British Elementary Education in Bahrain

BSB Junior School, Years 3, 4, 5 and 6

At our Elementary School in Bahrain, children come first. Our priority is to support students in their transition from the infant division to ensure they are engaged in their learning and feel valued as part of the Junior School community, comprising Years 3 to 6. Our elementary education offers an ideal foundation for children who wish gain linguistic, academic, and personal enrichment. 

Our Elementary School offers a UK-accredited course that is delivered in Primary, Elementary and Junior Schools in Hamala and the United Kingdom. Knowledgeable, enthusiastic teachers help young children gain key competencies that empower them academically and lay the foundation for additional skills and international progression.

Why Choose our Elementary School in Hamala?

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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.

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.


Elementary Curriculum Overview

Key Stage 2: Years 3, 4, 5 and 6

Our provision is ideal for families seeking high-quality, British education in Bahrain. Inclusive of exceptional pastoral care and first-class co-curricular activities, our British Elementary School offers robust preparation for study towards international qualifications.

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UK National Curriculum in Hamala, Bahrain

Our Elementary School curriculum is based on the official Primary School National Curriculum taught in England and Wales. It has been adapted to meet the needs of an international community in a British educational environment and offers outstanding education in Bahrain. English is the medium of instruction, as well as a subject of study in its own right, and is taught alongside Arabic and French.

Twenty-first century skills run throughout the Elementary School curriculum, setting children on the right path to the senior division. However, Key Stage 2 is about far more than preparation for future studies. It is a colourfully illustrated chapter in a child’s life that can never be repeated. Elementary School education matters, and that is why we make it a priority to get it right, for every child.

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Subjects at our Elementary School

While undertaking the Primary Years Curriculum, students are taught the following subjects:

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

A Supportive Learning Environment

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Co-Curricular Activities at Our Elementary School

The Elementary School Co-Curricular Activities Programme is free of charge* and caters to all junior students from Year 3 to Year 6 (ages 7-11 years). Clubs are updated each term to offer variety. 

Students may choose from a wide variety of activities, including football, netball, table tennis, running and Zumba, as well as cerebral pursuits, such as chess, creative writing, maths puzzles and current affairs groups.

Art tuition is also available, offering sketching and painting instruction. STEM activities include flight simulation and coding lessons.

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

*Please note that there may be a minimal cost for additional resources.

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Elementary School Teachers

21st Century skills underpin the curriculum and set children on the right path towards success. However, Elementary School is about far more than academic preparation. It is a colourfully-illustrated chapter in a child’s life. Our dedicated Elementary School teaching team understand that high-quality education matters, which is why they offer students the care, support and encouragement they need to thrive.

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Languages in Primary Education

At the Elementary School level, English is the main language 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 and is taught in sets according to prior experience of the language. As part of the Elementary School curriculum, all students participate in Arabic lessons, from complete beginners to fluent Arabic speakers.

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Elementary School Entry Requirements

Children applying to the Junior School will sit an online entrance assessment under exam conditions. Assessments comprise of a mathematics section, an English section and a Non-Verbal Reasoning section followed by a written task.

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