British School of Bucharest rated as ‘excellent’ by the UK Independent School Inspectorate (Demo)

British School of Bucharest is the only British School in Romania rated as ‘excellent’ for both “the quality of pupils’ learning and achievements”, as well as the “quality of pupils’ personal development”.

British School of Bucharest provides a comprehensive international education, based on the National Curriculum of England and was qualified as ’’excellent” in the latest International School Inspectorate report. The UK Independent School Inspectorate report in May 2018, judged British School of Bucharest as “excellent” in educational quality.  The key findings were: that “the quality of pupils’ learning and achievement is excellent” and that “the quality of pupils’ personal development is excellent”. This is an outstanding result for the school, in particular for the teachers and leadership team. The report also mentioned that “Good behaviour in lessons results from motivating teaching which reflects teachers’ extensive subject knowledge and understanding of the pupils’ needs. Appropriate teaching methods lead to effective learning throughout the school”.

British School of Bucharest (BSB) is a top international private school, with multiple certificates from local and international institutions, that has aided numerous students to continue their education in some of the most prestigious universities in the world. This performance is mostly owed to the unique team of teachers that provide excellence in education.

Graduates of Oxford or Cambridge and other prestigious universities choose to be teachers in Romania, at British School of Bucharest.

All BSB teachers are native English speakers, with over 15 years of experience in the British curricula, and some of them have lived in Romania and taught at this school for more than 8 years. They decided to come in to Romania, and BSB, to enhance their international professional experience being motivated by the great academic conditions and children who are willing to learn, develop and become successful citizens for tomorrow’s society.

Philip Walters, BSB Headmaster, is a graduate of the University of Cambridge, having studied Geography, and joined our school in 2012. He taught for many years in a highly selective UK grammar school, before moving on to the international sphere and a position at Harrow International School, Bangkok, where he worked for 7 years. “BSB is a very special international school. It is particularly noted for the strength of its pastoral care and sense of community amongst the international student body. With an exclusive native English-speaking teaching staff, BSB creates an environment that develops knowledge and respect for different cultures, values and beliefs, by active and responsible citizens of the world community”, Philip Walters said.

Elisabeth Citron is also a Cambridge University graduate. She is currently Head of Modern Languages and the head coach of the debate team. The school offers over 100 Co-curricular and Extra-curricular activities for students to choose from based on their skills and debating is one of them. Elisabeth joined BSB team in 2012 and during this time, she has mentored many students who have gone on to study Languages at prestigious universities all over the world. “It has been great fun and a privilege to work with many talented young debaters here at BSB. I share their nerves as they compete, but have enjoyed witnessing their growth in debating skills and self-confidence”, she said. She also mentioned, “It is wonderful that so many of our students are fluent in three or four languages. Equally impressive is the speed at which many of our students develop their English language alongside new proficiency in French, Spanish, German or Mandarin“, Elisabeth Citron said.

British School of Bucharest’s students have achieved remarkable results and performances over the years, which gives their teachers and school’s staff great reason to be proud. Many of BSB graduates decide to continue their studies in the UK, while others prefer European countries or the USA or even other continents, in countries such as South Africa or South Korea. BSB graduates, with impressive results at A level exams, which is a benchmark examination in the United Kingdom and is recognised as a pre-university course throughout the world, have received offers to continue their studies from universities such as: London School of Economics and Political Science, Imperial College London, University College London (UCL), University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), University of British Columbia (UBC), Queen Mary, University of Glasgow, University of Amsterdam, University of British Columbia, University of Warwick, University of Bath, University of Bristol, University of Edinburgh and many others.

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