At The British School of Barcelona we believe in a holistic education which ensures that every child has the opportunity to develop academically and beyond. Our vision is that our pupils should become successful lifelong learners, confident individuals and responsible global citizens.
During the school day, students participate in a wide-ranging number of co-curricular activities (Tutorials, Assemblies and School Societies), which stimulate curiosity, independence and personal endeavour, well beyond the academic curriculum.
The three pillars of our Enrichment Programme
Sessions aimed to monitor academic performance and help pupils develop in areas such as critical thinking, expression of opinions, self-confidence, leadership qualities, initiative and public speaking skills.
Assemblies are weekly gatherings of all or part of the school community for a shared purpose. They act as a medium for dealing with matters of great significance.
Weekly co-curricular clubs that take place during the school day to support the development of a range of skills and attributes by focusing on areas such as sport, music, drama, sciences, art, debating and fundraising, among many others.
The combination of all of these, together with other co-curricular activities, such as peripatetic music lessons, sports tournaments, talent competitions, educational trips and performances, and fundraising events, contribute to our students’ development of spiritual, moral, social and cultural aspects of an all-round education, as well as physical well-being, and help maximise their personal and academic potential.
At The British School of Barcelona we are very proud of our students and we enjoy celebrating their success. All year round we find many opportunities in the school calendar to recognise the students’ accomplishments as well as those of many others who have been able to overcome difficulties to perform better.
Each term we hold a Celebration Week across the school with show assemblies where parents are invited. At these assemblies, students receive recognition for their achievements and we take the opportunity to celebrate our young leaders, who embody and demonstrate the BSB values. Students are also awarded Celebration Certificates and Work-of-the-Week Certificates on a regular basis.
The House System
Our House system provides students with many opportunities to show their abilities and develop new skills. It also helps us instill and reinforce our key values as a school. By participating, as well as winning, students earn House points, which strengthen the bonds among all the members of the House. At the end of year, the winning House is awarded the House Trophy.
The BSB Passport is the culmination of a year-long effort and the hard work of our students. It is the compilation of all their certificates of achievement and progress, whether for academic, sport, art, fundraising, teamwork or community work, during the year and a truly invaluable catalyst to inspire children to move forward, improve and achieve more than they believe they can.
Enrichment Programme Galleries
Music at BSB
“Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced” (Leo Tolstoy).
Art & Drama
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire" (William Butler Yeats)
PE and Sport
“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person´s determination” (Tommy Lasorda).
Our continued partnerships and affiliations with worldwide not for profit organisations (NGO) offer a range of different educational opportunities for our students to develop responsibility and awareness of their role as global citizens.
Work Placement Programme
Created for Pre-University students, our Work Placement Programme is an opportunity to gain invaluable insight and hands-on experience into the World of Work.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award equips young people for life and work. Every year, more than 50 BSB students start their Award journey or continue to the next level.