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About British School of Bahrain (BSB)


At the British School of Bahrain (BSB), we believe in placing the student at the center of their own education and that learning is a life-long experience. We empower and expect our students to strive for excellence, take on responsibility for their own learning and express and celebrate their individuality, hence our school Vision:

Excellence, Responsibility, Individuality

As an international school located in Bahrain, we value and celebrate the rich diversity of the many nationalities, religions, cultures and traditions of all our students and we aim to provide a safe, inclusive and caring environment in which young people can learn to live and work together in a spirit of harmony and mutual respect. We follow an English National Curriculum model, which is suitably adapted for the international context of our location and for the 70+ nationalities of our school.

BSB is a proud member of Inspired, a leading global premium schools group operating in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America educating over 38,000 students across a global network of 51 schools.

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Achieve excellence, embrace responsibility and celebrate individuality.

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Curriculum

English

Primary Language

English

Ages

4 to 18

Max Class Size

Unknown

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18 Reviews of British School of Bahrain (BSB)

Average Ratings

Overall 3.38
Facilities 3.77
Academics 3.31
Teachers 2.85
Sports 3.31
Music & Arts 3.62
Science & Tech 3.23

Reviewer Nationalities

Irish (1) Kuwaiti (1) British (6) American (1) Bahraini (3) Pakistani (1)

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yousef, 15/05/2024 @ 10:20:17
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The sports are amazing math is incredible and English is fabulous as well as computing.

Anonymous , 21/03/2024 @ 06:46:06
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BSB is a decent school with a strong emphasis on academics. My child who is in the senior school has a good group of friends and is enjoying computer science, music, and languages. A few teachers have arrogant attitudes and seem lazy, relying on students to do worksheets and seek guidance online. BSB would benefit from better equipped teachers, more creativity and innovation overall. Unfortunately there are little to no school trips, and hardly any social activities organised for students. Student class reps seem to have no expectation to do anything. Racism sadly does exist and there are a few bullies at the school. The music and performing arts department seems to be on another level and thriving!

Burhaudidn , 11/04/2023 @ 06:53:54
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Most of the teachers are really strict.all of the juniors building still looks like it was build in the 1990s.all of the year 6 field trips are overly priced. This school only wants money from us.

Aurora Nolasco , 09/11/2022 @ 05:51:41
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I’ve had 3 children attending the BSB at different stages and the best decision I’ve made was to move them out. Although the facilities are ok, the overall environment is selective, led by a management team that is ONLY interested in making money and have little to no regard to children’s education or wellbeing. If you’re interested in just paying for a high fee and little to no academics, go there and purchase your certificate. From previous experience, I’ve received even “well done” awards for good behaviour on a day when my son was not present at the school.

Aurora Nolasco , 20/10/2022 @ 12:27:18
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It is extremely corrupt, discriminatory and negligent. My children have attended the BSB for years and we cannot emphasize enough that the management of the school especially the principal is only after one thing… money…

Sophie, 29/09/2022 @ 07:35:29
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Outstanding school. My kids love it here. Really fun, relaxed and happy place

Leigh, 27/06/2022 @ 06:34:13
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Absolutely love the school. Helped my child set in with ease after moving countries

Abdulla, 03/04/2022 @ 07:11:39
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I think it is a very nice school .

John, 06/02/2022 @ 11:05:14
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The school is just a profit making hub for the owners Inspired. There is no concern for the students and whats best for them. Many teachers leave each year. Management seem extremely weak in particular the executive headteacher.

No, 20/09/2021 @ 05:30:39
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Teachers are fine, with some exceptions on both opposite sides. But I find there to be a very strong inequality favoring girls over boys. BY a very BIG margain.

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Bianca Gionzago, 2 months ago


Mr white is the best and he makes this school great

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Moayyed Al Sairafi, 3 months ago


very good school especially seniors Best school in bahrain

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Mariam Alkuwari, 6 months ago


This is by far the best school in bahrain as it is a non profit, anti bullying and amazing learning with the best resources and the best support from the fellow staff AND students! I WOULD DEFINITELY recomend u to join this amazing best school in bahrain it is much better than that bully filled, profitable, horible and the school that only cares abt money and showing off! People that struggle from anything will get the best support in there life not only academic, even if it is not related to school u will be supported by our psychologist and health support team! I love this school so much and u will grow to love it too as everyone cares for eachother from kg to year 12!

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Jennifer Heaton, 6 months ago


BSB has grown tremendously over the last few years. It starts from Nursery all the way through to GCSE's. It has 2 pools, football fields and a running track. There is a great canteen and a coffee shop.

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jaydee monco, a year ago


I attended this school for 10 years. Leaving was the best part of my life. Some of the teachers are extremely disrespectful and have no regards to the people they talk to. I have been continuously patronized and not allowed to speak, even after being shouted or screamed at, which is extremely unprofessional. I did not have a good experience at this school and would never subject my own children to such an environment. The education started off well but went extremely downhill. The main issue with this school is the lack of respect that some of the staff holds. Some of the teachers are very kind and helpful, whereas others are extremely rude. If you want your children to be raised and treated with respect, this is not the place. BSB keeps power with the headteachers and holds no regard to the students. Everything done is only for show. Academic excellence is stressed, even saying they 'put their students first,' but after several years of experience I can definitely say this is not true.

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