Welcome from the Principal
I hope that, as you visit our website, you will get a flavour of the British International School of Ljubljana: who we are, what we’re doing, and where we’re going. This site will, I hope, be like many things within our school: a blend of consistency and tradition yet ever changing and evolving as events, curriculum and our unique school environment combine to better meet the needs of our young people.
At BISL, we have much to be proud of: a strong British-based curricular programme from the Early Years to the Sixth Form; a broad range of enrichment and enhancement opportunities for our students – who are incredible young people from a kaleidoscope of different nationalities and backgrounds; experienced staff who are dedicated to their students; and parents who truly care about the school and are always keen to give help and support. These combine to create a vibrant multi-national community of learners within the wonderful culture and setting that is Slovenia.
We welcome children of all abilities, all backgrounds and all cultures. Whilst learning is, and always will be, our main focus – our students are prepared for success at IGCSE and A-Levels – our aim is to ensure that each and every student has a happy and fulfilling learning experience throughout their time at the school, whether it is for just one or two years or if it is all the way from 3 to 18. We want them to take every opportunity, accept every challenge, build firm and lasting friendships and to be the creators of many wonderful, unforgettable and positive experiences in their time here. Most of all, we want them to be engaged and inspired to believe in themselves, so that they can achieve to the very best of their abilities, in whatever they do.
I am extremely proud to be the Principal as the British International School of Ljubljana moves forward further into the 21st Century as part of the Orbital Group. The possibilities of what we can achieve are constantly evolving and truly exciting, and I hope you will enjoy the journey into the future with us.
Karl Wilkinson, Principal
BISL is an an Accredited Member of COBIS (ISI inspection report, March 2013), a Cambridge International School, and a Regular Member of CIS.
Our school currently has 204 students aged 3 to 18 from more than 30 countries.
About half of our students are Slovenian; others represent countries from Norway to Australia and from USA to Japan.
All subjects except Slovene, German and French are taught in English by a team of 42 full- and part-time teachers and assistants, mostly English native speakers or bilingual.
Our Primary Section uses the IPC. Our Secondary students are prepared for GCSE, IGCSE and A-Level examinations from Cambridge and AQA.
Jeremy Hibbins - British School Ljubljana Founder
The school was founded in 2008 and its early growth led by Jeremy Hibbins whose character, charisma, enthusiasm and manifold skills are still sorely missed. Find out more about Jeremy and the school's history here
The British International School of Ljubljana provides a high quality international education in English, balancing tradition and innovation. Our passion is creating a positive, challenging and nurturing learning environment in which everyone is valued as individuals, empowering them to be versatile, motivated and caring people.