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Primary School

The only Primary School in Belgium to have its own specialist teachers in Art, Music, PE, French & Dutch

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A Progressive Education to Inspire Lifelong Learning

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.

Neil Ringrose
Vice-Principal & Head of Primary School

A walk through Primary School

  • Let Nicole and Naho take you on a guided tour through Primary School and hear just how easily they settled in and received that special BSB welcome!

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Inside the classroom

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.

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Outside the classroom

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.

Integrated Learning Themes

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.

Quick Facts

  • 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 new pool has a movable floor. The depth is adjusted to suit the ability of the children using it.

Welcome to our Primary School

What our teachers say

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Esther, Learning Improvement Leader of Early Years

“It is a pleasure to be part of such a special international community. It is fantastic to observe right from the Early Years, the children are motivated to explore, developing resilience and making links in their own learning. As a teacher in the Early Childhood Centre I am passionate to ensure the children start their education engaged, motivated and critical thinkers, BSB is the best place to nurture and provoke this!”

— Esther, Learning Improvement Leader of Early Years

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Sébastien, Curriculum Leader of Technology for Learning

“Technology plays a prominent role at BSB. The rationale is to equip all students with skills that are important in today’s digital society.  Our Computing Curriculum is designed to build confidence in STEAM learning from Kindergarten through to Secondary. Our hands-on tools make learning playful, engaging and relevant, while developing students’ ability for critical thinking, communication and 21st century skills, like coding and robotics.”

— Sébastien, Curriculum Leader of Technology for Learning

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Philip, Deputy Head of Primary School

“I decided BSB was the place for me after just one look around the school. The warm and caring atmosphere I experienced as I walked the corridors and playgrounds assured me that this was a school I wanted to be part of and a place where I wanted my children to learn.”

— Philip, Deputy Head of Primary School

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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

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Alicia, Primary School Teacher

“The moment I joined BSB, I felt a real sense of belonging. The community is warm, supportive, respectful and positive. It is a pleasure to be surrounded by caring, dedicated colleagues and wonderful children. I feel privileged to be working in such an amazing school. I love working together with the children as they embark on their lifelong learning journeys. The level of care and trust that the Leadership Team have in their staff is so unique and special; I have never felt so motivated and empowered to teach and learn.”

— Alicia, Primary School Teacher

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Stephen, Primary School Teacher

“I love being able to work with such a diverse, vibrant student population, who really do have a passion and desire for learning. Only recently, it was amazing to see one child’s heartfelt congratulation to his classmate, after they were selected over him, for a part in the school assembly. This is the school community we work with, and this is what makes coming into BSB each and every day both an honour and a privilege.”

— Stephen, Primary School Teacher

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Agnès, Primary Bilingual Leaning Assistant

“BSB is the 4th international school I work for. This is my best professional experience so far! As soon as I arrived, I could feel a truly warm and friendly atmosphere between colleagues. The values of respect, kindness, resilience and care that BSB stands for, are really present in my everyday relationships with my colleagues. BSB is a very inclusive school where each and every child, no matter their personalities and learning challenges, will be given the best chance to succeed in their learning. In this professional environment, I can develop my passion for the relationship with children and for pedagogy. I feel blessed to be working in such an amazing school!”

— Agnès, Primary Bilingual Leaning Assistant

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Natasha, EAL Immersion Teacher in UP, Inclusion Coordinator

“I feel it is really important to provide efficient and appropriate EAL support, as well as a secure and friendly environment, for new students at BSB who arrive with little or no English. Over the years I’ve been really privileged to work with children of many different nationalities and be part of a truly multilingual and multicultural BSB community.”

— Natasha, EAL Immersion Teacher in UP, Inclusion Coordinator


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