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CurriculumsIB and British
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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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 18 students / class
Maximum 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 3,507,000 Ft
to: 6,668,000 Ft
Address: Budapest, Kiscelli köz 17, 1037 Hungary
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Number of students

1050

Number of nationalities represented in the school

70

Most common nationality

Hungarian

Ratio of local students to international students

1:5

Max. number of students per class

22

Average number of students per class

18

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

English as an Additional Language

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Spanish, German, Hungarian, Chinese

Use of technology in the classroom

Students in Primary school have their own iPad for use in school in every classroom. Secondary students receive ICT lessons, with the fully resourced ICT suites being made available before school, during break times and after-school if the students wish to use it for independent guided study.

Classrooms throughout the school are fully equipped with interactive whiteboards, digital cameras, projectors, individual workstations, laptops and iPads.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Our Virtual School Experience is available to all students during times of emergency. This is a full programme of lessons, teaching and activity via the internet meaning the school can move seamlessly from teaching in school to teaching online when necessary.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.
A general guide is that tasks should be twenty minutes per subject for Year 7, rising to forty minutes per subject for Year 9. Longer tasks might require a longer period in which to complete them but it is expected that students in Year 9 are working to a maximum of two hours per night.
Students in the (I)GCSE programme (Years 10 and 11) are set homework tasks that may involve devoting additional weekend time to personal study. In addition to short specific tasks, some homework assignments may be part of longer research or project work. Students studying the IB diploma will have more homework set in accordance with the recommendations from the International Baccalaureate.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

In some year groups, there is a waiting list.

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Early Years - KS1 (3-5-year-olds): Children will be assessed by attending an observational visit to the classroom or sending a video of certain aspects of the child's behaviour
KS2 (5-10-year-olds): Students will be assessed by an online cognitive ability test and an English assessment if English is not their first language. All students will need some English. The level of English proficiency required increases with age.
KS3 (11-13-year-olds): Students will be assessed by an online cognitive ability test and an English assessment if English is not their first language. A reasonable proficiency in English is required by all students.
KS4 (14-15-year-olds): Students need to be proficient in English. All students will be assessed by an online cognitive ability test and an English assessment if English is not their first language.
Sixth Form (16-18-year-olds): Students need to be fluent in English. All students will be assessed by an online cognitive ability test, an English and Mathematics assessment plus subject-specific assessments. Each student will also be interviewed by the Head of Secondary.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins

In most year groups if there is space this is possible.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma, IGCSE

Results in these examinations

- 33 Average pints for the IB Diploma compared with world average of 30,1
- 40+ points were achieved by 15% of the Class of 2019
- 38+ points were achieved by 25% of the Class of 2019

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Learning Support

Learning support offered

This can range from in-class support to lessons where the student spends time with the Learning Support team.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Students are offered accelerated learning in Mathematics and Science. Those aiming for Oxbridge are supported with interviews and specialist help with their application.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

Early Years: 8:15
KS1-KS4: 8:40
Sixth Form : 8:40

School finish time

Early Years: 15:15
KS2: 15:30
KS3-KS4: 15:35
Sixth Form: 15:35

Supervised care before/after school

We provide extracurricular activities only.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

BISB offers many clubs and activities.

School provided lunches

Yes

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

Yes

Sports activities included

Physical education - including Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Athletics, Rounders, etc.

Sports facilities at the school

2 Astroturf pitches, outdoor and indoor basketball courts.
3 large gymnasiums for indoor training including gymnastics, rock climbing, volleyball and trampolining.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The British International School Budapest is a caring, multicultural community where the development of the intellect is complemented by the pursuit of personal and interpersonal growth. We have the most up to date facilities in the city of Budapest and an outstanding reputation for high-quality education. Students at BISB are empowered to aspire to excellence, cultivate responsibility and to act with integrity. The school embraces diversity and nurtures ambition in every student.

Teaching approach of the school

The British International School Budapest consistently delivers the best educational results within the city and offers a Global Campus that provides high quality learning with an international perspective. We have outstanding teachers who work with each student to help them achieve the best they can.

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