British School in Baku

British School in Baku

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Principals' Welcome

Welcome to the British School in Baku.

Following another successful year, we are looking forward to the adventure of 2017/18.

We are the only British school in Azerbaijan to be accredited by the Council of British International Schools (COBIS), and recognised by the United Kingdom Department for Education. This means we meet the standards demanded by these organisations for British International Schools.

This year, we are proud that our students in year 12 have doubled in number, testimony to their confidence in our teachers and the wide range of courses and subjects we offer. At BSB we recognise the changing world in which we live and demands placed on our children to achieve great academic success. To address this, we have introduced a three-tier programme for students wishing to continue their studies into year 12. We offer a variety of courses in the traditional AS/A’ Level route, Foundation with IELTs and Foundation with SATS. There is something for everyone!

We have employed fewer teacher this year, giving stability to our students. As always, our teaching staff are dedicated educational practitioners committed to providing our students with the very best academic education and life-skills.

At BSB, we pride ourselves on our family atmosphere where individuals are respected, valued and encouraged to reach their potential. We offer small classes where a child’s potential can be realised within a safe, friendly, caring environment, enabling them to develop both academically and socially.

Our website contains much of the information you may need whether you are deciding upon a school for your child/children or whether you are already part of the BSB family. If there is any further information you require, or if you would like to visit the school, please contact the school office to make an appointment. We are always happy to meet you.


Ms Maxene Whittingham

Principal, Secondary School


Welcome to the British School in Baku Primary School.


Our focus, as a school, is on excellence in education, and with that in mind, the Primary School’s attention is constantly on developing teaching and learning strategies, through incorporating modern educational methodologies, in the classroom, to give our young learners the best start we can in their academic lives. We have incorporated the Cambridge Primary Curriculum into the National Curriculum of England and Wales to further cement the transition from Primary School to Secondary School and have included Check Point examinations, which are assessed in England, for our Year six pupils.


Our teaching staff too, are all thoroughly certified and capable of delivering the level of expertise expected of a first class school. Our policies and goals for the school reflect our on-going striving for excellence and commitment to all stakeholders in the school community.


Through our website, you will see the vision we have of providing first-class education in an environment geared to dynamic teaching and learning.


We warmly invite you to join our learning community.

Warm Wishes



Linda C. Swinford-Meyer (MATL Hons)

Primary School Principal