Admissions Process

Joining BSB is straightforward

Apply for a place at our exceptional school and put your child on the path to a fantastic educational experience. We have designed our admissions process to be as easy as possible and we will happily guide you every step of the way.

Easy 7 step process:
Contact us

Contact our BSB Admissions team for an initial conversation about your child, check availability and find out more about what our outstanding school can offer you and your family.

Visit BSB

Experience the welcoming atmosphere of The British School of Barcelona first-hand by coming along to one of our Open Days or booking a private visit. We look forward to meeting you to show you around and give you an insight into school life.

We also run virtual open events and online private tours throughout the academic year for families who are planning to relocate or want to learn more about our educational experience form the ease of their home.

Apply for a place

When you're ready to take the next step, follow the instructions our Admissions Officers will send you that includes the online application form, your child’s most recent school reports, passports/ID and references (where applicable). This will enable us to start our admissions process to ensure that we can meet your child's needs.

Assessment and Interview

Following application and depending on your child’s age, we will either invite you and your child to an informal assessment or to an interview to assess their level of English according to the year group that you are applying for. They will also have an interview with the Headteacher.

Offer of place

After successfully completing the assessment and/or interview, and subject to availability, we will make a time-limited formal offer of a place for your child to join our school.

If no places are available for your desired entry date, your child will be placed on our waiting list. We will then notify you when a place becomes available.

Admissions Documentation

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

Start at BSB

From the moment you and your child arrive at BSB we will ensure that you enjoy a smooth process and a positive experience and soon feel part of the BSB Community.

Entry Requirements

Pre-Nursery & Early Years

Children applying for Pre-Nursery (at BSB Sitges only), Nursery and Reception places are not required to have any prior knowledge of English.


Pupils applying for places at Years 1 and 2 must have an age-appropriate level of spoken English.

Pupils applying for places in Year 3 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. 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.


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. 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 candidates (Years 12-13) will be required to provide evidence they have achieved five 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 and a Maths assessment designed to assess if they have a level of English and Maths 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.

British School of Barcelona

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