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Global Connections

BISU virtually meets a school in London

On 10th November, our Year 9 students embarked on a virtual journey to the UK, connecting with peers from Little Heath School. It is a dedicated institution in London for pupils aged 11-19 with diverse learning needs.


Event Calendar


Global Connections

BISU Travels To Mexico

On 17 November, our Year 9 students virtually travelled overseas to Mexico, where they met up with their peers at the International School of Queretaro (ISQ).


Global Connections

BISU virtually meets a school in London

On 10th November, our Year 9 students embarked on a virtual journey to the UK, connecting with peers from Little Heath School. It is a dedicated institution in London for pupils aged 11-19 with diverse learning needs.


School Life

Unforgettable Saturday Odyssey

Recently we embarked on an awesome adventure outside Kyiv, courtesy of our partners, the developers DIM! They treated us to a fantastic Saturday in Park Lake City


School Life

Creepy Tuesday at BISU

Halloween casts its enchanting spell at BISU, turning our school into a vibrant wonderland! From the fancy dresses party to the dazzling decorations, it's a day filled with treats, tricks, and endless fun.


School Life

World Mental Health Day

On 10th October, our schools took part in World Mental Health Day.


School Life

World Animal Day at BISU

On 4th October, our school buzzed with excitement as we celebrated World Animal Day!


British Education

Ukraine’s Recovery: BISU launches a new project

On September 28th, BISU took part in an impactful press conference centered around the theme, "Rebuilding Ukraine: Shaping the Future of Education."


School Life

Congratulations on the start of the new school year!

Today, on 1st September, our schools in Kyiv and Dnipro opened their doors to warmly welcome new and returning students. It was a wonderful gathering and celebration for all of us!


School Life

Defender Support: Our Charity Initiative for Ukraine

Brave hearts are strong and resilient, but they also need care to heal. Every day, we feel grateful to our defenders.


Music Projects

BISU Sings Together With The Whole World

School students around the world, including from The British International School, Ukraine, join together to sing out an anthem for hope and peace.


Global Connections

41st COBIS Annual Conference

Congratulations to our partners King’s InterHigh on winning Supporting Associate of the Year Award 2023!


Global Connections

Voices Around the World

Recently, our students took part in ‘Voices Around the World’ — an excellent international initiative that connects young people from all over the world through music, encouraging global solidarity and comprehension



COBIS Art and Poetry Competition

Our students were invited to write a poem or produce a piece of art based on this year's competition theme, 'Who am I?'


School Life

World Book Day at BISU

Recently, BISU joined the global community in marking World Book Day, which was initially introduced by UNESCO in 1995 and launched in the UK and Ireland in 1997. Its main purpose is to change lives through a love of books and shared reading. This year's theme is Making it 'Your' World Book Day



A School Year Amid Ongoing War

A year on from russia’s full-scale military invasion, the spirit and resolve of Ukraine and its people stays unbroken, despite the significant loss of life and destruction of infrastructure. Their firm response to this unprovoked, barbaric aggression is a source of inspiration for many around the world, demonstrating the power of courage, resilience, and commitment to national sovereignty and independence. 


School Life

Black Sea Schools Maths Cup Competition

BISU Year 5 and 6 students showed outstanding results in the Black Sea Schools Maths Cup Competition.


Global Connections

BISU students learn to speak in public

BISU students took part in the Freemen's Global Enrichment session 'Learning to Speak in Public' which was carried out by David Boddy, the Head of Freemen's Global.


School Life

Day of Unity at BISU

On 22 January Ukrainians celebrate the Unity Day that dates back to 1919, when eastern and western Ukraine signed the Unification Treaty.


Global Connections

BISU students share stories of “light” with their peers worldwide

Students at The British International School, Ukraine (BISU) constantly participate in discussions with their fellow students worldwide that cover all sorts of topics, thanks to BISU’s extensive partnership with international organisations and schools.


Social Initiatives

Music Inspires Ukrainian Defenders

A BISU music teacher supports Ukrainian soldiers and raises their morale on the frontlines with various performances


British EducationGlobal Connections

BISU Continues COBIS Membership

Our membership category is COBIS Member (Compliance)


Global Connections

At the sad passing of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II, BISU offers its deepest condolences to the Royal Family…

At the sad passing of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II, The British International School Ukraine offers its deepest condolences to the Royal Family and people of the United Kingdom.


School Life

1 September: BISU Reopens its Doors

Congratulations on the beginning of the new academic year 2022-2023!


School Life

Congratulations from Nicolas Harrocks, Deputy Head of Mission & HM Consul, British Embassy, Kyiv

Dear Children, Staff, and Community of the British International School in Ukraine,


Arts and Culture

Ukrainian Story Book: BISU Launches a Unique Art Project

British International School Ukraine students share Ukrainian Culture with the World


School Life

How BISU is managing to support learning during the war

Recently, our partner Firefly talked to the BISU team to find out what the impact has been on our teachers, students and parents, and how the school is continuing to support them during the conflict.


School Life

New Academic Year 2022-2023

BISU has always been committed to re-open in Ukraine as soon as it is safe for students and staff


Social Initiatives

Together for Victory

Home front volunteers help Ukrain’es defenders and evacuues


British Education

Student Achievement Awards

Recently, COBIS invited British International schools to nominate up to three students for a Student Achievement Award this academic year.



Black Sea Schools Programming Competition

As a Black Sea School Group member school, our BISU students were rivalling each other at the Programming Competition, School Round.



CENTURY Spring Challenge 2022

CENTURY is a learning platform that uses Artificial Intelligence to select the best lessons for students to do next and helps inform teachers to make intelligent interventions.



World Maths Day 2022

23rd March 2022 is the date of this year’s World Maths Day. It runs for 48 hours to cover all global time zones.


School Life

BISU Marks its 25th Anniversary

Established in 1997, The British International School Ukraine (BISU) was the first to bring a British style of education to Ukraine and is widely accepted as one of the country’s most prestigious international schools.


School Life

Poem ‘Pray For Ukraine’

We would like to share this very moving poem for Ukraine written by Dmytro Kiva in Year 8.


Global Connections

School in Essex Sends Their Love to BISU

We received another letter of support from our international friends -- John Bunyan Primary School (Essex, the UK) shows their solidarity with BISU. 


British Education

BISU Virtual School

Despite today’s extraordinary challenges, BISU works hard to ensure uninterrupted support and quality education to our students. Offering the highest standard of learning and teaching has always been and remains our priority.


Global Connections

King’s Worcester Community Sends Their Love to BISU

The community at King's Worcester in the UK sends their heartfelt love and prayers to BISU at this time.




Being a British International School, BISU was set up in Ukraine 25 years ago and BISU continues to stand with Ukraine.



Council of British International Schools’ Poetry Competition

Pechersk students showcase their creative and literary talents in the international contest


School Life

Do you know how to train a dragon?

On Friday 11th February, Year 4 hosted a Learning Showcase for their peers at Pechersk



Mangahigh COBIS Maths Challenge 2022

Over 29,500 students from 146 schools across the world took part in this year's 2022 COBIS & Mangahigh Maths Challenge



Black Sea Schools Maths Cup

BISU took part in the international maths competition


School Life

Makerspace: BISU Launches a New Project

We are launching a new and exciting project at our Nivki school called Makerspace.


British Education

IELTS testing centre opens at BISU

Looking for a certified IELTS centre? Look no more: book your test at BISU Dnipro!


Sports Events

Soccer Match at Dnipro Campus

On 25th November, a traditional Soccer Match between teachers and students took place, organised by our Physical Education teacher Mr. Ivan.


School Life

BISU Students Visit the Animal Shelter

During our World Animal Day Celebration on 4th October, the Pechersk and Nivki schools collected money and food for "Happy Paw".


School Life

BISU Christmas Show 2021

We are inviting you to enjoy the BISU unparalleled concert


School Life

Dressing Up in Creative Ways

On 12th November, all BISU schools arranged the Pattern Day for our Early Years students.


School Life

Lest We Forget

On 11th November, BISU attended the commemoration ceremony hosted by Kyiv’s Glory Park to honour those who lost theirs lives in military conflicts


School Life

Creepy Friday at BISU

Trick or treat? Halloween is one of favorites amongst our students and staff.

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Tips for Parents

How to Cope With Fall Anxiety

BISU’s psychologist Dariya Panfilova shares her professional insights


International Projects

Melodies of Empowerment: Harnessing Music for Education and Resilience

The language of music transcends boundaries and resonates with people from all walks of life, regardless of cultural, political, linguistic, or other barriers. It possesses an unmatched power to unite individuals and communities, offering a universal means of communication and expression. In times of adversity, music becomes an extraordinary tool that can inspire, uplift, instill hope and enhance resilience.


British Education

Unbreakable Year Event 2022-2023

On 26th July 2023, we hosted the Unbreakable Year Event, a special occasion that brought together our students, graduates, teachers, parents and the entire BISU community.


British Education

Tenacity in a time of crisis: “Education is part of the resistance”

The Russia-Ukraine conflict has significantly impacted Ukraine, and The British International School, Ukraine is no exception. The school has remained open during these uncertain times and serves as a place of refuge and even normalcy for the students online and in person. The IB representatives spoke with BISU Principal David Cole, on how the school has adapted since the invasion to ensure school teaching has continued safely. He also reflected on the resilience of the students and staff in such times of crisis.



BISU Alumnus Helping Ukrainian Refugees

Oleg Girnyk, a first-year Medical Sciences student at the University of Exeter (Streatham Campus), has been helping Ukrainian civilians to escape warfare by facilitating transport from Poland to Portugal.


British Education

Choosing to Stay and Continue Teaching in Ukraine

What makes internaional teachers choose to stay in Ukraine and continue providing lessons in person, despite extreme challenges? Mr Alex, our Primary teacher, shares his experience with Osvitoria, an online education-focused portal.


International Projects

United by Music, Driven by Hope

The British International School, Ukraine (BISU) has joined hands and hearts with Liverpool Life Sciences UTC and Global School Alliance to craft a powerful video message of togetherness, hope and solidarity. The timing of this project is no coincidence, it commemorates the Eurovision Song Contest with its values of universality and inclusivity and its proud tradition of celebrating diversity through music.


International Projects

BISU Students Keep Spreading Word About Ukraine

Our students sent their regards to their peers in Newcastle while sharing their experiences of staying and studying in the war-stricken country.


Tips for Parents

Making Memories

Stuck at home on a rainy day or need a new idea for an exciting adventure for your quality time together? Out and about running errands or need something to do while waiting to see the dentist? We all have these situations when our children tend to get bored, and we are tempted to hand them a device. But these are the moments that we can use to make memories.


Tips for Parents

Sorry, Thank you, Please!

Remember, our children learn from what they see, not what they hear. 


British Education

Ukrainian Certificate Award Ceremony 2022

On 23rd June, the British International School Ukraine hosted another important online event to sum up the Academic Year 2021-2022, which was extremely challenging for the whole BISU community that is now placed all over the world


British Education

BISU Year 13 Graduation 2022

On 1st June, the British International School Ukraine hosted an online event with our graduating Year 13 students, IB cohort 2020-2022, their family members, honoured guests and BISU teachers.



We receive a Gold EAL Quality Mark

We would like to celebrate another accomplishment BISU recently achieved


Staff Stories

Ukraine: ‘This has been the biggest challenge of my career’

David Cole, principal of the British International School Ukraine, remains optimistic about the future, despite the horrors of Russia's invasion


Tips for Parents

Ukraine Parenting

How can Ukrainian parents and caregivers help their children cope in the current crisis?


Student Success

Ukrainian Atestat: External Independent Evaluation Results

Ukrainian Curriculum at BISU


Staff Stories

Early Years Foundation Stage ‘Job-Alike’

BISU teacher leads a workshop for the Black Sea Schools Group


Staff Stories

BISU Teacher Referees Two World Championships

For the first time ever, Ukraine grabs gold at the U21 Women's Beach Volleyball Championship


Staff Stories

BISU Supports an International Charity Project

Ukrainian Orphans Celebrate Christmas with hosting American families


British Education

BISU Offers A Levels

This year the British International School Ukraine has launched the A level qualifications for Sixth Form students



Winter Holiday Reading Competition 

The holidays are upon us! And what can be better than curl up with a wonderful book, whether it's during a trip, at home, or while waiting for the presents to finally arrive?


Student Success

Year 12 at BISU Win the Race4Good

Students at BISU have been fundamental in supporting a community in Nepal


Student Success

BISU Students Successfully Pass Their IGCSE

In 2021, all of our IGCSE students at Pechersk, Nivki and Dnipro schools demonstrated exceptional success, both collectively and individually.



Alumni Success Story: Oleksandr Ukrainskyy speaks about his studies in the UK

Oleksandr Ukrainskyy, a BISU student's brother, recently visited the Pechersk school to meet our senior pupils and talk about the future. We also spoke to him to hear about his experience of living and studying abroad. 


Student Success

BISU Student Releases Two Books of Poetry

Our students boast numerous talents and skills that we wish to highlight and celebrate, among them is poetry.



Duke of Edinburgh International Award

BISU will be the first school in Ukraine to offer the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh International Award to students in years 10-12.


Teaching Practice

BISU SEND Information Report for 2021

We are a British International private school, incorporating three campuses, within Kyiv and Dnipro. We have a strong inclusive ethos based on the following vision, mission and values:



NEYLPS Large-Scale Reconstruction

BISU is constantly working on improvement of all our processes, examining and implementing the best global practices in modern education applied in the most innovative learning environments. A first-class learning environment for your child is an integral part of a broad and balanced curriculum. We will further develop our facilities to provide an inclusive, aesthetically pleasing learning environment to help maximise your child's potential.


Tips for Parents

Tips for Primary: Preparing Your Child for School

Well, you just send your child to school for the first time, and you might experience all sorts of feelings, starting from pride, happiness to worries and anxiety. Not all children have difficulties adjusting to school life but for some this new milestone is not easy. Moreover, some children who are fine in the beginning might have stepped back throughout the year. Here are some useful practices you can try to help your child to adopt a new style of life.  


Staff Stories

“We Are Proud COBIS Members”, BISU Principal

The British International School of Ukraine completed COBIS Compliance in March 2021 and was confirmed as a COBIS Member. COBIS represents more than 450 schools and organisations, globally and BISU is THE ONLY SCHOOL IN UKRAINE to have been awarded this status. BISU is currently working towards COBIS Patron’s Accreditation.


Online Education

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