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British School of Bahrain

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CurriculumBritish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
Yearly fees (G7): Dinar 5,175
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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 26 students / class
Maximum 26 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: Dinar 5,175
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

Bahrainis

Ratio of local students to international students

25% local : 75% international

Max. number of students per class

26

Average number of students per class

26

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Most of them

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic
French
Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

A range of technological initiatives has been introduced to help primary students to develop their technological skills, including the use of Edmodo, Lightbot programming, Alfie cloud assessment and the Accelerated Reader and Star Reading programs. In addition, Google classrooms and Google apps are being used to support learning and to enhance feedback and efficiency.
The British School has created student Digital Leaders who demonstrate a particular expertise in computing and technology to support students, staff and parents in the application of technology in school. The Performance Management structure is linked to the school’s development plan and departmental development plans. This sets clear targets for teachers in terms of student attainment and the development of teaching strategies and approaches.
A Gifted and Talented program includes an enrichment week, Gifted and Talented Robotics, Gifted and Talented Choir, and membership of the University of Warwick’s online Gifted and Talented community. Committees have been introduced in the sixth form. These include charity, social media and teaching and learning bodies.
DPS strongly recommended The British School to keep up their outstanding standards and spread the best teaching practices across the school and disseminate these to other schools in Bahrain.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

It can range between 40 - 90 min depending on the level

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Yes, we offer different types of evaluation testings depending on the level. Examples are online testing, one to one interviews, paper testing...etc.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Registration is open throughout the year

Students can join after academic year begins

Providing we have availability and the students meet the MOE requirements, we can accept for all years except GCSE and A Levels

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

Majority of students apply for reputable universities

External examinations or assessments available

GCSE, A Level and BTEC

Results in these examinations

After a highly successful set of examination results for 2018, students at the British School of Bahrain received further news of their success from Pearson. These outstanding awards further highlight the wonderful work that goes on in the classrooms at the British School, with exceptional teaching and learning between the teachers and their students. A Level students Maciej Zajaczkowski and Samantha Rooke have gone to Imperial College London and University of East Anglia respectively; Maciej to study Biomedical Engineering and Samantha to study Film and Literature. GCSE student Aryaman Arora, who has been awarded the highest mark in the world for Computer Science and the highest mark in the Middle East for Further Pure Maths, is currently studying for 5 A Levels, highlighting his dedication to his studies. Muhammad Hamad Javed and Salma Sarkis achieved their results despite taking the exams one year early. This is an absolutely fantastic achievement and will fill them with confidence as they prepare to take their remaining GCSEs in the Summer of 2019. The teachers start preparing students for their GCSEs throughout their time in the school, which intensifies as they start Year 10. Student progress is monitored closely to ensure students are continuously challenged to reach their full potential. To supplement this, the students themselves put in a huge number of extra hours to gain the depth of understanding required to be able to achieve such phenomenal results.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Yes

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

The school is non-denominational. Muslim students must study Arabic and Islamic Studies up to Year 12. Non-Muslim students are taught Religious Education.

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

The school does have specialised staff to assist those students who need additional support. One to one support is provided for a few students, in these cases the support cost are paid directly by the parents.

Learning support offered

Students with additional learning needs have in class additional support in some lessons.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

School Starts at:

Infants and Juniors

7:45am Classroom doors open. Students can enter the classroom at any time between 7:45am and 8:00am.

8:00am Lessons begin.

Children who arrive at school after 8:00am will be marked as late.

Seniors

7:40am Doors open for registration

School finish time

School ends at:

12:30 pm for the students in Nursery

2:00 pm for students in Reception

2:30 pm for students in Year 1 and Year 2

2:55 pm for Seniors and Juniors

3:30 pm for Administration

Supervised care before/after school

After the school day, children can be watched until 3:30 pm for special cases

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

A wide range of extracurricular activities and clubs in the different subjects such as arts, languages and sports and they change per term. In addition, the school provides revision for exams.

School provided lunches

Canteen and coffee shop are available for students, parents and staffs

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

Yes

Sports activities included

PE classes in line with the British Curriculum

Sports facilities at the school

Sports hall
Multi purpose hall
Astro Turf

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Prospective parents, Bahraini and expatriate, tour the school, and after visiting a few of the classrooms, immediately feel that BSB is where they want their children to be. Busy, active, smiling faces abound, as teachers encourage each student to be the best they can possibly be, and embrace their individual strengths. Over fifty per cent Bahraini, the student body comprises more than 70 nationalities, and everyone works and plays together so well that no-one notices national boundaries.

The school is spurred on by its ‘outstanding’ status in the last National Authority for Qualifications and Quality Assurance of Education and Training (QQA) inspection, and a child-centred ethos, therefore making teachers our most important asset.

Through the visionary ownership of the Inspired Education Group, a leading global premium schools group operating on five continents and educating over 31,000 students, and a supportive Board of Trustees, the aim is to continuously develop BSB. This is done through embracing technological advances, the latest educational research, diverse and effective teaching and learning strategies, empowerment of students through structured learning, active student voices, and the best possible British international curriculum delivered by appropriately qualified and experienced professionals. Education at BSB is not just about memorising facts and getting high scores in tests, it is about developing well-rounded future global citizens of tomorrow.
Student development is encouraged and nurtured, while carefully monitoring individual progress and setting achievable and challenging learning goals.
From their earliest years, children learn to assess their own progress, helped by teachers and peers, so that each student has a say in setting and prioritising their learning targets, truly taking ownership of their education to prepare them to be independent citizens of the adult world.

Teaching approach of the school

The taught academic curriculum forms an important part of the whole school curriculum and the British School of Bahrain follows the National Curriculum of the United Kingdom, with some adaptations to reflect the local historical, cultural and physical features of Bahrain.

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