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  • 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

    Learning at BISB focuses on academic rigour and achieving great results but also on developing individualised skills and talents, enabling students to be successful in all areas of learning.

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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?

    You can still purchase the BISB cookbook made by our wonderful PTA.


Elaine Thatcher

Elaine Thatcher

Head of Year 9

After graduating with a PGCE in Secondary English from the University of Gloucestershire, I decided to take a year out to teach TEFL in Tokyo. This was a move that fueled my sense of wanderlust, as well as my desire to teach around the world. Since then, I have taught English and English Literature in the UK, Vietnam, Sweden, and India before arriving in Bratislava, Slovakia.

My passion is travel (and travel writing), so I spend most of my holidays in new places.  I have visited 51 countries so far and hope to reach many more. My travel highlights include: climbing Mt. Fuji; sailing the Caribbean; seeing the Taj Mahal, Great Wall of China, and Machu Picchu; and photographing the Northern Lights in the Arctic. I visited Bratislava in 2013 and thought at the time that it seemed like a wonderful place to live, so I am very happy to be here and see if I was right!

I am really excited to join the British International School, Bratislava, where I am looking forward to working with motivated teachers, enthusiastic students, and being part of a busy and vibrant school community.