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British School of Bahrain

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CurriculumInternational, British
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
International Baccalaureate Yes
Yearly fees (G7): Dinar 4,707
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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
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: Dinar 4,707
Address: Building 1080 Road 1425 Block 1014 Hamala Kingdom of Bahrain
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Number of students

Total Enrolment: 2898
Infants : 902
Juniors : 973
Seniors : 1023

Number of nationalities represented in the school

Countries Represented: 88 Nationalities

Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

25% local : 75% international

Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

At present, BSB does not provide any programmes to teach students for whom English is an additional language and who are at an early stage of acquiring English.

Additional language classes offered by the school


Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Uniform required


Waiting list

Waiting lists exist for most of BSB's year groups so parents are encouraged to apply early for a place at the school. Throughout the academic year students will be admitted where and when a place becomes available.

Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

Children applying to Nursery will be assessed on English language development, social skills and behaviour.
Children applying to Year 1 and Year 2 are given standardised tests in Math and English appropriate to their age.
Entry assessments for Year 3 – Year 6 are conducted under exam conditions. BSB allows students three hours to complete the assessments. These assessments are designed for the year group for which a student is seeking admission. They consist of a Math, English and Non-Verbal reasoning paper, and the applicant completes a short written piece.
Entry assessments for Year 7- Year 10 are conducted under examination conditions. These are online controlled assessments which consist of a Maths, English and Non-Verbal. Once completed the applicant completes a short written piece.
Entry assessment for Year 12 A Levels are more demanding than I/GCSEs and for that reason BSB has entry requirements. These requirements are based on good professional practice, BSB's own experience and are typical for most schools and colleges around the world.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Although BSB accepts students throughout the school year, the usual time to start the application process for a September start would be to apply in October through to January for the Infant School. You can apply for Juniors & Seniors from December through to March.

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma, IGCSE, A Levels

School bus service available


School start time

KG1 - G1: 8:00

School finish time

KG1: 12:15
KG2: 12:30
KG3 - G1: 14:20

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Multi-sports, football, cookery, storytelling, scrapbooking, construction.

School provided lunches


Sports activities included

Physical education.

Sports facilities at the school

Shaded playgrounds, sports hall

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The British School of Bahrain is a coeducational international British curriculum school for ages 3-18 years. The British School of Bahrain is committed to providing a high quality, affordable international education.

Teaching approach of the school

A school’s curriculum comprises all learning and other experiences that a school plans for its students. The two key aims for a school curriculum are to provide a balanced and broadly based curriculum that:

- Promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of students.
- Prepares students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.
BSB's curriculum is designed to ensure that its students develop the knowledge, skills and understanding to be confident, successful and independent individuals and members of society. BSB values academic excellence and it provides a learning environment in which all of its students can achieve their personal best, according to their abilities and talents.

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