Infant School - Kindergarten

Hamala, Bahrain


Welcome to the British School of Bahrain’s Infant school. Our community of teachers, parents, children and support staff includes people from a very wide range of backgrounds and nationalities. A sense of mutual respect and warmth is fundamentally important to us at all levels.

Academically, children are very much treated as individuals, with their own strengths, weaknesses and quirks. They are encouraged to do their "very best" in everything they undertake. We have found that our high challenge/low stress environment tends to bring the best out in our pupils.

Although we take teaching and learning very seriously indeed, we are in no doubt that a sense of humour is a vital ingredient in any infant school. Teachers are approachable and genuinely interested in children. It would be rare to see any teacher or assistant crossing the playground at break-time without stopping for an informal chat with a group of children.

Our aim is for children to be secure in themselves as individuals, enthusiastic collaborators and open communicators. We are proud of the fact that visitors to the school often comment that the children appear to be sociable, unspoiled and in some ways refreshingly unsophisticated.



Curriculum Overview

Nursery and Reception
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

BSB curriculum is based on the National Curriculum of England and Wales which we adapt to our local setting from time to time. There is a rigorous focus on children learning to communicate, read, write and understand mathematical concepts in the infant years. Learning is enhanced with engaging topic work and “themed” days which are held regularly. Within our infant school, we have four year groups. 

Early Years

Key Stage 1 

Children in the EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.

The curriculum for the Early Years classes is divided into seven areas of learning. Of these seven, there are three prime areas which are the key focus areas in Nursery and Reception. The prime areas are Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Communication and Language; and Physical Development. The remaining four areas are referred to as specific areas of learning. They are Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design, and are incorporated as appropriate within our overall curriculum and according to the needs of individual children.

Key Stage 1 consists of 2 year groups - Nursery, Year 1 & Year 2

The National Curriculum

The National Curriculum for Key Stage 1 comprises of Core and Non-Core Subjects. 

  • Mathematics
  • English (Reading, Writing, Spelling, Grammar)
  • Science 
  • Computing
  • History
  • Geography
  • Music
  • Art and Design
  • Design and Technology
  • Physical EducationIslam/RE

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Extra Curricular

At the British School of Bahrain, we believe that for students to be well-rounded individuals, co-curricular activities are to be adopted alongside academic studies.

Each term we provide a selection of after school activities for children in Year 1 and Year 2. 
Clubs run from 2:30pm – 3:20pm for an eight week period and the range of clubs available can vary from term to term. 

The range of activities includes:


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At the British School of Bahrain, we pride ourselves on the pastoral care our students receive. In addition to the 300 staff at BSB who are responsible to care for our student community, we have 3 dedicated school counsellors to support all children. 

House System

Every student is assigned to one of our four houses upon admission to the school: Dragon, Griffin, Pegasus or Phoenix. Siblings are placed together in order to provide a sense of belonging and a platform for healthy competition across the school. Each department contributes to the inter-house programme, ensuring a wide range of opportunities to suit all interests. Our annual sports day is the biggest celebration of our house system, where students are able to compete for and support their house across a full day of activities.


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Busy Bee Wrap Around Care Programme

The British School of Bahrain offers wrap around care programme designed to suit the busy schedule of BSB parents. We already support busy families and the new Busy Bee Wrap Around Care programme is another element to our outstanding school.

Busy Bee Wrap Around Care provides:

A nurturing, relaxed, and stimulating environment
Safe and secure care at no additional cost
Healthy snacks
Familiar and qualified staff


Early Morning Drop off

7 AM – 8 AM for Nursery and Reception


1 PM – 3 PM for Nursery

2 PM – 3 PM for Reception

The School Day


Parents /guardians are responsible for their children until 7:45am. Children should be escorted to their classrooms and their teachers will welcome them from 7:45am onwards. Class registers are completed at 8:00am on the dot. Any children who arrive to school after 8:00am will need to be signed in as late in the Infants’ School Office.

If you require early morning supervision (from 7:00am onwards) for your child on a regular basis, please give your child’s name to the Infants’ School Office.


  • Children in Nursery should be collected from their classrooms at 1pm.
  • Reception children should be collected at 2:00 pm.
  • Children in Year 1and Year 2 should be collected from their classroom at 2.20 p.m.


  • We expect our students to attend school except for the following reasons: illness, medical care, injury or other emergencies, activities, or events beyond parental control.
  • If your child is unwell and unable to attend school, please inform our Infants’ School Office.