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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

    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.


  • 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.


Mark Hatherell

British International School Bratislava_Head of Secondary_Mark Hatherell

Head of Secondary & Biology Teacher

I have worked in education since leaving university and have taught in UK State and Independent schools. I have moved to BISB from Kuala Lumpur where I was Head of Secondary in a large International School in the city. 

As an educational leader in school I strive to ensure that students have outstanding learning opportunities during lessons, a plethora of enrichment activities outside the classroom and above all else the opportunity to be part of a caring, nurturing school community. 

School aside, I particularly enjoy fishing and foraging for wild food as well as playing tennis and golf. As a family, we take every opportunity to get outdoors and frequently go camping, walking, cycling, skiing and generally enjoying the bounties that the natural world has to offer. With this in mind, Slovakia is the perfect place to live!