Curriculum and Accreditations

Curriculum and Accreditations

The British School of Navarra is a fully licensed international School by the Ministry of Education of the Government of Spain and authorised by the Comunidad Foral de Navarra under the school code 31013653.

The school is registered by the Spanish authorities as a “foreign teaching centre" and certified by NIS (NABBS Inspection Service) to teach pupils from Pre-Nursery (2 to 3 years of age) to Year 13 (17 to 18 years of age), according to the English National Curriculum (ENC).

From the outset, the EYFS Profile is followed to provide a reliable, valid and accurate early assessment of individual children and, later on, pupils' work is measured using the relevant British examination and assessment procedures.

From secondary school onwards, students prepare for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) which takes place in Years 10 and 11. Through a very rigorous two-year programme that requires hard work and commitment, students receive the international IGCSE certification.

Success at IGCSE allows pupils to gain access to A levels, a two-year course in Year 12 and 13. A-levels follow a rigorous academic programme, assessed externally, which is supplemented by key elements of the Spanish Bachillerato and enables pupils to enter top universities across the world, including Spanish universities.

Candidate School 2022 for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme

The British School of Navarra is a candidate school* 2022 for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School.

IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.**

*Candidate school for International Baccalaureate (IB) Programmes: Schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP) or the IB Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit

**Mission Statement from the IB: The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.