Our Year Groups

Class Organisation School Year 2020/21

Classes are organised into three stages:

  • Pre-School (Gausel only)
  • Primary School
  • Secondary School

Children whose birthdays fall between January 1st and December 31st of any calendar year are placed in the same year group.

For the academic year 2020/21, the year groups are as follows:

  • Pre-School - for children born in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. (Minimum age 18 months).
  • Primary School - For children born in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014
  • Secondary School - For children born in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. (Children born in 2004 are admitted to Gausel only).

The school aims to maintain an average class sizes of 18 to 20 pupils, and will employ a teaching assistant to support the class teacher where numbers exceed this. For Pre-School, Norwegian 'barnehage' staff ratio rules apply.


BISS does not offer the IB Diploma Programme at the moment. For IB Diploma Programme enquiries, please contact Fiona Andvik, IB Coordinator at St. Olavs Videregående Skole, Stavanger. 

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