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About the School

Britannica International School is the longest established British School in Hungary. We cater for children from five to eighteen years of age. We have a thriving Primary Department and an excellent Secondary Department.

The foundation of our educational programme is the National Curriculum for England suitably enhanced to reflect our truly international nature. In the Secondary Department, International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), Advanced Subsidiary Levels (AS) and Advanced Levels (A Levels), provide graduating students with gold standard diplomas for entry to leading universities around the world including those at Oxford and Cambridge. In recent years our public examination scores have been ABOVE the UK national average and our A level grades have allowed our students to enter many prestigious universities, both in Hungary and abroad. The school is a registered Cambridge International Examinations Centre and a full member of the Council of International Schools.

The History of the School

Britannica International School was founded in 1994 by a group of distinguished educationalists. Britannica opened its doors as the first English secondary school in Budapest with full accreditation from the Hungarian Ministry of Education and the UK Qualifications and Curriculum Authority. Since then student and staff numbers have grown steadily.

Britannica was originally located on the Buda side of the city in a school built in the 1960s but following ownership by one of the UK’s leading international education providers, Orbital Education, in 2011 the school moved into an award-winning, custom-designed school building complex situated in a quiet green area in the Buda Hills, the prestigious residential area of District XII.

The facilities include a 250 seat auditorium, a large gymnasium, an indoor swimming pool, two tennis courts and sizeable grounds. The classrooms are large (up to 50m2 and above), airy and bright and the school's resources are either brought from England or sourced locally. Our school has a library, art room, science laboratories and a computer room.

There is full networked Internet access throughout the complex, via both cable and wireless, with many computers and data projectors used in classrooms around the school. All students use the computers during the week and interactive whiteboards are used in many secondary rooms as well as in all of the primary classrooms.

Orbital Education

Britannica International School, Budapest is maintained by Orbital Education Ltd, Landmark House, Station Road, Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire. SK8 7BS. 


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