British International School of Ljubljana Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the British Government

By , 15 Apr 2021, 14:55 PM Lifestyle
British International School of Ljubljana Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the British Government British International School of Ljubljana

The British International School of Ljubljana has been rated ‘Outstanding in every category’ in its latest inspection by PENTA International.

Penta International, one of the leading independent inspectorates of British Schools Overseas, accredited by the British Government’s Department for Education (DfE), recently completed a comprehensive inspection of the British International School of Ljubljana that included a 3-day site visit for lesson observations, learning walks, data analysis and discussions with groups of students, staff and parents. The resulting report, published last week, recognises the British International School of Ljubljana as an outstanding school, in every category, a historic first in its journey as a school.


“The British International School of Ljubljana (BISL) is an outstanding school. It is held in high regard by the local community, highlights the report recently released by Penta International.

BISL is proud to have achieved not only an Outstanding rating overall but an Outstanding rating in every category assessed, making it the only Outstanding school in the region.

The purpose of regular inspections is to provide information for parents, teachers, senior managers and the school’s management on the overall effectiveness of the school, the standard of education it provides and its compatibility with independent schools in the United Kingdom and around the world.

The inspection and report covers the key areas of quality of the curriculum; quality of teaching and learning; the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of students; their welfare, health and safety; the suitability of the proprietor and staff; the school’s premises; and the school's complaints procedures. An essential part of the inspection is considering the extent to which the British character of the school is evident in its ethos, curriculum, teaching, care for students and their achievements.

“It has been my absolute privilege to lead our school through this inspection, and I am incredibly proud of our achievement. With such fantastic students and a dedicated team of professionals, this is something that our community truly deserves,” said Paul Walton, Principal of the British International School of Ljubljana.

The report elaborated by Penta International highlights as the school strengths, “the students, who are happy, confident, friendly, well-behaved, enthusiastic learners,” as well as, “the high standard of spoken English: students make excellent progress, thanks to a well-coordinated and coherent policy for students who speak English as an additional language (EAL) which is a very high proportion, and to a notable whole school approach to the teaching of the language,” along with ten other points.

“With strong, thoughtful leadership, the school has maintained a sharp focus on continuous improvement since the last BSO inspection. There is an evident emphasis on the quality of the students’ learning experiences and outcomes. As a result of a carefully planned curriculum and skilfully delivered lessons and activities, students make excellent progress,” concludes the report.

About the British International School of Ljubljana

Founded in 2008, the British International School of Ljubljana is a proud member of the Orbital Education family of schools.

The school offers a traditional British education for ages 2 to 18, with a personalised approach to learning, enabling each child to achieve beyond their perceived potential. Following the English National Curriculum, their ethos is to instil a passion for learning amongst young learners within a uniquely international setting, welcoming students from over 40 different nationalities, which, as well as providing a stimulating and cosmopolitan environment, also means that English is truly the common language, spoken throughout the school by all students and staff alike.

With a dedicated team of experienced and enthusiastic professionals, most of whom are native English speakers, the older students in Secondary School sit externally assessed IGCSE and A-Level examinations, which are considered gold standard qualifications as far as university admittance is concerned.

Click here for more information about the British International School of Ljubljana.

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