Mission & Values

We want our students to be successful in life after BSB

The British School of Barcelona has a well-established and proud reputation for providing great education. Our students leave with excellent academic results, ready to live successful lives.

We achieve this through a combination of academic excellence, giving students more say in their curriculum, our focus on the skills and habits they will need to thrive after BSB, and the best possible personal, social and academic support for every one of our students.

Explore our Mission and Educational Aims below and welcome to BSB!

Our Mission

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

Our Educational Aims


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


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


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

How we bring this to life

We bring our mission and aims to life by ensuring academic excellence; providing students with choice and a genuine say in their learning; explicitly teaching and developing wider learning skills and habits; and finally through our programme of care and support, which we feel is second to none.

Academic Excellence

We ensure our students leave BSB with great qualifications in order to access places at the best universities across the World. We have achieved this for many years and this is ingrained into the way we operate.

Student Choice

From the first days in Early Years to the end of their BSB careers, our students are given choices within lessons and/or for the subjects they wish to study in order to ensure they have a genuine stake in their learning. With this approach students are more engaged, motivated and have more fun with their learning.

Learning Habits

For the past 4 years, we have been focusing on Learning Habits or dispositions – i.e. the skills and habits our students will need to be successful in life after BSB. We don’t want our students just to get to university, we want them to be successful in all they do after BSB, so having these wider skills is essential. These skills are explicitly taught within and beyond our curriculum and help to develop character and a global perspective.

Care & Support

We aim to provide superb personal, social and academic support for every one of our students. This led to us achieving the International benchmark award of the Wellbeing Award for Schools. Our programme of personal, social and health education is delivered using the ‘philosophy for children’ approach. This provides a safe environment for students to explore and discuss issues and principles.

The British School of Barcelona (BSB) offers a top-quality British education that meets the needs of its students, engages them in their learning and provides a real sense of school community.

– The British School of Barcelona, BSO Report 2021

History of The British School of Barcelona

Founded 65 years ago, BSB has flourished into an outstanding, high-performing school with more than 1900 students in three locations

The school is founded as The Anglo-American School in Castelldefels.


The school is renamed as The British School of Barcelona and moves to the current location in Castelldefels.


The British School of Barcelona joins the international education group Cognita.


Our 50th Anniversary


BSB expands with the acquisition of the BSB Sitges campus for children in Early Years and Primary.


BSB opens BSB Nexus, a state-of-the-art Pre-University Campus in Castelldefels that offers a differentiated global pre-university experience to students aged 16-18.


BSB builds a new 9,000 m2 rugby and football pitch to further enhance the school’s sports facilities in Castelldefels.


BSB opens the BSB City Foundation Campus, a new campus in the heart of Barcelona (Sarrià-Sant Gervasi) for students in Early Years and Year 1 (3 to 6 years).


BSB opens a top-notch BSB STEM Centre in Castelldefels.


BSB is accredited as an Outstanding School in every Category following the BSO inspection by Penta International. This confirms BSB as one of the best British schools in the world.


BSB achieves the Wellbeing Award for Schools (WAS) formally recognising our very high standards of provision for emotional wellbeing and mental health within our school community.


BSB opens the BSB City Main Campus, also in Sarrià-Sant Gervasi, thus extending its outstanding 21st century educational experience to students until 18 years in Barcelona.


BSB students get excellent exam results, significantly above national averages at GCSE, IB and A Level.


74 nationalities now represented within the student body.

British School of Barcelona

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