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BSS School Academics

Primary School – children from 6 to 11 years old 

Elementary School – Grade 1 - 2

Lower Primary – Grade 3 – 4

Upper Primary – Grade 5 - 6

The ethos, nature and appearance of the school are recognisably British, said the official Penta Inspection Report 2018. The school is organised according to the structures used in English schools. It would be exactly the same education that a child or a teacher coming from England would see and experience.

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CurriculumCambridge Primary Curriculum (English, Mathematics, Science) and International Primary Curriculum (Social Studies). The programme is flexible: schools can offer any combination of the Cambridge Primary subjects. The IPC is s topic-based learning and at the end of each topic students make a project and present it. Parts of the IPC are the field trips – students explore new places and knowledge in practice. The students discover all they need to know in their own way. In Grade 3 a Modern Foreign Language is introduced – one between Spanish, French and German. The students study Bulgarian as a native or foreign language depending on their origin

Assessment - For the first time students take progression tests at the end of Grade 3. The external examinations and assessment is according to the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). Students sit on Cambridge Primary Checkpoint exams in English, Mathematics and Science at the end of Grade 6.

Engaging environment – Student-centered working is in the core of the learning process. Teachers create engaging environment through different games and teamwork.

 

Middle School – children from 12 to 14 years old

 

 
Cambridge Lower Secondary 1  - Grade 7-8

The school curriculum aims to provide opportunities for all pupils to learn and to achieve. The school curriculum is designed to encourage and stimulate the best possible progress and the highest attainment for all pupils. By providing rich and varied contexts for pupils to acquire, develop and apply a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills, the curriculum should enable pupils to think creatively and critically, to solve problems and to make a difference for the better. 

Curriculum  - Cambridge Lower Secondary is a flexible curriculum and schools can use it in combination with other curricula. At BSS we combine it with the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) – it’s a concept-focused curriculum that provides an opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and understanding whilst making connections between different subjects and areas. It is also a research-led curriculum that motivates students in deeper learning, personal research and project presentation.

Assessment - Students sit on Cambridge Secondary Checkpoint exams in English, Mathematics and Science at the end of Grade 8. You can find IMYC projects presentations here.

You can meet our Grade leaders and find out more about the curriculum and educational approaches in the video.

KEY ADVANTAGES

  • English is the main language for communication
  • Versatile growth of the child through core and additional subjects and extracurricular activities
  • Developing of children's intelligence
  • Early Information and Communication Technologies education
  • Stimulating children's curiosity
  • Design and Technology education – Lego for Grades 1- 4 and Robotics for Grades 5-6

Extracurricular activities

Exams Results

Primary Checkpoint Subject

 

Secondary 1 Checkpoint Subject

 

  

BSS School Facilities

British School of Sofia's facilities secure the smooth and enjoyable learning process. Our school is equipped and furnished to high standard. Students enjoy their day here.

Primary School Playground
British School of Sofia has a large garden, divided into different areas, so that children of all ages spend with pleasure their time outside.

Multifunctional Sports Field
We possess wide playfield, suitable for sports like football, volleyball, basketball and tennis.

School Dining Room
The school's dining room is cheerfully decorated. While having their lunch, the children enjoy, discuss and criticise their peer’s exhibition of paintings on the wall.

School Classrooms
The primary school classrooms have large windows, which are well lit and aired. They are furnished and colourfully painted. Each room is equipped with interactive whiteboard and audio system.

Science Lab
The school has a brand new science lab. As true scientists, pupils can venture in the world of Chemistry, Physics and Biology. Science classes are exciting and memorable indeed.

Computer Lab
The school has an innovative MAC Lab, equipped with high-tech devices.
Interactive Classroom
BSS started to use iPads in the classrooms to improve teaching and learning activities. Every student has a device to enable endless opportunities at school.
Art Room
We are very fortunate to have a separate art room, where the children have the opportunity to develop and extend their creativity and their potential.

Gymnasium
This is the school gymnasium. When the weather does not allow a training outside, the PE classes are held here.

Dancing Stage
Here pupils rehearse and enjoy their dance and ballet classes.

Lego Room
From pre-school to middle school Lego & Robotics classes teach students how to code, how to build instructions, how to programme missions and tools. The Lego room is the most enjoyable one.

School Admissions and Fees

British School of Sofia welcomes students in Primary and Lower Secondary School as follows:

  • Grade 1 - students from 6.5 - 7 years old
  • Grade 2 - students from 7.5 - 8 years old
  • Grade 3 - students from 8.5 - 9 years old
  • Grade 4 - students from 9.5 - 10 years old
  • Grade 5 - students from 10.5 - 11 years old
  • Grade 6 - students from 11.5 - 12 years old
  • Grade 7 - students from 12.5 - 13 years old
  • Grade 8 - students from 13.5 - 14 years old

Children who turn 6 years old can be enrolled in Grade 1 the same year of their birthday.

The School in British School of Sofia is split into two stages. From Grades 1 to 6 the students follow Cambridge Primary Checkpoint programme and in Grades 7 & 8 Cambridge Lower Secondary programme.

More information about the fees you may find here.

How to apply?

1. Fill in the online application form, which you may find  here.

2. After a consideration of the application, the Аddmissions officer will contact you to invite you to an individual interview in a day and time convenient to both sides.

Once parents receive notification of acceptance of their child, they need to pay the enrolment fee and submit the necessary documents for registration.

  1. Filled Confirmation for Enrollment;
  2. Copy of child’s Birth Certificate and / or Passport;
  3. Copies of parents’ Passports;
  4. School Academic and Attendance Reports for the last two years (where applicable). These should be translated in English or Bulgarian;
  5. Pass on the English Language Entry Exam (Grades 1 - 4);
  6. Pass on English and Mathematics Entry Exams (Grades 5 - 8);

* Exams can be arranged individually with agreed day and time

Medical documents needed for enrolment in School (6 – 18 years old) at BSS

  1. Health prophylactic card child completed by GP (General Practitioner);
  2. Data from GP for immunization status of the child, in accordance with Regulation N15 2005 immunizations in Bulgaria (OG. 45th 2005);
  3. Medical note from your GP about the lack of contact with infected patients;
  4. Information about the GP;

BSS School Day

Our school day accomodates all the core, additional and the extracurricular activities which helps us to revel and develop the potential of every child. Here are some of the activities:

Computer Education
The computer training complies with the age of the children. All students are gradually introduced to the world of the computers.

Dance
The dance creates the sense of rhythm and melody, provides coordinated movements, creates love for the beauty, grace, aesthetic values, strive for perfection.

Art and Craft
These classes expand children's knowledge of textiles, cardboard, paper, clay, from which children create various beautiful things.

Lego / Robotics
In these classes the students get most out of BSS innovative resources. The mission is to use the motivational effects of robotics to excite students.

Music Culture
We aim to educate a music culture in our students - love to the beautiful classical music. We introduce the most popular styles, authors and artists of all times.

 

Physical Development
These classes build motor skills in children, improve their overall physical ability and create a positive attitude to sport.

 

BSS School Teaching staff

School Meal

Menu - March
Friday (1.03)
  • Carrot sream soup with cheese
  • Mackerel fillet served with fresh salad and Greek sauce
  • Oven baked stew with buffalo cheese baked with eggs
  • Fruits
Monday (4.03)
  • National Holiday
Tuesday (5.03)
  • Borsch soup with pork
  • Potato meatballs with fresh salad
  • Chicken fillets with risotto and vegetables and onion sauce
  • Fruits
Wednesday (6.03)
  • Soup with potatoes, peas and carrots
  • Stuffed zucchini with egg and cheese ina a French sauce
  • Fresh pasta foam with bacon and cream sauce
  • Fruits
Thursday (7.03)
  • Chicken soup with potatoes
  • Spinach souffle
  • Roll of minced meat with vegetables on a bed of puree with fresh herbs
  • Fruits
Friday (8.03)
  • Lentil with carrots and green peppers
  • Stuffed peppers with Bulgur with sautéed fresh tomatoes and basil
  • Salmon with broccoli, potatoes, carrots and red pepper with Terquaki sauce
  • Fruits
Monday (11.03)
  • Chicken soup with salary
  • Cheese soufflé
  • Pork knuckle prepared at low temperature with wild mushrooms and Brett Juss sauce on vegetable rice
  • Fruits
Tuesday (12.03)
  • Cream of broccoli soup served with Petti Bouche, baked with emmental
  • Eggplant stuffed with vegetables, served on a bed of spinach and sautéed tomatoes
  • Cordon bleu-style (pork neck, stuffed with cheese and ham, fried with egg) with roasted potatoes
  • Fruits
Wednesday (13.03)
  • Soup of turkey meat with vegetables, corn and turkey
  • Spinach meatballs with tomato sauce on green salads flavored with herbal dressing
  • Pork steak with caramelized onion and puree of roots, flavored with sauce
  • Fruits
Thursday (14.03)
  • Veal soup with vegetables
  • Rice with mushroom sauce, baby spinach leaves and fresh tomatoes
  • Chicken steak with a cake of carrots
  • Fruits
Friday (15.03)
  • Cream of lentils soup with bacon croutons
  • Green baby beans in the oven with baby carrots and shallots
  • White fish with potato salad and fresh lemon juice with fresh basil
  • Fruits
Monday (18.03)
  • Spinach soup with black rice and beef broth
  • Vegetable moussaka served with milk sauce
  • Chicken sliced meat with baked potatoes and honey sauce
  • Fruits
Tuesday (19.03)
  • Tomato soup with feta cheese
  • Pene pasta with tomato sauce sprinkled with parmesan and fresh basil
  • Schnitzel of minced meat garnished with Coleslaw salad
  • Fruits
Wednesday (20.03)
  • Cream soup of cauliflower with herb croutons
  • Beans stew oven baked
  • Roast pork with ratatouille and Braten Juss sauce
  • Fruits
Thursday (21.03)
  • Salmon soup with zucchini strips and lemon peel
  • Stuffed peppers with rice and mushrooms served with Bessamel sauce
  • Pie with pork baked with potato mousse and cheese, served with tomato salsa
  • Fruits
Friday (22.03)
  • Minestrone soup with vermicelli
  • Pea baked with a ball of crushed milk with fresh oregano
  • Trout with sautéed vegetables with lemon sauce
  • Fruits
Monday (25.03)
  • Soup of pork knuckle with seasonal vegetables
  • Fresh cabbage baked with tomatoes and dill
  • Chicken schnitzel with roasted potatoes and cream
  • Fruits
Tuesday (26.03)
  • Cream pumpkin soup with whipped cream and pumpkin seeds
  • German Potato stew
  • Chicken fillet baked with tomatoes and cheese with broccoli, cauliflower, red pepper and cinnama with cream sauce
  • Fruits
Wednesday (27.03)
  • Minestrone
  • Fresh zucchini gratin with milk sauce
  • Chicken meat with rice and peas
  • Fruits
Thursday (28.03)
  • Rabbit meat soup with vegetables
  • Vegetable Pie with Sauce
  • Mousaka of chopped meat served with yoghurt
  • Fruits
Friday (29.03)
  • Pepper cream soup with cheese croutons
  • Cheese pie with tomatoes
  • White Fish served with leeks souffle
  • Fruits