The British School of Barcelona (BSB)
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About The British School of Barcelona (BSB)


The British School of Barcelona (BSB) was founded in 1958, with campuses in Sitges and Castelldefels. The BSB School has always provided a great independent international education for our students. All are encouraged to become global citizens; self-confident enough to express and discuss their beliefs and opinions, whilst demonstrating a deep understanding and tolerance of different cultures. The British School of Barcelona follows the English National Curriculum and employ up-to-date, research based pedagogical approaches to ensure our students develop high level learning habits and skills.

The British School of Barcelona campus in Castelldefels offers modern and spacious premises which create an optimal setting for effective teaching and learning. The campus is within easy reach from the centre of Barcelona, and is just a 10-minute drive from the airport. The newly revamped BSB campus of The British School of Barcelona, in Sitges, offers modern, thoughtfully-designed, newly equipped facilities to provide the very best learning environment for Early Years and Primary aged children.

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Curriculum

English

Primary Language

English

Ages

3 to 18

Max Class Size

Unknown

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25 Reviews of The British School of Barcelona (BSB)

Average Ratings

Overall 3.65
Facilities 3.77
Academics 2.77
Teachers 2.95
Sports 3.05
Music & Arts 3.18
Science & Tech 2.91

Reviewer Nationalities

Irish (1) German (1) British (8) French (2) American (1) British (1) Spanish (5) Russian (1)

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Anon, 05/05/2024 @ 07:22:34
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Sitges is good but Casteldefels is poor…Bullying, homophobia and racism are all a problem here and the school has no handle on it. Little understanding or support of SEN. Detentions given out like confetti as so many teachers have poor class management. It’s a money making machine not a nurturing environment.

HappyParent, 16/03/2023 @ 19:33:26
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My daughter is thriving at BSB Castelldefels. Yes maybe the school over promotes itself which can leave a sour taste in your mouth. My daughter is in YR6 and has been to schools in Singapore and London and I can rate BSB with those. We are happy . My daughter is happy. There is great communication from the school and a really welcoming parent community.

L Gonzales , 09/02/2023 @ 15:11:33
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Si pudiera otorgar 0 estrellas, lo haría. Hay escuelas mucho mejores por el mismo dinero. Mi hijo estaba muy descontento en BSB. Creo que los profesores sienten lo mismo

Joy Patterson, 31/12/2022 @ 16:17:54
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Don't be misled by the facilities, this institution is nothing more than a money making machine. Want your child to be treated like a number instead of a child who needs to be nurtured? This is your place. The amount of self-promotion this school undertakes is astonishing. But then again, with students leaving so quickly, is it any surprise?

Paola Vetere, 22/12/2022 @ 22:30:39
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Terrible place. They sent my daughter home multiple times because she was getting bullied instead of tackling the bullying issue head on. Bullying is commonplace in BSB Sitges and this has had a lasting impact on my daughter.

Melina Malanda, 16/11/2022 @ 20:50:25
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The BSB has better facilities than other English speaking International schools however, the teaching quality in the other English speaking International school is far above BSB. Don't be fooled by the fake awards and accolades. Toxic environments do not help grow happy, well educated children.

Lucina V, 10/11/2022 @ 09:33:30
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If you're looking for a British education, this establishment does not offer it. Please don't be fooled by the glossy website and private tours. The school is plagued by poor quality teaching and huge staff absence. Please do not be fooled, your child's education is not something to be risked.

Patricia, 29/09/2022 @ 12:29:20
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Sitges campus. This school is all about marketing. International Penta Outstanding? The only thing astounding here is how they reel new parents in with flashy presentations and portray how well the children perform. In reality, the school is plagued with staffing issues and supply teachers are commonplace, even in early years. The teachers may originate from the U.K. but they would be hard pushed to secure jobs in an underperforming state school, let alone a private institution. If you’re looking for nurturing, attuned childcare which is up to a true British standard, this school does not offer jt. Do not be fooled by the presentations and marketing material. Your child’s education is something you cannot afford to get wrong.

Dis appointed father, 07/04/2022 @ 19:57:51
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My daughter got expelled by BUROFAX saying we were not página the fees. Pandemic came, school suspended attendance of children and we parents suspended payments in accordance with New pandemic regulations, they denied everything and ignored communications and negotiations to resolve the situation, as other comments above, they're after the money (investment fund). Run away from this school if you care about your children.

Céline, 04/02/2022 @ 09:48:10
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By far the best quality education in the local area. Outstanding results (my son has gained great GCSEs and is now going to a top university) and the wider development of my children has also been superb! The recent inspection means it is the only BSO school in Catalunya. This says it all!

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Julian Latorre, 3 years ago


A great international school. Recently ranked in the top twenty of international schools offering the British curriculum.

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Jacob Laboissonniere, 3 years ago


Performed here in a concert. Students and staff were extremely kind and the school was very clean and modern.

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Yingzhu, a year ago


My school! The teachers are nice! Good facilities. Wish the school’s stairs would be bigger because there are a lot of people. Hhh

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