In the Spotlight

Third consecutive BSO inspection passed

23 Jul 2021

We passed the latest inspection by Penta International, which still makes us the only inspected and accredited British School in Bulgaria. BSS met all the standards for being a British School Overseas (BSO) and among other things, the report says the following:


“The school offers a high-quality of British education and the quality of education fully meets the requirements of the BSO Framework with many aspects being outstanding.”


Penta International is one of the leading independent providers of training, consultancy and inspection services in the United Kingdom and overseas. They specialise in inspecting schools overseas, including British Schools Overseas and is accredited by the Department for Education (DfE). The inspection lasted 3 days during that time the inspectors made a comprehensive inspection with lesson observations, data analysis and discussions with groups of students, parents and staff.

The inspection covers the key areas of quality of the curriculum; qulity of teaching and learning; the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the pupils; their welfare, health and safety, the school’s premises, etc. 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 pupils’ achievements.

With these regular inspections Penta International overlooks the overall effectiveness of the school, the standards of education and the compatibility with independent schools in the UK and around the world.

The full report can be seen here: BSO report 2021

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