Our History

Over 50 years of education

Founded in 1969, BSB is an outstanding British success story in Europe. Since its inception, the school has gone from strength to strength, combining the best features of British education with a European and international perspective. BSB is truly a world class international learning community. It is our shared ethos of ‘learning together: inspiring success’ that makes us a high performance school.

Since BSB’s early beginnings when Sir Dick Pantlin, with a small group of like-minded businessmen, opened the school in 1970 on the present site, the school has grown steadily and successfully. With considerable foresight, our founders and the first Principal, Alan Humphries, understood that for all students and teachers to be on first name terms would ease communication, break down barriers, and help the integration of all children especially those whose first language was not English. It is a tradition we both retain and cherish.

Key dates in BSB history

1969: BSB is officially created.

1970: Duke of Edinburgh attends the opening ceremony.

1981: King Baudouin attends official opening of the new auditorium, now known as the Brel Theatre.

2010: BSB celebrates the 40th anniversary of its official opening in Tervuren.

2016: Jacques Rogge Sports Centre is opened. New facilities mean BSB is the only international school in Belgium to offer an indoor swimming pool.

2020: BSB celebrates its 50th anniversary

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