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Welcome from the Principal


Dr. David Porritt, Principal

Choosing the right school to bring out the best in your child is one of the most important decisions you will ever make.


At Budapest British International School, we believe that a successful education is all about inspired, imaginative teaching, centred on the learner as an individual. We nurture students not only to achieve academic success but also to become true global citizens.

BBIS is an International Baccalaureate World School. We work with children from the Early Years who enjoy the English National Curriculum as the basis of their learning and then as the children become young adults, deploy the IB Middle Years Programme in our Secondary School. This flows naturally into the IB Diploma. Our school community is made up of over 330 students from over 30 nations. We pride ourselves on a small family with big ambitions!

BBIS is the only school in Budapest to offer a Secondary continuum of IB-accredited programmes: the IB MYP and DP. 

The IB is internationally acclaimed and respected for its relevance in today’s multicultural and increasingly global society. Our programmes feature an inquiry approach that aligns student interests with what they learn, thereby enriching their natural curiosity and promoting a love of learning. Our team of internationally experienced, skilled and passionate teachers model the attributes of the IB Learner Profile and encourage students to respect themselves, others and the world around them.

 A strong sense of common purpose pervades our learning community. We believe that trust and strong parental participation are an integral part of a quality education and we see parents as our partners in their children’s learning journey.

The importance of the BBIS family.

As you can see here, family is as important to me as it is to all at BBIS. Here’s a recent photo of a visit my daughters made to Budapest when we walked up to Normafa. My daughters grew up in international schools, studied the International Baccalaureate and an Internationally British Education,  progressed to University and are now working in New York and the UK.  We can see the roots of their success in the learning experiences they gained in the International schools, learning alongside a cohort of students drawn from all around The World.

We’re sure you will find a similar sense of welcome, community and family when you visit BBIS.  Thank you for your expression of interest. We look forward to welcoming you and your family.

Dr David Porritt, Principal