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BSB Shines in Global Top 10!

Spear's School Index 2024 honours our school for educational excellence

The British School of Brussels Celebrates Prestigious Top Ten/Top Flight Recognition in the 2024 Spear’s Schools Index.

BSB is honoured to announce its inclusion in the prestigious Spear’s 500 index for 2024, underscoring its position as a world leader in the sphere of education and service excellence.

Spear’s employs a rigorous three-tiered ranking system to identify schools as Top Ten/Top Flight, Top Recommended, or Recommended. BSB takes pride in being acknowledged as a Top Ten/Top Flight institution for 2024 in Europe, a testament to its steadfast dedication to academic excellence, holistic development, and unparalleled service provision.

Expressing her pleasure for this prestigious acknowledgment, BSB Principal Melanie Warnes said, “This recognition reflects the unwavering dedication of our staff, students, and wider school community toward fostering a nurturing educational environment that empowers individuals to thrive beyond boundaries. While academic results are important, one of our main aims is to create a values-driven community which promotes a healthy, vibrant, and progressive culture of care, collaboration and respect. We are proud to develop active global citizens.”


According to the Spear’s Top Flight school criteria, inclusion is based on more than just academic excellence; the chosen schools cultivate a holistic educational experience that nurtures the mind, body, and spirit of every one of their students. “While examination results and academic attainment is a key consideration, it is not the only thing that matters,” Spear’s said. “A wide range of social, cultural, and pastoral factors have been weighed in finalising the index.”

Index inclusion follows School of the Year Award

This achievement follows BSB’s receipt of the distinguished Spear’s School of the Year Award in 2023, where it emerged as the standout choice from a shortlist of eight exceptional schools worldwide. The Spear’s Awards, renowned for honouring trailblazers in entrepreneurship, philanthropy, and leadership, commended BSB’s commitment to excellence across various facets of school life, including academic performance, pastoral care, facilities, and technology integration.

What sets BSB apart, the judges noted, was its ‘values-driven’ and ‘unified, holistic’ approach to education, and its consistently outstanding academic results.

Additionally in 2023, BSB was awarded a spot among the top 15 private schools in Europe and was independently ranked in the prestigious Carfax Schools Index’s top 125 private schools globally for the fourth consecutive year.

A reflection of BSB’s commitment to excellence, inclusion, and innovation

At BSB, fostering academic success is complemented by a supportive community ethos, encouraging students to explore their passions, engage in critical thinking, and embrace global citizenship. With a comprehensive curriculum, diverse extracurricular activities, and personalised support systems, BSB ensures each student receives a well-rounded education tailored to their unique needs and aspirations.

As BSB remains steadfast in its commitment to excellence, inclusion, and innovation, its inclusion in the Spear’s 500 index serves as a resounding endorsement of its enduring impact on the educational landscape.

Read more about BSB’s inclusion as a Spears Top Flight school in the Spear’s Schools Index: The 10 best private schools in Europe 2024

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