National Curriculum for England

Why Choose a British Curriculum?

The British School of Bucharest is a British-Curriculum school located to the north of Bucharest. The British School of Bucharest offers a wealth of opportunities for learning in superbly resourced classrooms, well-equipped laboratories, dedicated libraries for Primary and Secondary students and unique outdoor spaces. 

The British School of Bucharest offers the National Curriculum for England. This is often referred to as the British Curriculum. 

We welcome approximately 650 students each year, aged 2-18, and teach them in modern classrooms with an impressive pupil to teacher ratio. This ratio ensures a personalised and highly supportive learning environment that is part of a richly diverse learning community, with students representing around 60 nationalities.

The flexibility of the IGCSE and A Level options process at BSB and the individualised guidance and support which is offered, enables students to benefit from the unique diversity of choice in the British educational system in order to choose a combination of subjects which play to students’ passions, interests and academic strengths.

British education emphasises performance, but it also always focuses on a child’s broader development. While the acquisition of knowledge is vital, it is not sufficient to guarantee success. All learners must develop their full potential to challenge and discover their world.

One of the great strengths of the British Curriculum is the level of individual, tailored support it affords pupils from a very young age, with students learning at the pace and intensity that suits them, even within a single lesson. At BSB, this is taught through native English-speaking teachers.

Through the National Curriculum for England, our students are exposed to many innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) opportunities. These provide invaluable practical experiences that nourish creativity, flexibility, and collaboration skills and help our students prepare for the future workplace (even for jobs that may not currently exist).

The school’s loyal and experienced native English-speaking teachers, working within a British-Curriculum school, plan practical, high-quality and child-centred lessons focused on active learning where a culture of mutual respect and support is valued together with high achievement.

Wherever in the world students learn the British Curriculum, it is the same. We know how important this is for parents who might need to move their children to a different school, often to foreign countries when their job requirements change. We understand that parents are looking for educational stability for their children.

The scope of co-curricular activities (CCAs) - the After-school Club Programme - throughout the school is awe-inspiring. CCAs give our students access to many opportunities to help them develop their skills and abilities.

Children can choose from an extensive range of approximately 200 high-quality CCAs that allows them to try new sports, attend academic extension classes (such as language learning) and pursue many interests or service opportunities that may, in time, develop into lifelong passions.

The majority of CCAs take place within the campus in our impressive facilities. For CCAs requiring children to go outside the campus, the children are always accompanied by a Teaching Assistant and safe transport is provided.



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BSB is adapting to the current climate. Some information on the website is available for normal School activity. Due to COVID-19, there may be changes in the way School works, but all staff are fully operational and can be contacted via office@britishschool.ro.