Over the past 45 years, BEPS International School in Brussels has produced confident and independent young learners, catering for pupils aged two and a half to 12. The establishment’s unique teaching concept promoting international mindedness and personal learning has been so successful that as of September it will expand with a new secondary branch. “We are known for developing strong relationships with parents and children alike,” begins head of school Pascale Hertay. “Lots of parents were looking for a secondary school that would do the same.” To meet this challenge, BEPS is opening a secondary school which will combine the well-recognised educational approach of its primary school with the rigour of the International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes.