Following on from our highly successful CIS (Council of International Schools) reaccreditation in November, we are proud to announce that we have also been awarded Accredited Member status from COBIS (Council of British International Schools).

This makes Britannica the first school in Budapest to be accredited by both awarding bodies and is a fantastic achievement for our school.

As part of the Orbital Education Group, our school is committed to delivering the best quality and highest standards of international education for our students. To showcase this, it is vital for us to be professionally evaluated on a regular basis, and by choosing to go through this accreditation process with both COBIS and CIS, we are able to demonstrate the level of quality and consistency that each accredited member school must uphold.

Details about our recent CIS reaccreditation success can be found here.

Why choose a COBIS accredited school?

COBIS represents and quality assures international schools across the world and whilst each school may be unique with its own distinct character, many commonalities exist. COBIS member schools share high expectations of both students and staff, striving to achieve the highest academic standards and quality of learning, with a keen focus on the development of the whole child through the provision of a first class pastoral care system and a wide range of co-curricular activities to nurture qualities such as resilience, adaptability, self-confidence, tolerance and international mindedness.

Being a COBIS accredited member school provides additional reassurance for our parents and students. It means that Britannica International School, Budapest has shown that we meet the highest standards of international and British best practice in providing children with the maximum levels of support in their development at all stages of their education.

The ethos at the heart of COBIS accreditation is continuous improvement in how education is provided and how the safety and wellbeing of all children is the highest priority.

The quality and rigour of a COBIS and CIS accreditation is recognised by ministries, departments of education, and universities around the world as a demonstration of a school’s commitment to maintain a high-quality international education.

Our staff will take advantage of the training opportunities and feedback available through these accreditations, giving them access to sharing best practice with top member institutions globally, as well as across the Orbital Education Group.

Furthermore, higher education institutions value the mark of a COBIS and CIS accreditation, targeting students who graduate from such accredited schools for admission to their institutions, recognising the standards, values and skills they seek in students, endorsing the quality of education provided to graduates of such accredited schools.

At Britannica International School, Budapest, we are delighted to be able to add our COBIS accreditation to our list of achievements next to CIS and look forward to engaging with COBIS further to offer even more academically and socially enriching activities for our students.