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Inspection Report March 2016

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Highlights from the report:

“The consistency of good teaching over time is the reason why all students make outstanding progress.”

“The executive headteacher provides an experienced and very strong lead to the work of the school. He is ably supported by a good senior and middle management team and a staff that share his vision and ambition. This shared sense of purpose is what is driving the school forward and gives it a strong capacity for further improvement. Together, the senior managers have ensured that the British schools overseas (BSO) standards are met.”

“Pupils learn outstandingly well at all stages of the british school and make consistently high levels of progress.”

“In Early Years, children make very good progress. This continues into Key Stage 1 and 2. In Key Stage 3, the school’s initial baseline test shows that the pupils come from the full ability range and progress is again very good, especially in English.”

“(I)GCSE results at the end of Key Stage 4 are excellent.”

“This is well above the average found in Britain.”

“In many lessons students relish the challenging work, are highly motivated and work at a demanding pace, ensuring learning progresses rapidly.”

“This is due to the excellent knowledge, skills and understanding they have gained in literacy and mathematical understanding through their time at the school. They treat each other with respect creating a relaxed and calm atmosphere where learning thrives.”

“Teaching and assessment are good. They are consistently good in the Early Years, in the primary school and at Key Stage 3. In the secondary school, teaching is particularly strong in the sixth form. The consistency of good teaching over time is the reason why all students of The British School of Barcelona make outstanding progress and achievement.”

“The depth of teachers’ subject knowledge, questioning and expectations are a significant strength.”

“Teachers of The British School of Barcelona enjoy teaching and relationships are outstanding.”

“Teachers benefit greatly from the excellent support and guidance they receive about pupils with English as an additional language and special educational needs.”

“Students’ personal development is outstanding in a school that values everybody.”

“In all lessons, at break times and when moving around the school students behave impeccably. These excellent attitudes to work continue and mature as students move through the secondary school and into the sixth form. They are very well prepared when they leave the british school to make the most of their future lives.”

“The school’s provision for students’ welfare health and safety is outstanding. Since the last inspection leaders have undertaken a thorough review of all procedures. Staff recruitment procedures meet current regulations. These have taken into account the need to balance the expected requirements within the UK with those in relation to Spanish and Catalan law.”

“The quality and effectiveness of leadership and management are good. The newly appointed executive headteacher has a very clear, realistic and ambitious plan to improve the school’s provision and facilities.”

“As a result, morale is high and relationships between staff, students, parents and the proprietor are good.”

“Parents generally have a good working relationship with the british school. The returned questionnaires to the parents’ survey, while low in number, are supportive.”

“Provision for Early Years is very effective. Children make a secure start to their education. Teachers know their subject and understand how young children learn.”

Inspection Report October 2017

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Highlights from the report:

“The British School of Barcelona is housed on a purpose-built site which provides spacious and well-lit classrooms. (…) Teaching rooms are suitably furnished and well resourced. A good range of reading and practical resources are available and the school regularly purchases new items in response to specific curriculum needs.”

The teaching staff is suitably qualified and experienced to be able to deliver the National Curriculum effectively in early years and primary.”

“The British School’s curricular planning ensures effective coverage of all areas required by the National Curriculum and allows a creative and flexible approach.”

The British School of Barcelona has been particularly successful in ensuring that new pupils integrate and adapt as quickly as possible, and that all pupils work together with confidence and mutual respect.”

“Most lessons provide good, and sometimes outstanding, learning opportunities for the children in the school. They are well planned and make good use of a variety of resources.”

“Children throughout the school are motivated and engaged in lessons and their behaviour is good. They enjoy learning, they feel supported and participate confidently in class discussions and assigned tasks.”

“Pupils feel that they benefit from a safe and supportive school environment. They feel positive about the working relationship they have with their teachers and show a good understanding of the importance of developing independent learning skills.”

“The school has undergone a significant transformation in a relatively short period of time and the success of this owes a lot to outstanding leadership and management.”

“Communication between the school management and parents works effectively. High quality written information clarifies the school’s aims, ethos and routines, while good use of reporting systems and school diaries allows parents to be aware of their children’s progress. Parents are supportive of recent changes in the school and consider that The British School of Barcelona has a good understanding of their children’s needs.” 

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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 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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Four Dutch PE teachers visit the BSB

Our Primary children have been so lucky this week to count on the collaboration of four tennis teacher trainees coming from the University of Haarlem, in The Netherlands. Megan, Arsèn, Valentyn and Wim are four Dutch 19-year-old trainees who are spending a fortnight in Castelldefels on a traineeship trip to […]

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The BSB Headteachers welcome families to the new school year

The BSB Executive Headteacher and the Primary and Secondary School Headteachers offered a warm welcome to all parents last Monday. As the start of the new academic year runs smoothly and students and teachers settle into their daily classroom routine, the BSB Senior Leadership Team was eager to greet all […]

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The Enrichment Programme sets off

The Enrichment Programme set off on Wednesday afternoon in the Secondary department. As every year now since the BSB launched this educational programme with an aim to promote all-round excellence through a series of activities going well beyond the academic curriculum, the Secondary department celebrated their quarterly Society fair. Students […]

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The 2015-16 academic year is underway at the BSB!

The British School of Barcelona has welcomed over a thousand students into the school community this week, as the BSB 2015-16 academic year officially begun last Monday. This is the start of the school’s 58th year of teaching!!   Our students have already enjoyed an exciting first week of the […]

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IGCSE students conduct Geography fieldwork

Our Year 10 students conducted Geography fieldwork in the Montseny Natural Park and in Sitges last week. This was an excellent opportunity to take on much-needed practice while providing students with invaluable hands-on research experience. As part of their IGCSE Geography, students have to complete an Alternative to Coursework paper, […]

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Glorious Year 6 “Oliver!” musical

This week we were all so happy to attend the brilliant performance of our Year 6 students for their Summer Concert. Their end-of-year show consisted of the terrific enactment of “Oliver Twist”, one of Charles Dickens’ most well-known and acclaimed novels. Year 6 put on a musical adaptation of this […]

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406€ donation to Fundació Josep Carreras

Our Primary Fundraising Society did it again! Our amazing group of fully committed children to promote activities to raise funds for charity causes was pleased to donate 406€ to the Fundació Josep Carreras last Tuesday. The children raised this sum by holding a toy sale with the support of their […]

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Granvia Mar Sports Club First Swimming Event

Last Saturday the Granvia Mar Sports Club hosted their first swimming event with a variety of competitions and recreational games. More than 35 KS1, KS2 and KS3 students from The British School of Barcelona, along with LFG Bon Soleil pupils and members of the Granvia Sports Club, would not miss […]

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Powerful Year 5 Summer Concert

We hope you could attend your child’s Year 5 Summer Concert on Wednesday. It was fantastic! The musical repertoire and the staged choreography to these songs were simply fabulous. The children started off with “New Shoes” by Paolo Nutini, all of them wearing colourful T-shirts, jeans and trainers. Then the […]

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Language Assistant Programme Closing Ceremony

On Wednesday 27th May 2015, the Generalitat de Catalunya, Department d´Ensenyament, hosted the annual presentation for the Language Assistants. This year the event was held at the Teatre–Auditori Biblioteca Mercé Rodoreda, in Sant Joan Despí. The ceremony was attended by over 200 Language Assistants from 53 centres, who have been […]

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Oxford Explained at the BSB

This week The British School of Barcelona was pleased to host an ‘Understanding Oxford’ presentation led by Dr Lizzie Peachey, Oxford University Student Recruitment Officer. The conference was addressed to the students in Years 10-12 and their parents who are seriously considering applying to Oxford University, home of 26 Nobel […]

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Year 6 celebrates their end of year in London

Last week our Year 6 students enjoyed a five-day trip to London. As they transition to the Secondary stage, “the trip was an opportunity for all of the Year 6 children to mix together as one group, have fun, build relationships and have some time away from their parents to […]

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The BSB ranks fourth in tennis tournament

The British School of Barcelona was ranked fourth during the tennis competition ‘Mini Tenis Carayol Tour’. The BSB tennis team competed against the CT Andrés Gimeno team on the 28th March at the Begues Club. The teams met in a thrilling battle where all players strived to have their best […]

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Successful Fundraising Summer Fair

As every year, at The British School of Barcelona we celebrate our traditional Fundraising Summer Fair to raise money for a non-profit organisation in the local area. In this edition the Primary Fundraising Society chose ‘Al Agua Sin Limitationes’, a non-profit association from Sitges. Their project seeks to provide people […]

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Engaging May beach volleyball tournaments

Volleyball is one of the most accessible, entertaining, and engaging participatory sports for all children. No wonder the latest Beach Volleyball Tournaments taking place on the beach of Castelldefels on the 9th and 16th May set numerous attendance marks! The high interest of our students in participating in all the […]

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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!

COVID-19 Protocols

The health and safety of our pupils, families and staff is our top priority. We will follow all official COVID-19-related sanitary guidelines and strict hygienic protocols to ensure a safe Summer School:

  • Every child and member of staff will have their temperature taken on the way into the building each morning. We will use a non-contact thermometer

Cleaning & Personal Hygiene

  • Premises will be disinfected a minimum of twice daily
  • Some equipment and areas and objects (such as door handles) will be cleaned more frequently
  • All children and adults will wash their hands thoroughly at least every two hours and before eating
  • Hand washing will be mandatory upon entering the school each morning
  • Good personal hygiene will be taught and reinforced daily
  • Hand-washing facilities and an alcohol-based hand gel will be accessible at all times

Social Distancing

  • Social distancing will be promoted but cannot be guaranteed. We ask all children to follow the school guidelines.
  • Social distancing markers will be placed on access gates. We ask parents they follow social distancing protocols when picking up and dropping off their children

Please only send your child into school if they – and the rest of your family – are well.

Protocolos COVID-19

La salud y la seguridad de nuestros alumnos, familias y personal son nuestra mayor prioridad. Seguiremos estrictamente las directrices sanitarias relacionadas con la COVID-19 y las medidas higiénicas necesarias para garantizar una Escuela de Verano segura:

  • Tomaremos la temperatura de cada niño y miembro del personal cuando entren al edificio cada mañana. Usaremos termómetros sin contacto.

Limpieza e Higiene Personal

  • Las instalaciones serán desinfectadas como mínimo dos veces al día
  • Parte del equipamiento, áreas y objetos (como pomos de puerta) serán limpiados con mayor frecuencia
  • Todos los niños y adultos por igual deberán lavarse bien las manos al menos cada dos horas y antes de comer
  • Será obligatorio lavarse las manos antes de entrar al colegio cada mañana
  • Enseñaremos y reforzaremos una buena higiene personal diaria
  • Habrá instalaciones para lavarse las manos y gel hidroalcohólico disponible en todo momento

Distanciamiento Social

  • Promoveremos la distancia social aunque no la podemos garantizar. Pedimos que todos los niños sigan las instrucciones del colegio
  • Habrá señalización para el distanciamiento social en las puertas de acceso. Pedimos a los padres que sigan los protocolos de distanciamiento a la llegada y recogida de los niños

Solamente debéis traer a vuestro hijo al colegio si se encuentra bien – y el resto de la familia también.

Del 28 de juny al 30 de juliol de 2021

De 3 a 13 anys – Oberta a estudiants de BSB i d’altres escoles

L’Escola d’Estiu de The British School of Barcelona és una fantàstica oportunitat perquè els alumnes d’entre 3 i 13 anys puguin continuar aprenent i adquirir noves habilitats en un entorn segur. A la nostra Escola d’Estiu els nens es divertiran, faran nous amics i gaudiram d’una gran varietat d’activitats entretingudes i de perfeccionament amb el personal de BSB.

Tots els programes se centren en quatre àreas diferenciades: creativitat, comunicació, resolució de problemes i activitat física. Les activitats inclouen música, ball, jocs de rol, esports, jocs d’aigua i moltes més.

Cada dia és únic a l’Escola d’Estiu de BSB! El programa d’activitats varia cada dia i cada setmana.

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