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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.


Senior Leadership Team

Our leadership team brings enthusiasm, experience and a global perspective to our school.

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    Karen Eastwood

    Principal and Biology Teacher

    Karen Eastwood

    Karen joined BISB from the British International School Vietnam where she had worked for the previous 5 ½ years and which had just received an “outstanding” from British Schools Overseas inspectors. Prior to that Karen was the founding secondary head at the Nord Anglia Education's British International School Puxi, Shanghai, China. Karen is an experienced IB and IGCSE Biology teacher who has high expectations of her own teaching when in a classroom and is keen to push the boundaries with her students learning. Karen priority is to develop the schools record at IB , to make us a centre of excellence in the region and help every single one of our students to achieve at the highest level.



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    Mark Hatherell

    Head of Secondary & Biology Teacher

    Mark Hatherell

    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. 

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    Kathryn Shkurka

    Deputy Head of Secondary & Biology, Psychology and ToK Teacher

    Kathryn Shkurka

    I am very excited to be moving to Slovakia to be joining the friendly staff and students at BISB. After completing my degree at Loughborough University, then my PGCE and Masters in Education at the University of Cambridge, followed by two years of teaching in London, I moved to China to start my international teaching career. Having spent five years at Dulwich College Shanghai and then two years at the British School Jakarta in Indonesia, I have thoroughly enjoyed experiencing new Asian cultures, cuisines and adventures. 

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    Gareth Evans

    Assistant Head & PE Teacher

    Gareth Evans

    Gareth has been based in Colchester, England and teaching for the last nine years at Colchester Academy.  He was a Physical Education and Performing Arts Team Leader. He was also responsible for Primary Liaison at the school and joins the BISB after completing a two year National College leadership course, Teaching Leaders. 

    Gareth trained in Liverpool and graduated with BA (Hons) Sports Development and Physical Education.  His PGCE was completed back home in Colchester, Essex through the University of Greenwich.  Joining BISB is September 2013, already its clear BISB shares my enthusiasm for striving for students to fulfil their potential academically and in physical activity.

    I recently moved to Bratislava with Alicia Earey also a teacher at BISB and we spend our weekends walking and exploring Slovakia with our dog Poppy.  I also enjoy going to the gym and running, which apparently I do ‘excessively’ but it allows me to sample as many of the local restaurants as I can.  So my moto is Exercise to Eat. We are already enjoying our time at BISB and Bratislava, therefore we hope to settle here for some time.


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