• Truly International

    We have students from over 50 different countries at our school, making us a truly international family.

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  • Inspiring and Passionate

    Dedicated, motivated and highly professional, all of our staff at The British International School Bratislava are here to ensure that every child thrives.

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  • Excellence & Achievement

    We focus heavily on academic rigor and achieving great results, but also encourage our students to develop their own individual skills and interests meaning that every child thrives.

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  • High Quality Learning

    Our passion is education. We help to prepare young people of all ages to embrace the challenges that life brings and the international global society in which their future lie.

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  • Start your journey with us

    We are proud of our growing family of parents, teachers and socially-confident students. We’d love to welcome you too!

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  • Unique Opportunities

    We enrich your child’s learning experience with opportunities beyond the ordinary.

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  • Did you know?

    We just launched our very first BISB cookbook made by our wonderful PTA.

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Entry Requirements

Before you apply, please take a look at our entry requirements to ensure that your child meets them.

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YEAR GROUPS

We find that children thrive in their correct class age groups. Our differentiated teaching accommodates students who need support and stretches the more able. We always keep children in their correct age band except when:

  • A student in Year 10 or above is not fluent enough in English to complete the IGCSE or IBD programme.
Age before 1st Sep Year Stage
2 Nursery Foundation Stage
4 Reception Foundation Stage
5 Year 1 Key Stage 1
6 Year 2 Key Stage 1
7 Year 3 Key Stage 2
8 Year 4 Key Stage 2
9 Year 5 Key Stage 2
10 Year 6 Key Stage 2
11 Year 7 Key Stage 3
12 Year 8 Key Stage 3
13 Year 9 Key Stage 3
14 Year 10 Key Stage 4
15 Year 11 Key Stage 4
16 Year 12 International Baccalaureate
17 Year 13 International Baccalaureate

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Nursery – Year 6

  • We admit children who don’t speak English up to Year 6

  • Class sizes are up to 22 students in all Primary year groups. There are waiting lists after this.

  • Nursery children can apply for the full time, or part time attendance. More information about the part time enrollment, please read the below document.

Years 7–9

  • We will assess the ability of all students in English and Mathematics

  • Class sizes are up to 22 students. There is a waiting list after this.

Years 10 – 13 (IGCSE and IBDP)

  • Students need to be advanced/proficient in English.

  • We will also asses the level of Mathematics

  • We’ll assess all students and will need evidence that they’ll be able to complete these demanding programmes

  • We’ll need to discuss whether we offer the appropriate subject choices

  • Our IGCSE classes are generally up to 22 pupils, our IB subject groups to 15. Waiting lists operate after this.  

CLASS ORGANISATION

Where there are two or more classes in a group, the schools’ policy is to organise the children to achieve as close a balance as possible, considering the following factors: language experience, nationality, ability and gender.

Parents can express their preference though do not have the option to make the final decision regarding their child’s class group or teacher. In all issues of child placement the school Principal’s decision is final.

LEARNING SUPPORT REGULATIONS

Our school has a Learning Support policy based on provision available. The acceptance of students with highlighted learning needs will be defined by the LS Coordinator. Parents not sharing full information regarding their child’s learning needs upon application put themselves at risk of losing the place once the child has joined the school if the school discovers it is not equipped to best assist and support the child’s development.

With younger children, who begin to display learning difficulties, after they have joined the School at an early age, we work with the parent to resolve these issues and reserve right to help find alternative school, if we are unable to support them from our own resources.

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