About BSB

An international learning community in the heart of Europe.

An international learning community in the heart of Europe

A message from Principal Melanie Warnes

The British School of Brussels is an inclusive international learning community, working together and inspiring success for children aged from 1-18 years. 1,350 students from 70 nationalities within our Primary and Secondary Schools work together like a large family on our beautiful, safe campus in Tervuren. We are a happy and successful international school, with much to offer children of all ages and from all backgrounds.

Our aim is to be an educational force for good by developing confident, caring and courageous people who engage actively, ethically and purposefully with the world around us.

We take seriously the progress and individual development of every child, whatever their age and future education path. We foster curious, resilient learners who enjoy life and achieve the best that they can. 

Our curriculum is unique and offers the widest choice of any international school in Belgium. We combine this with a wide range of Enrichment activities and trips, giving students the chance to learn from the wider world around them. Our world class facilities, including a new state-of-the-art Sports Centre and swimming pool, music recording studios and purpose-built theatre, provide students with extensive curricular and Enrichment opportunities.

This is a very special community: mutually supportive, unconditionally welcoming and unfailing respectful. We encourage respect for self, others and the wider world. Whether ability is found in the classroom or beyond, we help our students to unlock their true potential. Every child is unique, and every child is encouraged. At BSB, individuals from around the world come together to create an inspiring and encouraging learning environment for all.

Watch our 'Welcome to BSB' video to learn more about what makes our school so unique.

See our Guiding Statements

Melanie Warnes


Why we’re different

Our curriculum is unique, offering the widest choice

BSB is the only school in Belgium to offer three pre-university routes from age 16: A Levels, IB and BTEC. Our Primary curriculum offers a bespoke, skills-based, inquiry-driven approach adapted from the UK national curriculum to meet the needs of our diverse student population.

Our academic results are amongst the highest of any international school in Europe and well above the worldwide average

In 2017, 100% of BSB graduating students passed their IB Diploma or BTEC courses and 99% passed their A Levels.

We are the only international school in Belgium to have its own swimming pool

Our facilities are superb, providing the best indoor sports’ facilities in Europe, including a 25m swimming pool. Our state-of-the-art new Sports Centre opened in autumn 2016.

Graduating students continuously gain impressive university places worldwide

Every year, superb results across the range of ability translate into impressive university places worldwide on a huge variety of competitive courses for our graduating students.

We were the first international school in Belgium to offer truly bilingual classes

We offer a French-English bilingual programme (not immersion), which is available to students aged four to 14 years.

Our school fees represent the best value amongst international schools in Belgium

We have the lowest fees overall, including application fees, compared to schools of a similar size.

What our teachers say

Laura, Speech and Language Therapist

“BSB guides and supports children from such a wide variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds to become the most caring, open-minded and confident students.” — Laura, Speech and Language Therapist

John, Deputy Head (Secondary)

“I've worked in several schools before BSB but never found a set of students be so tolerant, accepting and caring towards each other. It's a school where students can be confident to be themselves and can develop to be the person they aspire to be.” — John, Deputy Head (Secondary)

Maria, Faculty Leader of Science and Technology

“I love working at BSB because of its truly international nature. Having students from so many culturally diverse backgrounds, speaking a multitude of languages and sharing personal histories has enriched me and made me a much more tolerant and understanding human being.” — Maria, Faculty Leader of Science and Technology

Nicki, Head of Inclusion (Primary)

“It is a joy to work with students from many nationalities. It is our job to provide the supportive, safe and nurturing environment for them to start and continue on their learning journey by taking risks. Watching a non-English speaker embrace the language and speak those first tentative words reminds you of the challenges they face on a daily basis.” — Nicki, Head of Inclusion (Primary)

Mark, Head of Higher Education & Film Coordinator

“10 years ago, BSB became one of the first international schools to start teaching Film. I'm really proud of the films the students have made since then, the international scope of course and the resources available at BSB to study this 'seventh art'.” — Mark, Head of Higher Education & Film Coordinator

Christi-Ann, Faculty Leader Performance & the Arts

“I loved BSB from the moment I came for interview, and still love teaching here 10 years later! The school has amazing facilities, dedicated teachers and wonderful students from a huge range of countries and backgrounds. The atmosphere is welcoming and friendly to all, and together we focus on the development and education of each student as an individual.” — Christi-Ann, Faculty Leader Performance & the Arts

Barry, KS3 Coordinator for English

“BSB gives me everyday opportunities that I would rarely experience worldwide: to work with international students; to involve myself with charitable work to raise funds for the needy; to explore human rights; and to work in a cauldron of creative minds in my classroom daily.” — Barry, KS3 Coordinator for English

An atmosphere of learning

Facts & Figures

  • pre-university routes

    A Levels, International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and BTEC vocational qualifications

  • 100% pass rate in IB and BTEC

    and 99% pass rate at A Level

  • Bespoke Primary curriculum

    with 'Integrated Learning Themes'

  • French-English Bilingual programme

    available for ages 4-14