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Frequently asked questions

  • Do you admit students throughout the year?
    Your child can start at any time during the school year. Our teachers are used to settling students at short notice, and our personalised induction process quickly makes them feel at home.
  • Is there a waiting list?
    We sometimes have a waiting list, yes. We recommend getting in touch with us as soon as possible to secure your child’s place.
  • What documents do I need to apply?

    When you first apply, we’ll ask you to send us your completed online application form; a copy of your child’s passport; a copy of recent school reports; and SEN reports (if applicable). 

    Once your child’s place and start date are confirmed, you'll need to send us an education agreement; consent forms; responsibility for fees form; a copy of your child's health insurance; a transfer form (on request from the admissions team); and vaccination confirmation (only for our Nursery, Reception and Year 1 children). 

  • What ages do you teach?
    We’re open to students aged 2,5-18.
  • What are your class sizes?
    Our average class size is 20. This number is much smaller in our early years classes, with a teacher-student ratio of 1:8.
  • My child doesn’t speak English. Can they enrol at BISB?
    Yes, we’re open to children who can’t speak English up to Year 6, and children with limited English up to Year 9. Our expert English as an Additional Language (EAL) teachers will make sure your child gets the support they need to become a proficient English speaker. Students joining us in Years 10-13 need a good level of English so they can follow the curricula we teach.
  • What curriculum do you teach?
    Our students follow internationally recognised British and international curricula. We teach the English National Curriculum up to Year 9. In Years 10 and 11, we offer Cambridge IGCSE. And in Years 12 and 13 we teach the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).
  • Do you offer boarding facilities?
    We don’t offer boarding facilities, but some of our older students live in a dormitory at the local high school, which is close to our campuses.
  • What after-school provision do you offer?
    We can look after our nursery and reception children until 5:00 pm. 

    Primary and secondary students are encouraged to get involved in our after-school clubs and activities. They usually take place between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm, with some secondary clubs finishing at 5:00 pm.
  • Do you provide meals?
    Yes, we prepare healthy snacks and tasty hot lunches every day.