Frequently Asked Questions
- Do you have a school bus?
How many students do you have at your school?
Our school opened in 2014 with just 20 students. Since then our school community has grown to over 270 students.
How many students are in each class?
Nursery the maximum is 16
Reception the maximum is 18
Year 1 the maximum is 20
Year 2 - 9 the maximum is 22
Are your teachers British?
From Nursery and Reception to Year 9, all of our lead teachers are native English speakers from the UK, Ireland, or Australia. All lead teachers are qualified and have had the proper training to teach in a British school.
How much does it cost?
Our tuition fees vary depending on the age of the child. For information about fees for your child, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The fees schedule is also online.
What can my child read over the summer to prepare?
BSW encourages a passion for reading, but we also want children to enjoy their summers, exploring their individual passions, resting and just being kids. For these reasons BSW does not offer summer reading lists to prospective families.
My child doesnt speak very good English. Can we still come to your school?
Yes! We do not have an English requirement, and regularly take in children with little to no English. We can offer a provisional programme for them to catch up, and typically within one trimester, they are well-adapted and no longer need intervention. For more information on this, please speak to the Admissions Officer.
I want my child to go into _____ Year group.
If your child has a Polish swiadectwo, we must abide by that document and promote the child to the next class--it is not optional to go around this, as the swiadectwo functions as a legal document in Poland. It is not advisable to purposefully place a child in the incorrect year group. There is a chart which indicates guidelines of year group placement, and we rarely make exceptions to this. If you are concerned about your child’s limited English, please know that we will support that student; we much prefer this than placing them a year below, where they will be behind academically in all other subjects. Moreover, it is crucial that students are with other children their own age. For more details on year group placement, please contact our Admissions Officer email@example.com or Head of Polish firstname.lastname@example.org
Where can we purchase uniforms?
Uniforms can be purchased through our online School Uniform Shop. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
You have many PE courses and extracurricular activities--are these optional?
All of our special activities, like swimming, tennis, and Forest School, are part of our Pastoral Care Programme. They have been specially crafted to suit the needs of our students, and students their age. These activities contribute greatly to a child’s physical, mental, and emotional development, all of which we have taken into consideration when planning.