The British School of Barcelona Castelldefels

Ages Taught 3 – 18 years old
Year Groups Taught Nursery to Year 13
Curriculum Taught Early Years, Primary, Secondary, Sixth Form


Head's Welcome

“Since its very foundation, The British School of Barcelona has been a great independent school, characterised by the pursuit of academic excellence as well as the importance attached to the personal and social development of each and every pupil.

Our pupils and students are encouraged to become global citizens who are self-confident about their beliefs and opinions, and yet flexible enough to bridge the gap between different cultures.

We emphasise effective learning and an all-round education that goes well beyond public examinations. In addition to academic lessons, our pupils engage in a variety of activities ranging from sports to art, music, drama, school clubs and community work.

While The British School of Barcelona follows the English National Curriculum as an educational establishment fully accredited by the British Government, we welcome boys and girls of 44 different nationalities who will ultimately obtain places at leading universities in the United Kingdom, Spain and America, among other countries.

I am proud to lead such a dynamic, internationally-minded school community where pupils are prepared for a successful future by being empowered to stand on their own two feet while remembering that many other children are not as lucky as they are”.




Mr John Bell
Executive Headteacher



Carrer Ginesta, 26

08860 Castelldefels
Barcelona, Spain

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The British School of Barcelona Castelldefels currently operate different bus routes serving most areas where students live and travel to school on a regular basis, such as Barcelona, Esplugues de Llobregat, Sant Boi, El Prat de Llobregat, Viladecans, Gavà, Castelldefels, Sitges, Sant Pere de Ribes, Vilanova i la Geltrú and Cubelles.

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The school 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 spaces.

In Early Years this includes classrooms with direct access to outside play spaces and in Primary well-equipped classrooms and support rooms and a well-shaded playground.

In Secondary there is a large two-storey Library, five modern Science Laboratories, a purpose-built Art block and Music rooms as well as dedicated rooms for all subjects, including IT.

There is also some shared facilities across the school including a 376 seater Theatre, purpose-built dining rooms and outdoor sports grounds, including a multi-sport artificial turf pitch.

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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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The British School of Barcelona Castelldefels employs 75 full time and 7 part time teachers with 81 qualified.

There are 19 Teacher Language Assistants (TLA) / Administration and Support staff working inside the education areas.


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

Mr John Bell

Executive Headteacher
Mr Bell leads the operational and strategic direction of the school. He holds an M.A. from Cambridge University and he used to be Director of Education for Cognita Schools in Europe.

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Mrs Clare Oxberry

Head of Early Years & Primary
Mrs Oxberry was named Head of Early Years and Primary in 2007. She holds a BA in Linguistics, Educational and Community-Professional Studies and the National Professional Qualification for Headship.

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Mrs Amanda Hughes

Head of Secondary and Sixth Form
Mrs Hughes became Head of Secondary and Sixth Form in 2008. As a qualified teacher in the UK, she used to teach Business Studies, Law, ICT and Economics and serve as Exams Officer.

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