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IBSB Primary School: Welcome to Year 2

When you build a house, the most important part is to ensure you have a solid foundation. Education works in much the same way.

It is in the early years, particularly in the age range 3-8 years, that you build the capacity for learning in your later life, and so it is vitally important to choose the right school for your children from day one.

With a proven track record of graduate alumni studying at many of the top universities around the world every year, learning at IBSB is much more than just passing exams with high grades.

At IBSB, the focus in the early years programme is on developing the right set of values to ensure our students develop a love of learning and grow into lifelong learners.

The Primary School Curriculum follows the National Curriculum for England and offers our students a rich learning environment, challenging our students to set high goals and to strive for academic excellence in a truly international context. Our classes are taught by an international team of qualified, experienced native English teachers, each with a bilingual Romanian teaching assistant present to help ensure that each student is working toward their goals and making good progress.

The curriculum focuses on the key areas of:

■ English   ■ Mathematics   ■ Computing   ■ MFL (Options: French, Spanish, German)   ■ Music   ■ PSHE   ■ PE

Each of these subjects is taught discretely and as such is allotted specific time each week on the Primary Timetable. All children are expected to learn Romanian either as a native (following an adapted Romanian curriculum) or as a non-native, following the MFL (Modern Foreign Language) curriculum. English as an Additional Language (EAL) is provided for those children who join us with limited or no English, until such time as their abilities allow them to access the curriculum along with the rest of their class.  To read more about Primary School Curriculum for each Key Stage please click here.

In addition to the curriculum of core subjects on offer, we also offer a comprehensive curriculum enrichment programme, including a wide variety of class trips and extracurricular activities, working in close partnership with parents to support our children on their learning journey through the Early Years and Key Stage 1 Programme (Ages 3-8).

Our club programme, which runs from 3.00-4.00pm each day, offers an extensive range of fun and interesting activities in areas relating to music, art, sport, languages, and general hobbies.

The IBSB philosophy is that the classroom is a doorway to the wider world, with our staff placing learning theory at the heart of practical application, with regular science fairs and project work taking place throughout the school year.

It is perhaps one of the most difficult decisions we as parents face because it is not always easy knowing which school is right for our children.

Each child is different and learns best in their own special way, has special interests, special abilities, and as parents we ask ourselves if the school we are considering will take an active and sincere interest in developing all aspects of our children.

At IBSB you can rest assured that your children are receiving THE VERY BEST EDUCATION.

IBSB was the first school to be accredited by the Romanian Ministry of Education. IBSB was also the first school in Romania to become a fully accredited member of the worldwide Council of British International Schools and was the first school in Romania to pass the British School Overseas Inspection, being recognized as a school offering the highest level of education. We are regularly inspected by a UK Inspectorate, and as a school offering outstanding teaching, have been granted the right to complete the training of NQTs (Newly Qualified Teachers) from the UK.

All our staff are highly qualified and experienced teaching professionals, coming from the England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Canada, New Zealand, and Romania, with the majority of our staff now being long term residents and staff members at IBSB.

Applications for admission are accepted throughout the school year and families are encouraged to make an appointment for an interview and tour of the school.

Should you require help in any regards to our educational programme or to schedule an appointment, please do not hesitate to contact our Admissions Department (admissions@ibsb.ro) or our School Office (office@ibsb.ro).