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 in 1958, The British School of Barcelona has been a great independent school, characterised by the pursuit of academic excellence and outstanding care for all children and young people.

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 examinations. In addition to academic lessons, our pupils engage in a variety of activities ranging from sports to art, music, drama, languages, 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 and Spanish Governments, we welcome boys and girls of nearly 50 different nationalities who will ultimately obtain places at leading universities in the United Kingdom, Spain and all over the world.

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, Hospitalet de Llobregat, Sant Boi, El Prat de Llobregat, Viladecans, Gavà, Castelldefels, Sitges, Sant Pere de Ribes, Vilanova i la Geltrú and Cubelles.

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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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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