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International British School of Bucharest

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CurriculumBritish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
Yearly fees (G7): 72,525 lei
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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
Maximum 23 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: 72,525 lei
Address: 21-25 Agricultori St. District 2, Bucharest, Romania
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Number of students

340

Number of nationalities represented in the school

20

Most common nationality

Romanian

Ratio of local students to international students

70% local : 30% international

Max. number of students per class

In the Primary School there is a maximum of 22 pupils per class, In secondary, the maximum number is 23.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

IBSB employs experienced, qualified teachers able to teach to the highest standards. In the Primary School all class teachers are native English speakers, assisted by a Romanian teaching assistant. In the Secondary School, approximately 50% of staff are native English speakers; however, IBSB also employs other nationalities if they have the qualifications and experience to teach to the high standards expected at IBSB.

Language support for students not fluent in English

English as an Additional Language

Additional language classes offered by the school

German, Spanish

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

This depends on the age of the pupil. As a general rule, in EYFS no homework will be set, but pupils are expected to take reading books home to share with their parents. Students will be given more homework as they move up each class.

Uniform required

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Admission assessment

Brief description of entry evaluation required

For Key Stage 1 applicants, this will be in the form of a short interview.
For Key Stage 2 applicants, this will compromise written English and Mathematics assessment and an interview.
For Key Stage 3-5 the assessment will include a written English, Mathematics, and Science Test, in addition to a short interview.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, you can enrol your child at IBSB at any time during the school year, providing there is a place available.

External examinations or assessments available

In Primary the students take the Cambridge Pupil Progress Tests at the end of each Key Stage. In Secondary the students take Checkpoint Exams in Year 9, IGCSE exams in Years 10 & 11, and GCE A Level exams in Years 12 & 13. Students able to take exams early with an A/A* passing grade are permitted to do so.

School bus service available

Yes

School start time

Early Years and Primary: 9:00
Secondary: 8:35

School finish time

Early Years and Primary: 15:00
Secondary: 15:50

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Club activities range from academic pursuits, such as debating and Kangaroo mathematics, to art and craft activates, sporting activities, and social clubs such as the Young Explorers Club and the Tea and Chocolate Club. The aim of the club programme is to provide students with the opportunity to experience a wide range of new activities in the hope that they might find an activity that will become a lifelong passion.

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports facilities at the school

Outdoor pitches

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

International British School of Bucharest is a small, friendly and happy school with a strong sense of community. Respect, tolerance, creativity, and independent learning are a priority at IBSB as IBSB understands that a good education is not only about exam results, but also the emotional and social development of our children.

Teaching approach of the school

IBSB's mission is working together to create an exceptional learning experience which motivates and inspires its student to strive for academic excellence, educating responsible, globally minded citizens ready to face the challenges of tomorrow.

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