BSB Nexus

BSB Nexus

Ages Taught

16 – 18 years old

Year Groups Taught

Years 12 and 13

Curriculum Taught

Advanced Level Examinations (A Levels)
International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP)

Validation of Spanish Bachillerato

School Capacity

400 students

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About BSB Nexus

Carrer Ginesta, 2-10

08860 Castelldefels
Barcelona, Spain

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BSB School 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
  • El Prat de Llobregat
  • Sant Boi
  • Viladecans
  • Gavà
  • Gavà Mar
  • Castelldefels
  • Sitges
  • Sant Pere de Ribes
  • Vilanova i la Geltrú
  • Cubelles
  • Cunit
  • Segur de Calafell
Additionally at BSB Nexus we operate late shuttles (6pm) to:
  • Barcelona
  • Sitges
Please click here to learn more about the bus routes available and the booking terms and conditions.

BSB Nexus, new Pre-University campus of The British School of Barcelona, is also located in Castelldefels, very close to our main school site.

The purpose-built, three-storey centre has:

  • Specially designed seminar and tutorial rooms
  • Large library and research/self-study centre
  • Social and external study areas
  • Cafeteria

The BSB School students also have access to specialist laboratories, art rooms, sports facilities, music rooms and the large theatre on the main school site next door.

Please click here to view our facilities.

Pre-University education is for students aged 16 to 18 (Years 12 and 13). The British School of Barcelona offer and programme are designed to ensure students achieve the very best examination results they can, while having opportunities and support to prepare them for life beyond school – for the best university courses, for jobs that have not yet been thought of, for a successful and happy life in an ever changing world.

BSB Nexus, The British School new Pre-University campus, develops and enhances the current very successful offer we make to students today and have been doing for many years. We are one of the few schools worldwide to offer Advanced Levels (A Levels) in parallel with the International Baccalaureate (IBDP) alongside a core personal development programme.

The British School of Barcelona Offer

  • Advanced Level Examinations (A Levels)
  • International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP)
  • Validation of Spanish Bachillerato
  • Core personal development programme
  • Careers and Futures Guidance

Click here to learn more about our curriculum

BSB Nexus is led by the Principal of the BSB School, the Senior Business Manager, the Head of Secondary and the Director of Pre-University. It shares both educational and non-educational staff with the BSB Castelldefels campus. The British School of Barcelona BSB Nexus teaching staff includes 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 campus is supported by members of non-teaching staff in the areas of administration, IT, maintenance and services.

Senior Leadership Team

The British School of Barcelona 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

Jonathan Locke


Jonathan Locke is the Principal of The British School of Barcelona since September 2018. He was the former Head of Leventhorpe School, in Sawbridgeworth, England, and having completed 20 years as a member of three senior leadership teams, the last ten as Headteacher, he has significant experience in leading school communities through change and innovation.

Jonathan has a proven record of success at Leventhorpe, which was judged to be an Outstanding school by Ofsted and became a National Teaching School. He has been accredited as a National Leader of Education (NLE). Jonathan is committed to the principle of educating the whole person through equality of opportunity and the meeting of individual needs, and believes that students work best when they feel valued and that an effective school recognises individuals’ strengths and talents.

Prior to his current headship, Jonathan has had a hugely successful career in senior leadership positions at Sir John Lawes School and Richard Hale School in the UK. He has also worked as a Mathematics teacher and as ICT Coordinator. He holds a Statistics and Management degree from the University of Wales, and a postgraduate degree in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge. He has travelled the world as a rugby player representing England at various levels and Saracens 1st XV.  In recent years Jonathan has coached a local junior team, something he wishes to continue here at BSB.

Jon’s leadership style is focused on encouraging staff and pupils to innovate and work collaboratively, making learning far more powerful. He is highly empathic and positive, full of contagious energy, which is fundamental for the future development of The British School of Barcelona as a learning community.

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Mr James Petrie

Head of Secondary and Pre-University

Mr Petrie has been Head of Secondary and Pre-University at The British School of Barcelona 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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Mr Jake Richardson

Director of Pre-University

Mr Richardson has a Master in Educational Psychology from the University of Barcelona. He was Head of Inclusion at BSB School Sitges for two years until he was appointed Director of Pre-U at BSB School Castelldefels in September 2017. Prior to this Jake taught in the language departments of universities in Barcelona. Beyond teaching, he has participated in research groups investigating the implementation of ICT in schools and academic writing.

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