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British International School Wroclaw


al. Akacjowa 10-12, 53-134 Wroclaw, Poland
Tel: (+48) 71 7965 6861
Fax: (+48) 71 796 6862
Email: wroclaw@bisc. krakow. pl
Web site: www.bisc. wroclaw. pl

ADMINISTRATION:

Head of School - Wayne Billington
FACULTY:

Full time:   5 men, 17 women
Part time:   4 men, 9 women
Nationalities:  10   CURRICULUM AND EXAMS:


Curriculum
:   UK,
Exams: GCE 'A', GCSE, IGCSE,   ENROLMENT:

Age Range: 3-18
Total Enrolment: 161
Nationalities: 16
66 boys, 95 girls
PS/Reception: 13
Keystages 1-3: 128
Keystage 4: 11
Sixth Form: 9
FEES:

Day only: Zloty 34400-Zloty 42990
Other Fees: Registration: Zloty 2, 171
Learning Support Programme
BISC Wroclaw (British International School Wroclaw) was founded in September 2006 upon the request of the President of Wroclaw. The aim was to supply an international education for the growing business community. The language of instruction throughout the school is English.
BISC Wroclaw admits children aged 3 – 18 (or older), and has a current student roll of 161. Class sizes are small, which enables teachers to differentiate between the diversified needs of their pupils. The educational programme is based on the English National Curriculum, modified to an international market. All textbooks and teachers’ materials are ordered directly from the UK, and regularly updated. The school is registered with two examining boards, AQA and Cambridge International Exams, which entitles Y11-13 students to sit GCSE, IGCSE, AS and A level examinations. To date, our results have been well above average.
EAL classes are timetabled from Year 1 through Year 13. Pupils who enrol with little or no English have an extensive EAL programme consisting of up to 9 hours per week in primary, and 6 hours per week in secondary. Sixth-formers’ English language needs are treated individually.
All teachers are fully qualified, mostly with previous experience. BISW is registered with a NQT website which 2 of the staff are using this academic year while some teachers attend training in moderating examinations. All teachers are observed at least once a year, with oral and written feedback. There is an extensive extra-curricular programme which offers basketball, football, swimming, gym for staff and parents, beginner Polish and English for parents, Spanish, cookery, jewellery-making, keyboards, chess, Indian dance and yoga. There are Christmas and summer concerts each year, as well as two school camps in the mountains of Southern Poland or the Czech Republic.
The school has an active Student Council, a PTA and an Advisory Board. The PTA is involved in fund-raising and social activities, whereas the Advisory Board monitors school finance and the School Development Plan. It also advises on marketing and other areas. The Student Council regularly give feedback from meetings to the Head of Secondary and Head of School, and action is taken where appropriate.
POLAND
wroclaw@bisc. krakow. pl
www.bisc. wroclaw. pl
School Summary:
Founded 2006
50 students, aged 4 - 18
British curriculum, IGCSE, AS and A level
18 staff

BISC Wroclaw is the sister school of The British International School of Cracow (BISC). BISC Wroclaw was opened in September 2006 in response to an invitation from the city of Wroclaw. The city is growing rapidly and the city council saw the need to increase international educational provision in the city.  
The curriculum at BISC Wroclaw is based upon the British educational system for 3 to 18 year olds.
The international character of BISC Wroclaw is reflected not only in its pupils, who come from all corners of the globe, but also in its excellent teaching staff. At present, we have teachers from the United Kingdom, Poland, Australia, Korea, Japan and Mexico.
The school premises are situated in the wing of a specialist sports school. We are lucky to have immediate access, within the premises, to a large swimming pool, a fully equipped gym and plenty of space in the outdoor play area.
The school year goes from September to June and follows the UK pattern.   The school day is from 8: 30 to 3: 30 each day.
The mission of our school is described as follows:   is to educate your children to the highest possible standards, in a caring and multi-cultural environment.