculum. Subjects are taught in English and students are completely immersed in the language throughout the school day. Other languages are taught as subject areas.
BSB Castelldefels: For children applying for places in Nursery and Reception previous knowledge of English is not required. In Year 1 pupils should have an age-appropriate level of English. From Year 2 onwards we test their level of English to determine whether they would be able to follow lessons comfortably or not. Children learn languages very quickly and starting at an early age is clearly an advantage. Secondary students (from Year 7) need to have a proficient level of English to enter the school.
BSB Sitges: For children applying for places in Nursery and Reception previous knowledge of English is not required. In Year 1 pupils should have an age-appropriate level of English. From Year 2 onwards we test their level of English to determine whether they would be able to follow lessons comfortably or not. If students in years 3 to 6 have insufficient English to do so, then a place in the English as an Additional Language class may be offered. This is a short term placement which supports the rapid acquisition of English so that the student can be quickly integrated into the age appropriate class with peers. Secondary students (from Year 7) need to have a proficient level of English to enter the school
Check our Admissions Process to get more information on how does it work.
Yes. BSB school is recognised by both the British and Spanish education authorities as a formal teaching centre. We follow the English National Curriculum and students can apply for places in British and Spanish universities as well as other institutions around the world.
Find out more on destinations for higher education to learn more about some of the university courses our students choose when they graduate.
The British School of Barcelona are proud to be a truly international community with over 45 different nationalities represented in the school. We strive to keep a fair balance between local families and those coming from abroad and maintain a ratio of approximately 60-40 between the two groups.
Yes. After school we offer an extensive programme of activities which bolster Sports, Creativity and Languages. We believe these activities complement and enrich our formal curriculum.
Learn more about our after-school activities programme.
Yes. In Primary we have support teachers to help students improve the level of their written and spoken English. We also offer after-school language lessons to children interested in keeping up and improving their mother tongue.
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Yes. The BSB Family Club is a space for families to learn and enjoy themselves together. It consists of Parent workshops – interactive sessions for BSB parents focusing on topics that are relevant to their children’s education- and Fun Saturdays -fun activities that encourage relatives and friends to participate in the children’s learning. These are available to families whether or not they are existing members of the BSB community.
Find out more about our BSB Family Club activities.
Yes. Every year we run our BSB Summer School. It is designed for children aged between 3 and 15 years old to enjoy their summer holidays while improving their English during the long holiday break. The BSB Summer School is open to BSB students as well as pupils from other schools and countries, thus creating an international environment where successful learning can take place.
Learn more about the our Summer School programme.
Yes. The British School of Barcelona currently operate different bus routes serving most areas where students live and travel to school on a regular basis.
Please click here to learn more about the bus routes available for each campus -Castelldefels and Sitges- and the booking terms and conditions.