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The British School of Brussels

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CurriculumsIB and British
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 1 to 18
Yearly fees (G7): €35,400
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 21 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: €35,400
Address: Pater Dupierreuxlaan 1 3080 Tervuren Belgium

Important notes about this school

The school offers option to follow a Bilingual French/English stream in Primary School. It also offers students a Dutch/English Bilingual International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, and Dutch lessons for children as young as seven years old.
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Number of students

1350

Number of nationalities represented in the school

70

Most common nationality

British

Max. number of students per class

BSB limits class sizes to 25 up to Year 6, and 21 in Years 7-11. Years 12-13 have a limit of 16 students. Exceptions are only made in special circumstances, at the discretion of the Head of School.

Average number of students per class

BSB limits class sizes to 25 up to Year 6, and 21 in Years 7-11. Years 12-13 have a limit of 16 students. Exceptions are only made in special circumstances, at the discretion of the Head of School.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

BSB has a dedicated English as an Additional Language (EAL) Department that provides EAL support for non-native English speakers and English language immersion courses for children who speak little to no English. Students quickly progress in this intensive environment and go on to be some of our highest achievers.

Additional language classes offered by the school

A wide variety of languages are taught, with bilingual programmes available at both Primary and Secondary level. French is taught from Kindergarten, so as early as age three is possible, and Dutch is taught at the age of seven.

Students have the opportunity to learn an additional language in Secondary School, and may choose Spanish, German or Dutch.

BSB also has a French/English bilingual programme to complement English-medium teaching. BSB offers a bilingual International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma (English with French or Dutch) for students aged 16-18 years. BSB also offer significantly enhanced French in Secondary School.

Use of technology in the classroom

BSB teaching staff take advantage of the latest technology to enhance the learning opportunities for all students, including digital whiteboards, iPads, a Virtual Learning Environment and a fully connected ICT system. From year 3 children receive their own iPad and in Secondary school students receive their own laptop from year 7 to 10, thereafter students in years 11 to 13 bring their own device.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Uniform required

No

Waiting list

No

Entry evaluation for students

No but interview required.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Interview required.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

None

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

80% to 90%

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE, IB Diploma, A level and BTEC

Results in these examinations

Please refer to our website

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

BSB has no religious affiliation however students are informed about world religions

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

BSB provides Additional Educational Needs (AEN) support. This should be checked during interview. Further details available on our website.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Yes

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

Years 3 - 6 start at 08:45, Kindergarten to year 2 start at 09:00 and secondary start at 08:45

School finish time

15:50 apart from Kindergarten that finishes at 14:00 and Reception to year 2 do not attend school on Wednesday afternoon.

Supervised care before/after school

After school only

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Please refer to our website. A huge variety of activities every week (about 100 different options)

School provided lunches

Yes except Reception to year 2 (not included in fees)

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes

Sports activities included

Please refer to website

Sports facilities at the school

Swimming pool, sports arena, gymnasium, fitness suite and much more. Please refer to our website

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

3 pre-university routes (IB , A level and BTEC), French/English bilingual programme for ages 4-14, outstanding academic results, state of the art sporting facilities. Hugely supportive family network to aid settling in, inclusive, international, welcoming environment. BSB school offers a modern, progressive education that inspires students, encourages achievement and emphasises personal growth and development.
BSB campus consists of a beautiful 10-hectare site surrounded by woodlands and lakes, with the Royal Museum for Central Africa nearby. BSB is a 20-minute drive from the cities of Brussels and Leuven, with all the transport links they provide. Please refer to our guiding statements on our website.

Teaching approach of the school

British curriculum adapted to the international student body. In Primary School a unique, bespoke curriculum. Very supportive approach, non selective.
BSB believes that learning should be academically centred, but sensitive to the wider needs of students and their families.
The goal is to create young adults who rise to the challenge of the modern world. BSB wants to inspire and motivate responsible, engaged students who have respect for themselves and each other.

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