The British School of Barcelona Sitges

Ages Taught 3 – 11 years old
Year Groups Taught Nursery to Year 6
Curriculum Taught Early Years, Primary

During the 2016-2017 school year, Secondary and Sixth Form students will still be educated in Sitges.

From September 2017, all Secondary education will take place in our campus in Castelldefels and International Pre-University Centre. Transport will be provided.

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


Passeig Isaac Albéniz, s/n
08870 Sitges
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, Castelldefels, Sitges, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Cubelles, Cunit, Calafell and El Vendrell.

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

The newly revamped BSB campus in Sitges offers modern and new facilities to provide the very best learning environment for Early Years and Primary aged children:

  • Spacious, well-equipped classrooms and learning
    and library spaces
  • Specially designed Early Years learning areas
  • Purpose-built dining rooms
  • A medical room
  • Dedicated, refurbished theatre and music room
  • Thoughtfully designed, newly equipped play spaces

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.

The British School of Barcelona Sitges Early Years and Primary team employs a Deputy Headteacher, ten teachers, two teaching Assistants and specialist teachers for Sport, Music, Spanish, Catalan, Information Technology, English as an Additional language and a part time educational Psychologist.

The Secondary team includes a Deputy Headteacher and Directors of learning for Maths and Information Technology, Science and Social Studies, Sport and Creative Arts. As part of the team there are nineteen specialist teachers and a part time educational Psychologist.


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 Heather Bell

Head of School
Mrs Bell was appointed as head of school when the Sitges Site was purchased in Spring 2016. Mrs Bell holds a Bachelor of Education with honours. She was an exceptionally successful headteacher and senior education advisor in the UK.

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