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Karl Wilkinson, the Principal of the British International School of Ljubljana (BISL), was recently introduced to Boris Johnson, MP, the United Kingdom Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. 

Mr Johnson was visiting Slovenia to join celebrations marking 25 years of UK-Slovene ties, including security, trade and cultural links. Mr Johnson commented, "Thanks to the British International School of Ljubljana for helping to strengthen the links between Britain and Slovenia".

BISL was founded in September 2008 with the support of both the Mayor of Ljubljana and the British Ambassador to Slovenia. Its mission was to provide an alternative system of education to members of the expatriate community and to Slovenians seeking a quality international education. When it opened, the school had just 22 students in 6 classes. It now teaches over 160 students, aged 2 to 18, from more than 30 countries. About 40% of the students are Slovenian; others represent countries from as far apart as Australia and Norway and from Portugal to Japan.

The educational programmes at BISL are based on the English National Curriculum, adapted to suit the needs of the international student community. The school's ethos is to encourage a passion and love of learning amongst the young people who thrive in this international setting.