Special Education Needs & Disability

The British International School regards itself as a caring learning community.

As such, class teachers, form tutors and senior managers all play an important role in the support of students with special educational needs and disabilities.

We believe that a balanced education will be inclusive.

To this end, our philosophy is to support and celebrate the diversity of learning needs across the school community. We endeavour, wherever possible and practical, to accommodate students with special learning and physical needs, so that they can achieve their full potential, whilst celebrating their personal strengths.

The British International School of Stavanger is wheelchair friendly.


The school has an individual approach to each student, meeting the needs of fast and slow learners in the same classroom. There is an environment of diversity and inclusiveness.
Overview of Provision

Provision can take the form of additional teaching for English as an Additional Language (EAL), teaching intervention for mild to moderate special educational needs and support for disability (SEND). Specialist teachers and teacher assistants work together to support academic, behavioural, social and emotional development.

Support will range from consultations with teachers, parents, external consultants and observations, to individual and group intervention.