A British Education

A British Education

We believe the British curriculum prides itself on creating open-minded, creative, and thoughtful individuals.

At CSB we provide a high quality education and develop well-rounded individuals, nurturing the interests and talents of each student. Creating independent thinkers who are resilient and adaptable, have good manners, are able to cope with life’s twists and turns, and have the skills necessary to take their thinking to the next level.

The Cambridge School of Bucharest was accredited by the UK Government’s Department for Education as a British School Overseas (BSO) in 2018. The School is inspected by Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) every three years to check that the standards are maintained. We are also proud members of the Council of International British Schools (COBIS), Association of British Schools Overseas (AoBSO), British-Romania Chamber of Commerce, as well as taking part on the British Council’s Addvantage programme.

The UK school system is divided into five parts: Early Years, Primary education, Secondary education, Sixth Form and Higher education. At CSB, we offer education for children ages 3 to 18.

Our year groups are arranged depending on chronological age and according to the UK academic year, which runs from 1 September until 31 August.




Key Stage

3 to 4


Early Years

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

4 to 5


5 to 6

Year 1

Primary School

Key Stage 1

6 to 7

Year 2

7 to 8

Year 3

Key Stage 2

8 to 9

Year 4

9 to 10

Year 5

10 to 11

Year 6

11 to 12

Year 7

Secondary School

Key Stage 3

12 to 13

Year 8

13 to 14

Year 9

14 to 15

Year 10

Key Stage 4

15 to 16

Year 11

16 to 17

Year 12

Sixth Form

Key Stage 5

17 to 18

Year 13

In the Early Years, children are part of the Foundation Stage, which develops their core skills and their curiosity and love of learning.

As students move into Primary school, there is a more structured approach to the day. At this stage, students are exploring and developing their reading, writing, and numeracy skills. As students continue on to the Primary school, they build on these numeracy and literacy skills, explore creative subjects, and prepare for the Cambridge Primary Checkpoint Exams.

Secondary school develops students’ critical thinking skills, as they learn how to investigate, test, and delve deeper into their subjects. At the end of Year 9, students sit the Cambridge Secondary Checkpoint Exams, these are used to help students select their subject preferences for their IGCSE examinations at the end of Key Stage 4.

At the sixth form level, students will make further subject choices, and will work hard to prepare for university admissions and the start of their future career path. Pupils take courses leading to the British qualifications Advanced Subsidiary (AS Levels—Year 12) or Advanced Levels (A Levels—Year 13). These qualifications are recognised by universities all around the world.

At all levels, our curriculum is enhanced by extra-curricular activities in a wide range of areas including sport, music, design and technology, art, and drama.

We ensure our pupils have opportunities for investigative and independent learning, outdoor learning educational visits, teamwork and group activities, and leadership positions.

Our Personal, Social, Citizenship, Health and Economic Education (PSCHEE) programmes help pupils to develop the life skills they need to lead healthy, confident, and fulfilling lives as responsible citizens with a global and environmental focus. We actively promote fundamental values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect, and tolerance.

Click here to find out more detailed information about the curricula offered at each Key Stage at CSB.