Spears school index 2022

Top 10 ranking for BSB in index of best schools in the world

The British School of Brussels named again as one of the world's best schools in the 2022 Spear’s Schools Index

For the third year running, The British School of Brussels has been named as one of ten best private schools in Europe and independently ranked among the top 100 private schools in the world in the 2022 Spear’s Schools Index.

As well as being so highly rated in the index, which is compiled by Spear’s in partnership with Carfax Education, BSB has been awarded a Top Flight status, an honour bestowed on only a few schools.

The Spear’s Schools Index is the only global ranking of the world’s leading private schools. BSB is the only school in Belgium included in the index.

“We are thrilled and proud to be top ranked internationally,” said BSB Principal Melanie Warnes. “It is wonderful to be recognised for our special ethos as well our superb exam results.”


As well as formal criteria such as academic results and preparation for university entry, schools are ranked on their unique ethos, their reputation both locally and internationally, and how adequately they prepare students for life beyond academia.

Fiona McKenzie, Head of Education, Carfax Education, said: “This index is the go-to for parents looking for the very best education for their child, wherever they are in the world. This year, we’ve taken into account how well schools have handled the disruption of the last two years and strived for excellence in the face of adversity. These schools far surpassed expectations and continued to deliver an exceptional educational experience across many metrics”

Edwin Smith, Editor, Spear’s Magazine, added: “With the demand for top schools greater than ever, and competition for places becoming more intense, our Schools Index is a vital tool for parents who want to make the right choice for their child.”

The inclusion in the Spear’s Schools Index 2022 comes hot on the heels of another set of fabulous exam results across all of BSB’s Post-16 pathways with a 100% exam pass rate for A Level, BTEC and the IB Diploma for the third consecutive year.

BSB’s outstanding A Level results this year were the best in the school’s history and included more than a quarter of our students achieving A*, while around half of all students achieving A-A* grades.

BTEC results were also extremely impressive with a 100% pass rate. A remarkable set of results included 35% of all grades at Distinction* (the highest grade and equivalent to an A* in A Level) and 83% of all grades at Merit or higher.

BSB is already ranked as a top IB performing school and students this year also achieved fantastic IB (International Baccalaureate) results and another remarkable 100% pass rate.

For more information, visit The Spear’s School Index 2022.

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