BISM Announces New Campus Opening
On Saturday 18th February, The British International School of Marbella (BISM) shared its plans for a second campus that will open in September 2017 in Los Arqueros. Ake Olofsson from Benahavis Town Hall, Department of Urban Planning addressed the audience, which was made up of mainly parents, stating how pleased he was that there would now be a British international school in the area. Ulf Svendsen, director of Taylor Wimpey and director at Los Arqueros Golf Club, also expressed his delight that the project was underway and extended a warm welcome to BISM.
The new campus is being built in Los Arqueros urbanization allowing BISM to develop into a full secondary school with GCSEs and A Levels offered.
Located in Los Arqueros on 10.000 m2 plot of land, the new BISM campus will have state of the art facilities including indoor and outdoor sports facilities, an indoor swimming pool and a 200 seater theatre.
Stewart Fry, Chairman of The British Schools Foundation, said: “We are so pleased to finally be able to offer the excellent facilities that match the outstanding education being offered at BISM”.
BISM currently has a campus on Calle Jacinto Benavente in the centre of town which opened in 2010. This will remain as an infant school with shuttle busses running between the two schools.
Headmistress, Sian Kirkham, said: “This is a very exciting time for the BISM community. The new site is in a beautiful location with all the facilities our children need as we expand into secondary school. The new campus will allow our commitment to sports and the arts to flourish for all of our children.”