British School of Sofia - International Recognition
Department for Education

The BSS is the only British School in Bulgaria, registered with the Department for Education (DfE) of the British Ministry of Education with unique number URN142484 as a British School Overseas.

Accreditation Letter

BSO Accreditation

The BSS is the only School in Bulgaria, inspected by PENTA, which is an accredited body for inspecting British School Overseаs. The report from the inspection is the document supplied to the British Ministry of Education.

Inspection Report

Bulgarian Ministry of Education

The BSS diploma from any stage is recognised from the Bulgarian Ministry of Education

Cambridge International School

The BSS is an accredited Cambridge International School, which offers 3 programmes in continuum: Cambridge Primary, Cambridge Lower Secondary, and Cambridge Upper-Secondary. Our students get a Cambridge Diploma for their Secondary education.

Cambridge International School Certificate

IB Diploma Programme

From 2016 the BSS became an accredited IB Diploma International School. The IB Diploma programme is one of the most prestigious graduation programmes, renowned with overseas Universities. In 2021 after an inspection by the IB DP authorities, the status of BSS as an IB World School was confirmed.

IB DP Certificate

IB DP Evaluation Report 2021


IB Career-related Programme

The BSS is a IB World School for IB Career-related Programme. This is the most modern vocational route for pupils to take.

Council of the British International Schools

The BSS is accredited by COBIS (The Council of the British International Schools). The latter is authorized by the British Government to oversee the activities of the British schools overseas.


European Council of the International Schools

The BSS is an ECIS member (The European Council of the International Schools). ECIS is a leading global network for support and encouragement of better practices in international education.


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