Applying to the British International Schools of Stavanger

The BISS Admissions Office handles applications for all three schools - BISS Gausel, BISS Sentrum and BISS Pre-School.

There is a separate application form for each school. Please scroll down and choose the school you wish to apply to.

Siblings applying for the same school can be entered on the same form.

Applications made on, or before, 31st January 2020, will be included in the first round of offers.

Applications are processed continuously from the beginning of February onwards.

The first offers will be sent out before Easter. Following this, offers will be sent as and when additional spaces become available.

We ask for your patience with individual feedback, as we are processing a large number of applications.

PLEASE CHECK YOUR JUNK MAIL IF YOU DO NOT SEE THE AUTOMATIC CONFIRMATION THAT YOUR APPLICATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED IN YOUR INBOX. The confirmations are computer generated and require that you approve our management system (iSAMS) as a legitimate source. If you have applied for both schools, you must do this separately for both the Sentrum and Gausel applications.



BISS Pre -School

Before applying to BISS Pre-School, please check that you are familiar with the following:

  • BISS Pre-School is for children born in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 or 2019.
  • BISS Pre-School is for children older than 18 months
  • BISS Pre-School follows a calendar year intake system. Children born in the same calendar year are in the same pre-school year group.
  • BISS Pre-School is at Gausel only. There is no school transport - is this a convenient location for your family?
  • BISS Pre-School is English speaking.
  • The BISS Pre-School curriculum.

If you wish to apply to Pre-School for August 2020 please complete this form:



BISS Gausel

Before applying to BISS Gausel, please check that you are familiar with the following:

  • BISS Gausel is for children born in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004.
  • BISS Gausel follows a calendar year intake system. Children born in the same calendar year are in the same school year group.
  • BISS Gausel is in Gausel, on the outskirts of Stavanger. There is no school transport - is this a convenient location for your family?
  • BISS Gausel is English speaking
  • Primary school children learn Norwegian as a foreign language.
  • Secondary (Middle) School children learn Norwegian and German as a foreign language.
  • BISS Gausel is an IB World School following the IB Primary and Middle Years Programmes.

If you wish to apply to BISS Gausel for August 2020 please complete this form:



BISS Sentrum

Before applying to BISS Sentrum, please check that you are familiar with the following:

  • BISS Sentrum is for children born in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 and 2005.
  • BISS Gausel follows a calendar year intake system. Children born in the same calendar year are in the same school year group.
  • There is no pre-school at BISS Sentrum.
  • BISS Sentrum is in Eiganes, in the centre of Stavanger. There is no school transport - is this a convenient location for your family?
  • BISS Sentrum is English speaking
  • Primary school children learn Norwegian as a foreign language.
  • Secondary (Middle) School children learn Norwegian and French as a foreign language.
  • BISS Sentrum offers the extra-curricula CNED learning programme for French speaking children who will return to schooling in France. Please tick the CNED programme on the application form below to apply for this programme.
  • BISS Sentrum is an IB candidate school for the IB Primary and Middle Years Programmes. It follows an international curriculum.

If you wish to apply to BISS Sentrum for your child to start in August 2020 please complete this form.