International Pre-University Centre

International Pre-University Centre

Ages Taught 16 – 19 years old
Year Groups Taught Years 12 and 13
Curriculum Taught Advanced Levels (A Levels) and International Baccalaureate (IB)

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, 2-10

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.

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

In September 2017 we will be opening a new ´state of the art´ International Pre-University Centre.

The Centre will be located next to our main school site in Castelldefels and will develop and enhance the current very succcesful offer we make to students today.

We will offer individually designed programmes for sudents aged 16 to 19 based on either Advanced Levels (A Levels) or the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme.

Additionally, students will be given opportunities to gain experience and qualifications in:

  • Sports
  • Creative and expressive arts
  • Life and independence skills
  • Personal and social skills
  • Community work
  • Work experience
  • Career guidance

The purpose-built facilities will have:

  • Specially designed seminar and tutorial rooms
  • Specialist Laboratories
  • Library and research/self-study rooms
  • Lecture Theatre
  • Common room and social spaces
  • Cafeteria

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.

Click here to learn more about our curriculum.

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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