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The British School of Barcelona Castelldefels

Carrer Ginesta, 26
08860 Castelldefels
Barcelona, Spain

Admissions contact number

(+34) 93 707 95 98

General contact number

(+34) 93 665 15 84

Email:

school@bsb.edu.es

The British School of Barcelona Castelldefels

Carrer Ginesta, 26
08860 Castelldefels
Barcelona, Spain

Admissions contact number

(+34) 93 707 95 98

General contact number

(+34) 93 665 15 84

Email:

school@bsb.edu.es

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Welcome to The British School of Barcelona

The British School of Barcelona is a caring, learning community with high expectations.

We offer an all-round international approach to children’s learning and development to students from 3 to 18 years.

Academic

We inspire all to be creative, curious thinkers within a culture of support and challenge

Character

We provide individual growth through high expectations; demonstrating commitment, resilience and respect for all

Global

We are global citizens, embracing difference, cared for and caring, and principled in our beliefs

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A highlight from BSB? I would to highlight the level of teaching staff, as I managed to enjoy every subject I took for my A-Level course thanks to the learning format the school has. The study periods were also a key part to my last two years as I was able to catch up on work and start on new assignments.
A memoir? My best memoir of BSB could be the trip to London (PGL), back in Year 6, where not only did we visit the city but also took part in many activities on campus with all our friends during 5 days. My last school day was also a day to remember. I had to take my last Maths A-Level exam in the morning, and in the evening I was already graduating and saying goodbye to what has been part of my life for 15 years. I was excited to leave and start a new life at university, but didn’t know if I was ready or not! What are you enjoying most at present? I am currently enjoying most my university course (Bachelor in Business Administration at ESADE) and very happy of having met amazing people both from Spain and other countries. A tip for Pre-University students? My tip would be to work as hard as they can for the last two years as in a future, they will be grateful for having made the most out of it and having entered the university and the degree of their dreams. Claudia Ibarz Graduate Class of 2017 BSB student from Nursery to graduation
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Insightful A Level Geography Field Trip to Sitges

The BSB Geography team have been involved in several field activities this term. In late October fifteen Year 13 A Level Geography students took to the nearby Sitges to do a coastal management study as part of the core curriculum. Accompanied by Miss Girvan (Head of Geography) and Mr Kelly […]

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BSB Drama Students Relish Acclaimed Performances

On the 27th October, the BSB Drama students were lucky enough to get the opportunity to see the West End smash ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time’ at the Teatre Poliorama in Barcelona. The show has enjoyed considerable success around the world, and all BSB students study […]

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Year 11 Biology Students Visit CRAM Foundation

Nothing equals a field trip to stimulate interest for a given subject. Clearly, Ms Mulhall, our Director of Learning Science, is convinced of the positive impact of educational visits on students’ learning. To this end, she and her team, Mr Bower and Ms Cuadrado, organised a visit for Year 11 […]

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BSB Year 9 wins Debate Competition

On Thursday, 26th May, our Year 9 students took part in a debate competition against Kensington School with the motion ´The world is getting better, not worse´. This was a practice activity of the Enrichment Debating Society led by Ms Lough, Secondary English teacher. The event consisted of a debate […]

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Thrilling morning for Year 4 at Police Station

Our Year 4 children went on an exciting tour of the local Police Station last week! This is part of our commitment to deliver road safety education in school. At BSB we firmly believe that there is a need to teach clear road safety messages effectively and consistently to help […]

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Mud Kitchens in Early Years

This year our Early Years department set up a collaboration with The Tomato Foundation, a non-profit NGO that promotes healthy balanced diets and lifestyles. The Tomato Foundation supplied two mud kitchens to our Primary school which are now placed in the garden area for children to work with as part […]

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BSB Parents Learn to Manage Children’s Use of Technology

On Thursday, 5th May we held our last Parent Workshop this year. The topic for this activity was “Children Technology Addictions”, a brand new area to explore in our Family Club sessions in response to parents’ increasing concern about technology in their children’s lives. The workshop, which was suitable for […]

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BSB Swimming Winners at Medal Ceremony

Last Friday, 13th May, 15 children from the BSB received their swimming medals at Can Roca Sports Centre. In February they competed in the local Castelldefels schools swimming competition. All participants had to choose 2 different swimming styles from Breaststroke, Freestyle or Backstroke. All parents and children thoroughly enjoyed both […]

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Outstanding Young Speakers at Annual Speech Competition

Last week we held our annual Primary Speech Competition in the BSB Theatre. As every year our children had to prepare a talk and present it in front of an audience. The contestants were judged on their speech as a whole, their interaction and engagement of the audience, clarity […]

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Year 5 Big Sing at BSB

On Thursday, 28th April St Paul’s School came to sing with BSB Year 5 students in our Theatre. We had a visiting Singing Expert, Ed Aldcroft, from Barcelona English choir leading the session. Mr Aldcroft had previously visited each school a month earlier and led a singing session […]

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Graduate Nic wins Rugby Championship in Berkeley

We are so proud of Nic recently winning the 2016 Rugby Penn Mutual Varsity Cup National Championship! Nic graduated from BSB in June 2015, and he moved to the USA to study International Relations at Berkeley, University of California. Nic was a successful student whilst in BSB, his school for […]

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New families meet their Nursery classes

On 2nd May, the BSB Early Years team organized a “Nursery Play Date” for prospective children and parents for September 2016. This is a regular activity in the Early Years agenda for our new children and families to learn more about us and ask any questions they have; also for […]

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BSB hosts BISA Football Tournament 2016

On Saturday 30th April the British School of Barcelona hosted the second BISA mixed 7-a-side football tournament for children in Years 5 and 6. The tournament involved some of the schools from the BISA (Barcelona International Schools Association) group: Kensington School, SEK-Catalunya, International School of Barcelona and The British School […]

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Marc’s “Hydraulic Claw Arm” Video wins Science Competition

In April, the BSB Secondary Science department held the biggest ever International Science & Engineering Week in the school. The Science teaching team organised a range of lunchtime workshops, lesson activities, a Maths treasure hunt and even a scientific video competition. The workshops included a wide variety of demonstrations and […]

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“The Enormous Turnip”: Story Time for Nursery

On the 14th April, the theatre group “The Tale Teller” visited the Early Years school to perform “The Enormous Turnip”, a Russian traditional story which illustrates what can be attained when we all work together. Children had read the story before in preparation for the performance. The actress then told […]

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January Open Mornings

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Academic

We inspire all to be creative, curious thinkers within a culture of support and challenge

Character

We provide individual growth through high expectations; demonstrating commitment, resilience and respect for all

Global

We are global citizens, embracing difference, cared for and caring, and principled in our beliefs

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The British School of Barcelona is grateful to be able to call upon the expert guidance of Ms Fidelma Murphy, who serves as The British School’s Chair of Governors and has over 25 years of experience at the forefront of International Education in Germany, Spain, Ireland and the Middle East.

As Chair of Governors, Ms. Murphy works closely with the Principal in the appointment of staff, monitors the school’s performance in a range of areas and works as a critical friend to support us as we strive for excellence in everything we do.

Ms. Murphy comments: ‘It is a privilege to be the Chair of Governors for The British School of Barcelona. The students at BSB are a joy to interact with; they are open minded global citizens who are actively involved in the learning process. They are reflective communicators who embrace opportunities to develop their learning skills.

Staff at The British School of Barcelona are committed to designing personalised learning programmes tailored to their pupils´ needs. They form part of a learning community which constantly strives to improve and grow. The progress pupils make in their academic studies and in their interpersonal skills, bears comparison with the very best schools to be found anywhere in the world.’

Ms. Murphy has extensive experience in International Schools and was part of a start-up team in the Outstanding Schools Programme in the Middle East.

Ms. Murphy was a Principal at international schools, an IB school visitor and an examiner for Cambridge Examinations. Fidelma joined Cognita in August 2018.

View Ms Murphy’s entire profile here.

BSB Castelldefels

Our campus in Castelldefels offers modern and spacious premises which create an optimal setting for effective teaching and learning. The campus is within easy reach from the centre of Barcelona, and is just a 10-minute drive from the airport.

BSB Sitges

The newly revamped BSB campus in Sitges offers modern, thoughtfully-designed, newly equipped facilities to provide the very best learning environment for Early Years and Primary aged children.

BSB Nexus

BSB Nexus, our new Pre-University campus, offers a range of pre-university programmes to students from 16 to 19 years of age, just a few metres away from the Castelldefels main campus.

A caring community

At BSB City we take care of our families 

We are currently hosting Playdates with parents and children to spend some quality time with Ms Monaghan, BSB City Headteacher, and Miss George, our Head of Early Years and Year 1 in Barcelona, before the school term begins.

Playdates are a fantastic opportunity for children to meet their teacher and some of their new classmates in a relaxed, familiar environment.

It is great to see how well families connect with each other, creating this positive, welcoming atmosphere that truly enhances the value of a BSB Community.

Playdates are available for prospective families who would like to learn more about us and engage with our Founding Families starting in September 2021. Why don’t you join us?


Forest Fun!

If your child is in Years 2 to 5, you are also welcome to a “Forest Fun” session on Thursday 26th August, at 18.00h

Forest School is an immersive learning experience that encourages hands-on, environmentally friendly creativity and problem solving. On our “Forest Fun” session, we will build tripod shelters and decorate them, do some art activity with clay or hand printing, read a story or play a nature connection game.

Join us for some urban Forest School nature fun!

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