The British School of Barcelona Castelldefels

Ages Taught 3 – 16 years old
Year Groups Taught Nursery to Year 11
Curriculum Taught English National Curriculum, additional Enrichment Programme, International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), Spanish Educación Secundaria Obligatoria (ESO)
School Capacity 1100 students

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Carrer Ginesta, 2-10

08860 Castelldefels
Barcelona, Spain

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We currently operate different bus routes serving most areas where students live and travel to school on a regular basis, such as:

  • Barcelona
  • Hospitalet de Llobregat
  • Sant Boi
  • Viladecans
  • Gavà
  • Castelldefels
  • Sitges
  • Sant Pere de Ribes
  • Vilanova i la Geltrú
  • Cubelles
  • Cunit
  • Segur de Calafell

Please click here to learn more about the bus routes available and the booking terms and conditions.

The BSB Castelldefels is divided into three distinct areas for Early Years, Primary and Secondary. Each part of the school has its own entrance and its own distinct and age-appropriate learning and play and social spaces.

In Early Years this includes classrooms with direct access to outside play spaces where the Continuous Provision framework can be further developed.

In Primary, learning takes place in well-equipped classrooms and support and specialist rooms. The Primary school also has a well-shaded play area with enhanced playground facilities.

In Secondary, there are faculty areas with dedicated rooms for all subjects, including IT; nine modern science laboratories; a purpose-built art block; a large, purpose-built music department with a main teaching room and five practise rooms, and a large two-storey Library and research centre.

There are also some shared facilities across the school, including:

  • A 376-seat theatre
  • Purpose-built dining rooms
  • A medical room
  • A new study garden
  • Sports areas: an indoor gymnasium, three outdoor multi-sports courts and a multi-game artificial turf pitch

Please click here to view our facilities.

The British School of Barcelona aims to provide a highly effective teaching and learning experience designed to develop responsible, well informed, confident, polite, happy and caring individuals.

Our enriched curriculum provides an all-round education which successfully prepares pupils for life beyond school.

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Led by the Headteacher of the BSB and the Headteachers of Primary and Secondary, the campus of Castelldefels employs over 200 staff. This includes 161 fully-qualified teachers, specialist subject and language teachers, heads of subjects and directors of learning, as well as specialist extra curricular teachers and exam invigilators.

The school also employs 31 support staff in the areas of administration, IT, maintenance and services, and 9 temporary staff.



Senior Leadership Team

Our Senior Team is committed to supporting students, parents and staff throughout all the stages of school life by leading and managing all aspects of the school’s work

Mrs Amanda Hughes

Headteacher In June 2017 Mrs Hughes took up the Headship role of The British School of Barcelona. Before her new position, Amanda had been the Head of Secondary and Pre-University of BSB for ten years, where she successfully led that department through the first BSO inspection in the world, and a successful HMC accreditation. Amanda has a B.Ed (Hons) in Business from the University of Bangor and has served as exams officer. Since joining the BSB, she has also become a lead inspector for the NABSS inspectorate of British schools in Spain, and gained her M.Ed in Educational Leadership.

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Mrs Emma Overton

Head of Early Years & Primary
Emma Overton was appointed Head of Early Years and Primary at BSB Castelldefels effective from 1st September 2017.  She was Head Teacher at a Primary School in the North East of England for 7 years, after 12 years of teaching across the primary age range and leading on a variety of subject areas. She holds a BA in Education (General Primary) from the University of Northumbria, is NPQH qualified (National Professional Qualification in Headship) with an additional Primary Executive Headship Qualification gained from the National College for Teaching & Leadership.

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Mr James Petrie

Head of Secondary and Pre-University
Mr Petrie has been Head of Secondary and Pre-University since July 2017. Previously he was the Deputy Head Academic in the Secondary School. Prior to this James was Senior Teacher and Head of English at Hereford Cathedral School. He is also an extremely keen historian and has regularly chaired events at the Chalke Valley History Festival in the UK.

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