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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.


Lee Darwell


9LD Tutor & Head of Humanities and Geography

I studied Geography at Manchester University. After graduating I spent four years teaching English in London and Japan then worked for four years in the travel industry, before finding my true calling teaching Geography. I completed my PGCE teacher training at the University of East Anglia and moved to Slovakia in 2004. I have a Masters in Education from the Open University and I am a registered Chartered Geographer as awarded by the Royal Geographical Society. 

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, cycling and turning base metals into gold.

What the students say about me 

“Mr Darwell’s lessons are always enjoyable. They are fast paced, informative and entertaining”

“Mr Darwell is a very enthusiastic teacher, who makes learning interesting.”

“Mr Darwell is easy-going, funny and cool and we learn a lot in his lessons. He is also awesome because he is always ready to help with anything regarding university applications or IB in general.”

“Mr Darwell is passionate, (hyper)active and reliable”