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The British International School of Ljubljana offers a traditional British education in the beautiful Slovenian capital, with a personalised approach to learning which enables each child to achieve beyond their perceived potential. Our ethos is to instil a passion for learning amongst our young learners within this uniquely international setting.

Following the English National Curriculum, our school currently welcomes students aged 2 to 18 from over 40 different countries. As such, our school has one of the most varied international student bodies in Slovenia, which, as well as providing a stimulating and cosmopolitan environment, also means that English is truly the common language, spoken throughout the school by all students and staff alike.

All subjects, except foreign languages, are taught in English by a team of dedicated and enthusiastic professionals, most of whom are native English speakers and bring with them a wealth of experience both from the UK and internationally.

Our older students in Secondary School will sit IGCSE and A-Level examinations, which are considered gold standard qualifications as far as university admittance is concerned.

BISL is an accredited member of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) – the premier global association for international British schools overseas; is a member of the Council of International Schools (CIS) – a membership community that works together to shape international education through professional services to schools; and is also a Cambridge International School – following Cambridge programmes and qualifications that set the global standard for international education.

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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 aim to employ the highest quality, fully-trained professionals who are selected for their experience, excellence and dedication.

Orbital Education

The British International School of Ljubljana belongs to the Orbital Education Group.

Who we are:

Founded by Kevin McNeany in 2005, Orbital Education brings the best of British education to the world. We own and operate a fast-growing group of British style international schools in Hungary, Slovenia, Spain, Russia, Qatar, China, and Ecuador with further expansion planned in the GCC. Based in our UK head office in Cheshire, our highly qualified and experienced team guide and develop our schools with their expertise, supporting across a wide range of operational functions.

What we do:

We want students in our schools to be happy, safe, and challenged in their learning. Our schools are non-selective, and our UK-qualified teachers are dedicated to working with families to support and nurture each student to achieve their potential. This may be through outstanding academic success, or by development of a student’s unique talents through a range of co-curricular activities.

Our British schools cater for students between the ages of 2 and 18 years and specialise in delivering the English National Curriculum, specifically enhanced for our diverse student population and the unique context of each school’s location.

Our schools are also resourced to provide language support for those who are learning in English for the first time and deliver innovative digital technology solutions to promote personalised and collaborative learning.

We ensure that the highest standards are delivered with the support of our Orbital experts and through accreditation bodies such as the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) and the Council of International Schools (CIS)

In 2019 Orbital Education was honoured to be awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade. “Our company believes that quality, transparency and accountability lead to success for our students, their families and the company,” chairman and founder Kevin McNeany said.

Orbital Education – Bringing the best of British education to the world

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