What curriculum do you teach?
BBIS Primary School follows the English National Curriculum. BBIS Secondary School is an IB World School, authorised to teach the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP).
Is BBIS accredited?
YES! BBIS is the first fully authorised IB World School in Budapest, offering the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the IB Diploma Programme (DP).
BBIS is a member of the renowned Council of British International Schools (COBIS), in which our senior staff regularly contribute to international conferences on a range of educational topics. BBIS is also a member of the British Chamber of Commerce in Hungary and a key sponsor of local events in partnership with the British Embassy and various charity and expatriate organisations.
How many students are there at BBIS?
We currently have 326 students from 30 countries in our international community.
How many students are in each class?
There are a maximum of 18 students in each class.
When can I apply?
At BBIS we operate a rolling admissions system which means we welcome applications all year round.
Do students need to do an assessment on entry?
All students, where possible, will spend a day with us at BBIS. Students will join their prospective classes and take part in lessons. Students entering Year 6 or above will need to take a CAT4 (Cognitive abilities test). This test is designed to measure the abilities of students in the following areas: Verbal, Quantitative, Non-verbal and Spatial. Students for whom English is not their mother tongue may also be required to take an EAL test. All applicants from Year 3 and up, are required to undergo screening or testing to determine their English/reading and writing levels and their Mathematical skills. Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 students will spend a shorter period of time in their prospective classes and will be screened informally for school readiness.
Do you have a school bus?
Our families have the choice to use the school bus for a door-to-door service. For further information, you are welcome to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
What foreign languages do you offer?
Students can access German, Spanish and Hungarian, and within the DP programme, a variety of international languages can be studied ab initio (from the beginning).
What after-school provision do you offer?
There are a wide variety of extra-curricular activities on offer after school. These run daily from 3:15 p.m.- 4.00 p.m. If students are signed up for an after-school club, there is the option to join our Stay and Play provision from 4.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m. which runs on selective days and charges apply for Clubs and Stay and Play provisions.
What time does school start and finish?
Our gates open at 8.00 a.m. Students need to be in school by 8:30 a.m. in order to be ready for morning registration. The last lesson finishes at 3:10 p.m.
How does Governance work?
There are five Trustees who meet three times per year as an advisory board. The Trustees are drawn from the fields of international education, finance, human resources and architecture. All Trustees are volunteers. The role is non-executive.