Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Maximum||24 students / class|
All the details about this school in their own words
|Number of students||
|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
|Most common nationality||
Approximately 24 % of the student population are British citizens and have at least one parent who holds a British passport. Approximately 22 % of students are Swedish passport holders with a similar number holding US passports.
|Ratio of local students to international students||
22% local : 78% international
|Native English speaking teachers||
|Language support for students not fluent in English||
English as an Additional Language
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
Swedish, French, Spanish
|Max. number of students per class||
|External examinations or assessments available||
IGCSE, IB Diploma
|Do teachers assign homework to their students?||
All children receive homework. It is less formal in the infants before gradually increasing as the children move through the school.
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs||
BISS has an Individual Needs department staffed by qualified teachers who work with children requiring support with specific aspects of learning. Support may be given individually, in small groups or within the main classroom environment.
|The school supports gifted, able and talented students||
There is a Gifted and Talented programme which includes class based and withdrawal group extension as well as ability groups in certain subjects for a range of age groups.
|Entry evaluation for students||
BISS is a non-selective school and therefore does not require children to take an entrance test. In order to ensure that the school’s educational programme is appropriate for individual children, BISS therefore relies on parents providing full and detailed information with their application, particularly if their child currently receives support in school or is new to English language.
|School start time||
Altorp Site: 8:35
|School finish time||
Altorp Site: 15:05
|Supervised care before/after school||
After School Care currently runs from Monday - Thursday at Altorp site.
|School provided lunches||
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
There are a wide range of activities available each term, covering sports, arts, academic, languages and other interest areas.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
The British International School of Stockholm is situated on two sites in the leafy residential suburb of Djursholm, just 15 minutes from central Stockholm. It provides a high-quality, broad education for children, from 3 to 18 years of age.
|Teaching approach of the school||
Through outstanding teaching, BISS will nurture a responsible, reflective, respectful and globally-minded community of lifelong learners who demonstrate high levels of achievement whilst maximising personal, social, physical and academic development in an environment of positive challenge.