The British School of Barcelona (Castelldefels)

Carrer Ginesta, 26, 08860 Castelldefels, Barcelona

(+34) 93 707 95 98

3-16 yrs
English National Curriculum, IGCSEs, Spanish Curriculum
Type of School
Day School, International School
Main Language


BSB Castelldefels is a culturally diverse campus for students from 3 to 16. It offers purpose-built, modern facilities for students in Early Years, Primary and Secondary.

This optimal setting supports and enhances effective teaching and learning that lead to consistently high standards of achievement.

Each part of the school has its own distinct and age-appropriate learning and play and social spaces.

  • Early Years: This includes classrooms with direct access to outside play spaces where the Continuous Provision framework can be further developed.

  • Primary: Learning takes place in well-equipped classrooms and support and specialist rooms. The Primary school also has a well-shaded play area with enhanced playground facilities.

  • Secondary: There are faculty areas with dedicated rooms for all subjects, including IT; nine modern science laboratories; a purpose-built art block; a large, purpose-built music department with a main teaching room and five practise rooms, a Learning Resources Centre and a Wellbeing Centre.

There are also some shared facilities across the campus, including:

  • A 376-seat Theatre

  • Purpose-built dining rooms

  • A medical room

  • A study garden

  • Sports areas: an indoor gymnasium, three outdoor multi-sports courts, a multi-game artificial turf pitch, and the adjacent state-of-the art 9,000 m2 rugby and football stadium.

Castelldefels is an increasingly popular destination for expat families. Our campus lies within easy access to the centre of Barcelona, and is just a 10-minute drive from the airport.

James Petrie

Acting Executive Principal

James was appointed Deputy Head of BSB Secondary in 2015 and Headteacher of Secondary and Pre-University in 2018.

Since 2023, he has acted as Acting Executive Principal. He has taught and led in UK state and Independent schools as well as working in the international sector. James has a degree in English and Related Literature from the University of York and a PGCE from Cambridge University.

James’ interests include History, Literature, Art and Sport.

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