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.Book My Visit
The leadership here at BISL is strong, communicative and approachable. The Principal simply radiates trust. Teachers give personalised attention to each child and this is reflected in their academic outcomes. The school has our full support, as we know that our children are in great hands.”
Secondary school parent
The British International School of Ljubljana provides a unique educational experience - combining tradition and innovation, ever changing to better meet the needs of our young people.
Founded in 2008, BISL offers an unparalleled, traditional British education in Slovenia. We foster a thirst for learning with a personalised approach to education. As a community of teachers, students and parents, we are rightfully proud of our growing school.
Our strong, British-based curriculum from Early Years through to Sixth Form enables our students to achieve outstanding examination results, consistently above the world average. Our incredible young learners come from an array of nationalities and backgrounds, making our school a vibrant international community and an environment of respect and understanding. We offer a broad range of enrichment opportunities for our students equipping them with much needed practical life skills which today’s employers are looking for. Our team of experienced staff are dedicated to their students and passionate about their subjects. And our parents, who truly care about our school, are always keen to help and support us in many ways.
As part of the Orbital Education Group, we welcome children of all abilities, backgrounds and cultures. Whilst learning is, and always will be, our main focus, our aim is to ensure that each and every student has a balanced, happy and fulfilling learning experience throughout their time with us. We want them to take every opportunity, accept every challenge, build firm and lasting friendships and to be the creators of many wonderful, unforgettable and positive experiences during their time here. Most of all, we want them to be engaged and inspired to believe in themselves, so that they can achieve to the very best of their abilities, in whatever they do.
I’m confident that our website will give you a flavour of who we are as a school, but I encourage you to contact us to see for yourself the kind of friendly, caring and vibrant community that we have here at the British International School of Ljubljana. I look forward to welcoming you to our school.
Paul Walton, Principal
Our Unique Approach to Education
We aim to inspire lifelong learners and caring global citizens, in a community where everyone feels encouraged, supported and challenged.
We provide a high quality British style international education in English, balancing tradition and innovation. Our passion is creating a positive, safe and nurturing learning environment in which everyone is valued as individuals, empowering them to be versatile, motivated and caring people. We will endeavour to create opportunities to develop creativity, collaboration and critical thinking skills through an inclusive and personalised experience.
We learn at school by showing respect to everyone in the community.
We develop empathy for those around us.
We strive for excellence in everything we do.
We embrace a challenge as it enriches our learning.
Orbital Education is a British company focused solely on education. Orbital Education has developed extensive experience managing schools and working with expatriate parents.