11 to 16 years old


Our Secondary English curriculum school in Bratislava stretches students both personally and academically, encouraging them to be ambitious, think critically, and become leaders. Exceptional learning experiences – both in and outside of the classroom – cultivate a global mindset, fully preparing your child for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).
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English National Curriculum

Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 at our high school in Slovakia follow the English National Curriculum, which is adapted to meet the needs of our diverse international school community. Slovak and Korean nationals follow tailored language programmes, and we encourage all our Key Stage 3 students to take French, German or Spanish courses. The world-class teachers at our international Secondary school in Bratislava deliver engaging lessons in English, maths, science, geography, history, ICT, PE, art and design, drama, dance and Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE). And our students’ talents are nurtured at a wide range of extra-curricular clubs.
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Cambridge IGCSE

In Years 10 and 11, the students at our international Secondary school in Slovakia study for their IGCSEs.

Key Stage 4 is the ideal time to personalise your child’s education based on their academic interests and ambitions. Our students take between seven and 11 subjects, including mandatory English, maths and science, and choose from optional programmes in music, art, PE, and more.

After two years of hard work, our students sit their exams in May or June. Our IGCSE courses are globally recognised, which means they’re accepted by schools and universities around the world.

Once a student has passed their IGCSE exams, they’re accepted onto our IBDP.
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At BISB, no two days are ever the same. That’s down to our personalised teaching, variety of learning experiences, and one-of-a-kind extra-curricular opportunities.
Ready to learn
Tutor time exercises our students’ brains through quizzes, debates, and themed assemblies. Our tutors check in on your child’s well-being, too, making sure they’re happy, healthy, and ready to learn.
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Ready to learn
Taking on a project
It’s a vital period in your child’s education, which is why academic learning is personalised through exciting projects and one-of-a-kind collaborations. From art and design to maths, physics and history, every day throws up new challenges.
Taking on a project
Driving change
It’s time to take action. Join the Student Council, sign up for Model United Nations (UN), or learn about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in collaboration with UNICEF – your child can make a real difference every day.
Driving change
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Get moving
After a healthy, nutritious lunch, students head to the pitch, track, gym, and dance studio. Physical activity brings so many benefits, not only getting students moving, but also developing their resilience, teamwork and communication.
Get moving
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Global connections
Logging on to the Nord Anglia Global Campus platform, your child will connect, collaborate and learn alongside students from across the world. They’ll gain a better understanding of different cultures and broaden their horizons, too.
Global connections
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Activities for all
The exceptional learning experiences don’t stop when the bell rings! Extra-curricular clubs – ranging from badminton and Zumba to computer science and photography – give your child the chance to do what they love.
Activities for all


Age range:
Languages taught:
English, Slovak, French, German, Spanish and Korean
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of secondary parents say their child gets a high quality education
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teaching excellence


Our teachers never stop learning. Through the Nord Anglia University learning platform, we make sure they get the right opportunities to develop and grow. We also encourage our staff to collaborate and share ideas with teachers across our family of schools. This means they deliver cutting-edge academic programmes and extra-curricular experiences. 

Our development programmes are supported by accreditation from the best training organisations. These include the world-renowned International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) and Cambridge IGCSE.
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Key Stage 3 Curriculum Guide (Year 7, 8, 9)

Key Stage 3 Curriculum Guide.pdf (3 MB)

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IGCSE Curriculum Guide 2024-2026

IGCSE Curriculum Guide 2024-2026.pdf (1 MB)

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Secondary Parent Handbook (2023-2024)

Secondary Parent Handbook 2023-2024.pdf (4 MB)



We accept applications throughout the school year and encourage you to get in touch with us to start your admissions journey.

Enquire today for more information and to schedule a visit to our campus.

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