Listening to another person’s story is a window into another world. In Upper Primary, we continue our bespoke curriculum – based on the UK’s national curriculum but adapted to our international context – allowing time and space to learn from our students’ powerful personal narratives.
Upper Primary is a thrilling stage, rich in opportunity and discovery. We make connections between different subject areas and cultures with our Integrated Learning Schemes (ILTs), building connections between science, geography, history, art and PSHE (personal, social and health education) and promoting independence and personal learning. A dedicated librarian and specialist teachers for French, Dutch, Physical Education (PE) and Music help our young people to develop their intellectual passions, as well as discover new ones.
Language learning is incredibly important at BSB. French is a core subject for ages 3-16, Dutch is taught from beginner to mother-tongue level and we’re curious about and celebrate the mother-tongues of all students. We also offer intensive English support for those arriving with little or no English, as well as EAL (English as an Additional Language) support groups for those who need a degree of help.
At BSB, enrichment activities spill out onto the sports pitches, the swimming pool, the theatre, the art studio and the technology hub. To give you an idea of the scale and scope of clubs we offer, in 2019 over 100 teachers and coaches ran 290 sessions per week. Our offering is diverse, from chess to choir and from tennis to public speaking.
We continue to work in partnership with parents in Upper Primary, just as we do all the way through BSB. We know that our ‘arms around families’ approach makes all the difference, whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been with us from day one.
Contact Admissions today to arrange a visit – we’d be delighted to show you around.