Student Life

Nurturing confidence, compassion and conviction

Student Life

Day & Residential Visits

Visits are an integral part of school life at BISS enabling students to contextualise their learning, experience the wider world around them and develop independence. Starting in Year 1 with day visits this progresses into residential visits from Year 6. From skiing in the north of Sweden to overseas visits in Iceland, London, Spain and France, BISS students have the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of experiences.
Student Life - Ski trip
Student Life - Enrichment Opportunities

Enrichment Opportunities

We offer a wide range of enrichment activities, mainly taking place after school. Students have many opportunities to indulge their interests and passions with 60 clubs and activities on offer each term. From creativity to activity and service, there is something for everyone. We firmly believe such activities help our students develop a sense of joy in learning and personal growth so that they thrive at our school and beyond.

Leadership Opportunities

Leadership opportunities teach students how to strengthen relationships, their communication and decision making skills, as well as build confidence and willingness to accept challenges. From Student Council through to House Captains and the Green Team, BISS offers students of all ages a variety of leadership opportunities. IGCSE and IB students also have the opportunity to win the annual prestigious Carl Hutson Award for Leadership.
Student Life - Outdoor Learning

Outdoor Learning & Forest School

Our grounds and surrounding forest are used to cultivate a sense of environmental consciousness in our students. Learning in and through nature encourages our young people to consider how their actions impact the planet and opens a gateway to other big ideas.  This might include understanding how to distribute global resources fairly and being more present and mindful in a noisy and busy world.

All students up to Year 4 extend their learning in the local forest. Forest School learning is strongly connected to English, IPC, mathematics and art curricula. From creative writing and building shelters for animals through to drawing, counting and building, Forest School contextualises and deepens learning for our students.