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Accreditation

IBSB was first accredited as a member of COBIS, CIS, ECIS, and CEESA, in 2002, and since this time has undertaken regular school inspections to confirm our commitment to maintaining a high standard of teaching and learning and strategic development. In the most recent inspection report (November, 2014), IBSB received a rating of Good to Outstanding in all categories, affirming the school’s commitment to excellence in education.

“The international British School of Bucharest fulfils its challenging aims in exemplary fashion. A caring, supportive, ethos creates an excellent learning environment. The pupils make good and often excellent progress in their learning, benefitting from good and sometimes inspiring teaching.” – ISI Inspection Report, November, 2014.

As a caring, supportive school with a strong focus on academic excellence, and a recent graduation record including Cambridge, LSE, Yale, and Melbourne University, amongst others, we work in close partnership with parents to ensure our students have every opportunity to succeed in their studies.


SCHOOL ACCREDITATION

The International British School of Bucharest is an accredited member of the following educational organisations:

What is a BSO Inspection?

BSO stands for British Schools Overseas, an accreditation that schools receive after they have passed their BSO inspection. This inspection provides British Schools Overseas accreditation to indicate that they adhere to the same standards as schools in the UK.

How often must a school be inspected?

Under the new BSO Inspection requirements, inspections must currently be carried out by schools abroad every three years.

What are the main areas that the inspection time will focus on? 

The inspectors will be looking for evidence to support standards across 8 key areas:

1. The quality of education provided by the school

2. The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils

3. The welfare, health and safety of the pupils

4. The suitability of the proprietor and staff

5. The premises and facilities provided

6. The provision of information for parents, carers and others

7. The school’s procedures for handling complaints

8. Leadership and management of the school

What is the final outcome?

At the end of the inspection process the school is sent a report outlining the strengths of the school and areas for future development.

We are pleased to inform our current and prospective parents that IBSB were successfully inspected by ISI (Independent Schools Inspectorate) in November, 2014, meeting all statutory requirements, with the full inspection report attached below- also available on the ISI website.

ISI is monitored by Ofsted and approved to conduct inspections and produce inspection reports which are made available to the current and prospective parents of pupils attending British Schools Overseas.

IBSB was the first fully accredited member of COBIS in Bucharest, and having recently passed a BSO Inspection (November 2014) is registered on the DfE Website as a school that meets all UK statutory requirements- to see the full inspection report click on this link or visit the ISI (Independent Schools Inspectorate) website.

BSO stands for British Schools Overseas, an accreditation that schools receive after they have passed their BSO inspection. This inspection provides British Schools Overseas accreditation to indicate that they adhere to the same standards as schools in the UK.

www.cobis.org.uk

IBSB was also the first international school in Bucharest to receive Romanian Ministry of Education (ARACIP) accreditation, which ensures our graduating students are eligible to enrol in Romanian Universities and institutions of higher learning.

ARACIP accreditation reflects that the quality, reliability, and comprehensive curriculum found at our institution meets or exceeds the standards required by the Romanian Ministry of Education.

IBSB has been an accredited Cambridge International Examination Centre since 2001, with many of our students going to study at the top universities in the world. Click here to see a full list of the universities where our students have gone to study at.

www.cie.org.uk

IBSB became the first member of CIS in Bucharest in 2002. 

The Council of International Schools (CIS) is the premier worldwide accreditation organisation for international schools. CIS Accredited Status indicates that a member school has achieved high standards of professional performance in international education and has a commitment to continuous improvement.

www.cois.org

IBSB became the first member of ECIS (European Council of International Schools) in Bucharest in 2002.

ECIS is the leading collaborative global network promoting and supporting the ideals and best practices of international education

www.ecis.org

IBSB became an accredited Edexcel Centre in June, 2012.

Edexcel is one of the major exam boards for Key Stage exams, including IGCSE and A Level exams.

www.edexcel.com