Admissions

Joining our family
We look forward to you joining us at The British School Warsaw!

WELCOMING YOU FROM THE START

We’re delighted you’re considering TBS Warsaw for your child’s education. In our vibrant and welcoming school environment, you can be sure they’ll succeed as part of our thriving family of students, teachers, and alumni.

WHO CAN JOIN

We’re an inclusive and academically ambitious school, home to a vibrant, diverse community of students from around the world. We offer year-round placements for qualifying students through a process that’s simple, fast, and personalised. 

There are a few factors we take into consideration, including your family’s application form, previous school reports, year-group availability and, for older students, academic ability. We are careful to ensure that anyone applying will thrive in our international school environment and benefit from the education we offer.
 

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SPEAK TO OUR ADMISSIONS TEAM

Our friendly Admissions team are here to make your admissions process as simple and easy as possible, whether you currently live locally or abroad. We provide every prospective family with individualised support, available in both English and Polish.
Application is easy
  • You’ll begin with a personal school tour, either on campus or virtually.
  • During this time, you’ll meet our Admissions team, as well as members of senior academic staff, and we’ll make sure to answer all your questions.
  • We’ll follow up to make sure you’ve received all the information you need to work through the application process and walk you through the next steps.
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STEP-BY-STEP ADMISSIONS PROCESS

Ready to apply to TBS Warsaw? Here’s what you need to do next!
Make an enquiry
Contact our Admissions team to find out what makes our school unique - and how you can join our community.
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Enquire
Enjoy a guided campus tour
A member of our Admissions team will show you around, and you’ll have the chance to ask senior members of staff any questions you might have.
Visit us
Submit an application
We accept applications all year round, and will get back to you within 24 hours of your application.
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Apply
Placement
If we think your child would benefit and thrive at our school, we’ll offer them a place.
placement
Place secured
Confirmation of your child’s place at TBS Warsaw is finalised once payment of the required fees and deposit are received.
Secure

KEY DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: 2021–22

Here are the most important dates for your diary.
Open Day - Primary, Secondary, and IB campus
Thursday 26 May 2022 10:00AM - 12:00PM

TUITION FEES

At The British School Warsaw, our tuition fees reflect the quality education that we offer.  


Our outstanding facilities, wide range of extra-curricular activities, and highly qualified teachers will give your child the platform they need to unlock their potential.

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Frequently asked QUESTIONS

  • How old is the school?

    We are proud to celebrate our 30th anniversary in 2022.  The British School Warsaw was established in 1992 by Mrs Iwona Thomas in partnership with Nord Anglia Education. The school opened its doors initially for just 35 students. Since then we have grown our community of students to 1,100 across two modern campuses. We’ve also been an accredited IB school for over 20 years!

  • What are your class sizes?
    Our Pre-Nursery classes accommodate up to 16 students, Nursery classes are up to 18, Reception and Year 1 - up to 20 students. Maximum size of Primary and Secondary classes is 22 students.  Early Years and Primary classes' teachers are  supported by one or two teaching assistants. 
  • How do you ensure good behaviour and manners?
    Our school culture promotes respect for others and encourages self-expression and self-esteem. We nurture a safe, caring environment where everyone is unique, valued, and appreciated. We actively reward students for demonstrating these values and teach them during assembly and in the classroom.
  • What qualifications do your teachers have?
    We only hire the most highly qualified teachers, and all have several years’ experience, as well as a degree in teaching or a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from the UK (or equivalent from their home country). Most of our teachers are native English speakers.
  • Do you have teaching assistants?
    Yes, each Early Years and Primary Class has one or two dedicated teaching assistants (TAs).  Caring and enthusiastic, they support our youngest learners as they begin their educational journey.
  • How do you support children with limited English joining your school?
    We have an excellent English as an Additional Language (EAL) programme to help those newcomers with little or no English. At TBS Warsaw, children learn English incredibly fast thanks to the quality of our teachers and our engaging English-speaking environment.
  • Do you have provision for children with special education needs (SEN)?
    TBS Warsaw is an inclusive school - we understand that not all children find it easy to learn. That’s why our learning support department provides targeted assistance for children who need additional help. The expert team comprises specialist teachers with experience in this area. If you believe your child needs this type of support, get in touch and we’ll see whether we can accommodate their needs.  Our goal is to ensure every student can make the most of their time at TBS Warsaw.
  • What sort of Polish programme do you have?
    Polish is an integral part of our curriculum. All native Polish students study a curriculum based on the Polish Podstawa Programowa from Year 2 to Year 11, and receive their end-of-year Polish certificates (Świadectwo). For non-Polish students, Polish is introduced as an additional foreign language from Year 1.  For Polish students, we successfully combine the best of British teaching with international programmes that comply with the requirements of the Polish Ministry of Education.
  • What other foreign languages do you offer?
    As an international school, we strongly believe in the importance of children learning the languages and cultures of other countries. From Year 4, all students can choose between French, German and Spanish.
  • Do you have afterschool activities?
    All children from Nursery onward can take part in our Learning Enrichment Activity Programme (LEAP). We offer a variety of activities which run every day of the week. Our LEAP offering is refreshed on a termly basis, and includes a wide range of music, sports, and creative activities. Most clubs are free, although occasionally we bring in outside parties to provide more specialised activities, which may require a fee.
  • How will you ensure my child settles in quickly?
    We are known for our warm welcome to new families joining the school. We will share lots of information about school life and your child’s class prior to your arrival, and our students and staff are ready to help newcomers thrive from their first day. We can also put you in touch with another family before your child starts at TBS Warsaw, and we always arrange a ‘buddy’ for new students.
  • How do you communicate with parents?
    We believe in the importance of open communication between the school and parents and we'll make sure you are kept informed of your child's progress. For Early Years and Primary students, our teachers communicate with parents about their children’s learning progress and activities through a weekly class newsletter and our communication platforms (Tapestry for Early Years, SeeSaw for Primary). There’s also a weekly school newsletter, as well as termly reports and parent meetings throughout the year and we encourage parents to get in contact should they have anything they wish to discuss.
  • What involvement do parents have at TBS Warsaw?
    Our parents are valued members of the school community, and we have a wonderfully supportive network involved in school life. Our active Parents and Teachers Association (PTA) organises numerous family and charity events, including coffee mornings, book swaps, International Fair, Burns’ night, parents’ quiz nights, and charity collections just to name a few. The PTA closely collaborate with the school leadership to support our children’s learning. TBS Warsaw simply wouldn’t be the same without our wonderful parents.
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LEARN MORE ABOUT TBS WARSAW

Get in touch today to find out what makes our school unique, how we can give your child the unbeatable education and experiences they need to create a successful future.

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