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The British School Warsaw

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CurriculumInternational, British
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
International Baccalaureate Yes
Yearly fees (G7): 82,870 zł
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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 23 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: 82,870 zł
This school has more than one campus in Warsaw:
Main Campus: Ages 6 to 18
Early Years Centre: Ages 2 to 6

Address: ul. Jarosława Dąbrowskiego 84 02-571 Warsaw, Poland

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Number of students

900

Number of nationalities represented in the school

64

Max. number of students per class

BSW plans its Nursery classes with a maximum of 16 students with a qualified teacher supported by one or two Assistants. From Reception to Year 6 Class sizes are 23.

Average number of students per class

20

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

Polish, German, French, Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

Early Years Centre: Every classroom is fitted with an interactive whiteboard. Technology for learning is a key element in BSW's provision and this is integrated into its curriculum. To support this, amongst other equipment, BSW has an iPad trolley and laptop computers to ensure that technology is accessible to young learners at the right place and the right time to meet their needs.

Main Campus: ICT suites and mobile computer facilities, linked to a fully functional wireless (wi-fi) system across the school.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Homework starts in a small way in BSW's Reception year with word recognition and describing picture books. By the time a student is in Year 6 they are given a balanced amount of homework that incorporates the core subjects, as well as reading and spellings.

As students move up through the school, the time spent on homework will increase to reflect the growing demands of the curriculum and importance of assignments, particularly where study for external examinations are concerned.

Uniform required

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Prior to enrolment, where necessary, the school reserves the right to interview and test the child, checking their English language ability and certain academic standards.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma, IGCSE

Results in these examinations

IB Results: BSW's students once again acheived strong results in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme for the 2017/18 academic school year. BSW's average score this year is 5 points higher than the IB global average, widening the gap between ourselves and other IB schools around the world.

- BSW's students' average score in the IB Diploma was 35, significantly ahead of the 2017/18 global average of 29.8 points.
- 18% of BSW's students achieved 40 points and above. This is the level of attainment required to gain admission to the world's elite universities, such as Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard and Stanford.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Learning Support

Learning support offered

Learning Support department provides targeted assistance for children that need additional help. BSW's Learning Support teaching team is made up of specialist teachers with experience in this area.

School start time

Nursery - KG3: 8:30
G1 - G12: 8:00

School finish time

Nursery - G5: 15:00
G6 - G12: 16:00

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Brain training, ceramics, chess, Chinese, fencing, football, gymnastics, leadership in programming, swimming, storytelling and activities, technology, turn into a bookworm, Arabic, ballet, basketball, green club, athletics, string orchestra, tap dancing, yoga, brain fitness, martial arts, choir, running, drama, drawing, Lego club, painting, tag rugby, Zumba, aerospace, arts and crafts, film club, experimental physics, history bee, helping hands club, numeracy, debate, robotics, reading, softball, badminton, Marvel madness, meditation.

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports facilities at the school

Early Years Centre: outside playground
Main Campus: indoor and outdoor play facilities, sports halls

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The British School Warsaw inspires its students to achieve the highest academic standard in all that they do, providing a premium education in Poland within a safe, happy and supportive environment. The key to this is its Highest Quality Learning programme, through which your child learns the importance of practice, perseverance and the determination to succeed.

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