Britannica International School, Budapest was founded in 1994 and is the longest established British School in Hungary. The school is located in the prestigious District XII in the Buda Hills with an easy access to the city centre. It has a diverse student population of 340, with more than 40 nationalities between the ages of 5-18.
The Principal of the school is the experienced Mr Richard Vaughan who has taught in various UK schools in Birmingham, Solihull and Staffordshire and also led two schools in Wirral. Mr Vaughan joined the school following a successful leadership position in the British International School, Vietnam.
The school is part of the Orbital Education group which is headquartered near Manchester in the UK. Orbital Education has schools in Hungary, Spain, Russia and China.
Two Science laboratories, modern ICT suite, Library with a Media Centre, spacious Music Room, Art room, sixth-form study rooms, 250-seated Auditorium with modern sound and lighting technical equipment that hosts public events and student performances. Sports facilities include a heated indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, a football pitch and a tennis court. All classrooms are bright and airy – well-resourced and fitted with computers, projector/interactive whiteboard.
The school delivers an enhanced version of the English National Curriculum. The school is a registered Cambridge International Examinations Centre, students take IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) examinations at the age of 16 and they take Cambridge International AS and A2 (A Level) Examinations in their final two years.
Throughout the sixth form (Years 12 & 13), students are supported and advised on their applications to universities by a fully qualified Careers Adviser.
A wide range of extracurricular activities bring lots of colour to school life. After school clubs include swimming, football, basketball, chess, cricket, rugby, floorball, judo, aikido, ballet, drama, arts & crafts, instrumental lessons, choir, tennis, pottery, railway modelling club etc – all the after-school activities are held on the school premises.
What makes Britannica Special?
A child-centred approach is emphasised thorough the whole school. There is quality pastoral care as well as a nurturing and positive learning environment, but it is the excellent school community that makes the School so special and welcoming.
Britannica’s mission is not to be a ‘diploma factory’ but to prepare students to become productive global citizens who are ready to face the challenges of the 21st century modern world.
Address: 1121 Budapest, Kakukk u. 1-3.
Tel: (+36-1) 209-4983. Fax: (+36-1) 209-4983
- Council of British International Schools (COIS)
- Council of International Schools (CIS)
-The Duke of Edinburgh International Award which is a self development programme and
an adventure for young people.
-World Scholar’s Cup is an international team academic tournament with students participating from over 40 countries.
- MUN (Model United Nations)
- YMGE (Yale Modern Government Europe)