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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.

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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.


James Gilmour

James Gilmour

Assistant Head of Secondary & English Teacher

James received a B.A.(Hons) in Journalism and started teaching through the Graduate Training Programme in 2005. He spent five years working in English state schools before moving to Qatar in 2010. During his three years in Doha, he was a Head of Year and Head of English. 

In 2013, James moved to Brunei to be a boarding house supervisor and the TOK, EE and MUN coordinator at the International School of Brunei. After two years in the warmth of Southeast Asia, he moved to Dulwich College Beijing, China. Alongside teaching English and Theory of Knowledge, James was the College’s Director of Professional Development and Learning. Despite not learning the language, he enjoyed his time in China and whilst there, completed a Master of Education (Leadership and Management).


James is very pleased to be in Bratislava and has vowed to learn Slovak more successfully than he learnt Mandarin. He also looks forward to breathing clean air, hiking in the mountains, and exploring this part of Europe.