Belgian education: BSB one of the best schools in the world


Belgian education: The British School of Brussels (BSB) has been independently ranked as one of the top 10 schools in Europe* by The Spear’s Schools Index.

The Spear’s Schools Index, created in partnership with Carfax Education, lists the very best private schools in the world. This independent organisation has named BSB as one of the top 10 schools in Europe.*

Spear’s together with leading private education consultancy Carfax Education, have worked their way through an array of fantastic top performing schools from around the globe, and retained just 100 of the very, very best. The British School of Brussels (BSB) is one of them.

As well as formal criteria such as academic results and preparation for university entry, schools are ranked on their unique ethos, their reputation both locally and internationally, and how adequately they prepare students for life beyond academia.

Carfax reported on their website: “Choosing a school is one of the most important decisions a family will make for their child and that’s why we wanted to create an index that provides a trusted perspective on the very best schools. The impact of a child’s educational experience goes far beyond the academic alone, and for that reason we looked at each school’s unique ethos and how they prepare students for the future, when determining schools that made the cut.”

BSB’s Principal Melanie Warnes said ‘BSB has a 50-year strong track record of providing a progressive and holistic education with great exam results for students of all abilities; it is absolutely wonderful to have this recognised.’

Top schools listed for 2020 providing exceptional education for students, include the well-renowned British boarding schools such as Eton College and Harrow School as well as those further afield, such as Pembroke House in Kenya.

Carfax Education are global experts in British independent education. “This is very exciting for us”, said John Knight, Vice-Principal & Head of Secondary School at BSB. “I’m hugely proud as this recognises the wonderful staff and students at the school coming on the back of our extraordinary exam results across all of our three pre-university pathways: A Level, International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and BTEC vocational courses”.

BSB achieved a 100% pass rate across all Post-16 routes in the recent 2020 examination results.

“Our moto is ‘academic excellence without borders’ and we’re so pleased that we were able to reflect this in being part of the first global ranking of schools – with institutions from almost every continent included. We know that finding the right school can be a daunting experience and we hope that this comprehensive list will assist many families through what can be a confusing time.” The Head of Education at Carfax Education, continued.

*Europe other than UK & Switzerland