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When should I apply?

You are welcome to submit an application at any time of the year. However, due to classroom capacity constraints we encourage you to apply as early as possible. When classroom capacity has been reached, accepted students will join the waiting list for their particular year group.

What is the nationality breakdown of the students?

International students comprise of 70% of the student population and the remaining 30% are local (Hungarian) children. Altogether there are over 50 different nationalities. The top five countries represented are Hungary (30%), China (8%), India (7%), Russia (4%) and the UK (4%).

Does Britannica offer English as an additional language?

Britannica offers English language support for primary school students. In the secondary school the English language support given is limit to Key Stage 3 only. In Key Stage 4 and Sixth Form, students require a certain level of English proficiency to be able to access the examination curriculum. Find out more about our language programmes here.

Does Britannica offer specialised learning support?

Britannica International School has limited services for students with special educational needs. The school is prepared to consider applications from students with special educational or physical needs under the following circumstances:

  • The nature of the special needs is clearly established prior to admission;

  • The scope of the special needs does not exceed the competencies and provisions available within the school, or through agencies known to the school; with which it can work.

Is there a school bus service?

There is a door-to-door bus service provided by Premier bus company. Please find information about this service and prices here.

Where do Britannica graduates attend universities?

The majority of Britannica graduates attend universities in the UK and Europe. For a comprehensive list of colleges and universities in the past years please visit our academic achievements section on the website.

Where do teachers at Britannica come from?

The majority of our teachers come from the United Kingdom. All teaching staff members are certified and experienced teachers. Click here to find out more about them!

When does the school year begin and end?

Our academic year runs from Thursday 26th August 2021 through to Thursday 25th August 2022, a 365 day period. This academic year, the first day of school is Thursday 26th August, and the last day of school is on Thursday 30th June. Britannica's calendar accommodates all major Hungarian holidays. Find out more about our Term Dates here.

Is there an entrance exam as part of the application process?

Students applying to our Primary school (Years 1-6) will be assessed individually by having a pre-admission interview with the Head of Primary and/or the Key Stage coordinators. Children applying to Year 1 and Year 2 will be asked to undertake a reasoning test. Children applying to Key Stage 2 will be asked to undertake a standardised test called the CAT4 Test.

Students applying to Secondary school (Years 7-13), will be asked to undertake a standardised test called the CAT4 Test and will have an interview with the Head of Secondary. Those for whom English is not their first language, must fulfil English language requirements by taking a Cambridge placement test.

Students seeking admission to Years 10 - 13 (Key Stage 4 and Sixth Form) must prove advanced level English proficiency and will have an interview with the Head of Secondary.

Find out more about our Admissions process here.

What foreign languages are offered?

At Britannica; Spanish, French and German language provision is offered from Year 5 through A Levels. Hungarian is offered from Year 1 to Year 9. More information about our language programmes can be found here.

Does the school require uniform?

It is compulsory for the students to wear uniform in the school. Please find information about our uniform code and purchasing information here.