skip to main content

The British International School of Ljubljana offers a traditional British education in Ljubljana. Our ethos is to encourage a passion for learning amongst our young people within this international setting. Our school currently has students aged 3 to 18 from more than 30 countries. About 40% of our students are Slovenian; others represent countries from as far apart as Australia and Norway and from Portugal to Japan.

All subjects, except Slovene and French, are taught in English by a team of 37 full- and part-time teachers and assistants, mostly native speakers of English or fluently bilingual.

Our Primary Section follows the National Curriculum for England, enhanced by our international approach and pedagogy. Our Secondary students are prepared for GCSE, IGCSE and A-Level examinations from Cambridge and AQA.

BISL is an accredited member of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS), a member of the Council of International Schools (CIS) and a Cambridge International School.

Book My Visit

I hope that, as you visit our website, you will get a flavour of the British International School of Ljubljana: who we are, what we’re doing, and where we’re going. Like many things within our school, I hope this site will be a blend of consistency and tradition, yet ever changing and evolving, as events, curriculum and the school environment combine to better meet the needs of our young people.

Paul Walton, Principal

Our Staff

We recruit and select the best teaching staff to deliver our unique educational programmes. They are all fluent in English, mostly native speakers.

Orbital Education

Orbital Education owns and manages the British International School of Ljubljana.

Orbital Education is British owned and British based, with its headquarters near Manchester. The company was founded in 2005 by Kevin McNeany, who is recognised as a pioneer of British international education. Kevin had an impressive career as the founder of Nord Anglia Education in 1972, which is now seen as the foremost international schools groups in the world. He led the IPO of the company in 1997 and it is now listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

In 2005, Kevin started Orbital Education, which now owns and operates 10 schools in Russia, Spain, Qatar, Hungary, Slovenia, Ecuador and China.

Orbital Schools offer the English National Curriculum in all schools and the International Baccalaureate in some.

Orbital schools are supported by a head office team that includes school development professionals, finance, IT and marketing specialists. Their remit is to support the growth and development of Orbital schools

Our ‘Britishness’ appeals to parents who want a traditional education with an international perspective for their children. We are successful because British education is renowned for its quality, discipline and the respect it nurtures in its students