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


Our School Day

Find out how a typical day at our school looks like.

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The Primary School Day

Dolinského Campus - Nursery



The school day begins at 8:30 but children can be dropped off from 8:05. We have flexibility with the drop o time to allow for siblings to be taken to Peknikova first. We also have an option for early drop off at Dolinskeho from 7:45, but this must be by arrangement with the class teachers as we have a limit to the number of children we can cater for at this time.

In Nursery children have access to snacks until 10:30, lunch is served at 12 o’clock after which there is an option for children to sleep.

The normal school day finishes at 14:45, when bus children collect the bus. Other children are offered an end-of-day snack and can stay in our a er school Rockets club for any length of time until 17:00 (16:00 on Fridays), parents should notify sta if their child will be staying after school, indicating what time their child will be picked up, to ensure we have the appropriate number of sta available. Children can also be signed up to one of our enrichment clubs.

Peknikova Campus - Reception and Year 1 - 6

Start of Day – Reception & Year 1


All children are expected to be in class by 08:15. Children arriving with their parents or an older sibling can be accompanied to the new Early Years Centre between 7:50 and 8:10, ready to be in their classes for 8:15. After hanging up their coats and changing their shoes, they will be supervised upstairs in the club room before school starts. Children arriving on the bus will be taken to the Early Years Centre by a member of staff or school prefect, it is a short walk from the car park where the bus comes, across the Y 4/5/6 playground to get to the new building.

Start of Day - Year 2 - Year 6


All children are expected to be in class by 08:15. They should be dropped off to the Y 4/5/6 playground or in through the car park entrance between 07:50 and 08:05, they should NOT enter via the front office (the door from the front o ice to the corridor will be locked until 8:20).

A TLA, a teacher and a supervisor will be on duty on the playgrounds from 07:50. Children are expected to wait in the playground until 08:05 when they will line up and go to into school: first to the cloakrooms and then up to their class. In the event of extreme weather, students will be allowed to wait in the dining hall until it is time to go to their class. Children should not be playing on the climbing equipment before school for safety reasons.

Children who arrive after 8:20 will need to come through the front office at Peknikova as the doors will close at 8:20.

Morning Snack and Playtime (30 min) 10:15 – 10:45

All students have a morning break where they eat snack and then have the opportunity to play outside. Children should bring a healthy snack and drink (except for: Nursery, Reception and Year 1 children who order school lunch when a morning and an a ernoon snack is provided). Children are able to eat their snack in the canteen area. All children will finish their snack and go outside by 10:30 as we believe it is essential to have fresh air and a morning play outside. Reception and Year 1 children will play in the space by the new Early Year’s Centre, Years 2 & 3 in the playground closest to the front office, and Years 4, 5 & 6 in the playground nearest to the Early Years Centre. 

The Secondary School Day

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Timetables exist for all classes and you should have a personal copy for your child’s class. The timetable runs over a two-week period, so it is important that your child knows which week is operating and that they have the right books and materials for each day of that week. The alternate weeks are labelled A and B and will be clearly signalled in school, starting the year with week A.

Registration with form tutors begins at 08:05 followed by the first lesson at 08:20. The academic day is from 08:05 until 15:45 on Monday to Wednesday and until 14:45 on Thursday and Friday. Periods are 55 minutes long, with a few double lessons. There is a 30-minute morning break at 10:15. Secondary lunch starts at 12:45 and lasts until 13:45. 

Monday to Wednesday
Thursday and Friday
07:45 - 08:05
07:45 - 08:05
Arrive in tutor group by 08:05 (bell)
08:05 - 08:15
08:05 - 08:15
Register closes 08:15 (bell)
08:15 - 08:20
08:15 - 08:20
Passing time
Period 1
08:20 - 09:15
08:20 - 09:15
Lesson ends 09:15 (bell)
09:15 - 09:20
09:15 - 09:20
Passing Time
Period 2
09:20 - 10:15
09:20 - 10:15
Lesson ends 10:15 (bell)
10:15 - 10:45
10:15 - 10:45
Break ends 10:45 (bell)
10:45 - 10:50
10:45 - 10:50
Passing Time
Period 3
10:50 - 11:45
10:50 - 11:45
Lesson ends 11:45 (bell)
11:45 - 11:50
11:45 - 11:50
Passing Time
Period 4
11:45 - 12:45
11:45 - 12:45
Lesson ends 12:45 (bell)
12:45 - 13:45
12:45 - 13:45
Lunch ends 13:45 (bell)
13:45 - 13:50
13:45 - 13:50
Passing Time
Period 5
13:50 - 14:45
13:50 - 14:45
Lesson ends 14:45 (bell)
14:45 - 14:50
Passing Time
Period 6
14:50 - 15:45
Lesson ends 15:45 (bell)
Extra-Curricular Activities
There is an extensive range of extra-curricular activities running at lunch times and a er school hours from 15:45 – 16:45 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and 14:45 – 15:45 on Thursday, Friday. Details are issued during the first week of each term. There are a number of clubs which run outside these times including weekends.