Why BSB?

Discover what Makes Us so Special!

The British School of Bucharest (BSB) is the leading international centre of academic excellence in Romania. Opened in 2000, located in a unique setting and with a culture that embraces all in a positive, caring and warm environment, we attract more than 650 students from 60 nations around the world.

As soon as you step into our safe and secure campus and stroll around our beautiful buildings surrounded by trees, flowers and sports fields, you will feel a sense of community which defines our environment and nurtures our pupils’ academic and personal growth. You will see clear evidence of our school values of self-control, honesty, respect, equality and concern for others.

Our experienced teachers are native English-speakers and give us an impressive pupil to teacher ratio. As graduates of prestigious universities including Oxford and Cambridge, they are all committed to and highly experienced in tailoring educational programmes to support each student in fulfilling their potential – we offer 21 specialised subjects in our Secondary School and approximately 120 co-curricular activities. We also have a unique and impressive approach to emphasising STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) through our Innovation Hub. Our teachers’ dedication is demonstrated by excellent IGCSE and A-Level results and an outstanding record of students securing places at prestigious and top universities all over the world.

In an ‘Era of Change’, we highly value the importance of working in partnership with our students to develop their independent thinking, build their own learning pathways and discover their passions, creativity and interests. The British School of Bucharest is the only British school in Romania rated as 'excellent' in all areas in successive inspections, in 2018 and 2022, by the UK International School Inspectorate (ISI). The ‘excellent’ rating is the highest possible rating that can be achieved after being inspected by ISI. For the British School of Bucharest, passion for excellence is a driving force each day and our students regularly win prizes at a broad range of international and local competitions.

The 2022 Independent School Inspectorate (ISI) report concludes that “Pupils make good progress as a result of effective teaching that is well planned and benefits from the use of a wide range of appropriate resources and facilities. Good behaviour in lessons results from motivating teaching which reflects teachers’ extensive subject knowledge and understanding of the pupils’ needs.” and assesses the British School of Bucharest as “excellent” in educational quality. The key findings are that “the quality of pupils’ learning and achievement is excellent” and that “the quality of pupils’ personal development is excellent”. This is an outstanding result for the school, driven by our teachers and leadership team. The 2022 ISI report also makes clear that “The pupils’ personal development is encouraged by the ethos and values of the school which strongly reflect British values. Throughout the school, pupils’ development of self-awareness and self-esteem are promoted by means of a range of activities. These include assemblies, public speaking and
performance opportunities.”

Some of the many advantages of our use of the National Curriculum for England are its reputation for quality, its worldwide recognition and the fact that it provides educational stability for students who move to another country. The National Curriculum for England remains the same throughout the world.

We pride ourselves in having created a school where every student is cared for, respected, treated equally and is a confident, motivated, active and enquiring contributor to our BSB family. Our pupils represent the future - we very much look forward to welcoming all who enrol at the British School of Bucharest.

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