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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?

    We just launched our very first BISB cookbook made by our wonderful PTA.


Gillian Candlish


Year 2B Class Teacher

After graduating from the University of Nottingham, where I studied Modern Foreign Languages, I taught English for a few years in Poland and the Czech Republic. 

Sharing my passion for learning languages with young children was extremely rewarding and inspired me to return to the UK to train as a primary school teacher, specialising in French. 

I taught Year 3 at a school near Wolverhampton before heading out to eastern Europe again to an international school in Moscow. I taught there for four years as a class teacher for Year 3, then Year 1. I decided to move on from Moscow and take a break to travel and explore parts of the world I had never been to before. I have had a wonderful year travelling with trips to Southeast Asia, Central America, India and (my favourite) Iceland. I am definitely more of a cold climate person!

In my free time I love reading and sewing. I recently took some dressmaking classes and started making clothes for my little niece and nephew, and after dedicating more time to this I hope to be making my own clothes too. I love learning languages and travelling, so hopefully speaking Russian will help me to pick up Slovak.