Junior School - Elementary

Hamala, Bahrain 

Middle school head teacher

Welcome to the British School of Bahrain’s Junior school, where eager, inquiring young minds meet academic and pastoral mentors whose goal is to make these four years of your child’s educational journey truly count. It’s not just about minds; the whole child matters to us, growing and achieving through the important dimensions of physical education and the performing arts, as well as through nurture and high standards in the classroom.

Take a virtual tour of our campus – it’s just a click or two away. Give us a call to arrange a video chat or a visit. Either way, you’ll know you have come to the right place – the foremost junior school in Bahrain, where you’ll find an ideal combination of strong teaching and learning, with a warm, supportive atmosphere that is second to none. If you are not already part of the BSB family, we look forward very much to you and your children joining us.




Curriculum Overview 

Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 

At BSB Junior school, we ensure that children come first. Our priority is to make them feel welcome, settled, valued and part of the BSB family.


National Curriculum for England

BSB’s Curriculum

BSB’s curriculum is based on the National Curriculum for England, adapted to the needs of an international community in a British educational environment.

English is the medium of instruction, as well as a subject of study in its own right. Arabic, the mother tongue of Bahrain, is a core subject for all our students, taught in sets according to prior experience of the language, from complete beginners to fluent Arabic speakers.

Twenty-first century skills run throughout the curriculum, setting children on the right path toward their secondary education. However, Junior School is about far more than preparation for Senior School. It is a colourfully illustrated chapter of a child’s life, which can never be repeated. Junior education matters, and that is why we make it our business to get it right, for every child.

The National Curriculum

English (including Library time) Arabic Citizenship (for Arab nationals)
Maths French
Computing Humanities
Drama Islamic Studies (for students registered as Muslim)
Science Religious Education (for students not registered as Muslim)
Arabic Music
Arabic Extra (for Arab nationals) Physical Education
French Extra (for non-Arab nationals) Personal, Social and Health Education
Art and Design Technology


After-school clubs, which run when the school is not subject to restrictions arising from the global COVID situation, are free of charge (except where special resources are required) and cater for the whole junior age range, from Year 3 to Year 6 (ages 7-11 years).

The specific list of clubs varies from term to term. The range of activities includes sporting clubs such as football, netball, table tennis, running and Zumba, as well as cerebral pursuits such as chess, creative writing, maths puzzles and current affairs. Art is also on offer, with sketching and painting. Technological activities include flight simulation and coding.

Clubs run for an hour after school, from 3pm until 4pm. Each club meets once per week, for approximately ten weeks each term.



The holistic development of children underpins all of their learning. Children’s wellbeing is essential to their educational success. BSB retains the family atmosphere that we have enjoyed since the school began, over twenty-five years ago, in a private villa with a handful of students. The form teacher is each child’s first point of contact for pastoral matters. Heads of Year, and Deputy Head Teachers, are there to support, along with the specially trained School Counsellors, and the Head Teacher. Any of our children will tell you that they are happy at the BSB, and we will tell you that we are delighted to have every one of our students, old and new, as part of our school.