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British School of Barcelona

Address:  Carrer de la Ginesta, 26, 08860 Castelldefels, Barcelona, ​​Spain
Official representatives. Submission of documents and admission free of charge

Description British School of Barcelona

  • Location of the British School of Barcelona: Costa del Garraf, Catalonia, Spain;
  • Age: 3 to 18 years;
  • Programs: High School (GCSE , A-Level);
  • Number of students: More than 600;
  • Year of foundation of the British School of Barcelona: 1958;
  • Type of studying: joint.

British School of Barcelona is a prestigious high school in Catalonia. Its main distinguishing feature is the British educational program. The private school of British School is international. Representatives of 40 nationalities are studying here.

At the Barcelona school, foreign students can obtain an A-level certificate recognized by most universities in the world. The GCSE stage is also available. Studying process differs from that in schools in Britain. Here it is a more democratic atmosphere, not so strict requirements for discipline. However, the quality of academic studying Catalan school is not inferior to its British counterparts.

The educational process is not limited to academic studies. The school organizes leisure activities of children of all ages: there are many sports sections, circles. In addition, social events are regularly held. On weekends, foreign students can go on excursions in bright Catalonia.

Conditions of admission to the British School of Barcelona

The conditions of admission are identical to those in British schools. Applicants present an extract from the place of their previous studies, a certificate in English, they pass a telephone or online interview.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in British School of Barcelona

Program name
from 12 750 € / year

The secondary school program (grades 5-9) is general education. Students study a large number of disciplines, determined with the subsequent academic direction. The number of compulsory subjects includes natural and exact sciences, languages ​​(French, English), art, history, geography, information technology, physical education, music. Also included in the program is a subject such as social and emotional upbringing. Additionally, the attention of schoolchildren is offered lessons of Spanish state and Catalan languages ​​in the amount of 3 and 1 per week, respectively. Exams in secondary school students pass twice a year: intermediate - in winter, final - in the summer.

Cost: 10900 - 11,750 euros per year (training + textbooks + insurance).

from 14 800 € / year

GCSE is offered in high school (grades 10-13). It includes compulsory disciplines and subjects of choice. To in-depth study geography, history, French language, music, art, physics, chemistry, business are offered.

Cost: 11,840 euros per year (training + training materials + insurance).

from 14 450 € / year

The final stage of the training is the A-level course. It provides for an effective two-year preparation for admission to the university. On the course, several subjects are studied in depth. Students can choose the priority disciplines from an extensive list, including exact, natural, humanities, technology, business. Additional lessons are available in Spanish and Catalan.

Tuition fees: € 11,840 per year (training + training materials + insurance).

from 10 650 € / year

The British School of Barcelona proposes to start school at the primary level of education - a kindergarten (from 3 to 5 years) and primary education (from 6 to 8 years). This program, specially developed for the youngest pupils of the school, allows them to grow and develop in a fun and safe environment and is aimed at generating interest in acquiring knowledge.

Cost: 10100 - 11,750 euros per year (training + training materials + insurance + lunch / afternoon snack).

Accommodation and food

For foreign students, there is a day school and half board. Accommodation, meals are provided only during school hours.

The cost of meals:

  • menu for the month - 180 euro;
  • menu for the day - 12 euro;
  • sandwich per day - 6 euros .

Subjects, specialties

Subjects list: art, biology, business, chemistry, geography, history, Information Technology, maths, music, physical Culture, physics

Events British School of Barcelona

The school organizes leisure activities to children of all ages, there are many sports sections, circles. In addition, social events are regularly held. On weekends, foreign students can go on excursions in bright Catalonia.


  • Studying at the British School of Barcelona international students obtain a perfect opportunity to receive high-quality British education in a Spanish cultural environment.
  • Academic subjects in the school are read in English. But the British School is essentially bilingual. Particular attention is paid here to the study of Spanish and the culture of the country.
  • Graduates receive not only a certificate of secondary education. During the studying, children take examinations in English, the results are confirmed by certificates. Such certificates, for example C.I.E, are necessary for admission to universities in English-speaking countries.
  • For those who plan to continue their education in Spain, Selectividad preparatory courses are offered at the school. This exam is given on admission to Spanish universities.
  • Qualified teachers work with children. The basic disciplines are read by English native speakers, teachers from Britain.
  • The process of teaching in high school is high-tech. This, as well as an individual approach to foreign students makes it effective.

Equipment British School of Barcelona

British School is characterized by modern equipment. The school has small auditoriums, several laboratories, a library with a printed and electronic fund. Also in the educational building there are computer classes, a music studio, an art workshop. The school has its own theater. The sports infrastructure of the school is represented by a gymnasium and a sports hall.

Term dates and fees

The school year is divided into three terms. Autumn - begins in September and ends in December, spring begins in January and ends in March, summer starts in April and ends in June.

Additional fees:

  • registration fee - 100 euros;
  • Fee for enrollment - 3000 Euro;
  • Air travel;
  • Visa processing.

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


Insurance, flights, residence permits, citizenship and other services

British School of Barcelona reviews

Can I get a visa to stay along with my 11year old son in Spain,which visa for I should apply?
Are there any language courses at this school?
SMAPSE Manager
Good afternoon! There are no language courses at this school, however, we will be happy to offer you alternatives! Please indicate the contact number or email address by which you could offer options.
Ifti Shah
We are Canadians on a business venture in Barcelona. We need our 8 years son to get into an International Boarding School. Please let us know when we can visit your office and have a chat to proceed for his admission. Regards, Ifti Shah +34 632 937 888
Can Mom get a visa to stay in the country for the duration of the child's education?
Manager Smaps
In Spain at the moment there is no such possibility. Now only the UK offers one of the parents a Parent of a Child at school, which allows them to stay with the child on a regular basis. This visa is issued for a year, then it can be re-done if the child continues to study. One of the parents can apply for this type of visa if the child is under 12 years old.
Ifti Shah
Yes, currently we are on visit (90 days entry visa) in Spain, we are in process of obtaining business residence and will be travelling back to Canada to get Residence visa.
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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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