School overview

Contact us

Kakukk út 1 – 3, Budapest, 1121, Hungary

Tel: 0036 1 466 9794




Age range

5 - 18


iGCSE & AS / A-Level

Student / Staff ratio

7 / 1

Britannica International School Budapest, established in 1993, was the first British style curriculum, secondary school in Hungary. The school became a member of the Orbital Education group of schools in 2008. Today it is a thriving school for students aged from 5 to 18 years old. A whole primary section with children from age 5 was succesfully opened in September 2010. The school is registered with the Ministry of Education and Culture in Hungary and is a full member of the Council of British International Schools. Britannica International School Budapest is fully accredited by the Council of International Schools.

School Vision

At Britannica we develop our lifelong learners to be responsible, respectful and resolute global citizens who as independent and inquisitive students, strive happily for excellence in everything they do, in a safe yet challenging environment.

There are numerous reasons people choose schools and most International Schools in Budapest are good. However the warm atmosphere and the family-friendly approach are absolutely unique within Britannica International School and that was and still is the reason we are here!

Year 7 parent

School's history

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    Britannica International School is proud to welcome student number 400

    Janhavi Pandare became the 400th student to join the Britannica educational community

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    British Ambassador visiting Britannica International School

    The staff, students and parents were delighted to welcome British ambassador to Hungary Mr Iain Lindsay OBE and his wife Bridget on 26 May 2017

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    Award Of CIS Accreditation To Britannica International School, Budapest

    Following an extensive school self-review process Britannica International has been awarded the status of a fully ’Accredited’ school by the Council of International Schools.

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    Student Achives highest result in the world

    Student officially received a certificate of gaining the highest score in the world for the Cambridge International History AS Level examination

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    School Moves to new larger premises in the prestigious District XII

    The new site benefits from high quality facilities including a purpose built music suite; a 300+ seat theatre; excellent sports facilities include an indoor heated pool; tennis courts and a full sized gymnasium.

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    Joined the Orbital Group

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    School Founded

    Britannica opened its doors as the first English secondary school in Budapest with full accreditation from the Hungarian Ministry of Education and the UK Qualifications and Curriculum Authority


Meet the Headteacher

Neil McGarry, Principal

Britannica is the only British style school in Budapest to achieve full accreditation by the Council of International Schools. Although it is only one measure of the growth we aim for at Britannica, the award demonstrates ‘high standards of professional performance and a commitment to continuous improvement’. This quality indicator demonstrates the strength of what we offer to the community of Budapest.

As a family of teachers, parents and students, we are extremely proud of our school. With high quality teaching and learning available throughout Key Stages 1-5, our modern pedagogical approach allows us to personalise learning so that each individual can be successful now, and fully prepared for the future.

Neil McGarry, Principal

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