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Over 29 Years of Delivering Premium Education


Our school delivers outstanding education on a single, purpose-built campus and is divided into three sections: Infant School, Junior School, and Senior School. Each section is led by a Head of School and overseen by our Executive Headmaster. A BSB education is designed to nurture the characters of young individuals by fostering values and developing their academic, sporting and artistic talents.

The BSB's Vision Statement


The British School of Bahrain will continue to be the leading school in Bahrain, utilising the Inspired Group network of premium schools to offer a world-class education, rooted in character-forming values and a student-centred ethos.

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We Achieve Excellence

Through doing as well as knowing;
Through constantly challenging ourselves to do better;
Through our determination to succeed;
Through our perseverance in the face of challenge; and
Through our enjoyment of learning.

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We Embrace Responsibility

For our own learning.
For our words and actions.
For our local and international community.

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We Celebrate Individuality

By ensuring a variety of approaches to teaching and learning.
By showing respect for other people’s opinions, beliefs and traditions.
By exploring different approaches to solving problems.
By promoting team spirit and diversity.

Hear From Our Headmaster


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MR. JOHN MAGUIRE

Executive Headmaster

May I extend my warmest welcome to the British School of Bahrain. I am incredibly proud to be the Executive Headmaster of such a prestigious and successful school. While BSB occupies a beautiful modern campus in the ever-developing area of Hamala, it is the students, staff and parents that make this school what it is. Our school in Bahrain was founded on an ethos of a caring, supportive and fun environment that nurtures every child.

Many years have passed since the school's inception, but this ethos remains strong. It is this that drew me to the School and the aspect of our school that I relish every day. It is also what draws so many parents to choose BSB over all other schools within the region.

The BSB students are a delight – they are hardworking, inquisitive, caring and imaginative. We aspire to develop happy, well-rounded, confident students through our supportive pastoral environment. With over 90 nationalities, we are a truly international school, and our value of individuality is evident in our inclusive atmosphere that respects every person.

The School is renowned for its innovative teaching, its use of technology and its culture of academic enrichment that culminates in the exciting Beyond BSB programme. Our students graduate to some of the world's best universities, equipped with both the knowledge and skills that will enable them to be leaders in their chosen careers. I look forward to welcoming you to our campus, where you can meet some students and talk to our staff. We are incredibly proud of our relationship with our parents, and this often begins with a school tour.

Awards & Accreditations


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The BSB Student Profile: Leading by Example


Across all ages, students lead by example and are committed to community action and philanthropy. They are encouraged to have a solid ethical drive and effect positive change in their environment. Our students are happy, courageous, innovative, determined, honest and kind. Importantly, they have a passion for learning and possess a clear understanding of the world they want to live in.

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UK Curriculum with a Global Outlook


Our high-quality curriculum is based on the National Curriculum for England and has been adapted to meet the needs of an international community within a British school environment. English is the medium of instruction; however, Arabic, the mother tongue of Bahrain, is a core subject taught in sets according to children's prior experience. Students learn in a diverse, welcoming environment and show mutual respect for the cultures, backgrounds, religious practices, and beliefs of all people in the school community.

A Fulfilling High School Experience


From Year 7 onwards, students are welcomed into our friendly High School community. In Years 10 and 11, we offer a choice between the GCSE, the IGCSE, and the BTEC to guide pupils towards success in their chosen areas of study and equip them with international qualifications. Our Sixth Form division continues to offer British education with A Levels. Towards the end of the year, students sit formal international examinations in preparation for university entrance. 

In addition to exemplary academic tuition and unrivalled pastoral care, learners enjoy a vast range of extracurricular activities and several free weekly clubs. Currently, the school offers many excellent enrichment options, including drama lessons, music tuition, sports coaching and debate team membership. We encourage learners to take pride in their schooling, excel in their chosen activities, and become the best version of themselves possible. 

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Our History


In the summer of 1994, George Hawkins took on the roles of Consultant and Headteacher for what would become the British School of Bahrain. At that point, the school had no students, and Mr. Hawkins had the daunting task of convincing parents in Bahrain to enroll their children in our new school. He also had to recruit a team of teachers and lead them in preparing for the school's first term starting in January 1995.

Mr. Hawkins had been given the challenge of ensuring that we had at least 60 students at the outset, and by January, we had exceeded that goal with 90 students. In reality, we began teaching three students, all girls, in December 1994, even though our official start date was not until January 8th. On that day, we opened our doors with seven classes: KG/R, Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4, Y5/6, and Y7, each with its own teacher. Four of these teachers had been appointed by the Head from the UK, while three were local hires.

Seven months later, our school had grown to include 14 classes spanning Key Stages 1-3. We had two Coordinators (Assistant Heads) overseeing KS1 and KS2/3, in addition to specialist teachers, support staff for students with individual needs, six teacher assistants, and various other team members.

When Mr. Hawkins and some of the staff eventually returned to the UK, our school had more than 200 students from over 40 different countries and a staff representing five different continents. The dedication and hard work of the initial team laid the strong foundations for the successful school we have today, 27 years later.

 

Meet Our Heads of School


At the British School of Bahrain, we offer an Outstanding education for students from 3 to 18 years of age, all within one purpose built campus. Our school is divided into three sections, each led by a Head of School and overseen by our Executive Headmaster.

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Mrs. Julie Anne Gilbert

HEAD OF INFANT SCHOOL

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Mr. Rob Howe

HEAD OF JUNIOR SCHOOL

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Mr. Wayne Ridgway

HEAD OF SENIOR SCHOOL

Testimonials


 

Batool | BSB Parent

Truly a model school in Bahrain. We are happy and proud to have our child go to BSB.

 

Dana | BSB Senior School parent

I am very happy that I placed my child in BSB from Nursery to Sixth Form. It is a school that allows them to explore and learn with peers from different nationalities.

 

Atta | Year 13 Student

I’ve had a remarkable learning experience at BSB, which has fulfilled my educational needs by providing an exuberant environment to excel in, and has nurtured me into who I am today. I’m very grateful for all the teachers that have been part of my journey, supporting me and acting as key catalysts for my success and accomplishments.

 

Rekha | BSB parent and part of the Parent Community Ambassadors

I have been a BSB parent for over 5 years. I have always found staff to be friendly, supportive and professional. Over the years, the strong ethos of building a community and continually trying to work together has allowed us to develop strong relationships with the staff and parents.

 

Nehad | BSB Parent

My son's smile shows me how he really feels about being a student at the British School of Bahrain. The school is his second home if not his first, and we parents and our kids absolutely love BSB.

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