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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 12
Yearly fees: Not public
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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 20 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2020/2021.

Address: Calle Jacinto Benavente, 0, 29601 Marbella, Málaga, Spain

Important notes about this school

BISM will open an additional year group every year.
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

30 % local 70 % international

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes in Foundation Stage

Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes we offer an EAL programme

Additional language classes offered by the school

English and Spanish only

Use of technology in the classroom

We have interactive whiteboards in all classroom and students use ipads and chromebooks .

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

One month for project based homework

Uniform required


Waiting list


Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

Students are required where possible to attend a trial day. Students from Year 4 will also do a CAT4 assessment.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline as long as places are available.

Students can join after academic year begins


Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


External examinations or assessments available

IGCSEs and A-Levels

Results in these examinations

N/A at the moment

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


School bus service available

Not at present

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

We have an SEN coordinator

Learning support offered

Intervention groups

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Various activities (such as extra curricular clubs) and events are designed around the talents of our children. The children also have the opportunity to participate in internal and external competitions.

Student access to education psychologist


School start time


School finish time


Supervised care before/after school


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Taekwondo, Homework, Football, Basketball, Dance, Cricket, Dodgeball

School provided lunches


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


Sports activities included

Ball games, athletics, swimming

Sports facilities at the school

Offsite sports facilities

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

We pride ourselves on providing a nurturing, caring environment where pupil wellbeing is at the core of all we do. PSHE is considered a core area of the curriculum with the aim of developing respectful, tolerant and empathetic individuals. In addition, we recognise the need to develop the whole child by offering a varied curriculum. Our chosen areas of specialism are Music and Sport. This, coupled with our high academic standards enable our students to reach their full potential in all areas of their development.

Teaching approach of the school

We have a child centred, creative approach to teaching and learning where each child's ability, interests and learning style is planned around. Differentiation is planned using the mastery approach, focusing on depth as opposed to breadth. Collaboration activities are often a key feature of our lessons providing children the opportunity to develop their teamwork and leadership skills. In addition, independence is fostered from an early age providing our students the tools to become life long learners.

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