We value the diversity of our community and understand the importance of our families' native language

British International School Uppsala (BISU)

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Learning English

Many of our pupils already speak enough English to access our curriculum, but for those who cannot we provide support both within the mainstream classroom and in separate specialist classes as necessary.

We deal with children of all levels, from those who do not speak or understand a word, to those who simply need a little extra support with spelling or grammar. We are very practised in assessing children coming from different educational backgrounds and systems and being aware of how that can initially impact on their learning in the classroom.

Our staff are extremely experienced in welcoming children and parents from all around the world for whom English is not their mother tongue.

Mother Tongue Languages

We value the diversity of our community and understand the importance of continuing the instruction of our families’ native language.

The BISU Mother Tongue Programme offers a way of further progressing your child’s language development alongside their daily English instruction.

The programme consists of a range of Mother Tongue Classes held after school – in various languages and the programme is open to native or near-native speakers.

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British International School, Uppsala, Sweden

British International School, Uppsala (BISU)

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Admissions Process

At The BISU, we are an inclusive non-selective school and welcome applications to our school all year round from students of all abilities. We currently have availability in all year groups.

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We are excited to share with you what our school has to offer and look forward to meeting your family. Please fill out admissions FORM below to start your BISU journey!

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You can contact the Admissions Team in the following ways to discuss any questions you have about The BISU and the Admissions process.


We appreciate that moving to a new country can be a difficult time for parents and children alike and that the challenge of learning a new language can cause extra concerns – we are here to listen to those concerns and to help you and your child settle into school as quickly and smoothly as possible.