BSB’s Primary School is the best of both worlds: a large, well-resourced learning community with an inclusive, small-school feel. Students benefit from unrivalled pastoral care and specialist teachers for language, art, music and sport, as well as access to our swimming pool, extensive sports facilities and fully-equipped theatre. We have a thriving French/English bilingual programme and an expansive and beautifully-maintained campus. Instead of a uniform we have a dress code, and everyone – teachers included – is known by their first name and is cared for equally.
Our learning programme uses the British curriculum as its foundation, but we’re focused on taking risks and inspiring passions, too. And although we have high academic expectations, we give equal weighting to a number of life skills we consider just as important: taking care of ourselves and other people, having respect for the world around us, becoming confident in our own skin and being open to other people’s stories and histories. In Primary, we work together on cultivating these values every single day.
Our academic year is punctuated by so many wonderful events – Book Week celebrations, drama productions, sports tournaments and concerts – that it can feel as if something magical happens daily. The truth is, it does. Our students are simply incredible, and we pride ourselves on providing the best days of learning we know they deserve.
When you visit us, you’ll see this in action for yourself. And if your child joins us here, a whole community of people who care deeply about what they do will come together to support you. By the end of your child’s first playtime, they’ll have made new friends, and when they leave – whether after a few months or many years – they’ll cherish the values, skills and knowledge they’ve learned here, and carry them with them for life.
Feel free to contact me if you have any specific questions or contact our admissions team to book a visit.
Our experienced, well-qualified and dedicated staff nurture and guide our children to think, from the earliest ages, about what sort of contribution they will make to the world, encouraging the development of internationally-minded, compassionate and responsible young people.
At BSB, a wide range of Enrichment activities and school trips are offered to take learning beyond the classroom and to enhance the educational experience. Our diverse programme offers something for everyone, encouraging children to find their own passion.
Teachers plan six different ‘Integrated Learning Themes’ per year. These are cross-curricular ‘topics’; there is no fragmentation of separate subjects which in turn provides a more meaningful context for learning.
Themes are based on key concepts and central ideas which draw on the children’s experiences making internationalism and cultural inclusivity implicit. Students are taught to use critical and creative thinking skills across the curriculum.
The aim of organising the curriculum through themes is for BSB students to be articulate, engaged and enthusiastic about their learning and see the ‘big picture’, approaching topics from multiple perspectives and making connections between subjects.
French-English Bilingual classes from age 4
Our French-English Bilingual programme is on offer for ages 4-14.
7 annual productions
Children from Kindergarten to Year 6 perform in a play on stage in our Brel Theatre.
4 residential trips
Exciting trips away from home for Years 3-6 reinforce learning and develop social skills and teamwork.
1 swimming pool
Our pool has a movable floor. The depth is adjusted to suit the ability of the children using it.
Maximus class size in Primary