British School of Barcelona

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British School of Barcelona
Castelldefels/Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Type Private, day school
Religious affiliation(s) Non-denominational
Established 1958
Enrolment 1000+
Campus Non-residential, Suburban
Colour(s) Navy Blue,Red,Beige and White

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The British School of Barcelona is a private profit-making coeducational bilingual international school located in Castelldefels near Barcelona, Spain.


Founded in 1958 as the Anglo-American School, the British School of Barcelona was authorised to offer a British education to pupils of all nationalities, (including Spanish citizens) in October 1979.

Today the school is owned and operated by Cognita, a private Schools company based in Milton Keynes in the United Kingdom. The school is also a founder member of the National Association of British Schools in Spain.

The School today[edit]

The school is located 20 miles from Barcelona, and serves children from the city and the surrounding areas. Facilities at the school include classrooms, a library, laboratories, Information Technology suites, Music and Audio-visual rooms, Gymnasium and outdoor sports facilities.

School organisation and studies[edit]

The British School of Barcelona educates children from Nursery School age to University Entrance. Studies at the school mainly follow the National Curriculum of England and Wales. Pupils at the school then study for GCSE and A Level examinations.

In addition, the school also offers courses in Spanish and the Catalan language, as well as the History and Geography of Spain (this is a legal requirement in all schools in Spain).

Pupils at the school who plan to go on and study at Spanish universities prepare for the university access examination “Selectividad”, which is organised by the UNED (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia).

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