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An international English speaking primary and secondary school located in the heart of Brussels




Welcome to BJAB, where children reach their potential through high academic standards and a nurturing environment.

Welcome from the Headteacher

A warm welcome to you all. We are always delighted to show parents and children around the school – this really is the best way to discover BJAB in action! 

Our children are creative, energetic, kind and are very proud of their school. They come to BJAB from around the world and always show how, with expert teaching and support, they can surpass expectations in all areas. The school has a real ‘family feel’, with very strong relationships between pupils, parents and teaching staff. We are very proud of the achievements that the pupils make and as a small, closely-knit and dynamic community, we are truly able to ‘know and educate the whole child’. 

Do come and visit us – we look forward to welcoming you here in person soon. 

Mr Francis Retter MEd, Headteacher

A small, family-like school.

Located in the centre of Brussels, BJAB is a friendly school of approximately 200 pupils with small class sizes throughout the school from PreKindergarten to Year 8.

It’s official: BJAB achieves Excellence

The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) rates BJAB as

“Excellent”   for quality of the pupil’s learning and achievement, and

“Excellent”  for quality of the pupil’s personal development.

The majority of our pupils are achieving attainment scores above their age-related expectation.

Achieving high academic standards, BJAB guarantees quality education at an affordable rate.

BJAB pupils typically gain secondary school entrance to:

  • Eton College, UK
  • Thomas’s Battersea, UK
  • St Paul’s Girls’ School, UK
  • Ardingly College, UK
  • James Allen’s Girls’ School, UK
  • Sevenoaks, Kent, UK
  • St Mary’s, Ascot, UK
  • Cheltenham Ladies’ College UK
  • The King’s School, Canterbury, UK
  • Westminster Under, London, UK
  • St Andrew’s Episcopal School, Potomac, MD
  • Washington International School, Washington DC
  • Glenalmonds, Edinburgh (scholarship)
  • British School of Paris

Loving life and learning.

Within a caring and structured environment, our children are taught the National Curriculum of England by a creative teaching staff who encourage them to love life and learning. Their parents’ participation adds to the strong sense of community and high standards of behaviour and academic achievement.

Read more about BJAB’s ethos & aims

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We're waiting for you!

All parents seeking high-quality education in the heart of Brussels are encouraged to meet the Headteacher for a tour of the school. 

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