Britannica British School Buys District XII Building In Budapest

  • 8 Nov 2013 11:45 AM
Britannica British School Buys District XII Building In Budapest
Britannica International School, a British style international school for pupils aged 5-18, has announced the acquisition of the freehold of the building it occupies at Kakukk u. 1-3. Budapest. The building was the former location of the American International School of Budapest who have been Britannica’s landlords for more than three years. The amount of the sale was not disclosed.

The Headmaster of Britannica, Mr. Ken Baines said, ’We are pleased to be the owners rather than the tenants of this fine building with its unique architecture, prestigious location and commanding views in District XII. Our students appreciate the great facilities particularly the indoor swimming pool and gymnasium. The lease from our American colleagues was for five years only but, of course, students remain with us for much longer than that so we are delighted to have secured the long term control of the school building.’

Britannica International School is part of Orbital Education Ltd., a company which owns and operates British style international schools. Chairman of Orbital Education, Mr. Kevin McNeany commented,’ We have been negotiating with AISB for some time. We were determined to secure the future of the school in these excellent premises. Since moving to Kakukk utca the school has more than doubled in numbers with students hailing from more than 45 countries and with excellent examination results that have seen a number of our students entering Ivy League and top UK universities.’

Originally seen by its founders as a school for diplomats' children and for children of other British expatriates employed in Hungary by international companies the school has widened its intake over the years to become home to a large multinational student body. Currently there are 49 nationalities amongst the students. The foundation of the educational programme is an enhanced version of the National Curriculum for England designed to reflect a truly international outlook.

Visit Britannica International School online
XII Budapest, Kakukk u. 1-3. Tel. 466 9794

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