The British School of Brussels
The school was founded in 1969 and has a beautiful campus of 20 hectares, surrounded by woodland and lakes near the Royal Museum of Central Africa at Tervuren, some 20 minutes by car from central Brussels. The school is a coeducational non-selective day school for students from 3 to 18 years of age, with 1,100 currently on roll of which 160 are in the sixth form. Seventy-two per cent of the students are British and there are 64 other nationalities represented in the school. In September 1999 the school opened its own crèche, Kindercib, for 1-3 year olds and a new purpose-designed Infant Section was opened in September 2001. The UK curriculum is offered within a European context with courses leading to GCSE examinations at 16 years old and GCE A levels as well as vocational qualifications in Business and Travel & Tourism. Provision is also made for Oxbridge tuition. French is taught from the age of five and German from age eleven. There is an Educational Psychologist and a Learning Support Department as well as two counsellors. Hosting can be arranged for senior students who may need to board on a short-term basis.
The school is very well equipped. The modern buildings include a science and maths centre, networked IT suites all with internet access, a modern languages department, dance and drama studios as well as an art and technology block and a self-service cafeteria. The extensive sports facilities and the Arts Centre with its 240 seat auditorium makek the school a focal point for the local community. A wide range of sports is offered, including rugby, soccer, hockey, tennis, gymnastics, athletics and basketball and the school participates successfully in the International School Sports Tournaments. Similarly there is a wide range of extracurricular activities in sport, music and drama and there are numerous opportunities for overseas travel and school journeys.
Advice on higher and further education and on choice of career is available to all students with guest speakers from various walks of life invited to the school each year during Careers Week.