Admissions Process

Welcome to the British School of Bahrain.

Rated 'Outstanding' by the Bahrain Quality Insurance Inspectorate and British Schools Overseas, we have been providing a premium private education to families in Bahrain for 26 years. We are an Inspired school, which connects us to a global network.

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BSB is a selective school that provides British-based schooling for students aged 3 to 18, from early years through GCSE to A-Level. We are an international school and we welcome students of all nationalities and backgrounds. There are currently over ninety nationalities represented on our student roll.

BSB distinguishes itself through cultural inclusivity, dynamic learning platforms and a future-forward approach. We embrace technology and classic values, boast versatile arts and sporting programmes and pursue academic excellence. Rated 'outstanding' by the Bahrain Quality Insurance Inspectorate, we form part of international schools group, Inspired, which connects us to a global network. This is modern schooling at its best.

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Applying to BSB

We are delighted that you are considering enrolling your children at the British School of Bahrain, one of the most prestigious private schools in Bahrain.

The British School of Bahrain provides a well-rounded preparatory education for students from pre-foundation to year 13. It is a community comprising 3000 students and 350 staff members from over 65 different countries. At the BSB, we are proud of our outstanding academic results and reputation, not only here in Bahrain but throughout the world. Our pupils go on to attend the very best universities around the world.

How do I join the BSB Family?


STEP 1. Registration

To register, simply complete the Application Form online, making sure you have all the documents listed on hand.

Required documents:

  • Child's passport
  • Child's CPR card (if available at the time of application)
  • Copy of each parent's passport
  • Copy of each parent's CPR card (if available at the time of application)
  • Child's immunisation record
  • Passport-sized photo of child
  • Child's school report
  • Previous school transfer certificate (if available)

Pay necessary fees:

  • 50 BD application fee

Additional Sixth Form Documents for Non-British School Applicants:
Original Certificate of Alternative Qualifications

Application form

Our students come from all parts of the world and we understand that different national school systems are not always the same. However it is our policy to place students in their correct age grouping, according to the English National Curriculum programme and complying with Bahrain Ministry of Education requirements.

The following table is a guide to the right year group for your child:  

School Year Child’s age on September 1st
of the academic year.
Nursery 3
Reception 4
Year 1 5
Year 2 6
Year 3 7
Year 4 8
Year 5 9
Year 6 10
Year 7 11
Year 8 12
Year 9 13
Year 10 14
Year 11 15
Year 12 16
Year 13 17


The Private Education Directorate of the Ministry of Education of Bahrain mandates that students entering Year 3 and above must adhere to the attached procedures to gain approval for admission to the British School of Bahrain.  You are required to submit an original transfer certificate and most recent school report with the necessary attestations from the relevant authorities in the country of issue. Please read the full procedures and ensure you obtain the appropriate Embassy/Apostille stamps and attestations before you depart from your previous country of residence.

MoE procedures for students relocating to Bahrain

MoE procedures for students transferring from schools within Bahrain


STEP 2. Assessment

After the application is completed, each student must successfully complete age appropriate assessments.

Children applying to Nursery will be assessed on their Readiness for School which includes English language development, social skills and behaviour.

Children applying to Year 1 and Year 2 are given standardised tests in Math and English appropriate to their age. In addition to this, they will also be evaluated on their ability to sustain a conversation, social skills and behaviour.

Applicants will complete an age appropriate online entrance assessment under exam conditions consisting of a Maths section, English section and Non-Verbal Reasoning section, followed by a written task.

A-Level/GCSE Qualifications
A minimum of five passes at Grade C or above at GCSE or the equivalent are required. This must include English and Mathematics, regardless of which subjects you wish to study. Additionally, you will need a Grade B or above in the subject you wish to study at A Level.

Sixth Form Prospectus

GCSE Booklet


STEP 3. Enrolment

Each accepted applicant must complete the following steps in order to secure his or her place at BSB:
- Signed Parent-School Agreement (PSA)
- Pay non-refundable Registration fee of BD100
- Pay Book Deposit fee of BD50

Enrolment to the school is not considered final until the PSA is signed and returned, all documentation has been received, and registration fees and the term's tuition fees are paid. Once a child has been admitted to the British School of Bahrain the first term is probationary.


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