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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.


Geoffrey Barraclough

British International School Bratislava_8GB Tutor & Visual Arts Teacher_Geoffrey Barraclough

Visual Arts Teacher & 8GB Tutor

I have been fortunate to join the BISB for a maternity cover. I have come out of retirement to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity - and to add my 35 years successful experience of teaching Art and Design, to this team.

I am a professional artist – but my love of teaching Art and influencing children and young people in the way they approach being creative, has always put my own painting career on the back-burner.

In a world of ever increasing educational conformity - tests and standards etc., I consider Art and being creative as one of the most important subject areas in the curriculum. A chance to express one's own individuality. Everyone is an artist, but most people simply lack self-confidence when it comes to exploring their own visual creativity. It is, and always has been, my job to instil self-belief in my students and to teach them the necessary skills to gain success – in any area of creativity they want to explore, with whatever media.

My philosophy of life – and the way I approach it can be summed as;

...there are only two ways to do anything – your best, or not at all. In other words; if do anything half-hearted you will get half-hearted results and surely that should not satisfy anyone...

Having taught most of my career in Saudi Arabia, Thailand and Vietnam I have not owned a coat for 30 years. The first thing I did after joining BISB was buy one! I am actually looking forward to seeing snow again - I think...!

Away from teaching, I love building Lego with my six year old grandson whenever I get the rare opportunity. Of course, we throw away the instructions and get creative...